|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our cozy log cabin is self contained and secluded in a beautiful forest setting just outside Fairbanks in the Goldstream Valley. Only 12 miles from downtown Fairbanks and 20 minutes from the airport, the Goldstream Valley is famous for dog mushing, ski trails and aurora viewing in winter. Located only 5 miles from the local downhill ski area, Moose Mountain. In summer, the area boasts great mountain biking trails (Ester Dome single-track), access to hiking and panoramic views of the Fairbanks area.
Designed to give you a real Alaskan wilderness experience, the Denali Adventure log cabin was handcrafted by your host using local spruce trees. Wildlife frequent the area, including moose, fox and sandhill cranes. There are several sled-dog kennels located in the area where you will hear their occasional distant howls floating across the tree tops. Every effort has been made to make this accommodation a typical rustic and authentic Alaskan cabin in harmony with its natural surroundings.
The cabin comfortably sleeps up to 4 people with a double bed in the loft and a fold-out sofa/futon in the downstairs lounge. There is a full, self-contained kitchen. The cabin is rustic but modern. In keeping with the Alaskan tradition of simplicity and low environmental impact, the toilet is a typical Alaskan outhouse. There is a separate sauna and shower building 10 feet from the cabin. There is a woodstove that is used to heat up the water and the shed for your shower. In the meantime there is seating in there for you to have a sauna while this is happening.
There is great views of the aurora that you can watch from the comfort of your bed in the bedroom in the winter.
There is a restaurant, store/market, laundry and gas station conveniently located less than one mile down the road.
Once a gold rush boomtown, Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest city after Anchorage. In the summer, the sun shines for nearly 24 hours a day giving you lots of time to do the many activities such as panning for gold, floating the Chena River, mingling with reindeer and musk oxen, cooling off in an ice museum, or taking a refreshing hike, or be inspired by local art galleries, museums, and historic sites.
Late August to April you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. In the winter there are host of activities such as dog mushing, snow mobile trips and skiing, as well as soaking in hot pools of Chena Hot Springs.
I am a New Zealander who has been living in the Goldstream Valley, on the outskirts of the city of Fairbanks, for 18 years. Before arriving in Alaska, I was a keen kayaker, skier, mountaineer, and hiker. I was lured to Alaska in 1992 to climb Mount McKinley and experience all the adventures that the land had to offer. Some 18 years on, I am is still here and still experiencing the many Alaskan adventures available.
Simon McLoughlin purchased this cabin in 1996
My business partner Chris and I built this log cabin, as we wanted to offer our friends and guests the opportunity to experience a real Alaskan lifestyle.
We have deliberately kept the cabins simple but yet comfortable and cozy. There is no television in the cabins. We wanted to create an environment that brought you back to nature. All our cabins have a low impact on the environment. It is place to come and recharge the batteries and replenish the soul. We are also able to offer you dog sledding and snow mobile trips. You can cross country ski from outside your doorstep onto the many miles of ski tracks. There is also a ski field 10 minutes drive from your cabin.
Myself and three friends traveled all the way from Connecticut to Fairbanks and fell in love with this cabin. Truly one of the best traveling experiences I've had. The location is ideal. You feel (and are) quite secluded, but the cabin provides all that's needed, and town is a quick 20 minute drive. Our trip came at a great time- temperatures between 20-30F, sunny, and a clear sky. The cabin was cozy and warm, we enjoyed splitting wood (provided) and making fires every morning and evening. The aurora appeared every night of our stay- the frozen pond being the perfect place for viewing and taking photographs. I highly recommend taking advantage of Simon's dog sled tour. One of the best things we did on our trip- and he invited us in for coffee afterwards. (He offers several tours, all at different times of the year- so look into it)! I fully intend on returning to Alaska, and to this cabin. Simon (and Chris) are some of the kindest and most accommodating people I've had the pleasure of meeting. I could not give a higher recommendation.
We traveled all the way from Kodiak to stay in a remote cabin, take an authentic dog sled ride and see the northern lights and this trip exceeded our expectations tremedously. Simon was warm and courteous and went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable. Make sure to take his dog sled tour, you will not regret it... even if it's -18! The cabin is lovely, secluded and encompasses all that is Alaska. We were able to take our dog hiking around numerous trails right outside the cabin. Simon, we appreciate your kind spirt and can't thank you enough for your hospitality!
Cabin was great. Really more of a house since it has all the inside plumbing except a toilet. Ski trails right outside the door, a skating pond down the block, and a great area to try to see the aurora. Cabin was very new and clean, and included all of the kitchen utensils and appliances you might need. We'll be going back soon! -Andrew and Hilary, Anchorage
This was a beautiful cabin and nice location. The property owners very helpful and kind. I would recommend this property to others. Thank you Simon for bring ice skates to us and firewood daily.
We enjoyed our stay at the "Denali" cabin. The property was exactly as described. We were visiting family in the Goldstream Valley, so having a cabin nearby cut down on the driving. The bed upstairs is extremely comfortable. The kitchen was fully functional with a coffeemaker, and cooking utensils. We noted a couple of missing items and they were there the next day. We were greeted with a homemade jar of blueberry jam which was very tasty. We would stay at the cabin again. This property is relatively close to UAF too.
Myself, my husband, and our sons, aged 13 and 11, stayed here over the 4th of July weekend. We have traveled all over the state of Alaska and this is most definitely one of our favorite trips. The cabin was the perfect size and was most accommodating with regards to providing an opportunity for our family to relax and unwind. When you stand on the porch you feel as though you are in the middle of the wilderness, but the convenience of the city is just 15 minutes up the road. Although the owner was out of town, the property manager met us the night we arrived (IT WAS 11:00 PM) to make certain we were settled and didn't need any last minute amenities. The manager was always available if we had questions and was able to provide recommendations for the local area that were spot on what we were looking for. The entire experience was wonderfully warm and personal. This property is definitely our "go to" property for our trips to Fairbanks!!!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Cleaning Fee||$40.00 + Tax|
No smoking inside the cabin.
Please take off your shoes before entering the cabin. You are requested to leave the property in the same state as you found it at the start of your stay.
You will need to ask permission to have pets on the property.
There is no inside toilet only an outhouse.
There is running water and a shower in the cabin.
The source of heating in the cabin is a Toyo stove
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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