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

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

Overview

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.


Owner
Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

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 cabin in 2014

Why Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig chose Alaska

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 cabin 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

Our family of 4 originally booked at another place, but someone messed up the booking. We ended up here. What a wonderful surprise! We love everything about this cabin and took a lot of pictures.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

PS The flowers are beautiful!!
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Glacier View in Matanuska-Susitna

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Nestled in a quiet community in the Mountains near the Matanuska Glacier
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 19 reviews
5

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: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice having your group!! Brolene
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5

Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

Although the pictures were revealing, we were undoubtedly impressed by the cabin. Location is secluded, surrounded by trees and a glimpse of show covered peaks. Picture perfect lawn (we stayed in July) and a fire in the pit created excitement and memories for my 5-year old son. It was so relaxing, I wish we could stay longer. The interior is wooden, cosy and thematic, with all the amenities. Clearly done with taste. Communications with the owners was a pleasure. It is difficult to think of anything I can be critical of. Firewood was provided, but I could find no axe, that is all I could think of (I started the fire with smaller branches). And upstairs the windows cannot be opened (I doubt that is needed much of the year). That sounds petty already, and it misses the bigger picture - if I go back to Alaska, I would make sure I stay at the Den again. And I would sincerely recommend it to all my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you guys!! We'll get an ax there. Great idea! Would love to have you guys again!
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5

Perfect get a way with amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

Great property close to everything the glacier area has to offer. The owners are close and quick to help with any request. Anything you want at your own home is available here.

Clean and comfortable with space for the entire family.

We will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO USA
5

Awesome cabin! Best Cabin we stayed at during our 15 days in Alaska July 2017.

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin in a beautiful setting! Well equipped, full kitchen, late model washer/dryer. Decorated in Alaskan motif. This cabin has it all. I would enthusiastically recommend this cabin to anyone needing accommodations in the area. Very easy to find...right off the highway & minutes from the Matanuska Glacier. Terrific place to stay! Thanks Brolene & Chuck!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have your family at the Den!!
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean, comfortable and beautiful. It was what our family of six needed and much more. A +.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you!!
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5

welcoming and fun

  • 5 of 5

Appreciated the great communication from the owners through the whole process. This is a wonderful retreat convenient to the highway and tucked away in a very nice setting. Had a moose come hang out for awhile just outside the cabin for an extra surprise. Enjoyed the fire pit and found everything we needed inside as well. Definitely recommending Bear Cabins.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Glacier View, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Summer Den rates
15 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£184
for 1 night
From
£184
£979
 

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

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