Private Woods, Apartment Suite in ground floor of large home- Luxurious & Spacio
Carol or Les Smallwood
About Carol or Les Smallwood
Les & Carol Smallwood, have been residents in Fairbanks, Alaska, for over 29 years. This home you'd be staying at has been built by Les. The year purchased just indicates the year we purchased the piece of land it sits on. Located among aspen and spruce trees, the apartment suite is on the lower level and is newly remodeled. We have two dogs (friendly and will not bother you). We love our location and privacy and hope you'll consider staying with us. We look forward to making your stay memorable.
Carol or Les Smallwood purchased this Apartment in 1991
Why Carol or Les Smallwood chose Fairbanks
Our place is Not located in Ester, it is located only 3 miles from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, (UAF) on the West side of town in Fairbanks. This property is a total of 2.5 acres that was purchased by Les Smallwood in 1991, and then he began the process of clearing the woods and building the house you see today on it. We picked this part of town because it is near the University, doesn't have a lot of commercial business cluttering and hiding the natural beauty of the area, it is private and quiet, and it is still very close and convenient to everything in town. It is also located within the best schools' districts in the city, ensuring that our kids would go to the best public schools available.
What makes this Apartment unique
Living with woods all around means privacy, and that you may get visits from the local moose. The air is fresh, and the water tastes good right out of the faucet, no filtering needed. If you are here in the Summer, the days are long and beautiful. In the Winter, the auroras are clear and strong, without any city light pollution. VIDEO of the AURORAS during an exceptional evening on Sept 28, 2017, by my husband, Les Smallwood, looking towards the house, RIGHT OVER THE VRBO. Of course, the auroras raged way longer than the short video represented here. It is typical when there is a night of high activity, on clear nights that the auroras can be seen right outside the door, if you just walk out and look up. Sometimes you have to look North, but most of the time, they arc right over the house. Enjoy this short video.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Better than the Best
Everything was top notch. Will stay again to see Northern Lights. Carol also sells beautiful handpainted T shirts. Beautiful spot close to town but in woods. You wont be disappointed.
Home away from home
Have stayed with Carol & Les twice now. They are very gracious hosts. The apartment is very comfortable and clean. Location is great, out of town just enough to feel like you’re in the woods. Enjoyed the hiking trail in the winter and spring for morning walks. I have seen the aurora both times that I have stayed here, which is just lucky, but it’s a great spot to view it. Enjoyed using the grill and sitting outside in the early spring sunshine in March was an unexpected treat. Hope to return again to my home away from home.
Thank you, Ann, for being a very nice guest with us, both times! Thanks for the thoughtful review, we appreciate it. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and your time with your family, and also got to see the auroras! Thanks again, we'll see you the next time!
Carol & Les
Lovely Fairbanks accommodations
Lovely place to stay. Very clean and well stocked with dishes and linens. Host are available to answer any questions.
Thank you , Katie, for your review! It was nice to have your family here, all together! We are glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay.
Carol & Les
HEAVEN ON EARTH
We just spent 4 nights at Les and Carol's place in Fairbanks, AK and it truly was Heaven on Earth. They were such amazing hosts. Checking in on us and offering tons of suggestions/answers to our questions. We stay in many VRBO accommodations and this one was truly one of the best. The owners have thought of everything. The kitchen was well stocked with spices, and pots/pans. They had extra winter gear in case you needed it. They even had a tripod in case you needed one. Don't miss out on this gem. The experience was amazing. We will definitely be back with our kids.
Thanks for being excellent guests, and even writing us a beautiful review! You are welcome to stay in either of our vacation rentals whenever you pass this way North again!
Have a wonderful Springtime!
Carol & Les
We stayed at this fantastic home in Feb. 2019. The home was very very clean and maintained. It was well furnished. The Smallwoods made every effort to ensure that their guest were comfortable. We came in late. Carol stocked the refrigerator its fruit, cheese, bread and milk, that got us through the night. Carol kept us aware of local happening which added to our vacation. Definitely would stay at property again.
Thank you, very much for your excellent review!
We were very happy to meet you both and to help you make the most of your vacation time in the Fairbanks area! We would love to have you stay with us again, any time of year!
Thank you for the parting gifts, it was thoughtful and kind!
Carol & Les
The Smallwood’s provided excellent hospitality.
The kitchen was well stocked with equipment and fixings for beverages. I was able to bake and cook various meals during our stay. The beds were extremely comfortable and warm. There was sufficient space for us to never feel crowded. The water pressure in the shower was great. We were also provided with a washer and a dryer. This was a great convenience. Our location was quiet yet central to the University, shops and the airport. We enjoyed taking morning walks on a nearby trail and enjoyed seeing wildlife. The Smallwoods kept us well informed of local events, places to visit and when to try to see the aurora boreal is. We truly had an excellent stay. We highly recommend staying at this home away!
Thank you, Joye, for the beautifully written review! It was very nice to meet you and your family, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope that this trip up here to Fairbanks, Alaska, staying in our Aspen Woods Chalet Suite starts your new year off in the most positive way! We would love to have you return here and try our place in the Summer months when everything around here is blooming and there are endless days!
-Carol & Les
We are located near the University of Alaska Fairbanks, on the west side of town, only 8 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes from shopping, yet still secluded, private wooded setting. In the Summer, we are very close to the botanical garden, and the UAF Large Animal Research station with musk ox and caribou, (reindeer). In the Winter, the auroras can be seen going right over our house!