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A true Alaskan experience awaits you! This natural log home wraps you in warmth.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Baths sleeps 8 people. Mountain and aurora views.

Whether traveling to Fairbanks under the summer's midnight sun or winter's aurora borealis - you will find this peaceful setting a perfect base for your interior Alaskan vacation.

This 3,000sqft natural log home was built almost entirely from the white spruce trees that grew on the property. The original owner cut, hand peeled, and allowed the logs to dry. He then contracted a premier log home builder to hand scribe each log to fit into place in 1990. The log detail is a thing of beauty. It has that rustic, homey feeling that only log homes can give.

This premium log home offers views of the Alaska Range and Denali from the inside loft or while relaxing on the grand outdoor deck while grilling your favorite Alaskan seafood. During dark, clear nights enjoy star gazing and the excitement of the aurora borealis unobstructed by city lights from either inside or outside this well-appointed, truly Alaskan home.

The large upstairs loft bedroom sleeps four in a queen size bed and a pair of twin beds. Please note the set of twin beds are accessed over a low log wall using three stairs on each side of log wall. This gives some privacy from each of these adjoining sleeping spaces in the loft. This is a popular place to sleep and brings out the child in all my guests.

The pair of downstairs bedrooms in the walk out basement, each have queen size beds. All the bedrooms have views and are accessed via stairwells. There are bathrooms conveniently located on all three levels.

There is a spacious eat-in kitchen and also a huge dining area that seats large groups comfortably. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, cooking utensils, and even spices and other essentials.

The sitting area near the fire is the most popular place to read, while the family room has a 60" curved television available for your viewing pleasure.

The keyless entry makes access convenient and there is no worry over lost keys.

Off street parking is plentiful and has headbolts for winter guests to plug in their vehicles when temperatures drop to subzero temperatures.

I believe the peace and tranquility that guests enjoy while staying at this vacation rental comes from the "groundedness" of the home being built from truly local logs. It can't get more organic than that!


More Details

Kathy Alonzo
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Kathy Alonzo

I arrived in Alaska in 1975. I have lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Petersburg, Arctic Circle Hot Springs Resort, and North Pole. Construction work took me around the state, but I found Fairbanks to be just the right size town for me. The people here are amazing! I have worked as an iron worker, retailer, cashier, florist, receptionist, teacher, and business owner. My talented children all live here in Fairbanks and I am now a proud grandmother.

This is one of three properties I rent as vacation rentals. I also own and manage Lead Dog Cabin #789673 or Raven's Rest #928995.

Kathy Alonzo purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Kathy Alonzo chose Fairbanks

I bought this gorgeous natural log home property to fulfill a life-long dream of owning a bed and breakfast. After ten years of operating the B&B, I noted the need for family vacation rentals in this area and am moving in that direction.

What makes this lodge unique

Serene Natural Setting

Aurora Viewing

Mountain View

Natural Log Construction

Three Acres of privacy


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Fairbanks

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jacuzzi , hand held shower in jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bunk Area - 2 single bed , Located upstairs adjoining the loft bedroom
    Moose Room - 1 large double bed , Moose Room
    Garden Room - 1 large double bed , Garden Room
    Northern Lights Room - 1 large double bed , There is an adjoing space that has twin beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • snowmobiling


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A true Alaskan experience awaits you! This natural log home wraps you in warmth.
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Piedras Negras - Mexico

It is an amazing and very unique place.

  • 5 of 5

It is an amazing piece of property

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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House is really nice and host is very responsive

  • 5 of 5

I enjoy my stay here

  • Review Submitted: 03/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous winter retreat for snow lovers and aurora hunters!

  • 5 of 5

Moose in the Garden met or exceeded all our expectations. Kathy was a delightful hostess , happy to share tips for making the most of our Alaskan experience!

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA. USA

An enchanting cabin in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

we were two couples who went up to Fairbanks to see the northern lights. Cabin was perfectly located outside of the city and we saw the lights. They were spectacular. We were warm, comfortable, had everything we needed, and completely enjoyed this cabin. Downstairs there were two bedrooms which were dark and great for sleeping in winter. We enjoyed the Olympics on a big screen television. The kitchen was very well equipped. We were able to snowshoe from thr house. The upstairs bedroom was the master with a bathroom open to it and a large Jacuzzi tub. There was also a sleeping area off the master which would be great for kids. Unfortunately we did not use the sauna but I’m sure it would’ve been great. The wood burning stove kept us warm and comfortable in minus degrees temperatures. The owner was very responsive to everything we needed and the whole experience was superior. I highly recommend this cabin for your Alaskan experience.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house & nice hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy's log home is very comfortable, clean and unique with beautiful views and is a good place to view northern lights. Kathy was very accommodating to all our needs. We really enjoyed our stay! We hope to come back again to see northern lights in the near future. Thank you again Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was delighted to meet your lovely family. Thank you for the suggestion of the rice cooker. I will find one that best fits the number of guests. Kathy
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West Hollywood, California

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Property Owner and Property are both wonderful! Absolutely everything you could need or want has been thought of and provisioned. Rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable. The house is clean, well-maintained, and very comfortable. The open floor plan and giant loft space are exactly what one would want in a giant “home in the woods”. The huge logs that the house is built from are beautiful and create ambiance and warmth, literally and metaphorically. Location is convenient to everything but feels like its miles into the wilderness. Quiet, peaceful, and welcoming. Absolutely loved our stay. Wouldn’t change a thing.

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Red Fox
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
George Parks Highway 3
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pump House Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
X country trail
Car: recommended

Set in the heart of the boreal forest, A Moose in the Garden is within 15 minutes of the airport, train station, Riverboat Discovery dock, Ice Park, Ester, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Nearby are top-rated restaurants, grocery stores, and Isberg Recreational trails.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$127.43
Additional Guest Fee AU$31.86 per person per night
Damage Deposit AU$637.15

Cancellation policy:

If the guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date

75% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.