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Secluded Backcountry Lodge or Wedding Venue! Close to Anchorage

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 9-12 Sleep

If you're looking for an authentic Alaskan backcountry living experience (yet still only 15 mins from the city), then this is your place! Whether you're relaxing after a full day of skiing or fishing, or just need a break from city-shopping in Anchorage, you will find everything you need here to recharge before heading back out to your next Alaskan adventure! Conveniently located, this home provides guests a centralized place to rest, with all the comforts of home--including a gourmet kitchen, hot tub, and plenty of space for up to 10 guests.

Wedding ceremonies are welcome! Please message the owner for more details.

More Details

Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Owner/ Property Manager

We moved to Alaska for work, but decided to stay because we fell in love with its beauty. In the summers, we love to fish and hike, and winters are reserved for back-country snowboarding and cross-country skiing. We also enjoy traveling and have been slowly adding to our passport collection! But, after every trip, we are excited to get back to Alaska for rest and relaxation.

Owner/ Property Manager purchased this house in 2008

Why Owner/ Property Manager chose Eagle River

We bought this property because of its location: it's secluded, yet easily accessible by the main road system, and conveniently situated near Anchorage. If you want to feel the privacy of Alaska, without too much isolation, this home the place to be.

The lodge also offers a magnificent mountain setting for your outdoor wedding. Each summer, we typically host 2-3 small ceremonies.

What makes this house unique

This home has an open floor plan, with huge windows in the living room overlooking the beautiful mountains of the South Fork Valley. The property sits on 4.5 acres, with a creek running alongside. If you open the windows at night, you can fall asleep to the comforting sounds of the creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have fished, walked on a glacier, explored the zoo, and hiked up Hunter's Pass. Some of us traversed across the ridge (which was awesome!) while others visited the Nature Center. We had 18 family members together. We have laughed so much and enjoyed the scenery from this beautiful house. Alaska is fabulous!

There was an interesting episode with a moose at midnight one night. It had the most unusual moose call.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Eagle River in Municipality of Anchorage

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Additional toilet and sink located in the garage
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Separate room with double/twin bunkbed and baby crib
  • A Queen-sized air mattress is also available for additional guests The movie room sectional couch can be arranged as a queen-sized bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
If you're looking to get married in Alaska, and need a place to host your wedding AND guests, look no further. This home has been the backdrop for many weddings (summer AND winter ceremonies). It would be perfect for your upcoming nuptials!


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Secluded Backcountry Lodge or Wedding Venue! Close to Anchorage
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews
Anchorage, AK

Amazing property, fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing and our stay was incredible. The property is huge, modern and was great for the multiple couples and friends we had on the trip. It sits back from the road a ways, and sits on enough land that you cannot see or hear the neighboring houses. Staying in the winter, we didn't get to take full advantage of the sprawling deck, but it was amazing. The hot tub overlooks a creek and has amazing views.

Mary and Kyle were beyond accommodating for our group, and really helped to make planning the trip and the stay much less stressful and more comfortable. They made sure the house was clean, and the property well maintained. They were also willing to work with us on a few planning issues that came up, and were extremely timely to respond.

I highly recommend this house for anybody looking for a weekend getaway, or as a "base camp" to head out for activities.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, Thank you for all the kind words! We definitely enjoyed hosting you and your friends. In fact, our property manager said "this is the cleanest I've ever seen anyone leave the house!" Hahaha! But, I really appreciate that--you all are welcome back anytime! Happy New Year! Mary and Kyle
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Very beautiful area and perfect setting for a small winter wedding! We really enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable beds, plenty of space. We enjoyed the hot tub, jet tub, and movie room. Bedding could be updated as well as kitchen items, but overall it was just what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Spacious, and Conveniently Located

  • 5 of 5

When it was time to finalize travel plans to my son's wedding, I knew I wanted to stay in a nice place to commemorate the occasion. After reading previous reviews and being familiar with the area, I knew this was the place for me and my family. Me, my daughter, my 89 year old mom, and 7 cousins were so comfortable, it didn't even seem like 10 people were in the house. The hot tub was a welcome treat after a long day of hiking and the well equipped gym was used by the more hard-core athletes in the family.

If there was one downside, it was emails from different sources that had conflicting information on how to access the house. However, after a few phone calls the issue was resolved in short order, including a call back from Mary herself.

For me, the best part was being able to host a family dinner for more out-of-state relatives attending the wedding and a post-wedding champagne brunch. It was great to be surrounded by family and all the beauty Alaska has to offer!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad everything worked out during your stay, and I'm sorry the initial information caused a problem. It has since been fixed, so thank you for bringing that to my attention. And thank you for the nice review of your visit! If you're ever in need of a gathering space in the future, please keep us in mind. Take care! --Mary
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Ashtabula, Ohio

Amazing , large home with spectacular mountain/river views and the sound of Eagle River below!

  • 5 of 5

Mary, your home exceeded our expectations! We brought my parents, mother-in-law, youngest son and niece and nephew(ages 18 to 20) to Eagle River to see my other son and daughter-in-law. We planned on the kids staying with my son but there was so much room in your lovely home that everyone was able to stay together a few nights which was wonderful. When we walked into the house we were beyond excited at the large open layout of the kitchen and living room. The large windows gave a perfect mountain and wild flower view from all rooms in the house. The large gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances was out of this world and the laundry room offered Samsung appliances that were state of the art. Mary even has a Dyson vacuum cleaner. Mary has thought of everything. We liked her Chicago Cutlery set so much I just ordered a set today for our kitchen. There was plenty of room for 5 of us to help prepare dinner in the kitchen with plenty of counter space and a huge 6 burner counter top gas stove.

The master bedroom and bath are luxurious with a king size bed, large dresser and separate shower and large jetted whirlpool tub with double sinks and lots of counter/drawer space. Putting on make-up was so easy with the wonderful lighting. There is a heated ceiling lamp as you step out of the shower (2 wonderful shower heads) and lots of space for towels which are provided. She even provides beach towels to use in the large hot tub on the large wrap around deck, overlooking the Eagle River and mountains. The sound of the river is so soothing as you sit outside on the patio furniture and is a great way to start the day with a cup of coffee from the Keurig or standard Mr. Coffee pot.

There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor and a bunk bed with a double and single bed and crib down stairs off the TV room. The leather living room furniture was very comfy and the kids were so impressed with your wall hangings and lovely photography. The large garage was very clean and had any extras needed for the home, even an extra toilet.

Many things were provided for us in the pantry, refrigerator and bathrooms and we were very happy to leave our extra items that we did not use for the next visitors. The only things we could not find were dishwasher tablets, bath soap and a dish towels & tub to use in the large sink.

I would definitely recommend this home! Thanks Mary for your attention to detail and for helping our stay be so comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're welcome! It was a pleasure hosting you all! And, I will make sure to restock the house with additional cleaning supplies. My apologies that they were not on-hand during your stay. Please come back anytime, and thank you for the kind words. -- Mary
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Very spacious home with beautiful mountain and river views

  • 5 of 5

We were in Eagle River,Alaska for a family wedding and needed a spot to stay together. This house was very well equipped in the kitchen, theater room and outside hot tub. The highlight for us was being able to see and hear the river from the house deck. Mary was very attentive to our needs and made it very easy to find the house. We would definately stay here again on our next trip to Alaska.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review--I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome back any time! --Mary
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Beautiful house With wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Really peaceful area. We spent quite a bit of time just relaxing on the large deck listening to the quiet valley and the beautiful south fork river just down the hill below us. We were also close enough to everything we wanted to do: anything you would need is in Eagle River (15 min) Anchorage is only another 10 min, Eagle River Nature Center (beautiful, camped out in yurt), Eklutna lake (beautiful, kayaking, hiking)

House itself was super nice...big, clean, well appointed.

Thanks for our stay Mary!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, It was a pleasure hosting you all, and I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay! Please keep us in mind on your next Alaskan vacation! -Mary
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Ted Stevens International
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Eagle River Alehouse
Nearest Ferry
79 Miles
Whittier Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Moose Run Golfcourse
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Anchorage Railroad
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Pizza Man Pizza
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Arctic Valley Ski Resort
Car: recommended

This house is secluded, yet only a 20 minute drive to downtown Anchorage for shopping and entertainment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £187.98
Damage Insurance £44.36

***Hot Tub Use****
Unfortunately, a few guest experiences have compelled me to change my hot tub rules. If you use the hot tub and leave it in a distasteful or unusable condition upon check-out, you will be liable for a $350 fee to have the water drained and resanitized. I apologize for any inconvenience, but thank you for understanding.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Guest may also choose fully refundable damage deposit. Please inquire with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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