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SANCTUARY LAKE FRONT, PANORAMIC MT. Vistas Fish, Boat, Hike--2 units sleep 25+

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Wonderful for small & large families/ groups central to Alaska's top attractions

CANOE LAKE CHALET RESORT - perfect for both smaller or lager groups and families.

2,700 sq. ft. Luxurious Duplex - with 2 separate units - rented separately or together with option of adjoining interior staircase. The whole chalet (both units together) has a total of 5 BEDROOMS, 3.5 BATHS SLEEPS 24+

Featured in this listing the EAGLES NEST unit, Sleeps 15+

1,700 sq t.- 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, kitchen, living room/dining room, private deck

Canoe Lake Chalet Resort: ALASKA AT ITS BEST!

Perfect for large or small family, group gatherings, retreats etc.

This gorgeous 2,700 sq. ft. lake front chalet has stunning panoramic mountain and lake views! Beautiful Alaskana decor and antique furnishing offers all the modern comforts of home. This large duplex has 2 separate units with private entrances. Each unit has its own private kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, laundry, deck with BBQ. For larger groups the units can be adjoined together with interior staircase at a discounted rate. The entire chalet altogether can comfortably sleep over 20 guests.

Featured in this listing: is #378076

Unit #1 - DELUX LAKE FRONT..."EAGLES NEST" - upper unit #378076

* 1,700 sq ft. has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, laundry

*Sleeps up 15+


Unit #2 - COZY LAKE FRONT..."BEAR DEN" lower unit seen on site #786941

*1,000 Sq Ft. - 2 bedroom, 1 bath, laundry

* Sleeps 9 + (see details


Featured in this listing is #378076 THE EAGLES NEST (upper unit)- 1,700 sq. ft.

Enjoy 2 stories of beautifully furnished luxury living with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and laundry. High vaulted ceilings provide open atmosphere over the living room/dining room. Relax and dine in the while you gaze at the panoramic mountain through large scenic windows. Walk out onto your private deck the looks over the lake, and BBQ fresh Alaska salmon. The extra-large kitchen is stocked and ready with cooking essentials for family meals.

An elegant staircase leads to the top story overlooking the main living area below. The den has a couch with a full size hide-a-bed and a full size futon for additional sleeping for 2 to 4. We have a large flat screen TV/DVD, Wii game system and an large variety of DVD/VHS library & family board games. A large shared large bath with tub/shower unit is right off the den.

*Bed room 1. The LUXURY SUITE is on the main floor sleeps 2; decorated with antiques in romantic Victorian style. It has a comfortable California king size bed, large private bath with an extra-large claw-foot soaking tub, plus a separate shower, vanity with double sinks, a large walk-in closet, TV/DVD, and private door leading to the deck. There is room for an air bed for additional sleeping for 1 or 2 more

*Bedroom 2 - The DUCK ROOM – Located upstairs sleeps 4 Has queen bed and quality/comfortable queen size futon.

* Bedroom 3 - The PERCH ROOM sleeps 4 Located in the upstairs. This large room offers a choice of sleeping option, 4 twins side by side, or 2 of the twins can be converted into a king size bed wit a comfortable memory foam mattress.

* The Den - sleeps 3 Locate upstairs with quality/comfortable queen size futon and a single hide-a-bed couch.


For children we provide pack-n-play, crib mattress, high chair/rocking horse, stuffed Alaskan animals, toys, books, board games, etc. Our large library offers a Alaskana books with stories, history, and scenic beauty of our region. A wide variety of DVDs & board games for all age, cable TV, and hi-speed Wifi. The water is always hot with on-demand hot water system!! Comfortable airbeds are available for additional sleeping options.

Your dream Alaskan adventures await right out your door! Centrally located to Alaska best attractions. Canoe Lake Resort is located in the heart of the beautiful Kepler-Bradly Lake State Recreation Reserve encompassing 349 acres of wilderness, 10 sport-fishing lakes that are plentifully stocked with rainbow trout & grayling, with miles of mapped and groomed recreation trails.

Relax on our private lakefront soaking in the spectacular views of the Talkeetna and Chugiak Mountain Ranges. Swim and have FUN on the lake with complimentary lake toys, KAYAKS, ROW BOAT, CANOE, PADDLE BOAT, and FLOATING DOCK. FISH right off the dock for rainbow trout and grayling, many have caught 10 fish in just a couple of hours! We supply some fishing gear too! Enjoy quality family time; play lawn games, gather around crackling campfires, catch guppies and hunt for frogs with nets and buckets provided.

Get out and explore, RUN, HIKE, BIKE, SKI through the miles mapped recreation trails right out your door. Experience Alaska winter adventures; skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing, sledding, ice-skating, snow machining, and dog mushing. Enjoy breath-taking panoramic views of the Northern Lights above the snow-covered mountain ranges!

Experience National Geographic moments; Nesting eagles and osprey hunt and dive for fish, nesting loons and a variety waterfowl swim with their babies. Visits from our resident moose are quite exciting! Canoe Lake boarder the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge which is rich with wild life; moose, wolf, beaver, salmon streams, nesting eagles, osprey, owls, water fowl, and migratory birds. Bears are rare, I have not seen one in 10 yrs!!


We have 25 years in the tourism and will help you plan and book your dream Alaskan vacation. Visit our travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS website for more information on exciting half and full day trips and tours in our region!

We are centrally located to Alaskan top attractions and destinations

*45 mi. to the Anchorage International Airport

*35 mi from Anchorage

*2 mi to Alaska State Fair

*3 mi to Palmer Airport

*3 mi to Palmer a historic agricultural community

*3 mi to Golfing in Palmer

*3 mi to the Mat-Su Regional Hospital

*7 mi to Wasilla - Iditarod Trail Head Quarters

*7 mi to the Alaska Rail Road depot

*7 mi to Musk Ox Farm

*10 mi to drive to excellent salmon fishing spots

*15 mi to Ekluta Native Village/Historic Russian Orthodox Church

15 mi. to Thunderbird Falls -- recreation hike

*15 mi to the Reindeer Farm

*20 mi to historic Independence Mine /Hatchers Pass recreation area for exciting hiking and cultural tours

*25 mi to Knik Glacier - ATV or jet boat rides, scenic flight, helicopter tours

*70 mi to Matanuska Glacier – drive right up to it and hike right on it

*70 miles to the historic village of Talkeetna known for dramatic views of Mt. McKinley (Denali) , scenic flights, fishing, jet boat, rafting tours, ziplines, arts, museums, etc.

*200 miles to Denali National Park

Visit our FaceBook page 'CANOE LAKE CHALET for more info and photos.



***THE BEAR DEN (lower unit)- 1,000 sq. ft.

More Details

Geri McCann
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Geri McCann

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 38 yrs. We own and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours, and can help you with your dream Alaskan vacation.

We have lived in Alaska and enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle for over 40 yrs. with 20 years in Talkeetna and 20 years in Palmer. We have 3 beautiful children and 4 amazing grand children. We have 30years of tourism experience and operate a travel company Authentic Alaska Tours It is rewarding to assist visitors planing their dream Alaskan vacation so they can experience the best Alaskan adventures, with the best tour operators, for the best price!!

Geri has a passion for Alaskan culture, art and history and spent 25 yrs in as a curator/director of the Talkeetna Museum , Wasilla Museum (worked for Sarah Palin), and founded the Palmer Museum.

Above all we love God and are so blessed to live in the incredible state of Alaska. We live the adventuresom Alaskan life, our family favorites are fishing, camping, hunting, hiking, skiing, swimming, boating, rafting, camp fires, organic gardening and eating fresh Alaskan salmon.

Geri McCann purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Geri McCann chose Gateway

We love to share our beautiful chalet with visitors to Alaska. Lake front living in the rustic Alaskan wilderness - with all the modern comforts of home, yet close to Anchorage, between Wasilla and Palmer. We focus on our guests having the most enjoyable experience ever and try to provide everything you might possibly need including hiking poles, gold pan, extra hats, gloves, coats, umbrella, etc. We work hard at making sure our chalet is very Clean, Comfortable, and FUN! for all ages...

What makes this chalet unique

Spectacular mountain vistas on a quiet lake front, located in Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation Region, fishing, hiking, boating, skiing, sledding, camp fires by the lake.

View spactacular northern lights displays!

Centrally located to Alaska's ultimate adventures and destinations.

Perfect for large family and groups with a variety of ages and interests... There is fun for everybody!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Gateway, Alaska

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , EAGLES NEST: In entry way, with toilet, sink, & mirror
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , EAGLES NEST: large vanity, shared bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , EAGLES NEST: Private double sink clawfoot tub & shower stall
  • The entire chalet both units altogether have a total of 3 full baths and 1/2 baths, The EAGLES NEST The Luxury Suite has a beautifully tiled private bath with an extra long & deep claw foot soaking tub plus a shower unit and a large vanity with double sinks. The Alaska Dynasty Suite has nice private bath with tiled tub/shower unit and large vanity. A 1/2 bath is located in the entry way BEAR DEN Unit Shared large bath with tub/shower unit and large vanity with double sinks and washer/dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , EAGLES NEST: Master Suite private bath & door to deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 4 single bed , -EAGLES NEST- Perch Room (2 twins convert to king bed).
    Bedroom 5 - 2 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , EAGLES NEST: Duck Room Sleeps 4 - futon is queen size
    Den & Living Room - 2 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 single bed , 1 child bed , 1 cot , 3 sofa bed/futon , 1 twin sleeper sofa, 1 queen futon, 1 double sleeper sofa
  • EAGLES NEST and BEAR DEN conbined together have 5 bedrooms in the entire chalet 18 total beds/futons/Sleeper Sofa King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin beds (7) that can convert into (2 ) King size beds , Full size Futons (1), Queen size futons (3), Sleeper Sofa (3), Playpen (1), Crib Mattress (1). Extra full size and twin air beds available.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We offer central travel agency AUTHENTIC ALASKA TOURS for half and full day trips and tours in our region. visit for more information. We are in process of building the website so please be patient with it. We are looking into renting cars for our guests at reduced prices.


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SANCTUARY LAKE FRONT, PANORAMIC MT. Vistas Fish, Boat, Hike--2 units sleep 25+
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews

Fabulous home with unmatched beauty outside every window.

  • 5 of 5

This home is really special. It's very clean and beautifully decorated. Has everything you need--plenty of room for a big family, the kitchen is well stocked including spices and some condiments in the fridge, lots of comfy places to sit and visit, a gorgeous deck with BBQ, fishing tackle and boats for the beautiful lake just down the steps (we fished off the pier and caught dinner!), friendly and helpful hosts. But the best part of all is the beautiful view of the woods and lake from the living room windows. A feast for the eyes and heart every day! We would definitely rent this house again. Why look for another when you could be here? Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia, Thank you for the wonderful compliments!! You were ideal guests and were a delight to get to know! It is truly "payday" when our guests allow themselves to slow down, relax, soak up the beautiful views, boat and fish our quiet lake. We do hope you come again!! Geri
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Worked perfect for our little kids basketball team. Chaperones and kids loved it. Space was good for our large group. Location was close enough to everywhere we needed to go. House was completely turn-key and made our stay very easy.

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is lovely and has everything you need for an amazing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit! The home is so warm, comfortable and inviting. We visited for Christmas and the McCanns put up a decorated tree, stockings and several other holiday decorations. This was so touching and made the holiday away from home feel more real and fun.

We thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor space! The McCanns provided us with sleds which the kids used almost daily to sled down the hill in the backyard. When they weren't sledding they could usually be found ice skating on the frozen lake in the backyard or making snow angels and snowmen. We were even fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights dance across the horizon late one night.

As exciting as spending time outdoors was, we also loved our time indoors. The house has tons of family friendly games which and provided lots of entertainment. The kitchen was very well equipt with appliances ranging from a KitchenAid stand mixer to a functional antique wood stove. I was thrilled! I'm a hobby baker and don't often get to pursue my passion while vacationing as most rentals don't have the necessary tools. I got to shower my family with baked goodies including cinnamon rolls, cookies, cake, and bars. We even baked up and decorated salt dough ornaments and a gingerbread village. The McCanns taught us how to use the wood stove and provided us with chopped wood for it. We cooked a delicious dinner and bread in the wood stove.

We enjoyed some local sites as well. We visited the Reindeer Farm in Palmer on Christmas Eve and our kids got to meet Santa's reindeer (and Santa)!! We visited the Iditarod Sled Dog Museum in Wasilla and learned more about the race and the training and treatment of the dogs. We also went tubing at JBER, the local military base.

Overall, we had a fabulous winter vacation and are so thankful the McCanns shared their home and amazing hospitality with us!

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family needed a place to stay for our annual State Fair visit & this place is the perfect location! My only regret is that we didn't plan an extra day or two to just stay at the home and enjoy all of the amenities, especially that gorgeous lake! Beautiful location, roomy home with all the features you could want. The owners had superior communication & really have thought of just about everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. It'll be our "go-to" place in Palmer from here out! Book without hesitation! :)

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home perfect for a large family. We loved the lake and all the water toys. Brand new staircase down to the water & large grassy area to play volleyball or badmitton. Pictures can not do it justice!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glenn Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Hatchers Pass
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Knik Arm
Nearest Point of Interest
Canoe Lake Chalet
Car: necessary

We are part of the Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation area with 10 lakes. Beautiful wilderness trails provide great hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing . Canoe lake is stocked with rainbow trout and grayling, its non-motorized quiet and pristine. Try som surrounding catch and release lakes - with huge fish! Ice fishing is great in the winter, along with ice skating and skiing on the lake. Relax around a camp fire by the lake and soak in the Alaskan wilderness serenaded by loons and varieties of lake birds. Watch our nesting eagles and hawks hunt and dive for fish. View incredible northern lights displays right out your window!

Experience Alaska's best adventures in the surrounding area: salmon fishing, hike on Matanuska Glacier, jet boat or helicopter to Knik Glacier, white water rafting through jagged mountain ranges, wilderness trails, extreme mountain hiking or climbing, horse back riding.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Gateway, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
EAGLES NEST -Summer 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
EAGLES NEST fall rate
12 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Special 2019
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
May Special 2019
16 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 11 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Fall Special 2019
12 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$79.29
Cleaning fee AU$100.79

Visit our other listing to see more about the BEAR DEN lower unit - COZY LAKE FRONT # 786941
Both units can be rented together with discounts for extra large groups of 16 or more
Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
50% off winter monthly rates for 3 to 5 month lease depending on number of guests
*Cancellations after the refund deadlines: We will do our best to re-book the cancelled dates refund as much as possible depending on the amount we can re-book it for. We do charge a $100 rebooking fee to cover time and efforts.

*Additional TRAVEL AGENCY discount for guests using Authentic Alaska Tours for vacation planning and booking

*Additional Discounts for 2 week or more stays

*Reduced for extra guest fee for large groups of over 16 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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