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Private, waterfront cabin among trees with aurora borealis and wildlife viewing

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Large (1100 Sq Ft) Log Cabin Sleeps 1-6 with private driveway and parking.

Welcome to Moose Walk Cabin. Your Alaskan home away from home is a two-story log home nestled on a quiet wooded lot by a large stream. The cabin is in a prime location, close to activities, but still remote enough to get that Alaska wilderness feel.

Perfect for aurora viewing, a romantic get away, family vacation, or extended stay.


Moose Walk Cabin is situated in the heart of all your Interior Alaska destinations: North Pole Alaska. Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and the famous Santa Claus house are a short 4 miles from the cabin. Downtown Fairbanks and Fairbanks International Airport are a quick 20 minute drive.


If comfortably watching natures greatest winter exhibition (the Aurora Borealis) is on your bucket list; then you've found the right place. No one knows what time of night the aurora will appear. Stay nice and cozy snuggled on the couch in the cabin, while you anxiously gaze out the large picture windows for the mystical aurora to begin its dance. While outside capturing those magical moments, don't worry about getting cold and missing a single second of the aurora. Nestle up to a crackling fire in front of the cabin as the skies mesmerize you with magical hues of green, purple, and red. Paths on the frozen ice are kept free of snow for alternate aurora shooting locations.

The below link is your view of the aurora from the cabin living room.

The winter weather turns our fishing kingdom into your very own private ice skating arena and hockey rink. Sticks, pucks, goals and some ice skates are provided. Playing in your winter boots is also a lot of fun--and safer for those that can't skate.

At the front porch, strap on your skis or snowshoes and trek out into the winter wonderland. You will find endless miles of trails waiting for you to discover them.

Are you looking for a personal snowmobile or ice fishing tour that departs from the cabin? Your host Rod is a Licensed Guide and personally guides outdoor trips year round. Book your trip today.

After a long day of braving the Alaskan cold, unwind by the wood stove as you listen to the wood crackle and watch the flames dance across the logs. Wood is free and provided on site. We are happy to provide instruction for the wood stove. The wood stove will heat the cabin but not necessary to use. The cabin has a fuel oil heater as the primary heat source.


Paddle down the meandering stream in a canoe for a romantic trip or to spend quality time with the kids. Two canoes with multiple sizes of life vests are provided.

Jump in the canoe or amble along the bank to fish for grayling by fly rod or spinning rod. Grayling are easier to catch on a fly rod. Don't worry if you have never fished with a fly rod. It is easy. Every guest who has used a fly rod for the first time at Moose Walk Cabin has caught fish. Please let us know if you need fishing instruction. We are happy to help. Fly rods and spinning rods are at the cabin for your use.

From the front door you can blaze endless miles of hiking, and ATV trails. Bring your ATVs; there is plenty of parking.


What's inside a moose? Find out--take a virtual 3D tour of Moose Walk Cabin now:


Put your feet up and relax on the recliner couches as you look through the picture windows at the amazing aurora or view of the stream that abounds with wildlife. Moose, squirrels, ducks, Bald Eagles, owls, beavers, porcupines, and foxes are seen almost daily.

After a long day of site seeing, kick back with a movie on Starz or Showtime. With 235 channels to choose from, you won't miss your favorite show or sports team.

Slap on your apron. If you plan to cook for a large family or an elegant dinner for two, the full size kitchen, packed with utensils and dishes, is sure to meet any chef's needs. The dining area comfortably seats 6.


Amble up the stairs where the open floor plan with two plush pillow top queen beds provide comfortable slumber and a futon gives the option of an additional full size bed.

Enjoy the full bathroom with combination shower/tub. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, and washcloths provided.

Unpack the suitcases--get comfortable. The large dresser, and plenty of closet space for storage, let you feel right at home for longer stays.

The windows have blinds for privacy and to provide a darker room when the summer midnight sun is still glowing.


Circle around the fire-pit. It's the perfect place for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. For those that want to cook a meal, a custom grill rack with a spit will meet your needs. If you don't have the time for open fire cooking, a propane grill is also provided.

Head to the large back yard for a game of horseshoes or playing catch with the kids.

Turn into the large private driveway with your car, truck w/ trailer, RV or even a bus. There is lots of parking--even for a greyhound bus.

Do you want to see more wildlife and amazing aurora pictures taken at Moose Walk Cabin? Visit our Facebook page:


A rental vehicle is necessary when visiting Alaska. Public transportation is not what you see in other countries and big cities. Taxis are available, but cost is typically more than a rental vehicle. A one-way taxi trip to the airport is around $60.00. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is not necessary, but recommended if you plan to drive to the Arctic Circle.

Not sure what there is to do in Interior Alaska? Ask about our list of recommended local attractions and activities.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Terri Pangborn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Terri Pangborn

We are an active duty military family. We were stationed in Fairbanks Alaska from 2005 to 2009. We were relocated by the military, but knew we wanted to return to Alaska for retirement. In 2011 we had the opportunity to return to Alaska. We have been waiting for 'just the right place' to become available, for us to start our retirement dream of owning/operating a vacation rental in Alaska. Moose Walk Cabin was exactly what our family was looking for. We absolutely love everything about Alaska. We look forward to making your stay in Alaska, no matter how long, a memorable experience.

Terri Pangborn purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Terri Pangborn chose Alaska

We chose this property because of the location and the cabin. We have moose all summer in our back yard and yet we are less than five minutes to town. We love the water access at our back door. We are able to canoe and fish any time during the summer. Mother nature turns our water into a hockey rink for winter fun. The icing on the cake is the amazing aurora viewing.

What makes this cabin unique

This private waterfront property allows travelers to have all the comforts from home while in Alaska. The tranquility, aurora views from the cabin steps, and wildlife are amazing. The cabin's Alaskan theme and charm makes this home away from home a truly unforgettable place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin really is a gem. Stay here--you won't be disappointed. Our family of 5 stayed for 45 days while we searched for a new home. Moose Walk Cabin had everything our family needed. We really enjoyed watching the wildlife through the large picture windows downstairs. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Everything you need to cook (minus food) is in the large kitchen. The wood fired sauna was a great treat to relax in on a cold winter day. A grocery store and the Santa Claus House are only three minutes away in North Pole.
Nov 2013
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Private, waterfront cabin among trees with aurora borealis and wildlife viewing
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High Quality Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 nights at Moose Walk Cabin for our honeymoon. The cabin was already booked for the remainder of our stay but we would've loved to have spent our whole honeymoon there. The cabin itself is beautiful and the owners keep it extremely clean. The owners were readily available to answer questions and provide tips on local activities and made effort to add little touches around the cabin to make us feel special and welcome. We highly recommend this cabin to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property with great view of aurora

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was everything we hoped for and more. The owners really put forth the effort to make sure your stay is perfect. I can't say enough how great the set up was. I've stayed in several cabins in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri , Colorado and this was by far the best experience with owners/rental agent. It's the small details that really make the difference!!! Highly recommend it and will be making a return trip when budget permits.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully remodeled cabin on a river (slough) in North Pole near Fairbanks. Gorgeous view out the living room and bedroom windows. Everything you need for a comfortable and peaceful stay. Rod and Terri are wonderful hosts full of a wealth of information about Alaska. We so want to come back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best trip accommodations we have ever stayed at!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Moose Walk Cabin for 2 full weeks in September. What a comfortable, beautiful place to come "home-base" as we discovered the Alaska Interior! Terri and Rod are wonderful hosts and made us feel at home with great travel advice and special perks throughout our stay. The highlight was seeing and photographing the most amazing aurora displays at the cabin. We loved our stay here and highly recommend staying here! We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful inside and out and Terry is an incredible host!!!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Terry is wonderful and very dedicated to ensuring that you have a wonderful stay in her cabin.

The cabin is as described. My family (2 adults and 4 children) was very comfortable. The family room is lovely, the kitchen is fully stocked and the dining area is very pleasant. The beds are very comfortable and there are extra towels and bedding. There is a lovely porch where you can sit outside and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. We took out some canoes and had a wonderful time.

We just returned from our trip and my whole family keeps talking about how much we enjoyed our time at this special cabin in the North Pole.

THANK YOU Terry for making our stay so special.

We strongly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this is the place

  • 5 of 5

I can not find anything negative - everything - from welcome cookies, coffee bar, chocolate on the pillows, and all

the little extras were such a treat. terry and rod were gracious hosts. the cabin itself is the best - well stocked

in everyway.

we did have one minor concern and it was fixed in less than a hour. I think the best thing (if I have to pick a best) is that the cabin is a perfect spot for a 'home base'. everything, from Fairbanks to total wilderness is a short drive,

and terry and rod are more than happy to help.

before arriving, my wife and I said that this would be our last trip (we did the hotel thing last time) to Alaska -

moose walk cabin might prove that to be incorrect.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We live next door,through a patch of woods, and enjoy helping all of our guests discover Alaska's hidden wonders. We are sure to help if anything arises. During this stay; the microwave broke and a new replacement was installed in less than an hour.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Elf's Den
Nearest Ferry
355 Miles
Valdez Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chena Bend Gold Course (On Ft. Wainwright)
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Fairbanks Alaska Railroad Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Richardson Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Birch Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Chena Lakes Recreation Area
Car: necessary

Fairbanks in known for it's beautiful northern lights displays. Our cabin is situated in an ideal location for aurora viewing. Picnicking, fishing (catch and release), cookouts, and canoeing are all available on the property. 5 miles brings you to the City of North Pole where Santa Claus House provides shopping in a toy and gift store and a visit with the reindeer. North Pole also has a post office, restaurants, grocery, video stores, churches, and medical offices. 10 mile trip to Chena Lakes Recreation Area brings the best of summer with beaches, paddle boats, sailboats and river access for canoeing in the summer and winter fun with cross country ski trails and sledding.


Rates & Availability

North Pole Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2017 Ice art
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2018 Ice Championships
Feb 25 2018 - Apr 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

Rates are for 1-4 people, 5 or 6 guests incur an additional $20 per night/per person fee.

Pets are allowed, dogs or cats but with preapproval. Minimum pet fee is $50 per pet--per week, if multiple pets we will discuss fees. Insurance is mandatory for all stays with pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Pole Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom is upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bathroom with combination shower/tub. Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels, and wash cloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom is upstairs - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • After a long day of site seeing; enjoy a peaceful night's sleep on 2 plush pillow top queen beds, topped with elegant comforters and quality linens. In addition, a super soft futon can be used as a couch or bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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