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Alpenglow Luxury Camping

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31090 W Glenn Hwy, Glacier View, AK 99674-8106
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Experience camping like never before and feel like a real Alaskan on our off grid property. For a unique Alaskan experience, our canvas glamping tents have views and comforts you have been looking for. Canvas tents are 12'x14' on a permanent cedar floor with an 8' covered porch nestled in the forest on a small hill overlooking the Matanuska Glacier and valley. Glamping tents accommodate up to two people (third person upon request) with a queen-size bed. Bedding includes plenty of blankets with a down comforter to keep you warm at night. Two adirondack chairs on the deck are provided for you to relax and enjoy the views. Enjoy a therapeutic soak in our cedar hot tub after a long day of adventure. Showers are located next to the hot tub. Each stall can be locked and has a bench and hooks as well as washcloths and biodegradable soap. Our common area includes a covered deck where guests can enjoy the views, play board games, sip on beverages, and charge electronics. A community fire pit is located on our lawn in front of the covered deck. Complementary fresh Alaskan coffee and a light breakfast with gluten free options provide the delicious energy needed for a day of Alaskan adventure. Stay in luxury at our Alaskan property and have an adventure of a lifetime with our multiple adventure packages. Stay In Glacier View, the best kept secret in Alaska, miss the crowds of tourists and come play like a local.
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Syd wrote a review Sep 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions3 helpful votes
When we found out our honeymoon would have to be delayed due to Covid, we decided to book two-nights in the deluxe tent at Alpenglow luxury camping. A short two-hour drive from Anchorage was the perfect getaway after a chaotic wedding week. Mandy, the owner, met us as we arrived and set us up in the beautiful Wickersham tent. She showed us around the communal kitchen, fire pit and awesome wooden hot tub and shower area. The hot tub is reserved for 30 min slots on a first-come first-serve basis - which is actually great because it's a small tub and it helped us plan our day around our soak time. We were blessed with awesome September weather with the Alaska fall colors surrounding the mountains around us. Matanuska Glacier was on display both days from the deck of our canvas tent. Even though the first night was pretty cold we were very warm in the provided bed and comforters. Overall the experience was fantastic. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking to unplug and get out of town for a overnight in nature.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: The deluxe tents offer great views of the glacier! If going in the fall, make sure to bring warm...
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J Waters wrote a review Aug 2020
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Alpenglow is amazing, off-grid but definitely luxurious. We were camping on our own for a few days before going to Glacier View, and Mandy's set up was just an oasis. The cedar hot tub overlooks the Matanuska, the tents have stunning views and comfortable beds, and there's great coffee and communal spaces around. We played bags, had a fire with other guests, and took a trek with MICA guides, and just had an all around great experience.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Glacier view tents really do have a great view of the glacier! But the Forest Tents feel more...
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Chris Renner wrote a review Aug 2020
Westlake, Ohio1 contribution
My wife and I have been blessed to experience some amazing adventure travel around the globe that have been wonderful in their own right; however, Alpenglow Luxury Camping, Exposure Alaska and MICA guides (three businesses that work harmoniously with each other) have really taken our breath away. This review will focus on Alpenglow Luxury Camping, but I implore you to research the aforementioned as well! When we first pulled into the property, we were not sure what to expect. After all, you are in the heart of the breathtakingly-beautiful Matanuska Valley surrounded by postcard-worthy views everywhere you look. There are (5) luxury canvas tent sites that are built upon hand-made deck structures that would make any carpenter blush. For those of you that don't "camp," trust me when I tell you this isn't what you think it is. And for those of you that scoff at "glamping," I'm willing to bet that when you wake up in the morning in the most comfortable, cozy bed you've ever slept in and open your eyes to see the Matanuska Glacier greeting you with an otherworldly smile, you will quickly realize that you just hit the jackpot. Each site is secluded with privacy and views to die for. Each canvas tent is well-appointed with rocking chairs, a surprisingly large indoor space (and plenty of headroom!), towels, comfy slippers, night stand, and that queen-sized bed that I still dream about. The pathways to each luxury tent site are well-marked with maintained trails and subtle pathway lighting to guide your way. Immediately adjacent to the luxury tent sites lies the heart and soul of Alpenglow. Welcome to the most inviting communal space you've ever seen. On one side, there is a semi-secluded hot tub area with two changing rooms and two HOT showers. I will note that due to Covid, the owner has smartly set up time slots for each site to reserve their own private use of these amenities. The landscaping, the natural beauty and again, the views really make this place feel like a true sanctuary from our everyday lives. On the opposite side of the hot tub area stands that large, inviting communal space complete with a kitchen serving area, ample outdoor seating under a roof, and beautiful yard and welcoming firepit. There also happens to be two local brews on tap that are self-serve! It is here that we were greeted by Mandy, the owner of Alpenglow Luxury Camping. She was so incredibly inviting. Mandy took the time to give us a tour of the property where she painted a picture of how everything on the property was well thought out and designed to flow in order to provide the best experience for her guests while maintaining harmony with the rugged and beautiful surroundings of Alaska. My wife and I were so impressed with Mandy and her vision. Everything you see was hand-built by Mandy and her team. When you think of the great homesteaders that settled wild Alaska, never would you think that you meet someone that actually made that vision into a reality. Mandy's passion is evident in every detail, and quite frankly it absolutely blew us away. Let's talk about the food. WOW. Once again, Mandy has somehow found time for another passion that leaves the consumer speechless. Since my wife and I came in as a part of the Exposure Alaska Tour "expedition," we had the honor of having diner with Mandy,her partner, Don and our awesome guide for the week (Luke). There are only so many things you can say about a salad, that is until you've had one prepared from Mandy's own garden on site. WOW! Admittedly, I am not a fan of cooked salmon, but I was well aware that at some point on our journey to Alaska it was inevitable. Let's just say that if it were socially acceptable, I would've licked the plate. It was truly out of this world. A big thank you to Mandy for conquering my tastebuds! Between the laughs, amazing stories from Mandy, Don and Luke, and the mind-blowing meal, I didn't think it could get any better. Twice in the span of an hour, I was proven wrong yet again. Dessert showed up. It was the most amazing piece of pie I had ever put in my mouth; intentionally or otherwise. I couldn't take it anymore. I politely asked for seconds which Mandy was happy to oblige. The next morning, we woke up to deliciously hot, french-pressed coffee, homemade granola, and a wonderful casserole that left off where dinner ended. My wife and I just want to thank everyone that made our stay so special. If you want to spend time in true Alaskan paradise and in the presence of some truly wonderful people, this is your spot. On a side note that in addition to the lovely out of state travelers we encountered, we noticed quite a few folks from Anchorage would come here to find solitude. So when "locals" know a place is good, that is probably a pretty good barometer that it is. A couple of practical notes: Yes, you must keep food and toiletries in your vehicles. You are in Alaska. While we didn't see any on site, bear and moose are everywhere. All precautions are taken, and we never felt threatened by the wildlife. Just be smart, and you will be fine. There is a vault toilet between the communal area and the tents. If you really can't bare the idea of not having a flushing toilet, there are facilities on site 100 yards down the road. There is an outdoor sink area for brushing your teeth, etc that is also located in the communal area. All water on-site is drinkable (and delicious!). If you have Verizon like me, cell service is non-existent (that's not a bad thing!). My understanding is that ATT customers do have service. Safe travels everyone!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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sologrrl wrote a review Aug 2020
Atlanta, Georgia73 contributions32 helpful votes
I had a nice stay here. I booked the the deluxe tent with a perfect view of the mountains and glacier. The tent was large enough to move around even with a twin and full/queen size bed. The shared areas are really nice and they provide some breakfast like an egg casserole, yogurt, tea, and coffee. The hot tub was also a treat with a cool view facing the mountains. The shower.changing areas are very clean. There are a list of rules at check-in that will seem a bit overwhelming, but the general gist is keep your smelly things (foods and perfumy things) away from the area to not attract bears. You will probably need to keep your toiletries in your car trunk. MICA guides is a short walk up the path if you would like to do any activities. If you want to really have a 'get away from it all' experience, you've found your place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: I really loved the view from my tent. I think it was called Wickersham (?).
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Lieven V wrote a review Jul 2020
Seattle, Washington11 contributions
The deluxe tent have view of the glacier, it’s just amazing. The tents are basic but very clean. All other facilities are also clean. Hot tub is fun. I can only recommend this place. I just whisked I stayed longer then 1 night.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alpenglow Luxury Camping
Which popular attractions are close to Alpenglow Luxury Camping?
Nearby attractions include Matanuska Glacier (1.6 miles) and Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alpenglow Luxury Camping?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Alpenglow Luxury Camping?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Alpenglow Luxury Camping?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Alpenglow Luxury Camping?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Alpenglow Luxury Camping have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.