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Mark DeCorso

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Secluded 2 Bedroom Log Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Alaska - Windy Creek Cabin

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

A short 20 minutes north of Fairbanks, this 1,000 sq ft secluded log home at the end of a private road is surrounded by an old growth Paper Birch and White Spruce forest. A large, 500 sq ft deck with a propane grill makes this log home a relaxing get away under the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights for couples, families or small groups.

Enjoy rest and relaxation at the end of the road, head out for a hike on the nearby trail system, grill Alaskan halibut or salmon on the deck. Take in the fine restaurants of Goldstream Valley or head to the world famous Howling Dog Saloon. The owners are long time Alaskans who have lived and traveled all over the state and are happy to help you plan your stay or journey.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark DeCorso (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English

About Mark DeCorso

I am a long time Alaskan and I live in Fairbanks with my wife and six children. I have traveled and lived all over Alaska, working as a commercial fisherman in Kodiak, fishing for crab on the Bering Sea and working at public radio stations in Bethel and McGrath. Our family has traveled extensively in Alaska to more than 40 Alaska Native villages. In 2011, we spent nine months driving through Canada and the lower 48 states. In 2013, we drove from Alaska to Chile. We have spent extended time in Canada, Morocco, the Amazon, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. Our children have a lot of interests - one play bagpipes, one raises dairy goats, one is doing an internship in Bolivia. We have traveled in many ways and rented houses, apartments and rooms in several countries. We know what it is like to rent a vacation rental and we are available to help in any way we can.

Mark DeCorso purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Mark DeCorso chose Alaska

My wife and I bought the property in 1993. Growing up in Fairbanks, I spent a lot of time thinking about where I would want to live should I stay here. The property is truly on of the most beautifully set parcels I have ever come across. We were very fortunate that it came available at the time we were ready to buy.

After my father retired from the University and my parents moved away to Florida, they wanted to continue to return for Alaskan summers. My Dad and I built the cabin in 2007 so they could live nearby their six grandchildren. Since they are here for only a few months each year, we have decided to make it available to you when they are not.

What makes this cabin unique

Windy Creek Cabin is in a beautiful forested setting at the end of a private drive. For aurora viewing, the is very little light pollution (mostly the moon). It is a peaceful and secluded place that I'm sure you will enjoy.


based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Secluded 2 Bedroom Log Cabin
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Was great and amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My experience here was great! I loved the cabin and it was everything I expected! The owners are great and very nice to work with. I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Comfortable secluded cabin

  • 4 of 5

This is a very comfortable and cozy cabin in a beautiful location...perfect for a group of people who want quiet and solitude, and also quick access to town.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin. No traffic noise. Lots of trees.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well stocked. We were able to grill and cook meals. There are a lot if trees so we were able to look at birds and chipmunks. The property was well maintained. Mark offered assistance and made us feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful secluded place for a get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed this cabin. We definately lucked out in finding it on HomeAway. It was exactly what we were looking for and lots of room. It was nice and warm inside and no running out of hot water. The balcony was large which you can see from the pic. We went in January and considering we are from Austin, Tx, having a nice warm place was great. It definately was a winter wonderland when we went and it was so quite outside with only the noises of the forrest. Mark, the owner, was exceptionly wonderful and waited up for us to arrive (which was 1:30am) to show us around. He was also a great guide with all the fun things to do around Fairbanks and showed us a great location for view the Northern Lights (which was amazing). I definately would go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cabin for a couple nights to celebrate my husbands birthday. We brought along our 3 young kids and we all had a blast! The toyo stove was nice and cozy warm, the kitchen had all we needed to make meals and best of all there was a tub of toys that entertained the heck out of my kiddos. Mark was super nice and informative. The cabin had a nice secluded feel but it was also an easy drive to Fairbanks. Great price.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Warm Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing little treasure. 2-floor cabin has 2 warm, cozy rooms and a loft perfect for kids. Our party of 6 fit comfortably. All the household necessities were provided and the owner is easy to communicate with, meeting our every need. Will absolutely never bother to look for another place to stay in Fairbanks. This place has it all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fairbanks International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ivory Jack's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fairbanks Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ivory Jack's
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Moose Mountain
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Fairbanks, 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
2016 Summer
1 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Alaska, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski

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