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Private hillside home nestled among the birch trees

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Log Home with Northern View Of the Aurora Borealis

Relax in this peaceful setting year round. Just 10 minutes from the airport, this log home offers secluded hillside accommodations with a northwestern view of lovely sunset colors. You may spot a moose, ruffed grouse, a fox or ermine! This is a good place to bird watch as well. In winter, you will see Black Capped Chickadees, Wood Peckers and more. In January and February, you may hear Great Horned Owls hooting. On a clear night you can enjoy star gazing and satellite spotting. When the aurora borealis are dancing, they can be seen from all three decks. Enjoy the sauna and grill your steak on the deck at -25 or +80 depending on your calendar. Summers are glorious and if you choose to stay home all day consider yourself lucky. This is simply the nicest location for starting and ending every day while in Fairbanks!

You have the entire house on 2 acres to yourselves. Two couples are very comfortable in this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. Each bedroom has a queen bed and the master includes a large closet. The bedrooms and bathroom are upstairs with the kitchen, dining and living room on the main floor. The kitchen is cozy and pleasant, the dining table seats 6. The living room has a leather couch that opens to a queen size sleeper. Slip out of the living room via the glass door to the viewing deck with chairs and barbeque. The big lower deck has a table and chairs, bench, and a sauna for the bold during the winter. The entry area has a collection of dvds, magazines and games. There are books about Alaska throughout the house. Have refreshments at the tall bar and throw a few darts. This is Classic Alaskan hillside living. Welcome to Chena Ridge. Welcome home!

More Details

Gus Bystedt
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

Why Gus Bystedt chose Fairbanks

We have owned this beautiful log home next to ours for many years in this hillside neighborhood. Having just completed refreshing the interior and exterior we offer this house for you to enjoy real Alaskan living. This is a beautifully decorated house which makes you feel right at home. The Chena Ridge area is beautiful all seasons of the year. You will feel very secluded and away from the town yet its only 10 minutes to all of the activities Fairbanks has to offer.

What makes this house unique

This house is so easy to relax in and enjoy your time. We have included everything expected to make you comfortable during your stay and a few extras. You can take a safe walk in the small neighborhood. Our hillside trail is a short walk for exercise and Aurora viewing and you can be back to the house in a jiffy or take it easy on any of the three decks.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fairbanks

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • Nice bathroom with tile floor and plush towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest - 1 large double bed , Cozy reading nook with a nice view for quiet times.
    Master - 1 large double bed , Big room with closet, wi-fi TV and a nice view.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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Private hillside home nestled among the birch trees
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

1st Class!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin and property. The cleanliness, friendliness, solitude, and wood-burning sauna made this the perfect getaway for our family of four. Perfect base camp for the many activities the area offers!

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Fairbanks.
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

A house full of luxury, close to Fairbanks, and nevertheless very quietly located in the woods. We had a fantastic stay here, enjoying the big though very cosy house with all the facilities you need, even for a longer stay. Everything was very clean, and extremely beautifully decorated.

We would certainly come here again!!

  • Review Submitted: 21/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We would certainly welcome you back again!
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Perfect Alaskan cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cabin! After 15 hours of travel, it was wonderful to relax in this homey and peaceful retreat. The wood-burning sauna was a positively perfect way to end the day! I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone visiting Fairbanks that is looking for a retreat in the woods!

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are glad your stay was relaxing and that you enjoyed the sauna!
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Awesome Cabin

  • 5 of 5

There was not one single thing we did not like about this cabin. It is absolutely beautiful inside and outside. Would have loved to have been able to stay here for our entire fourteen days touring Alaska. It was clean, comfortable with everything needed for a very pleasant stay. It is what I envisioned an Alaskan cabin would be. We did not have the pleasure of meeting the owners but would like them to know that we enjoyed our stay so very much and would recommend this cabin to anyone. Again thank you for making our stay in Anchorage an awesome bucket list adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our cabin here in Fairbanks. Come back again, we will be sure to introduce ourselves!
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cabin is nestled in the woods with beautiful deck space. It's very clean and quaint. The owners really did not miss a thing. They provided bikes , games, a stocked kitchen with all necessities and even some pantry items! We felt safe and cared for having them close by but they were completely non intrusive. It's easy to feel at home here. The location is good! Lots of fun things to do in Fairbanks ! We used it as a home base and traveled far and wide. Our only disappointment was not being able to spend more time just enjoying the cabin! It fit our family of 3 and a friend perfectly and left us plenty of room to entertain our Alaskan relatives. We all are anxious to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We will look forward to seeing you again!
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This is a top notch rental in the Fairbanks area.

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful! The inside was immaculate and well stocked with supplies. We only had to purchase the food that we needed for our stay. The owners were friendly and helpful, while being respectful of our privacy. We would definitely come back here!

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Fairbanks!
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Nearest Airport
5.6 Miles
Fairbanks International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Red Fox Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Fairbanks Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Alaska Railroad
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Alaska Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Chena Pump House
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Moose Mountain
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Tanana Lakes Recreation Area
Car: necessary

Experience all season events and entertainment during your trip to Fairbanks. People from around the world enjoy our town including:

Aurora Viewing

Dog Mushing

Fishing and river tours


Gold mining history

Art museums

History museums

World class auto museum

Native culture events

Nature and wildlif viewing


Sports and equipment rental

Winter Activities



Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Fairbanks

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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