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Alaska Creekside Cabins
Duncanville, TX
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointing”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

We stayed in the Serenity Cabin at the Cottonwood Creek location in Wasilla, Alaska. The ad on line stated it had beautiful views of Talkeetna Mountains and salmon swimming upstream. The mountains in the distance were beautiful but the stream left a lot to be desired and seemed a little stagnant.

There was alot of overbrush which needed to be trimmed away and large trash receptacle right next to our cabin.

The inside was comfortable with kitchen and the large window was nice. There was an upstairs loft with a ladder that kids would enjoy. It had a nice deck but the cabin next to us was a bit to close.

Overall we felt it was priced to high at $ 175. a night for the value but seemed to find that alot while in Alaska.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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creekside007, Owner at Alaska Creekside Cabins, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
We at Alaska Creekside Cabins would like to point out that Cottonwood Creek is identified as adesignated salmon-spawning creek , per State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Our Serenity cabin is situated on the upper part of the creek, which by nature, is very slow moving.

We have intentionally left the cabin surroundings as natural as possible, while still enabling our guests to enjoy the beautiful mountain view. Also, the trash receptacle at this location is over 60 feet from the Serenity cabin.

While some potential guests may think that $175./ night is high-priced, we make sure to publish our minimum rate for a one-night stays on our website so there are no unexpected costs for our guests. Our average rate is $155./ night during summer months and $125./ night during winter months, for stays that are a length of two or more nights.

We thank you for the opportunity to clarify some of these items and take pride in the natural Alaskan setting and competitive prices offered here at Alaska Creekside Cabins!
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

Really very nice, a luxury cabin. Clean and nice, we'd stay there again. A moose walked through the area and down to the creek, and we almost missed it because we were inside watching satellite TV and using the wireless internet.

Secluded in the woods but not a completely private deck unless you are in the Bella Donna Cabin (the Chinook and the one next to it are close together and you can talk to the people on the deck of the cabin next to it). On the deck you can hear the traffic noise from the main road if you listen. The jetted bathtub is not a hot tub, just the usual jetted bathtub in the bathroom and barely fits 2 people.
There are 2 twin beds in the loft, but in the summer it will never be dark there and young kids can’t safely get up and down the ladder. The bedroom is separate so one person can stay up and watch TV while the other sleeps (the room doesn’t get totally dark – consider the midnight sun in June/July and take a sleeping blindfold to Alaska).

The Musk Ox Farm (and the scenic overlook) near milepost 50 about 9 miles north of Palmer are less than 15 minutes drive away. Good location to head to Hatcher Pass, too. It's in the Matanuska Valley where the colony of midwesterners was attempted during the Great Depression.

Room Tip: higher rates if you only stay one night.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Gold Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2011

Creekside Cabins offers a great Alaskan Getaway. The host is Wonderful- going above and beyond. Love the fireplace and jetted tub. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Great place to stay !!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed October 29, 2010

Not in a hard to reach remote Alaska rural spot, but close to Wasilla in a nice spot on a hill overlooking a pond & the mountains just minutes off a paved - plowed road. Nice, modern - CLEAN - chalet style cabin that was very comfortable and fully equipped (pots, pans, cups, glasses, etc, - even ground coffee in the fridge...). We spent a week in the area and the cabins are centally located about an hour north of the Anchorage airport, and make a great jumping offf point for everything in the area. The gas stove was automatic and on a thermostat so it was cozy & warm too. Throw in an outdoor gas grill, Cable TV, stereo & wireless web and it was a week well spent in Alaska... Diane (the owner) was also very helpful and made our stay enjoyable.

Thanks Diane - and the baby is doing fine !

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Gresham, Oregon
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Reviewed July 1, 2010

I know that Creekside Cabins has three different locations but we had the pleasure of staying at the Palmer location (Chinook cabin) that is located on Cottonwood Creek. We had an amazing view of the mountains and it added to our Alaskan experience. It made our experience unforgettable. To be able to look out the creek and know that salmon return here every year is unbelievable. We also got to witness two bald eagles perched on a tree and saw a moose less than 100 feet away from our cabin. The cabin was more than comfortable and very clean which is always important to us. We can't think of a better place to stay when visiting Alaska. The host was very knowledgable and had many helpful recommendations on things to do in the area.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2010

this is a great place and location. the cabin was clean and very charming. everything you could want was provided. Gas grill, fir pit, picinic table, beautiful deck, we saw a moose right out there! we had such a wonderful trip, the owners are very helpful to hook you up with what ever activities or sightseeing you care to do. our kids are 14 and 15 and they loved it and had a great time also.. perfect place, we hope to come back. Mary Filipiak

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2010

Alaska like I pictured it would be!! Beautiful View from the cabin!! Very clean!! Owner is a Great person!! Just Great!!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Alaska Creekside Cabins

Property: Alaska Creekside Cabins
Address: 3200 North Dolly Varden Drive, Wasilla, AK 99654
Location: United States > Alaska > Wasilla
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Wasilla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Alaska Creekside Cabins." Each luxury waterfront suite has its own private deck which overlooks either Cottonwood Creek or Wasilla Creek. The serene & peaceful settings are perfect for viewing the many different types of water fowl that visit, the salmon swimming upstream, & of course the occasional moose. Each cabin suite is equipped w/ all bed linens, blankets, towels, full size kitchen,gas fireplace, jetted tub, TV, stereo & wireless internet. Complimentary coffee & light condiments are included. For all you fishermen, extra freezer space is available upon request. Alaska Creekside Cabins are located only 45 minutes from Anchorage Airport, and we are less than a 10 minute drive from either downtown Palmer or Wasilla. Our secluded, yet centralized location makes it the perfect "home base" for checking out the great state of Alaska. ... more   less 

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