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Kathy Alonzo

Member since: 2012
Speaks English

A true Alaskan experience awaits you! This natural log home wraps you in warmth.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday lodge in Alaska - A Moose in the Garden

3 Bedroom 2.5 Baths sleeps 8 people. Mountain and aurora views.

Whether traveling to Fairbanks under the summer's midnight sun or winter's aurora borealis - you will find this peaceful setting a perfect base for your interior Alaskan vacation.

This 3,000sqft natural log home was built almost entirely from the white spruce trees that grew on the property. The original owner cut, hand peeled, and allowed the logs to dry. He then contracted a premier log home builder to hand scribe each log to fit into place in 1990. The log detail is a thing of beauty.

This premium log home offers views of the Alaska Range and Denali from the inside loft or relaxing on the grand outdoor deck. During dark, clear nights enjoy star gazing and the excitement of the aurora borealis unobstructed by city lights from either inside or outside this well-appointed, truly Alaskan home.

The large upstairs loft bedroom sleeps four in a queen size bed and a pair of twin beds. Please note the set of twin beds are accessed over a low log wall using three stairs on each side of log wall. This gives some privacy from each of these adjoining sleeping spaces in the loft. This is a popular place to sleep and brings out the child in all my guests. The pair of downstairs bedrooms in the walk-out basement, each have queen size beds. All the bedrooms have views and are accessed via stairwells. There is a bathroom conveniently located on all three levels.

There is a spacious eat-in kitchen and also a huge dining area and seats large groups comfortably. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, and even spices.

The sitting area near the fire is the most popular place to read, while the two separate living areas have televisions available for your viewing pleasure.

The keyless entry makes access convenient and there is no worry about lost keys.

Off street parking is plentiful and has headbolts for winter guests to plug in their vehicles when temperatures drop to sub zero.

I believe the peace and tranquility that guests enjoy while staying at this vacation rental comes from the "groundedness" of the home being built from truly local logs. It can't get much closer than that!

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy Alonzo (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English

About Kathy Alonzo

I arrived in Alaska in 1975. I have lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Petersburg, Arctic Circle Hot Springs Resort, and North Pole. Construction work took me around the state, but I found Fairbanks to be just the right size town for me. The people here are amazing! I have worked as an iron worker, retailer, cashier, florist, receptionist, teacher, and business owner. My talented children all live here in Fairbanks and I am now a proud grandmother.

Kathy Alonzo purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Kathy Alonzo chose Alaska

I bought this gorgeous natural log home property to fulfill a life-long dream of owning a bed and breakfast. After ten years of operating the B&B, I noted the need for family vacation rentals in this area and am moving in that direction. Book EARLY!

What makes this lodge unique

Serene Natural Setting

Aurora Viewing

Mountain View

Natural Log Construction

Three Acres


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

A true Alaskan experience awaits you! This natural log home wraps you in warmth.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful place - exactly as depicted

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights. The house had everything we needed. Kathy has provided many little amenities to make the stay even better including boxes of tissue and night lights (even though it never got dark while we were there). The kitchen is fully equipped making it easy to make some home cooked meals. The view is tremendous from the deck. We spent most of our time out there waiting for Denali to show herself - which she did on our last day. All in all, a very very nice home. Thanks Kathy, for making our stay there comfortable and memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not only is this one of the most beautiful log homes I have seen but the view is spectacular and Kathy is a pleasure to work with. She made our stay truly a memorable one!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blackduck MN

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Had a great time. Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury and comfort in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

I seldom do reviews. Kathy is awesome. Her attention to detail is amazing. You can rent as stand alone or B & B. Clean, roomy, well maintained, as advertised. The view is to die for. The pictures on VRBO simply do not do this property justice. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is my second year renting my own home on VRBO. It has been a great success and all the guests have appreciated the cozy atmosphere of a natural log home, the mountain view, the vegetable garden, and the serene flowered landscape. I personally have enjoyed the freedom that VRBO has given me as I also run the property as a highly rated bed and breakfast part of the year- A Moose in the Garden B&B. Sometimes, I miss making breakfast for all my guests, but I am getting used to it! It is guests that truly appreciate my home that make is such a pleasure to share.
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Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

My family came to Fairbanks to visit my son who is in the Army. There were 7 or us visiting. The house was a great size and super comfortable. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because the master bathroom upstairs does not have a door and only has a shower handle in the tub. It has a curtain so some modesty can be maintained, but without a door it meant family members really did not feel comfortable using that bathroom where whatever was going on was somewhat public. If no one else stayed in the upstairs save one couple, it probably does not matter. Also there were 4 men in our group and they really prefer a full shower so everyone used the shower in the basement bath. That was not really a big deal because the rest of the house was very comfortable. Love the deck and the picturesque yard. We did not get to see Mt. McKinley due to smokey weather, but loved sitting together chatting on the deck anyway. Thank you for such an "at home" feeling for our trip to Fairbanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Though I can appreciate it is not for everyone, one of the unique features of my home is the loft suite with an open concept. It overlooks the great room and all the log detail of the overall structure. There is a leather chair and couch in the loft. The chair with ottoman is my favorite spot to sit and enjoy looking at all the logs, especially after giving them a fresh oil soap cleaning. The openness of the on-suite bath is also a feature of the loft bedroom. It has a large Jacuzzi spa tub nestled in the corner in which you can relax and even see the aurora to the northwest on dark, clear nights. It has a retractable showerhead that you can use if you want to shower instead of bathe - or use it to rinse off after a good long soak. It is the room that couples love to book for romantic evenings (as A Moose in the Garden B&B) and it is my most popular room for viewing the aurora. (appropriately named The Northern Lights Room) Please note the toilet is located behind a privacy wall out of view. I also have families reserve that room (@ A Moose in the Garden B&B) because it has a pair of twin beds in an adjoining loft up and over a low log wall from the main loft. Kids love it! If you are concerned that there are not enough bathrooms for the size of your group… there is a half bath on the main floor, and a full bath on the ground floor, and the on-suite bath on the top level.....one bath/floor…a total of three bathrooms. I am always torn about what to do when I see that a guest was not completely happy with their stay. I have pondered more than once on making this spa room setting into a standard bath area, but then I realize that it would take away from the overall atmosphere of that room and the intended original structure. After talking to several contractors over the ten years I have operated this property as a B&B, I worry that any remodel ideas would look haphazard and like an afterthought, no matter who would do the work. However, if you do want complete privacy for the upstairs room, there is a locking door on the stairwell. Thank you for bringing this unique space to the attention of future guests. It may just the feature they are looking for, and if not, they know that it can still work out nicely. I am so glad that showering in the downstairs bath worked out for the group. Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay here.
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Happy Client

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful accommodations. Highly recommend the place. Beautiful facilities and wonderful breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In order to clarify: this property is both a vacation rental in which your family can rent the entire home and it is also a bed and breakfast. That is why people are mentioning our unique breakfast offerings. The breakfast is only available when booking on our A Moose in the Garden B&B site.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Red Fox
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
George Parks Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Chena Pump House Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
X country trail
Car: recommended

Set in the heart of the boreal forest, A Moose in the Garden is within 15 minutes of the airport, train station, Riverboat Discovery dock, Ice Park, Ester, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45
Cleaning Deposit £152
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation policy:

If the guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date

75% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Alaska, USA

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , hand held shower in jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski

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