The SpaceYou'll get the whole house, 3 acres of privacy, an amazing view, hammock on the bluff and all the amenities you need. The house was custom built by us, and has an open floor plan. The master bedroom faces the mountains and the stunning view! Did we already mention that? The furniture is all brand new, and the decor is totally Alaskan. You will be off the beaten path, but within striking distance of much of the greatness Alaska has to offer!
You'll have tv and wi-fi, cell phone towers are near-by. There is river rafting and king salmon fishing within minutes on the Gulkana and Klutina Rivers. Just down the road is the best restaurant in the Copper Basin, the historic Carriage House. You will be on the door step of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest park in the nation. We can hook you up with local deals and incredible flightseeing!
Guest AccessValdez, Kennicott/McCarthy, and the Denali Highway are all possible day trips from the house. Wrangell St. Elias park of course, is our front yard. The visitor Center for the park is a 20 minute drive. Gakona has a historic lodge, restaurant and tavern, rafting, salmon fishing and flight seeing are all available within 5 miles of the house. Interaction with GuestsWe live 500 miles away, but our neighbors (who lived in this house for 2 years) are on the 3 acres next door, and they will be your local hosts and deal with any issues or concerns. Leann will make sure your stay is all that you hope for, and we will be available by phone or email whenever needed. She is available to greet you and offer you some opportunities to experience the "local" culture and ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The NeighborhoodGakona was one of the original stops along the historic Valdez Trail. The Gakona Roadhouse is just down the road (also a great place to stay). Travelers used to dock in Valdez and make their way north to gold via dog sled in winter. Road houses were 15 to 20 miles apart and very few of them still exist. There is a rich history in the Copper Basin. Gakona lacks the glitz of some of the other road system tourist areas, but is rich with spectacular views, wonderful people, and many outdoor activities. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation available. Renters would need to provide their own wheels. Glennallen is 15 miles away, where you will find, banks, grocery stores and gas stations. Other Things to NoteWe have a 2 night minimum and if you book for three nights you will receive a $30 gift certificate towards dinner at the Carriage House historic restaurant. Stay 6 nights and your 7th will be free! The base rate covers 2 adults, each additional adult is 20 dollars per night, and kids stay free! If you need a third bed we can set up an air mattress.