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SPRING SPECIAL - 25% OFF MAY BOOKINGS! Stay at an Original Alaskan Homestead!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 90 nights


About the property

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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Whitney Wigren
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

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.


Eagle River Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

SPRING SPECIAL - 25% OFF MAY BOOKINGS! Stay at an Original Alaskan Homestead!
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Gorgeous home with beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. It was our first trip to Alaska and so glad we stayed here. The view of the mountains is amazing and the cabin is cozy and clean. Kitchen is well stocked. Great location, away from the busy city of Anchorage, but close enough to make a trip and enjoy all that Anchorage has to offer. Loved the appeal of this cabin. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TX

Loved the cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your cabin. The location was perfect and the views were amazing. Everything was clean and tidy. The only downside was the master bed, it wasn't very comfortable but that was only a minor issue which was overshadowed by the coziness of the cabin in whole. Definitely would stay here again on our next visit to Alaska!!! Book this place, you will NOT be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Georgeous, Private and Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time staying on Eagle River. Far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to go exploring all the beautiful parks the area has to offer.

The cabin was perfect and just as pictured, even better. Very Clean and well maintained! WE LOVED IT! The privacy, the serenity, even the squirrel that kept busy the whole time we were there gathering his food for the winter.

We were visiting Alaska to celebrate our 35th anniversary, so only 2 stayed at the cabin, but it is large enough for more. Whitney was very accommodating to all of our needs and promptly responded to all emails.

The only thing I would recommend, if you plan on going to a lot of state parks, buy the pass for $40.00 as it is 5.00 every time you stop at one, even if it's just to look around for a few minutes. You have to have the 5.00 in cash to pay - on your honor in a self serving fee station.

We recommend this cabin to anyone that wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If we ever have the chance to go to Alaska again, we will definitely book with Whitney and Kevin.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet location with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely Eagle River home for two nights while in the Anchorage area. The home was accurately represented on the Home Away site and customer service was excellent and responses immediate. The view was excellent and the only noise came from the (not visible) road below, and seemed mostly due to Friday night commuting, as Saturday was relatively peaceful. The kitchen had basic amenities. The price was a little higher, with cleaning fee, than most other homes we have stayed at, but costs in Alaska seem higher in general. My husband particularly loved this spacious home and decor. We would definitely recommend to others and would stay there again. We took a drive in Hatcher Pass, stopping at Independence Mine with lunch at the Hatcher Pass Lodge. Beautiful scenery, blueberry picking in the right season and opportunities for hiking.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wesley Chapel, FL

Wonderful piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have stayed at ever!!! The location was fantastic-----far enough away from things that you weren't cramped in, but also so close to the things that you need---coffee shops, places to go see, Wallmart!!! We decided that we only had 3 days left being together before our daughter and her family flew back to Tampa (we had met them in Anchorage). I found this listed, and the only 3 days available were the ones that we wanted!! I emailed Whitney to ask if we could go to her listing, and she immediately got back to me with a yes. This cabin is located up the side of the mountain, so that when you are in the kitchen, or anywhere on that side of the cabin, all you see is mountain with small glaciers dotted here and there. The cabin is nestled in around a bunch of trees, with Adirondack chairs and a table sitting there so that you can enjoy the view. Lots of space for anything the family would want to do. The inside is so spacious and clean. Modern. The only thing, in the line of basics, to bring is your toothbrush, shampoo and deodorant. The kitchen also has the basics in it--which is probably from us all taking the food in with us and then leaving what was left there. There's a grill outside to use, along with a full kitchen setup. There is a large all purpose room with a very large flat screen TV--which we never turned on. I appreciated the email sent to me, telling the sights around Eagle River. I didn't know it until the final evening there, but there are also maps of the area in the small writing desk---my granddaughter found them.

Overall---nothing has been missed. No complaints on the beds--even the rollaway was fought over!!

Wish it was closer to Tampa---I would definitely come back next summer. Great Job Whitney!!! Thanks for sharing your spot of Heaven with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This being our first trip to Alaska, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. This place is so comfortable, it has everything needed to make your get away so relaxing. It's nice and close to Anchorage so you can just run to grab a bite to eat or souvenir shop. Local businesses make you feel very welcome. We will definitely plan ahead to book this if we get to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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

Eagle River Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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