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Rose Ridge: Upscale Cottage with a View!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

cottage 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

The Cottage is the newest addition to Rose Ridge Vacation Chalets. Located near our Chalet, the Cottage features the same panoramic view south to the mountain ranges circling the Mat-Su Valley. On 10 wooded acres 7 miles from downtown Palmer at the base of Hatcher Pass State Recreation Area. Furnished with leather furniture and stainless steel appliances, this unit is open, spacious and bright. A deck with BBQ and eating area facing the view and landscaping complete this secluded vacation home.

Large bedrooms, one King Room and one Queen sleeps 4 comfortably. There is a tub/shower in the custom tiled bathroom and the living/kitchen area is open and ready for relaxing. The kitchen is ready to use with all cook and serving ware. We supply paper products (paper towels etc, coffee/tea and condiments) at the beginning of your stay.

Our location in the heart of Southcentral Alaska, the Cottage is perfect for this home base rental. You can explore in all directions from here to experience Alaska.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

About Diane

Your hosts, David & Diane Rose, are long time Palmerites who enjoy hiking, camping, hunting. David built Rose Ridge himself and Diane has an extensive knowledge of the area and its history. We have 2 grown daughters and one granddaughter.

Diane purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Diane chose Alaska

We have grown up in the area and wanted a piece of it to share with others. We bought this property in 2001 to expand our B&B business on the adjoining property. In 2010 we sold the B&B property and moved exclusively to this 10 acres to offer vacation homes to our guests.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Custom tiled, tub/shower, single basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Coffee/tea and condiments provided at the beginning of the stay.


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(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! Loved every minute! Diane our hostesses is great and a wealth of information about the area and Alaska.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage with a lovely view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It's very clean and had everything we needed. Comfortable beds, plenty of towels, stocked kitchen, there were even birthday candles and cake pans that made it possible for us to bake a birthday cake to celebrate my grandson's first birthday! Close enough to Palmer to make grocery runs when needed, but we felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. We hope to go back again! Diane was very pleasant, easy to work with, and responded quickly when I sent emails with questions.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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York, UK

Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Its all about the view!

Our first visit to Alaska and what a fabulous place to stay. The Cottage was perfect. Virtually brand new with everything a visitor could need. Did I mention the view? The design and placement of the cottage maximized the view of the mountains and the forest. We have stayed in dozens of VRBO/HomeAway and similar rentals but nothing beats Rose Ridge for the view. Finally the icing on the cake was an evening visit from a cow moose and her young calf.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and very nice house

  • 5 of 5

The property feels new and clean (newer appliances too). The views are amazing. It is perfect for a group of 2-4 people. The location is good for exploring Hatchers Pass and not too far from downtown Palmer. We would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage! We hope you are able to stay at Rose Ridge again in the future. Diane
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Milton, DE


  • 5 of 5

This vacation cottage beats every place we have ever stayed on VRBO. Super clean and bright!! All the comforts of home with an incredible view. Diane and David have gone the extra mile in making this cottage feel like home. We would not hesitate to stay there again if the opportunity arises. It was close to lots of attractions. Our favorite part of our trip was riding the Alaska Railroad Hurricane Turn Train. Will never forget it. After long days of site seeing, it was nice to come back to an incredibly cozy home away from home. Thanks Diane and David!!!! PS. We really appreciated the room darkening shades in the bedroom as it was still daylight at 11 pm which we are definitely not used to!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centreville, AL

Super Location & Views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month at Rose Ridge Cottage and absolutely loved it! It was centrally located to all the places we wanted to see in Alaska, but very private. We traveled to the Arctic Circle, south to Seward and over to Valdez. It was close to Palmer and not far from Wasilla for any shopping needs. The cottage was very clean and well maintained, having everything you needed and some. We enjoyed the awesome mountain views and the visits from the moose and her calf. We were only an hour away from a great fishing spot on the Little Su for the salmon runs. Thanks, David & Diane, for the wonderful stay and helping to make our first visit to Alaska awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed sharing Alaska with you! We are glad the Cottage was more than you expected and you felt at home here. We strive to make every guest feel welcome, comfortable and taken care of at our homes, but also leaving you to enjoy the privacy of a vacation home in the woods to yourselves as well. Hope to maybe see you again in the future.
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Musk Ox Farm
"Learn about this prehistoric animal and its contribution to modern day Alaska."
Palmer Museum of History & Art
Colony House Museum
"A wonderful way to learn about Palmer's beginnings."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fishhook Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Glenn Highway (AK 1)
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Government Peak Recreation Area (Nordic)
Car: necessary

Seven miles from downtown Palmer and 12 miles to Wasilla, we are located at the base of the Hatcher Pass State Recreation site for all varieties of outdoor activities summer and winter. All services (shopping, banking, medical etc..) are within 15 minutes of Rose Ridge. Both the Reindeer and Musk Ox Farm are unique and interesting attractions nearby. We are centrally located for a perfect home base for day trips in multiple directions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wasilla, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £14.8 per person per night

Rates quotes here are based on 2 guests. There is a $20/per person, per night extra guest fee that will be added for parties larger than 2 guests. The rates will not quote correctly for weekly rates of more than two people as I offer a discount. I will send a corrected quote in my reply to your inquiry. Contact us if you have questions about rates or if this unit is not available. information about our other home.

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