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Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms on the River

WILLOW CREEK INN; minutes off Parks Hwy on paved, state maintained road. Hatcher Pass State Recreational Area. Get away from it all, 27 acres of Boreal Forest & 75 ft from stream with beautiful view & excellent trout fishing. Located in foothills of Talkeetna Mountains & gateway to Hatcher Pass with active gold mining operations. Variety of wildlife frequents property, moose, brown/black bear & lynx. Fish for salmon as close as confluence of Willow & Deception Creeks. Centrally located to popular sight-seeing locations: Hatcher Pass, Historic Independence Mine, Matanuska Glacier, Talkeetna, Nancy Lake Rec. area. Many hiking trails in the Pass. Home to World Famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race. House has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, large screened windows throughout, beautifully furnished & fully equipped kitchen & laundry. Porch & deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Take day trip to Denali Park or stay at rental & enjoy the scenery.

The House & Property: Rental located on 27 acres of Boreal forest sits back from stream 75 feet with beautiful view. Oak floors, vaulted ceilings & large windows throughout. Fully equipped kitchen (has everything!). Beautifully furnished. Porch & Deck wrap around 2 sides of house. Exterior of rental is Cedar-Sided. Wildlife viewing on property. Mountain views on Willow Fishhook Rd. (bring your camera!). Great Rainbow/Steelhead trout fishing.

Forest, Mountains, Wildlife & Scenery: Boreal Forest: Birch, Spruce, Cottonwood & Aspen.

Mountains: Views of Alaska Range & Talkeetna Mountains & Sleeping Lady Mountain from Willow Fishhook Rd. View of Denali .5 miles from driveway.

Species in River: Rainbow/Steelhead Trout, Arctic Greyling, River Otter & spawning ground for Salmon.

Renters have viewed following wildlife on property: Moose, Bear (brown & black), Lynx, Eagles, River Otter, Fox, River Ducks, Woodpeckers, many bird species. Eagle's nest on property & across river from rental.

Northern Lights viewing: during winter months.

Wildflowers: Many species of wildflowers months of May,June, July & August.

Willow is a placer stream --gold pans provided.

Close to popular tour destinations: Many renters book trips on the Alaska Railroad or Tours into Denail National Park.

Willow is centrally located to many scenic areas popular with travelers.

Gateway to Hatcher Pass (active gold mining & Historic Independence Mine). Road into the pass opens on July 4 each year with many hiking trails in this mountainous area.

Very close to the Nancy Lake State Park. Driving distance to Matanuska Glacier, Independence Historic Mine, Denali National Park. Flight Seeing Service & Fishing Guide available in Willow.

More Details

Paul Pierce
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Willow

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No shoes to be worn indoors
  • No candles or incense
  • No shooting on the property or fireworks
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Vanity, Cabinet/Mirror, Fan. Tub/Shower Tile Floor. Bathroom Linens, TP & Liquid Hand Soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Beautiful hardwood bed frames with plush queen size Simmons mattress. Large closets & suitcase stands. Large mirror in both bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Large windows
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
Great rainbow/steelhead fishing, very private on 27 acres. Salmon fishing starts at the confluence of Willow Creek & Deception Creek. Experience the 'wilds' of Alaska without having to 'fly-in' or use 'off-road' vehicles. Willow Creek Inn is easily accessible; 5 miles off the Parks Hwy on Willow Fishhook Rd.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.931818 based on 44 reviews

Remote and cozy, the perfect weekend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

First off, the condition and cleanliness of the cabin itself was amazing. Every supply you could ever need was provided, dishes aplenty, enough towels for a whole family. The bed was perfectly comfortable with a view overlooking the then-frozen river. Its located right off the road but you never notice it, you feel removed from the rest of the world :D

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your business & hope you'll come stay again. We get more & more winter rents with people just wanting to get away for the weekend. It's a great retreat! Thank you.
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Great cabin, so cozy

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I had a great time in this wonderful get away cabin in the woods. Thank you Paul and Ginny for a warm (fire in the woodstove was going), welcome. I would recommend staying here, winter spring summer and fall. Billi

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review. We're glad you enjoyed our rental for a getaway & hope you will return. Thanks for leaving the rental in great shape & thank you for choosing Willow Creek Inn.
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Peaceful and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cabin! Tucked in the woods along the frozen river this time of year. Paul and Ginny had a nice fire going in the wood burning stove when I arrived. Very comfortable home away from home with a spacious kitchen and all the dishes and tools you need to prepare a wonderful meal. Enjoyed just looking out the window at the snowy landscape. Saw a moose of course. Paul and Ginny checked in by text to see how I was doing. They are very thoughtful and it shows in this beautiful, homey property. I hope to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. We do hope you will be able to come back.
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Wonderful winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Willow Creek Inn. Very clean, well accommodated, beautiful spot and the owners were very helpful. Will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were able to enjoy our rental. Thank you for your review.
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Awesome place, we loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is a awesome cabin, we all loved it and the owners where so nice.We plan on coming back next year and this is our first choice .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this rental September 1st thru September 4th. It was a beautiful home by a gorgeous river. It has a sluice box and gold pans for those who wish to pan for gold. The house was well stocked with plenty of spices and coffee and all of the staples you would need. It also has a washer and Dryer which was a big plus. The house is also extremely clean, and well laid out.

We had a chance to visit with the owners a couple of times and they were extremely nice and helpful with tips on things to do and see in the area. We reall y enjoyed our stay here and it went by way to quick. Many thanks to Paul and Ginny for the lovely stay in their home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Ted Stevens (Anchorage) International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Settler's Bay
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Alaska Railroad Wasilla Depot
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Trading Post
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Hilltop Ski
Car: recommended

Willow: small town (large area) located in the Susitna Valley & north of Anchorage. Known for history of gold mining (Hatcher Pass) and sport fishing (Willow is home to many rivers). Dotted with many lakes & surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountains (Chugach Range-east & south) & the Alaska Range (north) . Willow has beautiful scenery & is centrally located to many popular tour destinations. Hatcher Pass has historic gold mine sites and many hiking trails into the mountains. Willow Fishhook Rd (Hatcher Pass Rd) is a climbing mountain pass road with view of the Alaska Range (Denali, Hunter, Foraker) and gateway to the mountain pass known as Hatcher Pass. Wildlife in this area is many faceted: brown & black bear, moose, lynx, wolf, coyote, fox, eagles, great horned owl, plus many other bird species & smaller mammal species. Home of world famous 'Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.'

Other Activities: Viewing Northern Lights, Wildlife & Scenic Photo Ops, Official Home of Iditarod Re-Start just 6 miles from the rental on Willow Lake. Palmer has the Alaska State Fair each year in late Augustabout an hour's drive from the rental.

Golf: You can golf in Wasilla at Settlers Bay.

Ski: The nearest Ski Resorts are Hilltop Ski in Anchorage and

Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. Some people ski and snowboard

in Hatcher Pass, but there are no facilities there.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Willow

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
July 2017 - Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

No cleaning fee
No security deposit required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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