Just 35 minutes from Anchorage lies this cozy getaway with 3 log cabins—perfect for families or any traveler looking for unique accommodations with a local feel, as well as kitchens and privacy.
Choose Your Cabin
You’ll be greeted by your hosts, Lynné and Patrick Doran, who live onsite and welcome every guest with homemade blueberry bread. You’ll check into your cabin, which is set on a private, dead-end road that backs up to Chugach National Forest and its towering trees. All 3 cabins have outdoor decks with chairs; coffee, tea, and cocoa are provided; and BBQ and fire pits are available upon request. Here are the cabins.
- Glacier Cabin, which sleeps 4, features 350 square feet with a queen bed on the main floor and another queen bed in a loft, as well as a clawfoot bathtub.
- Alyeska Cabin sleeps 6 in its 640-square-foot space. Downstairs is a queen-size sleeper sofa, while the upstairs loft features a king- and full-size bed. There’s also a clawfoot bathtub.
- Placer Cabin is a 2-bedroom, 750-square-foot log cabin that sleeps 6. There’s a king-size bed upstairs, a queen-size bed in the first-floor bedroom, and a queen-size sleeper sofa. The bathroom has a walk-in shower.
Lynné and Patrick love chatting with their guests and will be happy to offer suggestions on area hikes and other activities in advance or during your visit. Walkers can stroll the bike path along the road into town, just 1 mile away. Or rent a bike and take the “Bird to Gird” bike path that follows the beautiful Turnagain Arm. Famed Mt. Alyeska is just 2 miles up the road—a mecca for summer hiking and winter skiing. You’re also just 20 minutes from Whittier, where you can cruise or kayak the waters of Prince William Sound, and just 10 minutes from the Alaska Wildlife Conservation center. Or drive a little longer to visit Seward—the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park—or Cooper Landing, where you can fish or float the world-famous Kenai River.