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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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.

LOCATION

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.

WINTER VISITORS

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCc2ZuvNMMI

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 snowmobile , ice fishing tour or Aurora viewing ice fishing tour? Your host Rod is a Licensed Guide and personally guides outdoor trips year round. Book your trip today. www.rodsalaskanguideservice.com

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.

SUMMER VISITORS

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.

THE CABIN

What's inside a moose? Find out--take a virtual 3D tour of Moose Walk Cabin now: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JXVXY7bXt44

Downstairs:

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.

Upstairs:

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.

OUTSIDE

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: https://www.facebook.com/moosewalkcabin

GREAT TO KNOW INFO

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

Owner
Terri Pangborn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Terri Pangborn

We are a retired 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 waited 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. The private aurora views are amazing. 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Private, waterfront cabin among trees with aurora borealis and wildlife viewing
average rating of 4.9418607 based on 87 reviews
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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

A great little cabin. Clean, easy to find and well appointed. Overall, a real treat.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My two young children, my husband and I flew for 12 hours to stay at The Moose Walk Cabin! When we arrived the cabin was warm and lit awaiting our arrival at 2:30am. We were so hungry and cold and as soon as we walked in we saw a beautiful spread of yummy Christmas cookies and a keurig with coffee and hot chocolate!! Needless to say we felt welcome instantly!! Rod and Terri were awesome and had everything so nice and clean for us to enjoy! Their decorations were so cute. They made sure we had everything we need from clean sheets to towels to soap and shampoos and conditioners. Just awesome!!! We enjoyed all the amenities the cabin had to offer including the ice rink right in the backyard inclusive of goals and ice skates and hockey sticks! Their ice fishing setup in a big warm house on the lake was spectacular and our fish tasted amazing too!!! We loved their snow mobile rides too..Rod and Terri really do it right!! Super professional and they really want you to have fun!! Our family has never relaxed more on any vacation, we hope to visit again soon during the fall or summer time. I highly recommend Terri and Rod's adventures and their cozy cabin as it's the most cozy and welcoming place in Fairbanks!! Thank you so very much Rod and Terri 😊򒠽򒨊

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excetional!

  • 5 of 5

It is all in the details!!! Terri & Ron could not be better hosts! Their cabin is everything and has everything you could on a trip to Alaska! Thank you for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

The stay in North Pole exceeded all expectations! I traveled there with my husband and teenaged son for a week over Thanksgiving - chasing the aurora.

When we read all of the great reviews, we thought we knew what to expect but at every turn, Terri and Rod had another surprise in store. They thought of everything we could need or want and made the trip so much easier and that gave us time to focus on the fun. We all liked the chocolate on our pillows when we checked in!

The cabin has the best of both worlds - it's in a neighborhood so close enough to a town yet feels so secluded. Our views were of the aurora at night and the beautiful, white frozen river and trees during the day. It was really beautiful. We could see the aurora from the cabin - even better from the 2nd floor bedroom - which is really important when it's minus 25 degrees outside. It was spectacular.

When we arrived, Rod came over to show us everything in the cabin: from the remote that operates the car pulg in, to the washer/drayer, to the wood burning stove, and more. They had really thought of everything. He showed us where they kept the ice skates - in all sizes - and the hockey equipment for the rink they made on the river behind the cabin. It was pure bliss and beauty.

Throughout the trip, if we had questions about the cabin, the area or anything else, Rod and Terri were available to help us. We took Rod's ice fishing trip which was fantastic and so convenient to work with him on that too. We would definitely recommend going on his trips.

The cabin also had tings we didn't know we needed but thank goodness we had them - like a remote started for the plug in for the car. A must have in that cold weather.

We were there for a week and it flew by. We all want to go back and stay here again. It was the best VRBO experience we have ever had. And it's because Terri and Rod create an at home environment and a tranquil, easy place to call home for the trip.

Thank you, Rod & Terri. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Cozy cabin chic for aurora viewing

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted a cabin as a base to see the aurora from - and we were not disappointed. Although the cabin is in a residential area in North Pole, it is laid out so you have privacy and solitude. The living room windows next to the fireplace was a perfect place to watch the aurora. The cabin has everything you would want for your stay and is decorated in a moose and bear theme. The owners are very gracious and will help you with anything you need. We definitely will go back and stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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
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Knotty Shop
"A "Made in Alaska" gift shop. They specialize in wood and knotty pine decor."
Lavelle's Bistro
"Amazing wine selection. Fairbanks's finest restaurant."
Chena Hot Springs Resort
"Amazing hot springs and dining. Stop in the ice museum."
Thai Cuisine Restaurant
"Great Thai food"
Pagoda Restaurant
"Great Chinese food with huge portions."
Santa Claus House
"Christmas year round at this great gift shop. Make sure to visit Santa's reindeer while you..."
Running Reindeer Ranch
"This is a "Must See" for any traveler in interior Alaska. Take a walk with Jane and her rei..."
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.

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Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Pole Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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