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.
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. StayNone
2 bedroom plus large living room, sleeps 4-7 people, full bath, full kitchen
Bear Den Cabins Brolene Gerwig
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Sep 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!
Worked well for our group
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.
So nice having your group!!
This was a great place to stay at as it is within a close distance to many attractions in the area. We used the fire pit nightly to relax after a full day of activities. The house had all of the amenities you could possibly need.
So glad you could enjoy the fire pit!! Great to have you!!
Nice family home
Well located. Could easily drive from here to Wrangell st. Elias National Park. Nice big bedroom in the Loft. Also a small nice cozy bedroom at the ground level. Living room was very big. Big dining table allowed our family to sit and have a meal together. Well equipped.
Amazing clean and cozy!
We only had two nights there and it was cloudy and raining so couldn't see much but we had a wonderful time inside, playing games and talking, made us feel like home. Wish we could have spent more time there....maybe next time.
Loved Our Stay
This clean and quiet cabin was exactly what our family needed t acess several events near Matanuska.
Clean and cozy.
This is a fun little place with access to the glacier, sheep mountain and other sight seeing. The grill, kitchen and washer dryer made this a great place to spend a couple days.
So glad you guys were able to get out and do all the things you did! Great having you!!
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.
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.