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Lake Front Cabin, Mt. Denali @ South End of Denali Nat. Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,120 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

New Lake Front Cabin: Fully equipped for your Ultimate Alaskan Experience -

This outstanding property is located near the Southern Edge of Denali National Park, which is 114 miles North of Anchorage. The area boasts some of the best scenery in the interior of Alaska, as well as arguably, the best snow machining in the world. This beautiful cabin is fully furnished with everything you will need for your lakeside vacation, including linens, kitchen appliances, dishes, range/oven, gas BBQ, microwave, flat screen TV with DVD... So reserve your getaway today!

-A large deck overlooks the lake with view of Mt. McKinley.

-Two bedrooms - one with two queen beds, the other with one queen bed overlooking the lake.

-In the summer, there is a dock with canoe, kayak and paddle boat. (Six adult life vests), Some boating skill necessary for kayak and canoe use.

-A wide, gently sloping path for snow machines leads directly from the large multi-car, RV parking area down to the lake.

-Wooded areas surround the property.

-Large birch and evergreen trees enhance the enjoyment of this peaceful setting.

-A huge steel outdoor fire-pit near the waters edge allows a large or small group to spend a warm evening outdoors.

NOTE: For an additional fee there is a first floor family room with an additional kitchenette and a larger flat panel TV/surround sound theater area, along with a 3/4 bathroom with shower. The rental of the family room increases the occupancy capacity by two, for a total of eight, 8 guests.

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Tom Hardwick
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Tom Hardwick

Our family's moved to Alaska in the early 70's. We moved here for the Alaskan Experience. During our pursuit of that experience the family became involved in staking out Alaskan Open-Entry land and taking advantage of public land auctions. The land this cabin sets on was purchased at auction. Our family grew up on this property and the 5 acres next door. Our children were raised here on weekends and summers at the cabin. We have built and re-built generator systems and installed off-grid electrical systems that now allow the cabins to be enjoyed year round. We have fished the lake extensively in winter and summer... we really know where to catch the Pike that dominate Amber Lake. We've explored the surrounding area in summer and winter for the past 20 years and can tell you where to go for a great experience all year round. We even found the submerged island in the middle of the lake. Let us show you where it is the next time you come to Amber Cove Cabin.

Tom Hardwick purchased this house in 2009

Why Tom Hardwick chose Trapper Creek

My mother purchased this property at a Alaska State Land Auction, site unseen in 1973 when Amber Lake was a fly-in only lake property. Ten years later the road was pushed back to Amber Lake. We then made our first ATV adventure to Amber Lake. This property took our breath away and soon we began building our first cabin. After almost 15 years of week-ends and summers at the cabin and 100's of repeat guests we finished our second cabin on the adjacent lot. We are very proud of our NEW cabin, because it boasts all the things we did correctly when building and furnishing the first cabin. We think Amber Cove Cabin will give our guests the best cabin experience ever.

What makes this house unique

Amber Lake is a semi-remote recreation area with fantastic Pike fishing-- nearby streams and lakes offer some of Alaska's finest Salmon, Trout, & Pike fishing. It is less than 20 minutes from Petersville road recreation area. Petersville recreation area is located near the south end of Denali National Park with extensive ATV and snow machine trails. There are also 100's of miles of trails directly from the cabin. Amber Lake is a 2 mile long lake and is perfect for a full spectrum of water sports and winter sports. Float planes often fly in to Amber Lake from Anchorage. Air taxi service can be arranged.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for providing such a lovely cabin, stocked with so many amenities. We so enjoyed the cozy indoor activities during the soggy weather and ALL the lake fun and outdoor activities during the sunshine! Sadly, no fish or bear sightings, but the crystal clear view of Denali, a real treat!

We could not have asked for a nicer getaway as a family... just perfect!

God Bless,
Aug 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Trapper Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A large fire pit at the edge of the lake, makes evenings warm and enjoyable. The beauty and solitude of being off the beaten path away from the crowds is breathtaking and rejuvenating our wish is that you can enjoy the facility as much as we have over the years. Blessings to you and your family as you travel Alaska.


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Lake Front Cabin, Mt. Denali @ South End of Denali Nat. Park
average rating of 4.822581 based on 67 reviews

Great time had by all

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Christmas at the cabin, everything was well setup and stocked. Great sleeping arrangements and well stocked kitchen.

Our only suggestion would be to update/upgrade the satellite tuner and TV upstairs. They worked but would be much nicer in HD like downstairs.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your stay at our remote Off Grid Cabin. We are in the process of replacing the Non HD TV Up Stairs in April 2018 so we appreciate your confirmation of the need for updating. So glad you had a Great Time. Thanks, Tom Hardwick
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Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first half of our honeymoon at the end of September and it was great! A perfect house for what we wanted. My husband loved being able to fish right from the backyard and I loved the swing! It's pretty secluded, do keep that in mind, but I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin on Amber Lake

  • 4 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. The cabin was very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes, pots and pans and other equipment needed for cooking. There was fishing equipment, a sea kayak and a paddle boat that we used and completely enjoyed. We caught a total of 6 northerns. Wonderful and relaxing place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally:Thank you for your review, we try very hard to provide a Quality Experience for our Guests by providing above expectations services and overall accommodations, we are so glad you had a terrific vacation. Tom, Tina, Hal and Nancy Amber lake Rentals Team
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Off the beaten trail - Great water front experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and cozy. The waterfront experience with the Kayaks is what we enjoyed best. We paddled all the way to the south end, about a 20 min paddle, and were able to get some amazing views of Denali. Caught a couple small pike from the dock with the poles provided.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a 50th Birthday with a 10 day trip to Alaska. We were looking for a cabin that put us in the "Alaskan Frame of Mind" and we hit the jackpot with this one. The cabin is in a beautiful remote setting, yet it has all the essential comforts. Nice clean furnishings, all the kitchen supplies you need, linens, TV (we didn't really watch TV, the beautiful lake and firepit were too enticing to resist), kayaks, paddle boat, etc.

Hal and Nancy (caretakers) will meet you and give you a quick "orientation" of the cabin. They are always a phone call away should you need anything and are a lot of fun too. We spent an evening around the campfire with them and enjoyed there company very much. Swapped a few stories and laughed a lot. Wonderful people.

Keep in mind, this is a remote cabin. It is a drive off the Parks Highway. This was not an issue for us, it gave us the opportunity to see more of Alaska. If you are planning to visit Denali NP, it is 2.5 hours away. Plan to get up very early. The best part of leaving early is the wildlife. We were able to see moose, caribou, eagles, etc. on our drive to Denali. It will make a long day but - - the days are long in Alaska during summer. I would not change where we stayed due to the drive. Alaska is BIG, expect long drives and take advantage of them. Pull over, take pictures, stop and take a hike, . . .

Talkeetna is about an hour away. It is a must see little town. We had breakfast at the Roadhouse where we encountered a mountaineer with frostbite on his nose. Chris who works at Nagley's gave us a few tips on where to hike for the best views. He was spot on. We also took a flightseeing trip with Dave at N2 Alaska. AMAZING flight!!! Then we had dinner at Mile High Pizza Pie - delicious pizza.

Again, the cabin was perfect and I would highly recommend them to anyone. We will miss Amber Lake and hope to return someday to this little piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind words, We strive to provide a comfortable Remote feel on a beautiful lake front home. Tom & Tina
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Beautiful getaway on Amber Lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful lakeside cabin off the beaten path. We spent 2 nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet. We went snow shoeing all over the lake! The cabin is clean and well stocked and is exactly as advertised. The caretakers are wonderful and are full of helpful information.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Talkeetna, Alaska
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Talkeetna, Alaska
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
George Parks Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
Trapper Creek
Car: recommended

A fleet of Mountain Bikes are available for your use during your stay helmet's are encouraged on the gravel road there is no fee for their use. Fire wood is also provided.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Trapper Creek

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Check in-out AU$101.05 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$269.46

Rates are subject to change until confirmed and paid. There is a $75.00 Cleaning & Check in-out fee plus 5% bed tax.The downstairs is never rented separately only for additional space for primary Rental guest space.

We have a Sister property in Haines, Ak that can be viewed at :
If you are planning travels in that area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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