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Seward Scenic Alaska River Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9) With a full laundry.

My wife Jennifer and I chose this spot on Trail River to raise our children because of its incredible beauty. Trail River Gardens is located just 20 min from Seward in the heart of the Chugach mountains on beautiful Trail River. From our deck the river is just 50 feet away with the majestic Mount Madison as a back drop. There are lakes above and below us with mountains on all sides. You can walk to hiking trails to even more mountain lakes. If you like to hike and watch birds and other wildlife, then you will love it here at Trail River gardens.

Keywords:Seward, Cottage, Cabin, Family, River, View, Fishing, Hiking.

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Russ Burnard
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Russ Burnard

We have lived in Alaska for 30 yrs here on beautiful Trail River. We also have a gift store, coffee shop and bakery in Seward.

Russ Burnard purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Russ Burnard chose Crown Point

I built the vacation rental because of the beautiful location. The cottage was originally built in the 1940's and I completely rebuilt it in 1997.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located just 50 feet from the river. the view from the deck is no less than spectacular. There are lakes above and below us with mountains on all sides. There are lots of birds and other wildlife around us and many hiking trails.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Crown Point, Alaska

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Toilet tub shower, and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom has a queen bed, Double Beds (1) Bedroom #2 has a queen and a double bed and will sleep 4, Twin or Single Beds (1) Room #3 has a queen bed and a single bed and will sleep 3, Murphy Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting


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Seward Scenic Alaska River Cottage
average rating of 4.3461537 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

River right outside the door and the location is convenient for wildlife tours, kayaking, hiking around Seward. Visit/hike Kenai Fjords National Park/exit glacier. Three bedrooms each w private bath made it great for our group of five. Plan to be "unplugged"...but Resurrect Art coffee house and gallery is a fantastic place to plug in! Great views of the harbor, local art, and they make a great London Fog.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, kitchen was well stocked with plates and cooking equipment essentials.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It was great not having tv. The view was beautiful and we all loved listening to the river. The kitchen was supplied with most basic items. To our surprise there was a washer and dryer available. Russ and Jennifer were friendly and we loved listening to Russ's stories. We stopped by Jennifer's shop in downtown Seward - The Ranting Raven. It was a nice store and we were able to find some souvenirs. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Kept looking for moose but unfortunately didn't see one

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great experience, would recommend to anyone. Host(s) were awsome, had anything our family requested.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a Great vacation, the cottage has everything you need. We enjoyed the beauty of the Trail River and surrounding mountains. Seward is 25 min. away with all kinds of stuff to do. It was our first visit to Alaska and we fell in love with the area. Enjoyed talking to Russ and Jennifer ,gave us some info on things to do in the area. It was a very nice time and we hope to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were a lot of fun. We enjoyed talking with you also.
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Nice cabin

  • 3 of 5

Unit is exactly as described. Nice size bedrooms with each having individual bathrooms - great for couples - and we had three couples. They now have washer and dryer. We didn't realize until week before there was no living room or tv (which is our fault for not reading all the reviews). This is a must for us as we like to wind down with family time and movie at night. Owner easy to work with and responds quickly. Only issues we had was Wi-Fi - very spotty and only one user could be on it at one time - which caused problems for us in planning the next day events. So plan ahead if you need reliable Wi-Fi. There is a dining room table that seats six - and this is the main gathering space. This room has two windows and sliding doors - with no curtains on windows - and house next door we didn't feel comfortable relaxing in pajamas in the early morning or late at night. Last issue (which we didn't understand) was they have a sign stating please do not lock exterior doors at any time. You can secure your items in your bedroom - which has a lock. Wasn't comfortable with leaving doors unlocked. If you are looking for a clean, cute place off the grid with separate bedrooms - this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We live on the edge of one of the most pristine, and beautiful wildernesses on earth. We are no cluttered with cell towers, and out WiFi is weak. If you come to Alaska and your priority is good cell phone reception and fast internet, then you should probably choose to stay in town and look out of your window at a parking lot. The kitchen seating area looks out at beautiful Trail River.and 200 miles of wilderness. The view is spectacular. There is no curtain over the sliding glass door, the window,over the sink, or on the south side looking out at the driveway. Our house is 200 feet away. There are no windows on the north side of our house that allow visibility of the cottage windows. There is a wood shed in the between.This is a wilderness. We live on 3 acres on the river surrounded by trees and high vegetation. There are no neighbors or people who can see in the windows.The cottage is on 1 full acre.There are curtains and black out shades in all of the bedroom windows. The reason we don't lock the outside doors is because guests are always locking themselves out, and come over late and wake us up to let them in. They are always loosing the key. My doors are always unlocked and the keys are in all of my vehicles. I have never lost anything in 30 yrs of living here. We live in a diferent, very safe world than most people. If some people feel unsafe, then I will put a code lock on the front door. You can lock all of the bedroom doors, and they have keys to take with you.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Anchorage Int. Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Moose Pass 5 mi.
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
60 mi Whittier
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
5 mi. Moose Pass
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
.5 mile Lower Trail Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail River Gardens
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Crown Point, Alaska

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2 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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