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Secluded 2 Bedroom Log Cabin

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Mark DeCorso
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

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 Fairbanks

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Four or all wheel drive vehicle needed In winter.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

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Secluded 2 Bedroom Log Cabin
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
5

Delightful Winter Vacation - 3/15/18 - 3/20/18

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we expected for a cabin in Alaska. Reasonably close to Fairbanks (airport is 15 miles away) but far enough away to see the stars and feel that you are away from the city.

Mark (owner) was a delight to deal with as he allowed us to check in early and provided suggestions. The cabin was as described. Secluded, warm and comfy. If you are renting in the winter, be sure to have an all wheel or four wheel drive vehicle as we experienced snowpacked roads to the cabin. It was nice to have good wifi in a secluded area so we could plan the next day's activities. Our first sight of the aurora was from the driveway. Located relatively close to Murphy Dome road which is a great place to see the aurora. Would definitely rent again if we are in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

the sweetest cabin

  • 5 of 5

We love the Windy Creek Cabin. It was so nice to have my girls in a home setting. Its a home away from home. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We stayed during very cold December weather—but the cabin was toasty warm!!!

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Mark, is very responsive and easy to deal with!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

Windy Creek Cabin was the perfect home away from home during our time in Fairbanks. It was cosy and quite and well equipped for our family of four. Mark was an outstanding host. We hope to return again someday. Thanks Mark

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Property was nice and secluded.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience owner was very nice and informative.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly a pleasure hosting Michelle and her sister. I would welcome them back anytime.
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5

wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

the cabin was very nice. It had all we needed. Mark the owner was very nice. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks to Mark

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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Prices & Availability

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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