Constructed in the fall of 2014, this lake front property rental is located off the Glenn Highway, nestled in the small community of Nelchina, on Schooner Lake (approx 45 miles from Glennallen). Offering spectacular views of the Chugach Mountains, it makes the perfect place for vacationing, weekend getaways, and/or a weekly/monthly rental. Although only one bedroom, this place offers a spacious 800 sq. feet of living space on one story. Even with a King sized bed, the large bedroom features a closet and a convenient built in washer/dryer with room to spare! South facing windows allow a view from every room (except bathroom) to capitalize on all the natural sunlight and lake/mountain views. Enjoy a private bathroom with a shower/tub combo, vanity, and toilet. Further down the hall a full sized kitchen with maple cabinets opens to the living room. Kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Plenty of cupboard space for groceries and supplies. To access the apartment, enter through a nice custom wood entry ideal for hanging gear and with enough floor space for extra guests. Please note that this place can accommodate 2-4 people comfortably. For additional guests please contact owners.
Schooner Lake is a host to an abundant source of wildlife including migrating birds (swans, ducks, loons, eagles, etc.) and the occasional moose, bear, coyote, fox, muskrat, beaver, and caribou. Enjoy direct access to this lake for canoeing, swimming, frog catching, bird/wildlife watching, cross country skiing, and snow-machining among other things . Also, if your adventurous, a short hike around the lake provides a spectacular view overlooking the Nelchina River from on top of the bluff.
Other Onsite Amenities Include:
A "natural" sand box for children to play, access to host families swing set, and use of a fire-pit.
Centrally located between Valdez and Anchorage. Great home base to travel from and return to after daily excursions.
Ideal for hiking, fishing, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow-machining, 4-wheeling, biking, berry picking (blueberries, cranberries, crow berries, etc.), canoeing.
Nearby Hiking Trails: Slide Mountain (2 minutes drive-Ideal for fossil hunting), Gunsight (20 minute drive), and Sheep Mountain (30 minutes drive).
Other Close Places:
Eureka Trail System, about 15 minute drive, for those who snow-machine or 4-wheeler.
Lake Louise, about 40 minute drive, for lake trout fishing and restaurants (closer options for fishing available too).