Talkeetna log cabin with Denali view & Fly fishing
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||392 square feet|
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|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Wilderness, Away from it all, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
"My Alaska Cabin" is a fancy log cabin with a one-of-a-kind, panoramic view of Mt. McKinley (Denali). We are located on a private 5-acre bluff property, which we share with our guests. No crowds, no airport or train noises like you'd find in most other lodgings of the Downtown Talkeetna area; yet only a 20 minute car ride to guide services, gift shops and galleries, restaurants and pubs in downtown Talkeetna. "My Alaska Cabin" is a place to kick back and relax after a busy day of activities. Make our cabin your base camp from where you can explore the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Denali State Park, and Denali National Park.
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Talkeetna log cabin with Denali view & Fly fishing
Additional Location Information
"My Alaska Cabin" is located on a private, 5-acre property which we share with our guests. The only neighbors you can see from your cabin (if you want) is us right next door on the same land in two other bigger log cabins. The road to our property is an easy and scenic drive, crossing a bridge over a stream, and past meadows with the Talkeetna Mountains in the background. There is a hiking trail nearby which leads to a big waterfall, and in the wintertime you can explore miles of frozen ponds on skis or on snowshoes. You'll have to have your own rental car to get to "My Alaska Cabin", but you will need a vehicle anyway if you really want to explore Alaska. No need for a 4-wheel-drive car in the Summer, but once there is snow on the roads, it might be helpful. Talkeetna is known for superb salmon and trout fishing and My Alaska Cabin is right in the middle of it all. If you are a fly fisherman (or -woman), we recommend a guided trip with Just Fly Fish (my husband). If you book both cabin and a guided trip, we give you a little 5% discount on both.
For a much better way to communicate, please call us at Nine Zero Seven, Seven Three Three, Two Five Five Three. (Flip Key hides phone number and website addresses, which is why I am spelling it out.) :-)
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$135||$135||$810||$0||1 night|
|All Dates||$135||$135||$810||-||1 night|
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- Mat-Su Borough Bed Tax - 5% of rental - Tax - Bed tax is a good thing, because our community can apply for these funds to build and maintain public facilities that benefit everybody visiting our little town.
- Additional guests - $30 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s). One child under age 8 stays for free. Two kids under age 8 count as one additional guest (plus $30).
- 2 Kids under age 8 - $30 / stay - Per-Person Adjustment - Two kids under age 8 count as one additional paying guest.
Additional notes from owner
You are responsible for any damages made to the cabin due to your fault. We keep the cabin in tip-top shape. We appreciate honesty when you report any damages due to your fault. If you should have a mishap (dropped a plate or broke a water glass for example), please tell the owner. Accidents can happen, but bigger damages due to neglect and carelessness by a guest have to be paid for. Thank you for respecting our property. We are looking forward to meeting you at My Alaska Cabin in Talkeetna!
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Richmond, Rhode Island
Where time stands still, and life comes into focus
Whenever my spouse and I plan vacations, we consider the lodging to be an important part of the experience. We usually look for hotels, B&Bs;, inns or cabins that promise to stand out for their location, service or romantic ambience. Even among our choices for any given trip, there is usually one that stands out — the place that we will most remember as symbolic of our trip. For us during our recent ten-day trip to alaska, that place is My alaska Cabin. And it's kind of ironic that this will be our iconic alaska lodging memory, because we booked it hoping to get a sweeping view of the alaska range, and instead got rain, fog and even snow. Maybe it was the feeling of complete isolation one can have sitting in the cabin, even though the owners and relatives live on either side. Whatever it was, we felt at complete peace here, and wished we could have stayed longer than one night.
Despite the weather, we enjoyed our limited view. Even in the rain and snow, one can sit in the cabin, or out front, and look out over nothing but miles of woods, and hear nothing but birds, or the wind, rain or snow falling gently. The quiet was amazing. Never has it been more apparent to us than here that absence can represent an abundance. We were totally focused on the moment, and every moment seemed beautiful in its own way.
The solar-powered cabin itself is charming, cozy and immaculate, crafted and decorated by the owners with an obvious love for alaska and the environment. From the artwork on the walls to the little wooden animals available for purchase to the gleaming woodwork of the cabin, virtually every nook and cranny offered a visual delight.
Being something of city slickers, we joked that staying here was like camping for us, but there was an electric heater, and a propane stove that proved quite handy for cooking a small meal. There was no refrigerator, but there is a large cooler and ice is available. There was also a small TV with cable channels, but in keeping with the spirit of the place, we chose mostly to ignore it.
Debbie and Christian, the owners, seemed just perfect for this sort of place. We got the sense that they respect cabin visitors' privacy, and will interact with guests as much as the guests choose. They were very personable and helpful, and we spent a long time chatting with them before we left. I'm sure had the weather been nicer, we would have gotten to know them better while looking out over the alaska range.
We thought of our trip to alaska as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but something tells us that our memories of My alaska Cabin will draw us back someday.
Response from Debbie Whitecar - 06/06/2013
Hello you two!
I am so glad to hear that despite that unusually late in the season fresh snow on the ground on May 28 (May TWENTY-EIGHT, yikes! What a long winter this was!) did not turn your stay with us into a gloomy experience; but instead you embraced and soaked up our little corner of the world the way we hope all guests will do. Thank you for sharing your experience at My Alaska Cabin in Talkeetna. Come and see us again. Next time, hopefully with a clear view of Denali, sunshine, and more fun conversations about "camping in cabins" and the World — if wanted. Alaska is just too darn big to visit just once. :-)
P.S.: Like us on Facebook.com/myalaskacabin to keep connected. I post photos there from time to time. "Special Deals" too.
Alaska Grown Gal
Horrible Experience - Unsafe and Unfriendly
I'm usually not one to be negative or "high maintenance" when it comes to travel. I've traveled throughout the world and am an avid and independent traveler myself. I was absolutely appalled by my experience with My alaska Cabin owners.
1) There is no privacy. The cabin photos on the website and on their Facebook, falsing advertise the "seclusion" they speak of. You are between their main residence and the residence of other family members also on the property.
2) You are not given a room key. (Strange, right?) Their reason being, it's a "safe" enviroment and no need to lock doors. Quick story... We left the property and had to return back to grab an item left behind. My little sister entered the (unlocked) cabin to find a strange man in the cabin. He said he was "cleaning" and had been snooping around. He was one of the family members from the other cabin. This was a complete invasion of privacy. Not only did we have valuable personal items in the cabin but we felt our privacy had been violated.
3) Personal safety violated. They told us they felt they had the "the right" to enter the cabin at any point in time. Which is never allowed at any rental property without notifying guests or attempting to contact the guest. I have researched lodging/hotel bylaws and this is indeed the case. We asked for a refund and the owner refused. They did not care about our concerns and proceeded to scream over the phone in getting her point across. So extremely rude.
This was an absolutely horrible experience and I ask you please, to never stay here. I am a life-long alaskan and world traveler and again, am completely appalled by my experience with My alaska Cabin. I have written to the Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau, Better Business Burough and am now writing travel reviews. This issue was serious and I hope no traveler has to endure it. Thank you for reading this and I please ask you to take your business elsewhere.
- Unhappy Traveler
Response from Debbie Whitecar - 05/21/2013
Hello Unhappy Traveller and past guest of our cabin (in 2012).
This is of course tough to read. A negative comment. So let me respond as best as I can. Hopefully I am doing a good job with this, as this is the very first time we have ever heard a guest complain. Sigh.
1) Since these guests stayed with us, we have updated our website to better reflect the setting of My Alaska Cabin, showing that two other cabins are right next door. In fact, many guests appreciate that, because for most travelers from out-of-State feel more secure that way (bears and moose frequently walk through our property).
2) True, no room key (or cabin key). We've tried that in the first years of this cabin business, but sadly the "lost key" issue was getting complicated to deal. Talkeetna is a rural community and there is no 24-hour lock smith. None of our other guests even asks for a key. Everybody feels safe here. I can assure all others reading this, that there is always someone here on the property and that belongings inside the cabin are safe, and of course there is no "snooping" around — however, we do reserve the right to check on the cabin. The reason? Many guests leave a puddle of water on the bathroom floor after their showers. The wood floor had to be replaced twice because of that, so once in a while we now make sure that the puddle is mopped up. That's all. How do we know that someone took a shower and it is time to check on the bathroom floor? The well pump kicks on and we can hear the pressure tank in the main cabin getting filled with water.
I remember also the phone conversation that followed. I apologized over and over and over again for the host (my father and owner of the cabin business) being in the cabin and the feeling that resulted from that. We did not charge for the cabin stay even though showers were taken. Voice was raised by the guest during phone conversation, yes, and I know my voice was too loud in the end too. Not good. Never good. Not good for the heart. I apologize for not being professional here again for all to read. I should have remained calm and not loose patience, especially with a loud and upset guest. Again, we did not charge this guest's credit card. Apparently apologizing many times and not charging for the cabin wasn't enough — hence the bad review.
We certainly don't want any guest to feel uncomfortable. In all these years that we've been operating My Alaska Cabin (since 2005), we have never had one bad review. Not one. Not a single bad comment. Just the opposite is the fact: Our guest book is full with handwritten notes about how much people enjoyed staying with us. We see travelers from all over the world and from all walks of life. We love meeting different people every day and sharing our beautiful setting and cute little log cabin with them. Guests leave and tell us "We wished we could stay longer" and we (our family) wave as they leave our drive way to go and explore more of Alaska.
Unhappy Traveler, we know we can not make you happy ever again. It's sad that your experience at our cabin was an unhappy one. We hope that future travels will only bring you to happy places.
The view of the tall one is something you will carry with you fo
We had the pleasure of staying in the cabin last July . The cabin is family owned and is well taken care of. The cabin is spotless! The owners live on the property as well but you would never know they were there if it were not for the fresh linens we received everyday. The cabin has everything you need if you choose to cook in. One of the best meals we had in alaska was fresh fish cooked out on the grill with a view that everyone should experience at least once! I hope some day to stay there again.
We stayed here and had the most amazing weekend. The owners were friendly, sweet & wonderful. The view is Stunning & beautiful, Cabin was quiet, clean & comfortable. The dogs even loved my girls trying to herd them as they ran around. :) They gave my daughter some beautiful treasures to take home which she still has.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Home away from home
We stay in this cabin every time we come to Talkeetna/ Alaska. We love coming up in June because of 24 hours of daylight but have been there at all different times, fall is beautiful too! The cabin Is amazing, comfortable, cozy, has incredible views from even the inside of the cabin!
G from Anchorage
Beautiful cabin and location!
Warm and cozy cabin perched on a ridge with beautiful views of the alaska Range. Nice snowshoeing trail. Would definitely stay here again!
The mountains are calling, you must go.
We stayed at My alaska Cabins our first trip to alaska. The views from the cabin was amazing. Perfect for staying in and enjoying the view or going out for day trips because of the great location. The host were very friendly and helpful to us. They made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be back when in that neck of the woods and highly recommend a stay at the cabin.