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Wedding/Event VENUE!- Beautiful Lake Front Living - The Year 'Round Play Ground

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spectacular 4 bdm Lodge on Big Beaver Lake! 3 acres of lawn-Weddings/Events/Stay

We host weddings, Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions, and getaways. The lodge sits on 330’ of scenic lake front property located on Big Beaver Lake, with 3 acres of beautiful landscaping and mature gardens.

Fish or swim from our large dock or use the paddle boat to enjoy a scenic tour of the lake. A private boat launch is provided for your water toys.

Spectacular views of Denali, the Sleeping Lady, Chugach and the Talkeetna ranges are right outside your door where you can enjoy a stunning sunset on the patio or decks. This serene setting is beautiful and peaceful, the only sounds your will hear are float planes and pleasure boating. Wildlife is abundant with lake water fowl, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, moose and more.

You can relax on property or use it as a central base for exploring the surrounding areas. World class fishing is a short drive north and Denali is just 4 hours from the lodge. This area is home to many Iditarod dog kennels, where you can visit the mushers and ride on a dog sled. Life long Alaskan owners living on property can help guide you to all the activities available in the area.

The grounds are perfect for weddings, parties, corporate retreats and more. The lodge has a kitchen / dining room, living room, full bath, exercise / game room and four themed bedrooms for your comfort. There is a queen size aerobed available for use.

Step out your front door where there is plenty of seating room on the outdoor patio with a 6 burner BBQ, Cedar play set for the kids, and fire pit for those romantic evenings. The large deck on the upper level provides additional seating and lounge chairs for sunbathing and relaxing.

During the winter season enjoy snow machining from your door. The Big Lake trail system is just a 1/4 mile away. Ice fishing, cross country skiing, ice skating, or sledding down our hill are just a few things you can do. Watch the Northern Lights from the Jacuzzi or chat next to the warm fire. The Lodge at Eagle Rock is your ultimate winter and summer destination.

More Details

Michael and Desiree Humes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2017

About Michael and Desiree Humes

Michael and Desiree Humes are lifelong Alaskans who want to share their truly Alaskan home with people who enjoy lake life in the Last Frontier. We were both transplanted here from California as adolescents and have become the down to earth Alaskans we are today. We have three beautiful daughters and eight grand children.

Michael and Desiree Humes purchased this lodge in 2002

Why Michael and Desiree Humes chose Alaska

The property is located a short drive from all the activities. The weather here is almost always sunny and warm and you have an entire lake to play on. During the winter we enjoy a good amount of snow and the Big Lake trail system is a 1/4 mile away. Snow machining, ice fishing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and Northern Lights are just a few things to do.

What makes this lodge unique

The ultimate Wedding venue! Over 3 acres of grass, more than enough parking for large events, Corporate retreats, Birthday parties, Reunions, etc. Ask owner for details!

Wedding Rates are $2700.00 for the use of the spectacular grounds and multi-level decks. Unlike other properties this low rate includes 3 night stay (a $1485.00 value) in the lodge so the wedding party can prepare on site. We offer a changing/sleeping separate area for Groom/Groomsmen or extended guests that sleeps 4-6. No water but warm and comfy. We have rates for two night and one night stay also. His and Hers porta potties provided by owners during the summer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Wasilla in Matanuska-Susitna

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One full bath located in the Lodge with shower, toilet and sink. There are his and hers matching very nice porta - potties located in carport during summer dates.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Western room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , The Garden room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , The Nautical room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The Safari room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Aero bed can be set up in exercise room
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Ask us about having your wedding here. Lots of room for large crowd seating. Wonderful two tiered deck with stairs and arbour for wedding photos. We only charge $2700 for use of our spectacular grounds. This price includes 3 nights stay in lodge. Or $2300 which includes 2 nights in the lodge, or $1900 which includes 1 night.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Wedding/Event VENUE!- Beautiful Lake Front Living - The Year 'Round Play Ground
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Such a wonderful space for a wedding, the space, the accommodations, the natural backdrop..

  • 5 of 5

Incredible space for a wedding, being able to stay at your venue is the most amazing thing, I wouldn't of had the wedding of my dreams otherwise. They were very accommodating and reasonable. Gorgeous house, gorgeous grounds and soaking in the hot tub after a long two days of prep and wedding was just the best bonus!! I highly recommend checking out The Lodge at Eagle Rock for your next event, wedding, or family vacation to Alaska! You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Katelyn. We were honored to have hosted your wedding. We are so glad you and your friends and family had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you another time.
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Beautiful setting for a wedding!

  • 5 of 5

They were more then accomadating, they bent over backwards to make sure my wedding went off without a hitch, we were able to do everything we wanted to do and had perfect weather!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aw..Thank you so much and we wish you and your new husband all the best.
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Excellent wedding venue!

  • 5 of 5

We held our daughter's wedding here in June. The setting was beautiful and the hosts were very helpful. The lawn is huge - we had enough space to set up five tents, a dance floor, seating for the ceremony and yard games. And that was just the lower level. The kid-guests loved having the swing set to play on. Mike helped us get the parking organized, and there was plenty of room for everyone's cars. It was great to have it for the whole weekend, and have plenty of time to set up and take down. We were very pleased with the venue.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. It was our pleasure to host Angela's wedding here.
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Perfect Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway really does sum it up. We easily fit four families in this rental. There was plenty of space for the kids to play and the adults still had room for games and fun with the two living room areas. Lots of privacy with it being at the end of the road. Great sledding hill, an area was cleared nearby on the lake for ice skating or having fun sliding around in your boots for those of us who forgot skates. There is a grocery store and a gas station 5 minutes away in case we forgot any groceries. Owners were delightful, very hospitable, and easy going. Kitchen had everything we needed and more. Looking forward to staying there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thanks you so much guys. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back when you can. Still praying for snow!
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Big Spring, TX

This is the life

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying, my family has needed a get-away for some time. I was looking to relax and the kids were looking to let off some steam. Pulling onto the property was a delight right from the start, a clear day exposed the Sleeping Beauty Range and coming around the corner... BAM there was Mt. McKinley, absolutely stunning! We pulled in and the owners were outside, Mike plowing the freshly fallen show away from the parking area and his wife Dez, salting the walkway as if they were awaiting our arrival! They greeted us with a smile and served my family hot chocolate... with marshmallows! Mike gave me the rundown on the Hot Tub operation knowing that my wife and I were going to be spending some time in that thing. Once we got situated in the house, which is beautiful including having every amenity you can think of, we took to the outdoors. The snow was great enough for sledding down the tier step to the lake... that was awesome! The kids truly enjoyed that until they came up with the plan to get the snow machines out! This place is the heartland for trail riding, we were gone for hours in every direction, we hit a portion of the Iditirod Sled Dog Trail, we cruised over to big lake and had a Hot Buttered Rum at another Lodge. That night, the kids were whooped and so was I but not to whooped to spend an hour in the Outdoor Hot Tub with the wife looking at the Northern Lights... I know it sounds like a fairy tale but this must be the way it is here in Alaska? The following morning I woke up and admired the scenery, I kept seeing Mike going back and forth in the truck at a distance, I went to see what was up and he said he planned a Bon-Fire for that evening if he thought my kids would like that? I told him I'd give him a hand. I had no idea that fires could be that big without some sort of fire truck on site! We made a pile of logs the size of Rhode Island (slightly exaggerated) from fallen logs from years ago. Later that night after we ice fished (which was surprisingly fun, relaxing but a bit chilly, but the schnapps kept me warm) we lit that fire... My kids, my wife and I have not seen a fire that size unless their were sirens roaring in the background... AWESOME! 2 of my kids after we got home asked if we could have a fire like Mike and Dez had, I said, "Only if Mother Nature ignites the forest behind the house!" To sum up my family's experience at Eagle Rock... Mike, Dez, Thank you for your warm hospitality, we' will be back, that's a guarantee!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you all so much. We had a blast that weekend also and could tell that you all were having a wonderful time. It is kinda fun having that bonfire for spring snow activities. Looking forward to your families next stay. Merry Christmas to you all! Warmest Regards Michael and Desiree
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Wasilla, AK

Great Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over the holiday weekend with the family. Awesome place to get away, could imagine an amazing wedding here. The proprietors were lovely and the property is quite stunning. Get to feel like you're away from it all while still being close to anything that you might need. The lake was warm (for Alaska anyway, LOL;) as was the hospitality, would recommend to anyone looking to escape for awhile.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kayla and family. Thanks so much for the kind words. Yes the lake is pretty warm on the 4th of July weekend. Most times its so hot outside that you can't stay out of the lake. We actually have a nice family from Wisconsin booked from July 2-9 in 2016. I am sure they are going to have a blast. We look forward to your next visit. Warmest Regards Michael and Desiree Humes
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Big Lake Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Floater's Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Settler's Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Wasilla Train Depot
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Big Lake Family Restaurant
Nearest Ski
97 Miles
Alyeska Resort
Car: necessary

Iron Dog Snowmobile Race Start located on Big Lake

Iditarod Race Restart

Sled Dog Kennels

Big Lake Recreation area

Little and Big Sustina Rivers for fishing

Denail Park Train and Bus Tours

Talkeetna River Guides / Charters


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Wasilla, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter Season
1 Nov 2016 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Season
2 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £46.16
Tax Rate 5.0%

WEDDING/EVENT RATES ARE $2700.00 WHICH INCLUDES 3 NIGHT STAY IN THE LODGE. A 50% Non Refundable deposit due at booking with balance due 30 days prior to stay.

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