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Located less than 30 miles north of Fairbanks, Nautique Sky cabin feels like you just drove into the wild. The cabin sits on the top of a hill and its large north-facing windows offer beautiful views of pristine Alaskan scenery.
No running water or electricity (see below for specifics)! Our cozy little cabin will give you the opportunity to share a true rural Alaskan experience with your family and friends.
It can accommodate up to four adults with a queen size bed in the loft upstairs, and a queen size fold-down futon downstairs. You will be able to cook yummy dinners in our small but fully equipped kitchen, while enjoying the homey feel of propane lamps and the warmth of the fire in the wood stove. You will also get to use a real "outhouse" instead of your typical flushing everyday commodity for a lot of locals living up here in Fairbanks!
Soak in our wood burning Hot Tub, relax, and admire the northern skies... If you visit during the winter, you will be spending the night in one of the very best spots to enjoy Northern Lights viewing in the vicinity of Fairbanks! Winter activities in the area also include dog sledding (we offer private tours on site), cross-country skiing, snow-machining, winter biking, and snowshoeing.
During the summer, you will be able to enjoy 24 hours of sunlight. Fishing, picnicking, floating, and hiking opportunities are nearby at the Chatanika River Recreation Area, and the White Mountains National Recreation Area (see pics).
ACCESS TO THE CABIN
Nautique Sky cabin is located about 28 miles from downtown Fairbanks. Access to the Cabin is on paved roads, with only the final 1/2 mile on a very good gravel road.
We strongly suggest that you rent a car as public transportation is limited in Fairbanks. A 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to access the cabin, but is recommended during the winter months.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We will be meeting with you at the beginning of your stay to show you how everything works in the cabin and how to use the hot tub. A cellphone will also be available on-site so that you can call us if you have any questions later on.
We provide SLED DOG TOURS (winter only) and KENNEL VISITS (year-around) for guests who are interested in meeting our dog team. Both sled dog tours and kennel visits are very personal experiences as we only offer tours to our cabin guests. Please contact us for more information.
THE "OFF-THE-GRID" WAY OF LIFE
The cabin is located 5 miles past the power grid of Fairbanks and is completely "Off-the-Grid." - How does all this work?
*Light is provided with mounted propane wall fixtures; very easy to use and put off an "old fashioned" yellow glow.
*The stove is similar to the one you have at home, a propane powered gas range.
*Water is provided in 7 gallon jugs that sit over the on the spigot and it's hands free. If you need it hot, let it sit on the wood stove.
*The fridge is an ice box with blocks of ice in it upon your arrival.
*There is no shower at the cabin, but we have a Hot Tub! Take soaps and shampoo into the tub for a very nice bath. Water is changed between each and every booking and is usually coming from a nearby river. It is minimally treated in an effort to keep it as clean, and chemical free as possible.
*Toilet? Surprise, would of course be an outhouse! Don't be afraid to keep the curtain open, especially with the Northern Lights out.
Our cabin is pet friendly, upon approval. Please, notify us in advance if you plan on bringing your pet(s) with you. We do require a $25 pet cleaning fee (non-refundable), and a $100 pet deposit. The pet deposit will be refunded to you the day after your departure, unless your pet(s) caused any damages to the cabin or the property. Also, we ask you to respect the following:
- Pets are not allowed on the furniture at any time (unless you bring your own cover and bed sheets to protect the futon and the bed);
- Pets must be in a crate if left alone inside the cabin;
- Pets can never roam the property unattended;
- We do not assume any responsibility if your pet(s) get injured while on our property.
Prices listed include a 8% local bed tax required by the North Star Borough.
We fell in love with Nautique Sky cabin while looking for a home shortly after our move to Alaska. Although we found another place to call home, we kept the beautiful little cabin in mind and were finally able to acquire it a couple of years later! Since then we have kept working towards our dream of being able to spend everyday home with our dogs, while offering a unique experience to our guests: quality nightly rentals and personalized dog tours from a prime spot to enjoy Alaska's amazing skies!
Loraine and Deke purchased this cabin in 2014
Nautique Sky is the name of a custom built log cabin situated on 10 acres of black spruce forest on a quiet dirt road. The photos don't reveal the fact that there is 360 degrees of privacy and an excellent view of the sky. The cabin is off the grid and "dry," which means no electricity or running water but there are lovely propane lights, an ice box and 5 gallon water containers which run into the sink. It's fun!
The wood fired hot tub took me by surprise...the experience is unique compared to "the usual" fiberglass hot tub. Nautique Sky's hot tub is constructed of wood and filled with fresh river water. It's easy to light a fire in the stove which heats the water faster than I expected. Do you know what it is like to sit by a fire and feel the heat radiate off? Those same waves of heat move through the water, it felt lovely. The wooden tub, river water and snap, crackle, pop of the fire created a strong connection to nature. Spent far more time in the tub than I expected to!
The owners of the cabin are a pleasure to meet. Every detail has been thought of and they live right up the road if a guest might want some assistance. Loraine introduced me to their mushing team and demonstrated how the sleds operate which I found interesting. Nautique Sky is a wonderful cabin cared for by a conscientious and delightful couple. A++++++++ in every way.
If you have plans to visit the Fairbanks area, a stay at Nautique Sky cabin will be among the highlights. The cabin is on a quiet road off of the Elliott Highway, nestled in spruce forest. The care and love that Loraine and Deke have put into Nautique Sky is evident in every inch of the cabin. It is exceptionally clean and cozy, and decorated with unique touches of Alaskan wilderness. The wood fire-powered hot tub was so relaxing (even in the summer!) after the two week backpacking trip we had just finished in Gates of the Arctic NP. We can't wait to return in winter to experience the aurora from the comfort of the hut tub.
Deke and Loraine were gracious, helpful, and even invited us to their house during our stay to meet their dog team. No mushing in the summer, of course, but that just gives us yet another reason to return in the winter.
The cabin may not be for everyone--the bathroom is an outhouse (charmingly decorated), no running water (provided in 7-gallon jugs), and no electricity (but no need for it!)--but if you are even slightly considering staying at Nautique Sky, you should. It was one of the highlights for us during our nine weeks of traveling this summer.
We had an awesome time at the Nautique Sky cabin! Very relaxing and comfortable. Hot tub was wonderful, even in the rain. Great hosts, and they are first class with accommodations. Highly recommend!
What a magical place. The cabin, hot tub, location, views were all great. Even the out house was fine. We stayed for 6 days/5 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. We were fortunate to see the lights two nights of the five. Sitting in the hot tub at 1AM watching the light show unravel was amazing and so much nicer than being at other places with lots of people around. The privacy was perfect. Also, as many have mentioned, Loraine and Deke are the sweetest couple. They made us feel very welcome and we really enjoyed our visit with their dogs.
Thanks Loraine and Deke for sharing your fabulous cabin!
My wife and I just got home from an amazing couple of nights in this beautiful place. We have used VRBO in several other states and even overseas, but this was the first time we rented a house so close to home. (About 25 miles north) The cabin its amenities and sometimes lack of amenities is what makes this place so GREAT!
It was a surprise for my wife for our anniversary! She was blown away! We had not taken a nap together in almost 2 years. 3 hours on Saturday, in between soakings.
We are going to book again for her birthday in October!
Thank you very much for seeing the vision of providing a wonderful Alaskan experience!
ABSOLUTELY WORTH EVERY MOMENT, DOLLAR AND MORE!!
My husband and I and our two dogs were lucky enough to book at stay at this cabin last week. It is tucked away in a beautiful area, with the cabin backing up onto state land and miles and miles of snow machine and dog sled trails. Our dogs were in heaven! The cabin itself was super cozy and had everything you could need. The skies were crystal clear each night and we got to see the Aurora Borealis twice! Pretty sweet, especially considering we were relaxing under the stars in the hot tub! But the highlight of this place was that the owners live just up the road and have a sled dog team! We got a tour of the kennel (thank you, Deke!) and got to feed treats to all the dogs and give them some love. If you love dogs, this is the place to stay! We had such a wonderful time and can't wait to come back!! Deke and Loraine were very gracious hosts and we've been telling all of our friends about this special little cabin!
Easy two wheel drive access year round!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest|