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Whitney Wigren

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Alaskan Homestead Featured on the Discovery & History Channel

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 90 nights

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Authentic Alaskan Homestead Nestled in Eagle River Valley

Nestled in the heart of the Chugach Mountains, this Alaskan homestead boasts tranquility, breathtaking scenery, and is located minutes away from some of the finest hiking trails Alaska has to offer and only fifteen minutes from downtown Anchorage. Built in 1952, this family owned property has been recently remodeled and updated with modern appliances. The homestead comes fully furnished and offers visitors an authentic taste of the Last Frontier- Alaskan handcrafted artwork, local wildlife & fish mounts, and vintage photographs from a simpler time.

Guests are encouraged to wander the 3.5 acre lot, fire-up the outdoor grill, and search the Eagle River valley for Dall sheep, moose, bears (brown and black), and eagles. Adventurers and photographers alike will enjoy the close proximity to Chugach State Park, the Eagle River Nature Center, and glacially fed Eagle River. After a day of adventuring, guests can finish off their day with a log fire, glass of wine, and favorite television show (DVD player and cable provided).

Venture down to Chugach State Park to explore the half-million acres of rugged, unspoiled terrain that provides endless recreational opportunities year-round. Whether you prefer frontcountry trails, backcountry bushwhacking, or exploring the Eagle River Nature Center, this property has all the amenities and activities you could hope for!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Whitney Wigren (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Whitney Wigren

My wife, Whitney, and I, KC, are both born and raised Alaskans. We appropriately met while playing on the same hockey team at 9 years old; thirteen years later, we tied the knot. Just months after marrying we purchased the homestead from my wife’s great aunt and uncle’s estate to keep it in the family. My wife works for the Alaska Air National Guard and has been attending training in the “lower 48” (as we Alaskans call the continental United States) hence why we’ve decided to open our home to Alaska’s great travelers.

Whitney Wigren purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Whitney Wigren chose Anchorage

Built in 1952 by my wife’s great uncle, Smoky, this log home was an original homestead of east Eagle River, AK. Originally allotted 160 acres, Smoky sold the land over the years down to the remaining 3.5 acre property my wife and I now own today. This property will provide you a glimpse of how the old timers lived before Alaska's infrastructure was developed.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Alaskan Homestead Featured on the Discovery & History Channel
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Stillwater, MN

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a work trip, place was just as described, beautiful views. would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Quiet & Peaceful cozy log cabin near amazing adventures!

  • 5 of 5

Alaskan homestead is a piece of heaven! From majestic mountainous views to quiet & peaceful setting. While there we traveled daily to numerous adventures....Seward for Kenai Nat'l Pk cruise (saw orcas/humpback & sea otters), Eagle River Nature Ctr for midnight hike, Panning gold & Double Musky at Girdwood, Glacier flight from Willow & amazing foodie hot spots in Anchorage! Even a momma bear and her two cubs walked by the cabin (safe distance!). The cabin is absolutely perfect!! The kitchen is wonderfully set up & 2 bedrooms & large living/family room made it so everyone had enough space. Our best seats were outside allowing us to take in the Alaska beauty (Snow capped mountains & river valley). Thank you Whitney for also being an amazing host!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Homestead was perfect for our family of five. We were so pleased by the space and felt like we could all finally spread out and live comfortably. It was extremely well maintained, clean, well stocked and comfortable. The views were lovely and it was so nice to sip coffee in the morning outside while the kids slept in. We wish we could stay longer! Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Location for Moving About.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 5, two brothers in law and their sons. The cabin was as described, and better! We enjoyed having breakfast, lunch and dinner outside on the picnic table overlooking the Eagle River Valley--the BBQ made grilling ribs VERY EASY. Whitney was incredibly hospitable. She accommodated us on a late arrival and later departure--although occupancy played in our favor at the time. The cabin is great for day trips north for glacial flight tours (Willow), hikes, glacial treks (Matanuska) and south for cruises on the sound (Whittier) and finally white water rafting and canyoneering (near Aleyeska). Be prepared to go early and come back late, eating dinner sometimes in the middle of the night! (Clearly a benefit of being here in June) Thanks, and we will be back! Oh yeah, what is that big red winding fire hose like thing in the yard?

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful view and home

  • 5 of 5

What a nice clean cabin. Everything you would need. Even cooked out on the grill! Only thing that we did not like was the mattress. Was not comfortable in the master, but other than that very nice with beautiful views.

Out of the way but close to everything if that makes sense. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying in your cabin!

Oh we wondered why it was on the Discovery and History channels?

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I chose this cabin because we wanted to feel as if we were out in the wilderness but not really. This cabin FAR EXCEEDED our expectations! The cabin was comfortable and cozy! The children could run and be loud. A plus when you have active children. The cabin has all of the amenities you need to enjoy yourself and it is conveniently located down the street from Wal-Mart if you need something. Before arriving, Whitney sent a detailed email with information on restaurants and "Must See and Does" This was a plus because it gave us a guide to research before we got there. I am not one to stay in the same place twice, but I will be staying at this cabin again when we return!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Anchorage International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Multiple Bars
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Moose Run Golf Courses and Eagleglen Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Glenn Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Multiple Restaurants
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Alpenglow at Arctic Valley Ski
Car: necessary

Our Alaskan homestead is conveniently located 6 miles from the entrance of Chugach State Park, the third largest state park in America and voted as one of the top ten state parks in the United States. The park offers some of the most accessible hiking, skiing, camping, wildlife viewing, snowmaching, rafting, and climbing in Alaska. With 28 recognized trailheads, Chugach is truly Alaska's playground and only a 5 minute drive.

Please click the following link for Chugach State Park brouchures, interactive maps, and other additional information :


Rates & Availability

Anchorage Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Long Term Winter Rates
Sep 6 2016 - May 15 2017
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Damage Protection $69 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Per the Anchorage municipality, stays for 30 nights or more are not subject to taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Anchorage Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Additionally have a pull-out couch (sleeps 2) and a roll-away bed (sleeps 1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
Our homestead also is extremely kid-friendly! If you plan on bringing little ones please let us know in advance. We have hiking child carrier backpacks and a Graco play pack for use as well as other hiking/biking equipment.

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