HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Baths sleeps 8- 10 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. It has that rustic, homey feeling that only log homes can give.

This premium log home offers views of the Alaska Range and Denali from the inside loft or while relaxing on the grand outdoor deck while grilling your favorite Alaskan seafood. 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 also a futon bed that can be pulled out to sleep an additional two people. There are bathrooms conveniently located on all three levels.

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

The sitting area near the fire is the most popular place to read, while the family room has a 60" curved television available for your viewing pleasure.

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

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

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 more organic than that!

No events.

More Details

Kathy Alonzo
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

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.

This is one of three properties I rent as vacation rentals. I also own and manage Lead Dog Cabin #789673 or Raven's Rest #928995.

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.

What makes this lodge unique

Serene Natural Setting

Aurora Viewing

Mountain View

Natural Log Construction

Three Acres of privacy


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

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Sleeping loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Moose Room
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Large Double Bed , Garden Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
A true Alaskan experience awaits you! This natural log home wraps you in warmth.
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful house and yard

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Moose in the Garden. The house is gorgeous, comfortable, clean with beautiful views. The kitchen is fully equipped. Kathy is a very nice and attentive host. If we return to Fairbanks we would love to return to the house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Antioch, CA

Lovely home in great area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a group of 7 in this spectacular home located just minutes from central Fairbanks (grocery is about 10 min drive). The house is well kept and very clean. No complains about the beds and interior. The view from the large deck is spectacular and Kathy (the lovely owner) was very pleasant and accommodative. The huge deck, big living room and oversize dining table is perfect for larger groups to enjoy their meals or getting together.

The one thing you might want to know, which was not a big deal for us, but the upstairs (loft) area has only a jacuzzi bathtub with a hand shower head. There is one shower with the downstairs bedrooms though.

We had a great time and highly recommend the house and location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful, serene log home in Ester

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Kathy's beautiful home in Ester. The cabin (it's really not a cabin, but a large log home) is spacious and well-equipped, with a large kitchen and dining area perfect for feeding larger groups. There are many spots to get away and have some quiet time, and the outdoor space is perfect for enjoying the gorgeous weather we had during our stay. The view off the deck is lovely, and we were fortunate enough to be able to see Denali a few times during our visit, which was fantastic. The location is perfect. Close enough to town and the airport, but removed enough to really feel like you are away from it all. Kathy was easy to get in touch with, and she responded immediately to any concerns or questions. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Kathy! We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful Cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed this large beautiful cabin a few miles outside of downtown Fairbanks. It fulfilled the needs of our family of three grown sons. ( reliable wifi and plenty of room to spread out :) ) The property is private and quiet. Kathy was great and was full of suggestions on what we should see during our short stay. There has been some talk about returning to see the northern light someday. If so we will see if we can return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed meeting your family when you arrived the other day. I don't always have the opportunity to talk to my guests, so it is very special for me when I do! This property is the largest of three that I have on VRBO. I take great pride in the properties that I rent and want it to be a special part of the vacation experience while guests are in Fairbanks. I am delighted that guests feel right at home. I am excited that you are discussing a return to see the aurora borealis. This property is a perfect venue for that "bucket list" experience. Hope to see you soon!!!!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our family for 4 nights. The house was EXTREMELY well built and EXTREMELY nice! Well equipped kitchen with lots of room. Beds were great. Plenty of towels. The deck and yard were amazing with some of the best views in Alaska. The only downer was that the grill didn't work but we adapted. I would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that the grill was a challenge for you. I welcome my guests to text me anytime they are having any issues during their stay. I can often problem solve quickly the little quirks of things like starting the grill or the using the sauna settings. We just used the grill on the 4th of July. I will take another look at it though. It may be time to purchase a new one! I am so glad you appreciated the property. It is an amazing place and has many amenities often not found in other vacation rentals that make it feel more like home. Update: inspected the grill and found that it was not staying lit as it should. The grill has been replaced!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful home with fabulous view. Kathy is very attentive and helpful

  • 5 of 5

All you could want in a vacation home and more!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Red Fox
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
George Parks Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
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. Nearby are top-rated restaurants, grocery stores, and Isberg Recreational trails.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Fairbanks, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.69
Damage Deposit £582.67

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

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.
Enquire Now