Lakefront Log Cabin with Spectacular Views!

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Lakeside ViewLakeside ViewLiving RoomLiving Room with two sleepersLooking toward kitchenPorch area with sleeper and viewsQueen BedroomQueen Bedroom with built-in VanityFull kitchenFull kitchenView from the lakeLakeside fire pitLakeview from PorchView of lakeEagle flying overheadAfter an early fall stormPerennial Flower BedsMidnight Visitors!Loon's Nest!LakeviewView from porch of late night mist on lake
“ Excellent ”
5 Reviews
5151 E Windridge Ave, Wasilla, AK 99654



Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 6
Per night $175
Per week $1,095
Type: Cabin
Description of the Wasilla vacation cabin rental
Located in south central Alaska, on the shores of Cottonwood Lake in the heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska Loon's Nest Cabin Rental is centrally located between Palmer and Wasilla on seven secluded acres, yet within minutes of town and attractions. We're only 40 minutes from Anchorage and three hours from Denali National Park. Come stay in a truly Alaskan log cabin on a pristine trout-filled floatplane sized lake, surrounded by the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountain Ranges.

The log cabin features richly hued knotty pine throughout, with modern upgrades, while maintaining its original Alaskan history and charm. A queen size bedroom, sleeper sofa, and two double futons accommodate up to six people. The full size kitchen, living room, and porch areas provide plenty of space to "feel at home". The cabin front offers expansive views of the lake and two mountain ranges, including the Hatcher's Pass area directly across from the cabin. Two decks, one lakeside and one with a gas BBQ overlooking the perennial flower beds and garden area, add to your enjoyment of this "one-of-a-kind" Alaskan setting!

Sip your coffee while listening to the call of the loon echo across the pristine waters of Cottonwood Lake. Or, sit on the dock and watch the trout jump in the evening glow of a long summer night as an eagle glides directly above. Better yet, wet a line with one of our trout poles and catch a rainbow trout for dinner. Explore the lake in the paddleboat, canoe or tandem kayak (lifejackets provided). Take a swim off our dock and soak in those warm summer days on the floating dock. Roast marshmallows and share stories around the lakeside fire pit. Relax and let time stand still!

Enjoy a place where time stands still, and breathtaking beauty abounds! Please note that the owner's home is next to the cabin.

Cynthia Zmuda

Area Information
Alaska Loon's Nest Cabin Rental is centrally located in the heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The Mat-Su is the perfect "Base Camp" for your Alaskan vacation, with major attractions and adventures galore within a short driving distance. From salmon fishing, hiking, backcountry adventures, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, viewing Mt. McKinley and exploring Denali National Park, gold panning, flightseeing, touching a glacier, coming face-to-face with musk ox and reindeer, taking a dog sled ride, learning the history of the Iditarod Race, experiencing our Native cultures at the Alaska Native Heritage Center - all this and more in the Mat-Su Valley! Come discover why Alaska Loon's Nest, on Cottonwood Lake, in the heart of the Valley, truly is a one-of-a-kind Alaskan setting!


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 $175 $175 $1,095 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 5%
Deposits: A 50% deposit required at time of reservation. Balance due upon arrival. Minimum age required. All cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the arrival date for a refund minus a $25 processing fee. Refunds for cancellations with less than 30 days notice will be dependent on the lodging being rebooked. All cancellations must be in writing. Winter Rates: Call for monthly winter rates. Stays over 60 days tax exempt
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Rates based on double occupancy. $15 for each additional person, per night, up to six people. Children under 12 stay free. Our cabin is NON-smoking. Any damage resulting from cigarette/cigar smoke will be charged a minimum $100 and up to the full financial repair of damage. Use of cabin, property, docks, and lakefront for paying guests only, unless prior arrangements have been made with owners. Owner's home is next to the cabin.


Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Wasilla, Alaska

Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon

Tampa, FL USA

Best part of the vacation

October 9, 2011

My wife and two daughters, 8 & 10 stayed for 3 nights after a 7-day cruise. We chose this property because it was centrally located between Anchorage and Denali Park. It was a long 4-hour drive to Denali Park but we wanted the amenities that Wasilla had to offer ... restaurants and local attractions; plus it was only 45-minutes from Anchorage airport. When we drove up, I thought to myself ... Loon's Nest is more beautiful than their website pictures. Inside the cabin you have a beautiful picture window where you can have breakfast and stare out at the lake. The property is very well-maintained and what you see in pictures is what you get but there's more. The owners, Ron and Cindy, are the friendliest people and were very attentive upon our arrival. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The kitchen had all the extra things so you only needed to provide food. We needed a washer-dryer, it worked perfectly. One thing we learned was that it does not get dark in summertime Wasilla. While the bedroom could be darkened, the shades for the living room and inside porch area did not completely darken the room. It didn't bother our daughters too much but others may have a problem sleeping in the rooms other than the bedroom. For Floridians the evening fires at their lakeside firepit which Ron graciously built for us were ideal. The cabin had the Smores necessities which my daughters loved. We had perfect weather and nice warm sun so we took out the canoe and paddleboat and spent a lot of time sitting at the dock. My daughters also took advantage the cabin's fishing poles; they didn't catch anything but it was a lot of fun. They also loved running and playing on Ron's well maintained lawn and their family trampoline. Two questions from my daughters: "Can we stay here for a month?" and "Can we come back next year?" tells you how much my family enjoyed Loon's Nest. I did tell Ron that he had my dream vacation home. We would recommend the property to any couple or small family looking for the cabin on the lake getaway.

Betty Leithner Coleman

Betty Leithner Coleman

Edmond, OK


August 7, 2011

This cabin is a perfect place for a vacation! It is very comfortable, peaceful and the scenery is spectacular. The cabin is well appointed - it even came with homemade pancake mix and some salmon. We really appreciated the dock with fishing poles and kayak provided. Ron and Cindy are great hosts; they were always willing to offer help and guidance. I hope to return again someday and will definately recommend this property to family and friends.

Cindy Amis Franklin

Cindy Amis Franklin

Anchorage, AK

The Loon's Nest is a Charmer

July 26, 2011

We had a great time at the Loon's Nest. The owners, Ron and Cindy, were very helpful and went above and beyond meeting our needs and wants. The cabin met our expectations and the views were fabulous. We had two sunny days and took advantage of swimming from the dock and trying out the paddleboat and kayak. Highly recommend for a couple or small family.

Lee Shattuck

Lee Shattuck

San Francisco, CA

Loved every minute.

June 30, 2011

Hideaway on Cottonwood Lake. A real find. Kayak, canoe, or just look out the window from the dining table during meals. Charming hosts and to the comfortable ambiance.

Debbie Kanosh

Debbie Kanosh

rhode island now, formerly alaska

Definitely recommend this cabin

November 25, 2009

We LOVED this cabin, wish we could have moved in permanently. Very comfortable, well stocked with supplies (linens, cookware) and very nice hosts. The ONLY drawback we found was it was interesting to find at first as it is off the beaten path-just what I wanted-close to things so we could get places but when on property, you felt the peace and tranquility of being away from suburbia. Highly recommend, can't wait to stay again !

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Thank you for a wonderful time in your very comfortable and well-appointed cabin. The view is breathtaking, and we thoroughly enjoyed the time on your lake. We loved hearing the loons and watching the eagles fly right overhead!"
-Scott & Kathy, Fargo, ND

"You're cabin is one of the most picturesque places I've ever visited, and your warmth and hospitality were wonderful! Loved the long summer days and the late nights visiting around the fire pit. Just a plug, the cheeseburger from Little Miller's was the BEST, just like you said!"
-Teri, Chicago, IL

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