|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
WILLOW CREEK INN; minutes off Parks Hwy on paved, state maintained road. Hatcher Pass State Recreational Area. Get away from it all, 27 acres of Boreal Forest & 75 ft from stream with beautiful view & excellent trout fishing. Located in foothills of Talkeetna Mountains & gateway to Hatcher Pass with active gold mining operations. Variety of wildlife frequents property, moose, brown/black bear & lynx. Fish for salmon as close as confluence of Willow & Deception Creeks. Centrally located to popular sight-seeing locations: Hatcher Pass, Historic Independence Mine, Matanuska Glacier, Talkeetna, Nancy Lake Rec. area. Many hiking trails in the Pass. Home to World Famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. House has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, large screened windows throughout, beautifully furnished & fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Porch & deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Take day trip to Denali Park or stay at rental & enjoy the scenery.
The House & Property: Rental located on 27 acres of Boreal forest sits back from stream 75 feet with beautiful view. Oak floors, vaulted ceilings & large windows throughout. Fully equipped kitchen (has everything!). Beautifully furnished. Porch & Deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Exterior of rental is Cedar-Sided. Wildlife viewing on property. Mountain views on Willow Fishhook Rd. (bring your camera!). Great Rainbow/Steelhead trout fishing.
Forest, Mountains, Wildlife & Scenery: Boreal Forest: Birch, Spruce, Cottonwood & Aspen.
Mountains: Views of Alaska Range & Talkeetna Mountains & Sleeping Lady Mountain from Willow Fishhook Rd. View of Denali .5 miles from driveway.
Species in River: Rainbow/Steelhead Trout, Arctic Greyling, River Otter & spawning ground for Salmon.
Renters have viewed following wildlife on property: Moose, Bear (brown & black), Lynx, Eagles, River Otter, Fox, River Ducks, Woodpeckers, many bird species. Eagle's nest on property & across river from rental.
Northern Lights viewing: during winter months.
Wildflowers: Many species of wildflowers months of May,June, July & August.
Willow is a placer stream --gold pans provided.
Close to popular tour destinations: Many renters book trips on the Alaska Railroad or Tours into Denail National Park.
Willow is centrally located to many scenic areas popular with travelers.
Gateway to Hatcher Pass (active gold mining & Historic Independence Mine). Road into the pass opens on July 4 each year with many hiking trails in this mountainous area.
Very close to the Nancy Lake State Park. Driving distance to Matanuska Glacier, Independence Historic Mine, Denali National Park. Flight Seeing Service & Fishing Guide available in Willow.
We really enjoyed our stay a the cabin - it was clean, neat and very comfortable. The owners were extremely accommodating and quick to respond to our requests. I highly recommend this cabin for a getaway - we are planning to go back this summer!
We had a wonderful stay at Willow Creek Inn. Very clean, well accommodated, beautiful spot and the owners were very helpful. Will be back!
This is a awesome cabin, we all loved it and the owners where so nice.We plan on coming back next year and this is our first choice .
We stayed in this rental September 1st thru September 4th. It was a beautiful home by a gorgeous river. It has a sluice box and gold pans for those who wish to pan for gold. The house was well stocked with plenty of spices and coffee and all of the staples you would need. It also has a washer and Dryer which was a big plus. The house is also extremely clean, and well laid out.
We had a chance to visit with the owners a couple of times and they were extremely nice and helpful with tips on things to do and see in the area. We reall y enjoyed our stay here and it went by way to quick. Many thanks to Paul and Ginny for the lovely stay in their home!
The place is well located next to the river, you can slow down and enjoy the sound of water, the home is very clean and in a pefect condition. It has all you need, Paul and Ginny are extremely friendly and helpful. If we would have to rate the place and the people on a 10 star list, both would get 11!
We are grateful that we could spend a good time there!
Guenther + family
We had a wonderful getaway at this cabin. The beach is just by the cabin and gave our kids hours of fun and us hours of relaxation. The cabin was very well decorated and clean. The owners have put in alot of effort and care and it shows.
Willow: small town (large area) located in the Susitna Valley & north of Anchorage. Known for history of gold mining (Hatcher Pass) and sport fishing (Willow is home to many rivers). Dotted with many lakes & surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountains (Chugach Range-east & south) & the Alaska Range (north) . Willow has beautiful scenery & is centrally located to many popular tour destinations. Hatcher Pass has historic gold mine sites and many hiking trails into the mountains. Willow Fishhook Rd (Hatcher Pass Rd) is a climbing mountain pass road with view of the Alaska Range (Denali, Hunter, Foraker) and gateway to the mountain pass known as Hatcher Pass. Wildlife in this area is many faceted: brown & black bear, moose, lynx, wolf, coyote, fox, eagles, great horned owl, plus many other bird species & smaller mammal species. Home of world famous 'Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.'
Other Activities: Viewing Northern Lights, Wildlife & Scenic Photo Ops, Official Home of Iditarod Re-Start just 6 miles from the rental on Willow Lake. Palmer has the Alaska State Fair each year in late Augustabout an hour's drive from the rental.
Golf: You can golf in Wasilla at Settlers Bay.
Ski: The nearest Ski Resorts are Hilltop Ski in Anchorage and
Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. Some people ski and snowboard
in Hatcher Pass, but there are no facilities there.
No cleaning fee
No security deposit required