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Brand New! Lake Front Rental With Mountain Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Constructed in the fall of 2014, this lake front property rental is located off the Glenn Highway, nestled in the small community of Nelchina, on Schooner Lake (approx 45 miles from Glennallen). Offering spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains, it makes the perfect place for vacationing, weekend getaways, and/or a weekly/monthly rental. Although only one bedroom, this place offers a spacious 800 sq. feet of living space on one story. Even with a King sized bed, the large bedroom features a closet and a convenient built in washer/dryer with room to spare! South facing windows allow a view from every room (except bathroom) to capitalize on all the natural sunlight and lake/mountain views. Enjoy a private bathroom with a shower/tub combo, vanity, and toilet. Further down the hall a full sized kitchen with maple cabinets opens to the living room. Kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Plenty of cupboard space for groceries and supplies. To access the apartment, enter through a nice custom wood entry ideal for hanging gear and with enough floor space for extra guests. Please note that this place can accommodate 2-4 people comfortably. For additional guests please contact owners.

Schooner Lake is a host to an abundant source of wildlife including migrating birds (swans, ducks, loons, eagles, etc.) and the occasional moose, bear, coyote, fox, muskrat, beaver, and caribou. Enjoy direct access to this lake for canoeing, swimming, frog catching, bird/wildlife watching, cross country skiing, and snow-machining among other things . Also, if your adventurous, a short hike around the lake provides a spectacular view overlooking the Nelchina River from on top of the bluff.

Other Onsite Amenities Include:

A "natural" sand box for children to play, access to host families swing set, and use of a fire-pit.


Centrally located between Valdez and Anchorage. Great home base to travel from and return to after daily excursions.


Ideal for hiking, fishing, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow-machining, 4-wheeling, biking, berry picking (blueberries, cranberries, crow berries, etc.), canoeing.

Nearby Hiking Trails: Slide Mountain (2 minutes drive-Ideal for fossil hunting), Gunsight (20 minute drive), and Sheep Mountain (30 minutes drive).

Other Close Places:

Eureka Trail System, about 15 minute drive, for those who snow-machine or 4-wheeler.

Lake Louise, about 40 minute drive, for lake trout fishing and restaurants (closer options for fishing available too).

More Details

Roxanne Farmer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Nelchina in Valdez-Cordova

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King sized bed, full closet and dresser bureau. Plenty of floor space for extra guests (contact owner for extra bedding options).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Brand New! Lake Front Rental With Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I will definitely be coming back. Loved the apartment it has everything you need. It was peaceful ,tons of birds for those birdwatchers even got to see a owl running around on the lawn...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Make this your base camp!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here. It's a perfect place for a couple, with all the comforts necessary. The hosts were warm, welcoming and helpful. From here, we were able to take day trips to Valdez and into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. What luxury to come back in the evening to this cabin apartment with overlooking the lake and beautiful mountain range. When we get back to Alaska, we're coming back!

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views and friendly inn keepers

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here 3 nights in august 2016 and loved it. Brand new guest house and everything was provided. The views of the Lake and mountains beyond were incredible. We enjoyed the feeding of the local owl and accesd to a conoe on the lake. Take the hike to the river beyond the lake to see the river worth it...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was exactly as described. It was obviously newly built and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was peaceful and interesting. The view from the apartment was excellent and the hosts very nice. I enjoyed visiting with both. We'd stay there again without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nelchina night

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cabin is set in the beautiful and remote rural setting of Nelchina, AK just off the Glenn Highway 40 miles west of Glenallen and 100 miles east of Palmer. Allen and Roxanne were friendly hosts who came outside to talk to us. We even got to meet some of their playful grandchildren. The cabin is on their large property on a lake. The cabin is really beautiful. Built by Allen's own hands, it is very modern with everything a family of 4 needs. There is a double bed just inside the door and a king bed in the single bedroom. The kitchen has everything you need. We did not see any restaurants or stores nearby, so bring your food to cook. We did see some playful brown bears on the highway about 15 miles away, so bear viewing is possible. It was one of our favorite stops on our 10 day vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolutely lovely rental apartment on Schooner Lake, Nelchina

  • 5 of 5

The Schooner Lake rental apartment is almost new, very private, very spacious and very well equipped, including a full kitchen. It has lovely views of Schooner Lake and the mountains behind, with a canoe or paddle boat available for guest use, and the added bonus of a family of Great Horned Owls living in the woods around the property. We found that it even exceeded the description on the website. The photos were very accurate, but since they were taken an extra double bed has been installed in the large entry foyer, which might be useful for a family or a group of friends travelling together. The apartment was very clean and well-maintained and lots of staple foods and kitchen consumables (foil, cling wrap, etc) were supplied. The owners were friendly and helpful but left us alone when we did not need assistance. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore the Glenn Highway and points further east. We understood from the description that we would need to be largely self-contained - which suited us perfectly. There is a very small & quirky local store in Nelchina (about 5 miles E), but visitors should bring most of their provisions with them.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Eureka Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Eureka Lodge / Mendeltna Creek Lodge
Car: necessary

Our vacation rental is conveniently located within a short driving distance to many areas/activities, including:

Small convenience store, "Grizzly Country," within 5 miles.

Mendeltna Community Chapel (nondenominational), within 10 miles.

Matanuska Glacier Access, approximately 43 miles.

Sheep Mountain hiking trails, approximately 25 miles.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Nelchina, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Minimum stay: 1 Night during the week days, 2 Nights on the weekends

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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