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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places ~ The Campbell House!

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Restored 1935 Matanuska Colony House

The Campbell House, listed on the National Historic Register, is an original 1935 Matanuska Colony house.

The Campbell House is conveniently located just off the Glenn Highway in the heartland of Palmer, 45 minutes from Anchorage and near the award winning Alaska State Fairgrounds - home of the world famous giant vegetables!

Outstanding mountain views surround Palmer. With our small town friendliness, surrounding beautiful farmlands - this is what Palmer Alaska is all about!

A stay at the historic Campbell House is a step back in time with all the comforts of today! Beautifully restored hardwood floors, staircase, columns, historical style windows combined with contemporary comforts add up to an unforgettable stay!

Relax the day away in the beautiful Master Bedroom upstairs with a luxurious king size bed and awesome mountain views!

Across the hall another delightful bedroom with beautiful hardwood floors and a pair of inviting and comfortable twin beds overlooks the garden.

A beautiful fully equipped, bright and shiny, new kitchen is ready for you! Whether you love to cook or just use the microwave and fridge ~ it's all there :)

Savor your morning coffee in the dining room or outdoors with garden and Pioneer Peak view ~ sunshine and mountains are on the menu! Be sure to keep an eye on the strawberries and raspberries - you will be able to pick a tasty Alaskan treat if you are here in season!

The living area is cozy and comfortable as can be with leather loveseats, chair and ottoman, and upholstered occasional chair - lots of options for watching that 40 inch TV after a long day of exploring the magnificent state of Alaska!

The Campbell House in 1935, was without indoor plumbing, but never fear ~ no outhouse - it's restored and used as a garden shed now. We had you in mind when we designed this bathroom! A large custom tile walk in shower, a beautiful antique vanity with contemporary glass vessel sink, modern privy and stacking washer and dryer will meet all your vacation needs for comfort :)

A main floor bedroom with a twin sleigh bed is a great option as a quiet space for exploring our many great Alaskan books you will find around the Campbell House!

So many opportunities for fun during your stay at the Campbell House! Palmer offers micro breweries, coffee houses, festivals and art fairs, the state fair, golf courses, shopping, hiking, biking, trails, parks, farm tours, sight seeing, flight seeing, and even parachuting!

Palmer's downtown main street offers a variety of shopping and dining choices. Stop in a one of our local bars for the Alaska experience -enjoy live music, a game of pool or darts - probably a story or two of 'the one that got away'.

Palmer's historic district, across the tracks offers museums, visitor center, library and more great eatery's. Visit our airport and watch the planes - we are a hub of air activity!

Take a day trip to Hatcher Pass and historic Independence Mine, the Reindeer Farm, the Musk Ox Farm, Matanuska Glacier, hike the Butte or Lazy Mountain ~ and still have time to put your feet up at the end of the day and watch the sunset above Pioneer Peak from the front lawn of the Campbell House!

Whether you head north to Talkeetna, Fairbanks or Denali on the Parks Highway or south to Anchorage, Seward or Homer, the Campbell House a great home base for your stay in Alaska!

Alaska has beauty twelve months of the year ~ it's always a perfect time to visit!

More Details

Owner
Q54 Management
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2017

About Q54 Management

We love living in the unique small town of Palmer Alaska! We have called Palmer home since moving to Alaska in the 1980's. Our first home was near the Matanuska Glacier. Now we currently reside closer to the townsite of Palmer.

Q54 Management purchased this house in 2011

Why Q54 Management chose Alaska

Our love of Palmer and its history led us to purchase our historic colony house. This little gem needed some tender loving care to restore her to her former glory and to continue telling her story. The Campbell House is located on the Springer system of roads ~ a most sought after location. Its a beautiful setting surrounded by farms that grow world famous Alaskan produce. Enjoy the glorious views of Pioneer Peak - our beloved Palmer mountain. It was a little house that needed a lot of love. Just the right house for us - love Palmer, love its history, love the location - win, win, win! :)

What makes this house unique

The Campbell House has been accepted to the National Historic Register! So exciting to have restored and preserved ~ and to share the history of the 1935 Palmer Colony project!

*Recipient of the Historic Preservation Award 2013

Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International
Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Palmer City Ale House, Palmer Bar, Caboose Lounge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Palmer Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Glenn Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Noisy Goose Cafe/Colony Kitchen
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Alyeska Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The Campbell House is a restored 1935 Colony House located in the heartland of Palmer, in the shadows of magnificent Pioneer Peak and surrounding farmlands.

Palmer is a historic town which grew rapidly when the New Deal Act of 1935 was put into action by President Roosevelt. Colonists from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin were selected to move to Alaska to develop the land thru farming and related industry.

The Colonists lived in a Tent City until the lottery drawing took place which determined their home sites.

George and Onabel Campbell from Mio, Michigan drew Quarter 54 in the lottery drawing and were assigned the property that the Campbell House is on. Also still standing is the original chicken brooder.

Palmer town square has many historic buildings and monuments teaching about this time in United States history.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palmer in Matanuska-Susitna

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large custom walk in shower, stack washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main Floor - 1 Single Bed
    Upstairs Twins - 2 Single Bed
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places ~ The Campbell House!
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
Homer, Alaska
5

Perfect home for a perfect State Fair Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 nights during the wildly-popular Alaska State Fair week-- if anyone hasn't gone or gets an opportunity to, I highly recommend the fair AND I highly recommend staying at this lovely historic house that is just a (decent) walk to the fair! Quiet neighborhood, great stay. There is a bit of traffic though during fair week, but I would imagine it is not an issue at times other than the last 2 weeks of every August. Thanks for hosting.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Alaska State Fair is very unique and well attended by folks from around the world! I'm glad that you had a great time there as well! You are right - traffic at fair time increases due to the folks from Anchorage being routed down S Inner Springer. The rest of the year is quite quiet in comparison :) I'm happy to hear the Campbell House was a sweet retreat for your stay in Alaska. Make a plan to visit again!
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The location is great, and we found everything we needed available in the house. Because it is a historic home, I would not recommend it for small children. We were thankful for the washer and dryer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isn't is wonderful to be able to launder clothing before packing it up for the trip home! :) Especially if you took advantage of all the great hiking opportunities! So glad you enjoyed your stay at our historic home!
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beautiful. clean. comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house. We enjoyed the beautiful decorations, the fresh strawberries from the garden, the wooden swing, and the comfortable couches and beds. I could live in this house!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea! It's so fun to hear you loved everything we love about the Campbell House! Comfy & cozy, straberries & swing - perfectly perfect! Come back and visit soon!
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Family Wedding Stay

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Palmer for my niece's wedding and stayed at the Campbell House. What a wonderful home away from home! The Campbell House is rich with history and yet has all the modern conveniences one could ask for. Our stay was very comfortable! We were close to other family and having a home was so much better than a hotel room!! It was great to be able to have my daughter and aunt stay with us. It was fun to visit with other family who had traveled - have meals and share our adventures together in the cozy living room. There are many amenities such as washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, etc. and the place is very clean which is important to me. Alaska is beautiful and the Campbell House is a wonderful place to stay. I would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yea for a comfy landing spot to celebrate your nieces wedding! The Campbell House is a great space for families to relax and catch up with eachother. It was the perfect time of the year to come for a wedding and enjoy all that Alaska has to offer too! Come back and visit soon!
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5

Great house...great location for trails

  • 5 of 5

Was great to stay in this cozy house, great to see the history of the location.

The upstairs queen bed was super comfortable, and it was nice to come home after a day of hiking. Has everything you need and is a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Campbell House for your weekend adventure! We have so many beautiful hiking areas with in a short distance. We welcome you back as there are always more trails to discover!
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AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Palmer House!!! The house was so perfect, we ended up staying in and hanging out more than we planned. We would stay here again in an instant!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes our day when the Campbell House becomes a special part of vacations in Alaska! Our goal for the Campbell House is to be a home away from home experience - with perks ;) So very happy that you enjoyed staying in! We hope to see you again! :)
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Palmer, USA

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2 night minimum stay
£309
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£971
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 5.0%

This rate is based on 2 guest occupancy.
Each additional guest is $20.00 per night, 5 guests maximum.
Children 5 and under are free! Minor children cannot be left at Campbell House without adult supervision.
Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed.
Check in any time after 4:00pm - Early check in may be available.
Check out by 10:00am. Late check out may be available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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