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Nestled in a quiet community in the Mountains near the Matanuska Glacier

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2 bedroom plus large living room, sleeps 4-7 people, full bath, full kitchen

The Den has one bedroom downstairs with a full bed, and a spacious bedroom upstairs with a queen bed. The log living room has a full size hide-a-bed. There is one bathroom , a full kitchen with a stove with oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and a wash machine and drier. Beautiful porch, and deck with grill, with views of the beautiful Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains wraps around the Den. There is local phone service and internet. Cell phone service nearby, but not at the cabin.

Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig

We, Chuck and Brolene Gerwig, have lived in the community on Victory Road for 23 years, in fact we met while working at Victory Bible Camp at the end of the road! It has been a great place to raise our 4 kids! After having worked at the camp for years Chuck started a construction business in the Glacier View Community, building log and frame houses, remodeling, plowing snow, and little bit of everything! He has had the opportunity to snowmachine the Iditarod trail, helping to film the 2004 Iditarod Dog Sled Race. In 2014 he was featured on Building Alaska. The log home he and his crew built sits beside the Matanuska Glacier. Brolene has so enjoyed raising the kids with this incredible nature right outside our door. She tries to keep up with all that Chuck does, and each week does a day of school nursing in 2 small local schools. The family has been blessed to hunt, snowmachine, 4 wheel, canoe, kayak, and hiked in the area. You don't need to go far to be astounded with the views!

Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig purchased this house in 2014

Why Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig chose Glacier View

We bought this property in the fall of 2014 from our dear neighbor who lived here for 36 years. She and her husband bought this, one of the first cabins built on the road, and turned it into their gracious home, which welcomed many over the years. Now we welcome others to come experience the Glacier View area with its beauty and charm.

What makes this house unique

Coming to the Bear Den Cabins' Den opens up the chance to experience the rural mountain setting of Glacier View, Alaska. Mountain hiking, canoeing or kayaking at Long Lake, Weiner Lake, or the lakes up the road, glaicer hiking on the Matanuska Glacier, white water rafting on the Matanuska River, all are just minutes away. Several local lodges and Cafes are nearby (10-20 miles). Many things to do. Or just rest in the tranquil quiet of the country road community. Come enjoy it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

If only we had known we would have booked this awesome cabin for a week! We had wonderful experiences:

--an open pit outdoor time

--viewing of a mama moose and her 2 babies

--facilities for cooking great meals

--plenty of personal space

--and a super table for dinner or card games

and most of all the soothing Christian atmosphere

Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glacier View in Matanuska-Susitna

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Towels provided
  • The Den has a full bathroom with bath tub/shower, toilet and sink. Towels provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom on main floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs spacious bedroom with it's own outside entrance.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa sleeper in large living room.
  • Two bedrooms. Upstairs spacious bedroom has a queen bed and a twin cot. Downstairs bedroom has a full bed. Living room has a queen hide-a-bed with extra room around it. Sleeps 4-7 in beds, maximum 8.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Nestled in a quiet community in the Mountains near the Matanuska Glacier
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 27 reviews

Worked well for our group

  • 5 of 5

Even though our stay was for only one night, we enjoyed Bear Den cabin and it fit the needs of our group well (we used it to be close to the start of a bike race the next day). It's a great location for those exploring the area--very close to Matanuska Glacier and other activities.

We had 5 adults (1 couple, 3 others) and teenager, but there were places for everyone to sleep, including cots in both the upstairs bedroom and the living room as well as the sleeper sofa. We had had some warmer weather in the days before our stay, so--as is typical in Alaska homes--it was a bit warm in the cabin initially. But opening windows and some time cooled things off nicely. The cabin also had some fans in it that we used, particularly in the upstairs bedroom.

One nice touch that tourists not accustomed to the long Alaska days will appreciate--there are heavy curtains available in all the rooms (or at least the 2 bedrooms) that do a good job of darkening the rooms.

Although there's only 1 bathroom, the shower/toilet area has a separate bifold door from the main bathroom door so that the bathroom sink can be used at the same time.

Brolene Gerwig was very helpful when I called her before our stay to make sure the timing of our arrival and departure would be okay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice having your group!! Brolene
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Clean cabin

  • 5 of 5

Clean cabin convenient to Matanuska Glacier—well equipped. Plenty of space for family of 5.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best cabin experience during our Alaska vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. It was well-equipped and our home away from home. Brolene Gerwig is an excellent host in providing a quality property with beautiful furnishings inside and out. The abundance of flowers in the yard was refreshing. The view of the mountains from there is spectacular. The moose walking through the yard was a pleasant surprise.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin! There was a mama moose with two calves that hung out by the cabin. It was so cool. We built a fire in the fire out and hung out for a but.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to see the moose!! Sure was special to have you guys!
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Perfect trip for winter fun! The cabin was clean, cozy and very nice. It was warm and well built with plenty of options for sleeping. The location is incredible and allowed us to ski, sled, snowmachine and hike! The bonus was the ice castle at Victory Camp and the fireworks show. Highly recommend for outdoor enthusiasts or just sight seers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent condition

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful night in Sutton as the house so beautiful and clean and has everything.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Alaska RailRoad in Wasilla, Alaska
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Glenn Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Long Rifle Lodge
Car: necessary

We are just 10 miles from the spectacular Matanuska Glacier, the largest Glacier in Alaska that can be reach by vehicle. It is 26 miles long and 4 miles at the terminus. A highlight of any trip is a chance to hike on this incredible mountain of ice, or to hike beside it on Lion's Head mountain for out-of-this-world views of the glacier, the mountain ranges surrounding you, and the braided Matanuska River. There is hiking right out your door, up the Talkeetna Range, or along the Glenn Highway, and down to the Matanuska River. We are one half mile from Victory Bible Camp founded in 1947. The Den is one of the first cabins on Victory Road, built in 1972.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glacier View, USA

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Summer Den rates
15 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Cash. If you would like to pay with a different credit card when you arrive, please notify us in advance.

There will be a $25 processing charge on all cancellations.
Cancellations made with less than 7 day notice will be charged 50% of total reservation.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of reservation will be charge the total amount of the reservation.
No-shows will be also be charged the total amount of the reservation.
Reservation implies Agreement with Cancellation Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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