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Cozy Swedish-Style Cabin... Our Specialty is in the Details!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Built by Stefan Nilsson, this little “doll house” was completed in July of 2005. Inspired by Stefan's Swedish heritage, this adorable cabin has typical Swedish siding stained forest green, with natural spruce trim.

The cabin is in a quiet wooded setting, located 5-10 minutes away from Seward's activities; yet our guests can still stay connected to the rest of the world with free wireless internet service!

The inside comfortably sleeps 4 guests, having a queen-sized bed in a cozy alcove, two twin beds up in the sleeping loft, and a sitting area to relax in. A full bathroom is located near the back entrance.

The kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and toaster. Next to the kitchen, a custom-built breakfast nook affords spectacular views of Mt. Eva and her hanging glacier. Rich wood details, from the tongue and groove ceiling to the colorful stained beams, adorn the inside of the cabin.

The finish carpentry, as well as the unique colors on the walls, beams, and interior door make this cabin a work of art.

Keywords: A custom built cabin, with Scandinavian details. Cozily tucked in amongst the towering Sitka Spruce trees with spectacular views of Mt. Eva.

More Details

Stefan and Binget Nilsson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Stefan and Binget Nilsson

Stefan and Binget Nilsson are your hosts along with their three children, Kjell (born 1999), Bjorn (born 2002), and Annika (born 2004). They moved to Seward in February of 1996. Binget grew up in Kenai, Alaska and spent many years fishing salmon on the banks of the Kenai River. After finishing college at the University of Washington in Seattle (1990), she put her pack on her back and went travelling down to New Zealand. In February of 1990, Stefan and Binget met on a bus (“The Magic Bus”) on the South Island of New Zealand and fell in love. At the end of the trip, neither thought they would see the other again. But it was God’s plan that they be together, and through interesting circumstances (and a helpful German friend!), they finally decided to be together and were married September 19, 1992 in Kenai. Your hosts love living in Alaska with their little ones, and appreciate the great outdoor opportunities that abound in the Seward area. Binget has a history in mountain climbing and has extensive knowledge of the trails and mountains in and around Seward. If you love to hike, bike, run the trails, or climb some of the local peaks…she can point you in the right direction! Stefan’s big love is hunting and fishing. He will be able to tell you the right lake or river for Dolly Varden, Rainbows, and Grayling...and he may even share his secrets about what the halibut and salmon are biting in Resurrection Bay ! They are excited to be able to share their outdoor experiences with you.

Stefan and Binget Nilsson purchased this guest house in 2005

Why Stefan and Binget Nilsson chose Old Mill

We love living out of town in our little neighborhood called "Old Mill Subdivision". There are towering Sitka Spruce trees throughout the subdivision that house Bald Eagles and a myriad of other birds, as well as the pesky squirrels that chatter away when you get too close. As well, you may see the occasional moose, porcipine, and black or brown bear wander through the area. The quiet life and gorgeous views are what suits our lifestyle in this area.

What makes this guest house unique

We enjoy having the river run through our neighborhood, which occasionally will have trout and salmon swimming. The hiking trails and berry picking in the Fall right outside our door is another plus for our family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful guesthouse! It was perfect. so quaint and simple, yet it had all the ammenities we ever could have needed. We loved the fireplace and on-demand water heater. I only wish we could have spent more time in our room!
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Old Mill in Bear Creek

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove your shoes upon entering our guesthouse.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Cozy Swedish-Style Cabin... Our Specialty is in the Details!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful cabin and owners!

  • 5 of 5

My family (husband and 2 teen girls) absolutely LOVED staying in this cabin! The hostess Binget and her family were so nice and accommodating, and we enjoyed her homemade Swedish bread! My daughters enjoyed meeting her children and chatting about the differences of living in Alaska, verses the Southeast, where we live. The cabin itself was beautiful, well stocked with all the essentials, extremely clean and overall just lovely! Plus, it's a good location near Seward. Thanks Binget for a wonderful stay! We hope to come back one day soon. :)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfull all-around experience!

  • 5 of 5

It is immediately clear this cabin is a work of love for the family, from the beautiful construction to the flowers and homemade treats greeting you upon arrival. The cabin was a perfect size for our family of four. Our children loved the loft and all of the beds were very comfortable. It was quite a treat to come back to relax in this cozy cabin after a day of hiking or fishing. Stefan, Binget, and their children were so welcoming...we weren't ready to leave when our week was over!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having your family here so much. Thank you for staying with us, and sharing about your life near Disney World with us! :)
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Beautiful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family so enjoyed our stay in this cozy little cabin in a beautiful setting. Binget was a wonderful hostess who greeted us upon arrival and had a delicious loaf of Swedish cardamom bread waiting for us. Everything about the well-appointed cabin was comfortable and clean. We enjoyed playing cards in the breakfast nook. The location is convenient to Seward and easy to find.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was wonderful having you here.
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Wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, and are grateful to our hosts. They provided great tips on things to do while in Seward, and our boys enjoyed their treehouse, animals, backgammon... The cabin was very efficient, built and decorated with care. A nice way to finish up our first trip to Alaska!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hobart, tasmania, Australia

Delightful, warm, cosy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

What a delight to find this tiny little cabin set in amongst the owners beautiful garden and trees. Cosy, warm, very private, great comfortable bed and pillows, well equipped kitchen, lovely little deck surrounded by flowers, plus beautiful view of a snow capped mountain. Binget very easy to deal with, generous with her time, and her cooking of yummy swedish bread and smoked fish. Appreciated her 'extra' touches of her welcoming note, fresh flowers, and the lovely feeling of 'looking after us'. Would we recommend?. Absolutely...and we hope Binget is inundated with many of our Tasmanian friends. Angela & Chris Wood. Australia.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highland, Utah

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first place we stayed in our trip to Alaska and we were so happy with the charming cabin. We LOVED waking up to the gorgeous view and sitting eating breakfast in the little nook. The bed was really comfortable for us after our 18 mile hike the first day. The recommendations from the owner of what to do was invaluable. We even were welcomed with the best cookies upon our arrival. I appreciated all the beautiful flowers right out our door. I cannot say anything bad about this wonderful piece of heaven. I just wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you for taking such care of your property.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Seward Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Play Area for Children, and Gardens to Enjoy!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Old Mill, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July Fourth Celebration
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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