The place is atleast 5 miles from the highway when you are driving to or from Fairbanks. The location is little interior away from the highway hustle and can offer a quiet solace but you might end up driving a lot to find a place to eat. Palmer and Wasilla are equdistant from this place so that way you have a choice.
The inn is on a hill and when we (a couple) landed there around 730pm on a rainy, glum evening we were actually kind of spooked by the whole location and the eerie silence around it. Once we were welcomed by the owner tracy, we felt comfortable and noted that we would be the only guests for the night.
There are seperate rooms on both sides of a vast kitchen and dining room. We later realised that they let out this place for small designer weddings. Kitchen is equipped well with everything.
The rooms are very well maintaned- neat and nice. Each room has a TV with satellite channels, mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave, small sink, a large closet for clothes. Also an attached bath - again very clean and well equipped.
The hall is well furnished with a tv, fire place and a huge book shelf with a great collection of NGC magazines.
Wifi in some rooms is very weak so make sure you get a room on the left side which has good signal.
Tracy made us good breakfast with pancakes, eggs, milk, cereals, fruits and juices. Ofcourse coffee too :)
There is ample space for parking and a big lawn in front to laze around if the sun is out.
The Finger lake recreation site which offers some good views and photo-ops is just the next road with only half a mile's drive till the river access point.
Overall a good place and recommended if you want to stay in Wasilla.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Matanuska Valley, between Palmer and Wasilla, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. All five rooms have a kitchenette and private bath, and the suite has an additional private entrance. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are available. Large shared spaces; dining, living, media, and event rooms are great for meetings, retreats, parties, and small indoor weddings. Larger weddings can be accommodated on the front lawn, in addition the Inn has rentals available on site. ... more less