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Cozy Log / pond cabin ,Dog Sled Rides on offer

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Secluded, furnished Alaskan cabin in forest setting. Sleeps up to 4.

TRIPADVISOR Certificate of Excellence 2017 Winner

Come and enjoy the ultimate Alaskan experience from your doorstep. Stay in a rustic Alaskan log cabin and in the winter enjoy a dog sled ride from your doorstep.

Our cozy log cabin is self contained and secluded in a beautiful forest setting just outside Fairbanks in the Goldstream Valley. Only 12 miles from downtown Fairbanks and 20 minutes from the airport, the Goldstream Valley is famous for dog mushing, ski trails and aurora viewing in winter. Located only 5 miles from the local downhill ski area, Moose Mountain. In summer, the area boasts great mountain biking trails (Ester Dome single-track), access to hiking and panoramic views of the Fairbanks area.

There is great views of the pond and aurora when it is out, that you can see from the comfort of your bed in the bedroom in the winter.

Designed to give you a real Alaskan wilderness experience, the Denali Adventure log cabin was handcrafted by your host using local spruce trees. Wildlife frequent the area, including moose, fox and sandhill cranes. There are several sled-dog kennels located in the area where you will hear their occasional distant howls floating across the tree tops. Every effort has been made to make this accommodation a typical rustic and authentic Alaskan cabin in harmony with its natural surroundings.

The cabin comfortably sleeps up to 4 people with a double bed in the loft and a fold-out sofa/futon in the downstairs lounge. There is a full, self-contained kitchen. The cabin is rustic but modern. In keeping with the Alaskan tradition of simplicity and low environmental impact, the toilet is a typical Alaskan outhouse, which is located outside the cabin. There is a separate sauna and shower building 10 feet from the cabin. There is a woodstove that is used to heat up the water for your shower. In the meantime there is seating in there for you to have a sauna while this is happening.

From October to April (when the snow conditions allow), Simon also offers 1 hour dog sled rides for our guests at $95 per person. You will meet the dog team, watch how they are harnessed and then ride on the sled while he takes you on an exhilarating ride through the forested trails. See what our guests have said about our dog sled tours on Tripadvisor. Type in "Alaskiwi Adventures".

There is a restaurant, store/market, laundry and gas station conveniently located less than one mile down the road. Please note that sometimes in the summer when it rains too much or there is too much snow in the in winter access to the carpark may be restricted, but we will provide you with an alternative place to park to have easy access to the cabin.

Once a gold rush boomtown, Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest city after Anchorage. In the summer, the sun shines for nearly 24 hours a day giving you lots of time to do the many activities such as panning for gold, floating the Chena River, mingling with reindeer and musk oxen, cooling off in an ice museum, or taking a refreshing hike, or be inspired by local art galleries, museums, and historic sites.

Late August to April you have a great chance to see the shimmering light of the aurora borealis. In the winter there are host of activities such as dog mushing, snow mobile trips and skiing, as well as soaking in hot pools of Chena Hot Springs.

More Details

Simon McLoughlin
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Simon McLoughlin

I am a New Zealander who has been living in the Goldstream Valley, on the outskirts of the city of Fairbanks, for 18 years. Before arriving in Alaska, I was a keen kayaker, skier, mountaineer, and hiker..I came to Alaska in 1990 lured by wilderness,big mountains and sparsely populated areas.In 1992 my friend and business partner Chris and Ispent 3 exciting weeks climbing Denali.We added more adventure to the experience by walking out instead of flying out.

I am still adventuring 25 years on but now mostly with my 15 rambunctious sled dogs.

Simon McLoughlin purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Simon McLoughlin chose Fairbanks

My business partner Chris and I built this log cabin, as we wanted to offer our friends and guests the opportunity to experience a real Alaskan lifestyle.

What makes this cabin unique

We have deliberately kept the cabins simple but yet comfortable and cozy. There is no television in the cabins. We wanted to create an environment that brought you back to nature. All our cabins have a low impact on the environment. It is place to come and recharge the batteries and replenish the soul. We are also able to offer you dog sledding and snow mobile trips. You can cross country ski from outside your doorstep onto the many miles of ski tracks. There is also a ski field 10 minutes drive from your cabin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Fairbanks

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Separate outside building with sauna and shower. Outdoor toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double bed in loft. Pullout couch in the lounge
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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Cozy Log / pond cabin ,Dog Sled Rides on offer
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
Richland Hills, Texas

Stunning views with cozy charm

  • 5 of 5

Simon was helpful and knowledgeable. Wish we could have got to chat with him more. (Our fault not his). Cabin was equipped with just about everything you could need on a trip. You can tell that a lot of thought and effort goes into making sure the stay is enjoyable. I also now know why people come up here for a visit and stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Sheri.I am glad you both enjoyed your stay.Come visit again!
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peaceful and beautiful. had everything we needed and more. close to nearby attractions.

  • 5 of 5

would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marta was nice to meet you both.I am glad you enjoyed this quiet,secluded natural location.Please come visit again! I,d love to have you both back
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One of the best vacation venues I've ever been to.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the perfect Alaskan getaway, it really gives you the feel of how traditional Alaskans live in dry cabins. The owner is a very generous host and really cares about the experience you have. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true Alaskan cabin in the woods!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 5 nights in the Pond Cabin and really enjoyed our time there. The cabin is spacious and warm, being well-sealed and having good heating with either the automatic heater or the wood-burner. The outhouse and shower/sauna were clean and functional and cooking facilities good, although all would have been a little easier with larger supplies of water. We saw the aurora borealis from the cabin on our last night which was a Very special end to our trip. Thanks Simon for use of the cabin, great to meet you and your dogs.

  • Review Submitted: 25/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy everything we needed for our Alaska experience and so quiet!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin on lush pond with sounds of loons (I think) at night. The shower house was so great at the end of our day of hiking! Plenty of room for my 3 boys and I to spend the night and relax after a day of adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristin I am happy you enjoyed this peaceful secluded hideaway.glad you made use of the shower too.pleade come visit again and pass word on to your friends. Thanks Simon
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Cozy cabin with some peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were visiting my sister who lives in Alaska for the first time. We really didn't want to stay in hotels and were looking for some cabins with nature surrounding them. This one was perfect because it wasn't too out in the boonies, but it still has that rustic cabin feel. The outhouse was a little much as times, but we knew what we were getting into when we signed up. We loved taking walks in the snow paths and hanging out around the fire. You have to remember that there is no running water, so doing the dishes and showering is kinda tricky. It's all part of the fun though. We had a nice time warming up in the sauna and then cooling off in the snow. Our favorite part of this stay was going dog mushing with Simon who only lives next door. If you book this cabin, you definitely have to do it! Don't save it for the more touristy spots because he takes you out and around the woodsy areas and I'm sure you get a much more personal and authentic experience! I would definitely recommend staying three nights minimum to fully enjoy yourself and get settled in.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ivory Jacks
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Fairbanks Golf Course
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Fairbanks Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ivory Jacks
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Moose Mountain
Car: necessary

We are able to offer dog sledding and snow mobile rides for a 6 mile loop per person, as part of the adventure tourism business we run between Mid October to end of April (provided there is snow on the ground).

There is a local laundromat, shower, general store, bar and restauraunt 1 mile down the road.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Fairbanks

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$40.64

No smoking inside the cabin.
Please take off your shoes before entering the cabin. You are requested to leave the property in the same state as you found it at the start of your stay.
You will need to ask permission to have pets on the property.
There is no inside toilet only an outhouse.
There is a simple shower and sauna facility in a separate building outside the cabin
The source of heating in the cabin is a Toyo stove and a wood stove

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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