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Sanctuary Lake Front- Panoramic Mt. Vistas Fish, Boat, Hike- 2 units sleeps 25+

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Wonderful for small & large families/groups central to Alaska's top attractions


2,700 sq. ft. Luxurious Duplex - with 2 separate units - rented separately or together with option of adjoining interior staircase. Both units together the whole chalet has a total of 5 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS SLEEPS 22+

Perfect for large or small family, group gatherings, retreats etc.

This listing features BEAR DEN unit - Sleeps 11+

1,000 sq. ft - 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, laundry, kitchen, living room/dining room, private deck, BBQ

Central to ALASKAS TOP ATTRACTIONS Luxury resort on private lake front with spectacular Mt. views. Family friendly: swim, fish, hike, bike, boat. Complimentary lake toys, kayaks, canoe, boats, dock, bikes etc

This gorgeous 2,700 sq. ft. lake front chalet has stunning panoramic mountain and lake views! Beautiful Alaskana decor and antique furnishing offers all the modern comforts of home. This large duplex has 2 separate units with private entrances. Each unit has its own private kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, laundry, deck with BBQ. For larger groups the units can be adjoined together with interior staircase at a discounted rate.

The entire chalet altogether can comfortably sleep over 24+ guests total

Unit #1 - DELUX LAKE FRONT..."EAGLES NEST" - upper unit- listing #378076

* 1,700 sq ft. has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, laundry

*Sleeps up to 8 in beds plus up to 7 more in futons & sleeper sofas SLEEPS 15+

Unit #2 - COZY LAKE FRONT..."BEAR DEN" lower unit - listing #786941

*1,000 Sq Ft. - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry

* Sleeps up to 5 in beds plus up to 4 more in futons SLEEPS 9 +


Featured in this listing is the 2 Bedroom BEAR DEN unit.....sleep 9+

***THE BEAR DEN (lower unit)- 1,000 sq. ft. has 2 bedrooms and 1 large bath with double sinks & laundry. This comfortable & cozy unit has a nice size living room/dining room with comfortable couch, lounging chase, and comfortable queen size futon. Relax and enjoy lake & mountain views in living room or on the large private deck & BBQ. A large fully stocked kitchen with all your cooking needs with large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer provides a great place for meals.

*The FISHING ROOM sleeps 2 to 4: A comfortable queen size bed and full size comfortable futon for extra sleeping.

*The WOLF ROOM sleeps 2 to 3: A choice of sleeping options: 2 twins and a trundle bed. There can be bunk beds with a trundle bed, or twins side by side, or 2 twins converted into a king size bed with a comfortable memory foam mattress topper for couples.

For children we provide pack-n-play, crib mattress, high chair/rocking horse, stuffed Alaskan animals, toys, books, board games, etc. Our large library offers a Alaskana books with stories, history, and scenic beauty of our region. A wide variety of DVDs & board games for all age, cable TV, and hi-speed Wifi. The water is always hot with on-demand hot water system!! Comfortable airbeds are available for additional sleeping options.


Your dream Alaskan adventures await right out your door! Centrally located to Alaska best attractions. Canoe Lake Resort is located in the heart of the beautiful Kepler-Bradly Lake State Recreation Reserve encompassing 349 acres of wilderness, 10 sport-fishing lakes that are plentifully stocked with rainbow trout & grayling, with miles of mapped and groomed recreation trails.

Relax on our private lakefront soaking in the spectacular views of the Talkeetna and Chugiak Mountain Ranges. Swim and have FUN on the lake with complimentary lake toys, KAYAKS, ROW BOAT, CANOE, PADDLE BOAT, and FLOATING DOCK. FISH right off the dock for rainbow trout and grayling, many have caught 10 fish in just a couple of hours! We supply some fishing gear too! Enjoy quality family time; play lawn games, gather around crackling campfires, catch guppies and hunt for frogs with nets and buckets provided.

Get out and explore, RUN, HIKE, BIKE, SKI through the miles mapped recreation trails right out your door. Experience Alaska winter adventures; skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, sledding, ice-skating, snow machining, and dog mushing. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the Northern Lights above the snow-covered mountain ranges!

Experience National Geographic moments; Nesting eagles and osprey hunt and dive for fish, nesting loons and a variety waterfowl swim with their babies. Visits from our resident moose are quite exciting! Canoe Lake boarder the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge which is rich with wild life; moose, wolf, beaver, salmon streams, nesting eagles, osprey, owls, water fowl, and migratory birds. Bears are rare, I have not seen one in 10 yrs!!


We have 25 years in the tourism and will help you plan and book your dream Alaskan vacation. Visit our travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS website for more information on exciting half and full day trips and tours in our region! A special 5% discount may apply to rental fee for guests using the travel agency for vacation planning and reservations.

We are centrally located to Alaskan top attractions and destinations

*45 mi. to the Anchorage International Airport

*35 mi from Anchorage

*2 mi to Alaska State Fair

*3 mi to Palmer Airport

*3 mi to Palmer a historic agricultural community

*3 mi to Golfing in Palmer

*3 mi to the Mat-Su Regional Hospital

*7 mi to Wasilla - Iditarod Trail Head Quarters

*7 mi to the Alaska Rail Road depot

*7 mi to Musk Ox Farm

*10 mi to drive to excellent salmon fishing spots

*15 mi to Ekluta Native Village/Historic Russian Orthodox Church

15 mi. to Thunderbird Falls -- recreation hike

*15 mi to the Reindeer Farm

*20 mi to historic Independence Mine /Hatchers Pass recreation area for exciting hiking and cultural tours

*25 mi to Knik Glacier - ATV or jet boat rides, scenic flight, helicopter tours

*70 mi to Matanuska Glacier – drive right up to it and hike right on it

*70 miles to the historic village of Talkeetna known for dramatic views of Mt. McKinley (Denali) , scenic flights, fishing, jet boat, rafting tours, zip-lines, arts, museums, etc.

*200 miles to Denali National Park

Visit our FaceBook page 'CANOE LAKE CHALET for more info and photos.


More Details

Geri McCann
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Geri McCann

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 38 yrs. We own and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours, and can help you with your dream Alaskan vacation.

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 40 yrs. with 20 years in Talkeetna and 20 years in Palmer. We have 3 beautiful children and 4 amazing grand children. We have 30years of tourism experience and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours It is rewarding to assist visitors planing their dream Alaskan vacation so they can experience the best Alaskan adventures, with the best tour operators, for the best price!!

Geri has a passion for Alaskan culture, art and history and spent 25 yrs in as a curator/director of the Talkeetna Museum , Wasilla Museum (worked for Sarah Palin), and founded the Palmer Museum.

Above all we love God and are so blessed to live in the incredible state of Alaska. We live the adventuresom Alaskan life, our family favorites are fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, rafting, camp fires, organic gardening and eating fresh Alaskan salmon.

Geri McCann purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Geri McCann chose Gateway

We love to share our beautiful chalet with visitors to Alaska. Lake front living in the rustic Alaskan wilderness - with all the modern comforts of home, yet close to Anchorage, between Wasilla and Palmer. We focus on our guests having the most enjoyable experience ever and try to provide everything you might possibly need including hiking poles, gold pan, extra hats, gloves, coats, umbrella, etc. We work hard at making sure our chalet is very Clean, Comfortable, and FUN! for all ages...

What makes this chalet unique

Spectacular mountain vistas on a quiet lake front, located in Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation Region, fishing, hiking, boating, skiing, sledding, camp fires by the lake.

View spactacular northern lights displays!

Centrally located to Alaska's ultimate adventures and destinations.

Perfect for large family and groups with a variety of ages and interests... There is fun for everybody!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Gateway in Palmer

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large double sink with washer/dryer and linen closet.
  • The entire chalet both units altogether have a total of 3 full baths and 1/2 baths, BEAR DEN Unit Shared large bath with tub/shower unit and large vanity with double sinks and washer/dryer. -------------------------------------------------------- The EAGLES NEST unit The Luxury Suite has a beautifully tiled private bath with an extra long & deep claw foot soaking tub plus a shower unit and a large vanity with double sinks. The Alaska Dynasty Suite has nice private bath with tiled tub/shower unit and large vanity. A 1/2 bath is located in the entry way -------------------------------
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Fishing Theme Room -
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 2 of the twins can convert to king size bed if requested.
  • Both units altogether have 5 bedrooms in the entire chalet 24 total beds/futons/Sleeper Sofa King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin beds (7) that can convert into (2 ) King size beds , Full size Futons (1), Queen size futons (3), Sleeper Sofa (3), Playpen (1), Crib Mattress (1). Extra full size and twin air beds available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented out the whole house for an easter weekend getaway. We loved it! The views were beautiful. The property was stocked with everything one would need. And the host was extremely helpful. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome get away

  • 5 of 5

Great location right by the lake but above the lake enough so that the bugs are not and issue. The house is well stocked with almost everything you need and Geri was super helpful with any needs we had. They have boats and toys down at the lake which make it a fun stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it and beautiful view.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in AK. Geri was a wonderful host. The house is very clean and has a wonderful view. I'm hoping we can come back in thw future when it is warmer and do some fishing. I highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our vacation of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Alaska to create life time memories and this Chalet was our home away from home that we were delighted to come home to every evening. It offered every amenity we could have asked for, spacious living, comfortable beds, privacy, laundry facilities, fully stocked kitchen, and our own private lake with amazing views. We highly recommend you chose this rental during your stay in Alaska. We were within driving distance to several sites and tours including Talkeetna, Mt Denali. train ride and glacier viewing. Geri was very helpful with recommendations. It was our dream vacation and the week we stayed was perfect ....just perfect! The Huskers From Nebraska

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay! Beautiful views and wonderful access to the lake. AWSOME

  • 4 of 5

The Bears Den was a warm and cozy place to stay. Full kitchen came in handy for those eat-in meals. The back patio overlooking the lake was spectacular. I loved this place and all it offered us. It is close to town while you feel like you are in the middle of a park. Enjoyed our time here and really relaxed in a quiet and secluded home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and even better house to stay in!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had no problem being comfortable in this wonderful location. The owner was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about things to do in the region. She also made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. In this well-stocked house, we not only had all the basics needed but bicycles fishing rods and multiple types of boats… it was very hard for us to leave. We certainly hope to return again someday. The lake was peaceful and did I say it was full of trout? My seven-year-old had no problem reeling them in.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John's family with 4 kids were delightful and had a great time at our property. They enjoyed playing and fishing on the lake with boats and lake toys, they had camp fires, played lawn games and and explored the surrounding area's attractions. They did great fishing on the lake for trout and local rivers catching salmon!! They abided by all house rules and left the house so nice and clean. We really enjoyed assisting them with vacation plans and getting to know them. They really touched our hearts!! It is wonderful to when our guests enjoy the lake and chalet like they did. We hope they return. Geri McCann Canoe Lake Chalet - Where the fun begins!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Hatchers Pass
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: necessary

We are part of the Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation area with 10 lakes. Beautiful wilderness trails provide great hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing . Canoe lake is stocked with rainbow trout and grayling, its non-motorized quiet and pristine. Try som surrounding catch and release lakes - with huge fish! Ice fishing is great in the winter, along with ice skating and skiing on the lake. Relax around a camp fire by the lake and soak in the Alaskan wilderness serenaded by loons and varieties of lake birds. Watch our nesting eagles and hawks hunt and dive for fish. View incredible northern lights displays right out your window!

Experience Alaska's best adventures in the surrounding area: salmon fishing, hike on Matanuska Glacier, jet boat or helicopter to Knik Glacier, white water rafting through jagged mountain ranges, wilderness trails, extreme mountain hiking or climbing, horse back riding.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Gateway, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
BEAR DEN - Spring
9 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
BEAR DEB Summer 2018
13 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
off Season Special
1 Oct 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
10% OFF Holiday Special
10 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
22 May 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.59

Visit our other listing to see more about the EAGLES NEST upper unit - DELUX LAKE FRONT -#378076
Both units can be rented together with discounts for extra large groups of 16 or more
Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
50% off winter monthly rates for 3 to 5 month lease depending on number of guests

*Cancellations after the refund deadlines: We will do our best to re-book the cancelled dates and refund as much as possible depending on the amount we can re-book it for. We do charge a $100 rebooking fee to cover time and efforts.

*Additional TRAVEL AGENCY discount for guests using Authentic Alaska Tours for vacation planning and booking

*Additional Discounts for 2 week or more stays

*Reduced for extra guest fee for large groups of over 16 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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