|Minimum Stay||1 - 90 nights|
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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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stayed here for a work trip, place was just as described, beautiful views. would stay here again in a heartbeat.
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!!
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!
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.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Long Term Winter Rates
Sep 6 2016 - May 15 2017
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$90 + Tax|
|Damage Protection||$69 + Tax|
Per the Anchorage municipality, stays for 30 nights or more are not subject to taxes.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.