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Private & Cozy Cabin With Hot Tub!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Get Out Of Town, Enjoy The Northern Skies, & Relax In Our Wood Burning HotTub

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 there are several locations in Fairbanks where you can have showers (including a place located on your way to/from town - different options are listed in our "Welcome Book" at the cabin). You may also use the hot tub as a 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.

PET POLICY

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.

RATES

Prices listed include a 8% local bed tax required by the North Star Borough.

More Details

Owner
Loraine and Deke
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
28 August, 2017

About Loraine and Deke

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Fairbanks in Fairbanks North Star

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Outhouse - Toilet
  • You will get to use a real "outhouse" instead of your typical flushing restrooms...an everyday commodity for a lot of locals living up here in Fairbanks!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Size Futon
  • The loft is our favorite part of the cabin with a hand made log bed and log railings. Fall asleep looking out the window to the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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Private & Cozy Cabin With Hot Tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
New Hampton NH
5

Great time, the hot tub was awesome after a long day!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Totally as advertised, perfect peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, we were mostly out and about but served as a good home base. Sadly, we did not see moose, even on the drive from Fairbanks to the cabin, but we know they were out there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible and better than expected

  • 5 of 5

So happy to have stayed here, I hope to come back some time! Thank you so much for everything!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Cool way to experience Alaska

  • 5 of 5

An experience to say the least, and a pleasure at its core. Loraine and Deke are our favorite hosts in Alaska. We are from the south (Florida) and we felt right at home with their hospitality. It was fun to experience the great outdoors this time of year, and we were lucky enough to see the northern lights on our first night! 12:00am - 1:35 was the length of the show. The hot tub was a bit of a challenge to get to the perfect temperature, but anyone with a little determination can get it done, and it's very rewarding to sit in there while it's nice and cold out with snow all around you. The cabin was warm and spacious. Perfect for a couples getaway. Highly recommend and would visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maryville, Tennessee
5

Cozy cabin and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our 3-night stay at Nautique Sky in Feb 2017. It is a cozy little cabin, and Deke and Lorraine are great hosts. We were greeted within minutes of arrival and shown how everything works. We were already familiar with using a wood heater, propane cook stove, and such, so it was easy. I had never been places where it's cold enough that propane is unreliable, but they have a propane camp stove for those few times and it wasn't necessary during our stay. Although log cabins are not really energy efficient, the small cabin was easily heated and stayed comfortable overnight. Since the bed is in the loft and heat rises, we suggest letting the fire die down before bedtime. Its real easy to rekindle the fire in the morning.

The wood heated hot tub is a neat experience, but it does take a while to heat it to the desired tempfeature. It was fun to sit out there and watch the Northern Lights. Be sure to set your camera for 5 to 8 second exposures to capture the beauty, and it will capture stuff you can't even see.

Deke has a kennel of sled dogs and offers cabin guests a chance to go for a dog sled ride. It's not free, but it helps support his habit and it is fun. He also runs a snowmobile tour business if that's more to your liking.

The only thing that wasn't fun was outhouse visits when the temp was below 0.

For some side trips, try lunch and pie at Hilltop Truck Stop on your way to/from the cabin, or maybe go out the Stress Highway to have lunch at Chatanika Lodge. There are some good places to eat in Fairbanks, but expect to pay $25 and up per person for a good meal.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cabin with a great view

  • 5 of 5

It was going to be hard for this place to live up to the expectations we had for it, but it did! I rented the Nautique cabin with my wife and sister for a very brief trip to Fairbanks. Loraine and Deke were very helpful and responsive in the lead-up to our arrival, which had us contacting them to coordinate check-in close to midnight, but they didn't seem bothered by it. The cabin itself is cozy and well-appointed. The wood-fire oven was already going when we arrived. Loraine had lots of helpful tips for our visit. Our primary goal was to see the aurora, which we did. It was even visible from the glass doors of the cabin, which allowed us to view them in comfort. The hot tub is also really worth it, and not as difficult to get into or out of as one would think in sub-zero ambient temperatures. Deke gave us an informative tour of his sled dog operations, which my sister thoroughly enjoyed. We had a great time here; Loraine and Deke were lovely hosts, and our only regret is that we were unable to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Fairbanks International
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Silver Gulch Brewery
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Hilltop Truck Stop
Car: necessary

Easy two wheel drive access year round!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Fairbanks, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£192
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£592
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £14.8 per person per night
Pet Fee £18.5

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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