If you plan on visiting the Matanuska Glacier, do not stay in Palmer or Wasilla or Anchorage, but stay right here. You will not regret it. Thanks to the Tripadvisor poster who steered us here...the place is really excellent.
It is located just off the Glenn Highway, just a few miles away from Mica guides (whom we used for our Matanuska glacier trek). The directions to reach here were provided in great detail, and we had no difficulty in finding the place, despite being located in true wilderness. We arrived fairly late at about 10pm, but Sandy was very considerate and accommodating. We had booked Cabin # 3, which is their largest cabin. It was a beautifully hand-crafted log cabin, with two bedrooms, a comfortable living area, spacious bath area which also housed a washer and dryer. Large outside porch, and plenty of wooded walking areas all around. We were kicking ourselves for staying only one night. It is worth spending more time here, as it is really a lovely place to enjoy.
They do not provide breakfast, so we had carried supplies. The kitchen was well equipped and we had no difficulties. We did our vacation laundry here, as it was very convenient with the washer and dryer located in the cabin. The cabin could have comfortably accommodated a family of 4, although we were only two of us.
Unfortunately we had to leave by 9am in the morning, as were booked on a 9:30am glacier trek. Sandy invited us to visit her house nearby before we left, and when we saw the views of the mountains from her garden, we were blown away ! What a place to live !
Such a shame to have spent so little time at such a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three cozy hand crafted log cabins available year round in a quiet peaceful setting 1 hour from Palmer/ 2 hours from Anchorage - 5 miles from the Matanuska Glacier. Cabins are fully furnished with bedding, linens, dishes, stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, complete kitchen, private bathroom with shower. Free wireless internet in each cabin. Cabins sleep 2-6, rate based on double occupancy. Hiking trails, recreational activities abundant in the area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Homestead Guest Cabins Alaska/Glacier View