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Upscale Cottage with a View!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

The Cottage is a comfortable fully furnished 2 bedroom, single bath house (complete with laundry facilities and stainless appliances) tucked away in the Mat-Su Valley off of the Palmer Fishhook road; only a short 10 miles from downtown Palmer.

The Cottage is private fully furnished modern living space featuring 2 bedrooms, a single bath, kitchen, and laundry. The Cottage has a wonderful view of the Chugach Mountains, Alaskan wildlife, beautiful sunrises and sunsets and our famous auroras. In the Summer you can hike, bike, fish, or stay and hang out on the patio taking in the Chugach range. In the winter you will have the opportunity to ski or snowshoe from your front door. Other winter time activities in the area include the northern lights, mushing, Nordic and Alpine skiing, ice climbing, glacier tours and fat tire biking. We supply your first breakfast of granola, and baked goods, coffee, teas, fruit, and juice in the privacy of the cabin.

More Details

Owner
Ben
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Ben

Welcome to our property! Ben is a recently re-purposed fire fighter and river guide. Casey works at the local hospital. While we are both transplants from the lower 48 (Ben from Grand Junction, CO and Casey from outside of Chicago), we feel privileged to call Alaska our home.

Ben purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Ben chose Alaska

Casey and I traveled around the Palmer, Chugiak, and Wasilla area to find a place that was near amenities but also near recreational opportunities. It had to be in the woods but near the hospital so the Casey could access work. We initially visited on a lark but Casey and I after seeing the property were in agreement that we should live here. This location has all the qualities we needed and wanted from a place to live and a place to access all the recreation and adventuring that we do.

What makes this cottage unique

We both have nomadic souls and constantly feel pulled to fully immerse ourselves in every place we visit. On just about every trip we take, we have the “could we live here?” talk, often at the local brewery. It has been hard to choose a place to settle down, but Palmer has provided the perfect ground to put down our roots. The Mat-Su Valley is a great base from which to explore the last frontier. So many activities are accessible within minutes- hiking, running, skiing, fishing, climbing rock, climbing ice, biking, kayaking, packrafting, etc. We also love to road trip with our camper. Within 5 hours we can get to Homer for halibut fishing, Kenai for fly fishing, Seward for sea kayaking, Girdwood for some resort skiing and great live music, Denali Park for our wilderness fix, Talkeetna for our favorite coffee and pastries, or Valdez to ascend some world class frozen waterfalls. And to top it all off, our local community of friends anchors us in to this abundant life we live in what is truly one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fishhook Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Glenn Highway (AK 1)
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Government Peak Recreation Area (Nordic)
Car: necessary

Seven miles from downtown Palmer and 12 miles to Wasilla, we are located at the base of the Hatcher Pass State Recreation site for all varieties of outdoor activities summer and winter. All services (shopping, banking, medical etc..) are within 15 minutes of Rose Ridge. Both the Reindeer and Musk Ox Farm are unique and interesting attractions nearby. We are centrally located for a perfect home base for day trips in multiple directions.

Amenities

Wasilla Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Custom tiled, tub/shower, single basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King - 1 king
    Queen - 1 queen
  • Well lit rooms with comfortable beds in a quite location.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Coffee/tea and condiments provided at the beginning of the stay.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! Loved every minute! Diane our hostesses is great and a wealth of information about the area and Alaska.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage with a lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It's very clean and had everything we needed. Comfortable beds, plenty of towels, stocked kitchen, there were even birthday candles and cake pans that made it possible for us to bake a birthday cake to celebrate my grandson's first birthday! Close enough to Palmer to make grocery runs when needed, but we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. We hope to go back again! Diane was very pleasant, easy to work with, and responded quickly when I sent emails with questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York, UK
5

Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Its all about the view!

Our first visit to Alaska and what a fabulous place to stay. The Cottage was perfect. Virtually brand new with everything a visitor could need. Did I mention the view? The design and placement of the cottage maximized the view of the mountains and the forest. We have stayed in dozens of VRBO/HomeAway and similar rentals but nothing beats Rose Ridge for the view. Finally the icing on the cake was an evening visit from a cow moose and her young calf.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views and very nice house

  • 5 of 5

The property feels new and clean (newer appliances too). The views are amazing. It is perfect for a group of 2-4 people. The location is good for exploring Hatchers Pass and not too far from downtown Palmer. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage! We hope you are able to stay at Rose Ridge again in the future. Diane
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Milton, DE
5

AMAZING PLACE AND AWESOME VIEW!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation cottage beats every place we have ever stayed on VRBO. Super clean and bright!! All the comforts of home with an incredible view. Diane and David have gone the extra mile in making this cottage feel like home. We would not hesitate to stay there again if the opportunity arises. It was close to lots of attractions. Our favorite part of our trip was riding the Alaska Railroad Hurricane Turn Train. Will never forget it. After long days of site seeing, it was nice to come back to an incredibly cozy home away from home. Thanks Diane and David!!!! PS. We really appreciated the room darkening shades in the bedroom as it was still daylight at 11 pm which we are definitely not used to!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centreville, AL
5

Super Location & Views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at Rose Ridge Cottage and absolutely loved it! It was centrally located to all the places we wanted to see in Alaska, but very private. We traveled to the Arctic Circle, south to Seward and over to Valdez. It was close to Palmer and not far from Wasilla for any shopping needs. The cottage was very clean and well maintained, having everything you needed and some. We enjoyed the awesome mountain views and the visits from the moose and her calf. We were only an hour away from a great fishing spot on the Little Su for the salmon runs. Thanks, David & Diane, for the wonderful stay and helping to make our first visit to Alaska awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed sharing Alaska with you! We are glad the Cottage was more than you expected and you felt at home here. We strive to make every guest feel welcome, comfortable and taken care of at our homes, but also leaving you to enjoy the privacy of a vacation home in the woods to yourselves as well. Hope to maybe see you again in the future.
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

Rates quotes here are based on 2 guests. There is a $20/per person, per night extra guest fee that will be added for parties larger than 2 guests. Contact us if you have questions.

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