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20 min. scenic drive from Anchorage: Cottage With View: Cook Inlet & Mt. Susitna

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath In Main Cottage, (Option) 2 Bedrooms in separate cottage

The Hermitage is a cottage home on 2.5 wooded acres with beautiful gardens and views of Mt. Susitna and Knik Arm of Cook Inlet. Upon entering the property one might feel as though they have stepped into a fairytale. This unique two-story cottage offers a spacious bedroom with large comfy seating area. The cozy living room is Arts & Crafts inspired. The country style eat-in-kitchen with seating for six around the large hickory table, kindles memories of comfort food and lively conversation. The kitchen window frames a view of the patio garden. (optional) Serene privacy of additional sleeping-quarters only (no bathroom) in a separate two-story, two-bedroom cabin with summer porch. The separate cabin is connected to main cottage by a quaint pergola.

Plan your Alaskan adventure day trips while relaxing in comfort around the campfire with your own private view of Knik Arm and Mt. Susitna, locally known as the Sleeping Lady.


Main cottage for two: $160.00 plus tax per night. $1,050 per week

Extra sleeping quarters in separate cottage: $195.00 plus tax per night, $1,200.00 per week.

More Details

Property Manager
Pat or Sally Tilton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2017

About Pat or Sally Tilton

We both grew up in Alaska. Pat was 9 years old when his family arrived before statehood in 1956. Sally was 13 years old when her family drove the Alcan in 1967. We raised our two sons in Chugiak and have called it home since 1982. We are both retired now and enjoy working in our studio creating something new out of something old.

Pat or Sally Tilton purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Pat or Sally Tilton chose Alaska

The very moment we stepped foot on the Hermitage property in 1990, we knew we wanted to make it our home. This was before we had gone to the backyard and discovered the amazing view of Knik Arm and Mt. Susitna! During the late 80's the housing market in the area was in a severe slump. This property with its special qualities as well as it's special needs had been on the market for two years. We were up for the challenge and fortunately for us were able to obtain the property. Over the years we have continued to make improvements to make it what it is today. It is artistically unique and quaintly comfortable. We enjoy the beauty, serenity, and convenience of its location. The detached 2 story garage has been converted into a live-in art studio. This is where we live and create during the spring, summer, and fall months. During the winter months we move back in to the coziness of the Hermitage Cottage. And sometimes we escape the cold Alaskan winters to travel to South East Asia. Sharing the Hermitage Cottages makes this possible.

What makes this cottage unique

The Hermitage Cottage with its beautiful garden provides a unique blend of options. The main cottage, if only one bedroom is needed can be rented at a lower rate. For families with older children or couples traveling together and sharing expenses, the addition of the small cottage provides extra sleeping accommodations. The backyard with the sound of Peter's Creek and the serene view of Cook Inlet and Mt. Susitna provides privacy with a sense of Alaskan seclusion; Yet the property is conveniently located to amenities and nearby points of interest. The location provides an easy stepping off point for amazing day trips such as a day in the city of Anchorage or the quiet yet charming farming town of Palmer, hiking around Hatcher's Pass and historic Independence Gold Mine, fishing or flight seeing in historic Talkeetna, taking the train or driving to Seward for whale watching or fishing, visiting the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Park near Portage Glacier or traveling to Whittier through the longest tunnel in North America, walking on the Matanuska Glacier, or easy hiking to near-by Thunderbird Falls and Reflection lake, hiking, bicycling, or kayaking at Eklutna lake, or simply enjoying a relaxing day in the privacy of your Homeaway from home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Chugiak

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , combination bathroom/laundry
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , (optional)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , (optional)
  • Bedroom 1 with queen bed in main cottage has a comfy seating area with large flat screen television. (Optional) Bedrooms 2 & 3 are in separate sleeping quarters connected to main cottage by a pergola. If Bedrooms 2 & 3 are not needed, contact owner for cost details. There is one shared bathroom between both cottages.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Owners, Pat and Sally reside on property in separate living quarters. We respect your privacy but are available if needed. We are long-time Alaskans and can make recommendations if requested.


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20 min. scenic drive from Anchorage: Cottage With View: Cook Inlet & Mt. Susitna
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

The most magical place ever!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and garden is the most beautifully appointed home away from home we have ever experienced. You will not be disappointed. It has everything you could ever want for an Alaska vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana and family. It was a joy to meet you.
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Wonderful people with an absolutely beautiful location. Plenty of room for a family.

  • 5 of 5

Pat and Sally were welcoming and the beautiful home was truly a treat for our family to enjoy. Beautiful art work on the interior, comfortable beds, a great kitchen and a superb CD collection to listen to over coffee each morning. The quality of the home was amazing and we will definitely be back to this location in the future! Very highly recommended for families with children that require separate bedrooms, along with a private room for the parents. For couples traveling alone, just reserving the main cottage is perfect and you will be amazed by how comfortable you will be.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. We very pleased the Hermitage Cottage suited your family's accommodation needs. We look forward to having you stay again.
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Charming cottages with beautiful view in green woods

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat the view or the plant and flower garden. We made fires every night we could and enjoyed our time around it together. The cottages are very clean and hosts are wonderful. The more you look around this home, the more intriguing details you see. Thank you for sharing your home Pat and Sally.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It was very pleasant meeting you and your family. I hope your sons found Alaska, their state of birth, impressive.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cozy cottage. Everything was well kept and comfortable.The kitchen was fully supplied to prepare anything. We especially enjoyed the cozy craftsman furnishings, fascinating artifacts, and interesting artwork, collections and décor. The whimsical details in the lovely cared for gardens were fun too. Situated at the end of the road in the woods, with a view of the Knik Arm and sounds of the rushing Peters Creek below, you feel far away and peaceful. Yet you are a short distance from the Hwy to anywhere in Alaska.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your detailed description of the Hermitage Cottage is much appreciated. Hope to have you as return guests.
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Beautiful location and home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this home can't capture the peacefulness one feels sitting outside at the patio. Sounds of planes taking off in the far distance, roosters crowing, and birds chirping. The flowers and property look like something out of a storybook. The cabin was fully stocked so we could prepare our meals here. Within an hour of being here, had the pleasure of seeing a moose and her two babies on the property. Although we still have over a week of vacation left, my two teenaged daughters don't want to leave "their cabin". You will not be disappointed if you stay at The Hermitage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such an amazing view!!

  • 5 of 5

Pat and Sally were amazing! The house was stunning and very welcoming. Great location! We saw a moose and her calves were in the front yard. The landscaping is just lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you. The cow moose and new twin calves resting in the front yard and then browsing in our woods was special.
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Ted Stevens International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Birchwood Saloon
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway (Whittier, AK 1 hour 40 min)
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Palmer Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Alaska Railroad (Anchorage Train Station)
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Glenn Highway a scenic byway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bella Vista: Pizza, Steak, Seafood, Greek
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Beach Lake Cross-Country Ski Trails
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Mirror Lake Beach
Car: necessary

Nearby attractions less than 5 miles: Bike trails, hiking trails, cross country ski trails. Trail head to Chugach State Park. Eklutna Village with historic Russian Orthodox Church (oldest building in area) and cemetery. Thunderbird Falls sightseeing and hiking. Mirror Lake & Beach Lake swimming, fishing, picnicking. Peters Creek Park with picnicking and frisbee golf course.

Day trips: Eklutna Lake, Matanuska Glacier, Historic Hatcher's Pass and Independence Gold Mine, Historic Talkeetna, Portage Glacier, Whittier, Prince William Sound, Alaska Wildlife Preserve, Eagle River Nature Center.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Chugiak

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
15 May 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
16 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$88.34
Damage Insurance A$74.46

All rates include both cottages.
(Optional) reduced rate if separate sleeping-quarters (2 bedrooms) are not needed. Contact owner for details.
Rentals for ≥ 30days cleaning fee $150.00.
!00% refund for 30 days or more advanced notice of cancellation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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