The Vista Valley Guest house is a well-built home situated on an elite, wooded 6 acres overlooking a valley. The home is located right up the road from historic Ester, the Malemute Saloon, and the popular Ester Community Park with a summer playground, soccer field, and winter ice skating. It's just 10 minutes from the University of Alaska and 20 minutes to downtown Fairbanks and all the Golden Heart City has to offer.
The kitchen, with cherrywood cabinets, is amply equipped with all the tools you need to cook for a group. The BBQ on the deck is a great way to enjoy the Alaska summer and the wonderful nature views. Wake up to the aroma of incredible coffee with the Nespresso fully-automatic espresso machine. For coffee purists, we also provide a burr grinder and a traditional coffee machine.
Catch up on laundry while in Fairbanks. Vista Valley Guest House has a front-loading washer and dryer available for guests and the detergent is provided.
There are four bedrooms, a total of 2 queen beds, 2 full bed, a twin trundle, and an extra rollaway cot, so there will be plenty of room for parents, kids, grandparents, or a group of friends traveling together. We provide luxury linens and towels for each of the beds and the three full bathrooms.
The sitting room with soapstone wood stove invites you to curl up with a good book, and the living room has a flat screen TV with Blu-Ray player and surround sound, with a small selection of DVD's provided. Fast wireless internet will keep you connected to family or friends while in Alaska. There is also some toys for young children available.
Relax and come enjoy the private elite getaway and beautiful view available at Vista Valley View Guest House!
Lodging Rates: $250/ night up to four people, $25 each additional person per night, plus 8% tax. Max 10 people. Cancellation policy: Cancellations or changes made within 30 days of arrival will be charged the full amount. Minimum two night stay.
Eve grew up right here on the block, and in fact, much of her family still lives in the Vista Way neighborhood, with her mom still located just a few acres away! She loves reading, music, camping, riding snow mobiles and tries to make time for travel, going to live theatre, and Sunday drives.
The Owner purchased this house in 2012
My brother designed and built this house. I feel like I have a dream kitchen, and take a lot of pride in my brother's tile work throughout the house. We hope you can come and enjoy the space, the comfort, and the privacy available at Vista Valley Guest House, just a gorgeous 15 minute drive from Fairbanks.
The house was everything described on VRBO and more. The radiant heat floors are a must have in Alaska. Even those who are usually the coldest in our group were toasty warm. There were 4 adults and 2 children in our group and we had plenty of room to spare. The location of the house is beautiful and yet convenient to town. We were able to cook most of our meals at the house which is really nice with children. It was also very convenient to have a washer and dryer so we didn't need to pack as many clothes. We did so many things during the days we had no problems getting a good night sleep each night.
We had hoped to see the Aurora but had no luck as many of the nights were cloudy and snowy. We did get a lot of snow and saw almost a dozen moose in our travels.
I would recommend a four wheel drive rental to anyone if there is more than 3 inches forecast in a day. Even being experienced snow drivers the driveway was challenging the two mornings after we got about 4 inches of snow in our front wheel drive rentals. While it took us awhile to get out in the morning Erin had the driveway plowed both times before we were home. Actually the driveway at the house might have been the only thing we saw plowed so nicely each day.
As for things to do while in town in the winter we would highly recommend Chena Hot Springs even with two kids aged 7 and 5 everyone found things to do. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum is an amazing collection of vehicles, for anywhere in the world, but especially for Alaska. Alaskan Tails of the Trail was a wonderful way to learn about dog sledding and hear stories of the early years of sled dog racing while enjoying delicious cake and hot cocoa. Mary Shields was so inviting, it's like a trip to your grandmother's house. Denali National Park is still open in winter and offers some amazing views when the weather is clear. Two Street Gallery for some local artwork at reasonable prices,which is worth a look for the wood cut prints of Yumi Kawaguchi alone. Her work is amazing. The World Ice Art Championships has a fun ice park for the kids and some amazing ice art for mom and dad to check out. We also managed to pack in a visit to the Museum of the North, a stop by the Trans Alaskan Pipeline, and even some visiting with local friends.
We will be back some day to see the Aurora. And when we do make it back we will be staying here.
Our extended family had a nice get away to Fairbanks. The property was perfect for what we were looking for. It was close enough to town that getting places was an easy commute (other than in the teeth of a snow storm). The house had all the amenities that we needed and we were impressed with the house being stocked with any kitchen item we sought. The coffee offerings were delightful. All caffeine fixes were met. We were glad we picked this property for our stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home in Fairbanks. We intentionally came up at the end of October to try and see the Northern Lights and weren't disappointed with the house or the Northern Lights. The location of the house was great. It was just a few minutes outside of the city and we saw the Northern Lights from outside the house. The house was plenty big for our group of 7 and was a really good value for the price. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were in the house, which allowed us to get good sleep when we weren't outside all night. The kitchen was a large size and functioned well for our group. We also enjoyed the heated floors throughout the house. We would definitely rent this house again should we ever find ourselves back in Fairbanks.
The Vista house is really good. We saw the Northern light when the day we arrived and the next day. The view was great. The house was comfortable and big enough for us to stay. I would recommend my friends to stay in this house.
Vista Valley Guest house has everything you need for a comfortable stay in one of the most beautiful areas of Alaska. Our family of 5 fit well into the house. Stores with items you need for the stay are only 15 minutes away. Denali is about 2 hours away, dog sledding locations are 20 minutes away.
We saw grizzly, moose, caribou and more in Denali. Check out their 3 for the price of 2 shuttle (not bus) tours into the park. You have to call for that special and we used it as a hedge against bad weather and it was a good decision. We purchased Monday, Tuesday and Thursday trips. Drizzled all day Monday, poured on Tuesday (we didn't even go) and it was a perfect day on Thursday.
We were really hoping to see the Aurora and over several nights were able to view them well from the front deck and also the driveway. The hardest part of the trip was trying to decide when to sleep. Up all night watching the Northern Lights; up all day going to Denali. When we did decide to sleep, the house was very comfortable.
If you are looking for a great place to eat in Fairbanks, we recommend The Cookie Jar Cafe. For a great place to stay, pick Vista Valley Guest house and get on with planning your trip in Alaska. Thanks to Eve and Erin for sharing their nice home with us.
Take the beautiful drive up the Old Nenana Highway to the private retreat offered at Vista Valley Guest House, located just 5 minutes from historic Ester Gold Mining Camp, 10 minutes from University of Alaska Fairbanks, and 15 minutes from the beautiful Golden Heart city of Fairbanks and all that the interior community has to offer.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest|
$250 base rate up to 4 guests. $25 dollars for each additional person.
Credit card number is required to hold the reservation. Full payment is collected no later than day of check-in. Cancellations or changes made within 30 days of arrival will be charged the full amount.