Historic Alaskan Homestead Retreat

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Entire cabin hosted by Beatrice

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 0 baths
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More than a destination, a stay here is an experience you will never forget. If you are looking for convenient overnight lodging, this is not it. This Alaskan homestead was founded in 1943; Lightwood Cabin has no electricity, refrigeration, or running water. Clean outhouse and outdoor solar shower stall provided. Owners are next door. Two rivers merge at the edge of the property, and Lion Head rises above them with a view of two mountain ranges, rivers, and miles of the Matanuska Glacier.

The space
Slow down and relax in a quiet and beautiful setting, where you seem to step back in time to a simpler day. The private Lightwood Cabin is off the electric grid, with no running water or refrigeration. Built in 1960 by Sam Lightwood and Jim Hitchcock, the cabin has two bedrooms up a steep staircase, with one queen bed and one double, and a single bed in the living room. The simple kitchen is equipped with a propane stove and light, pots and pans, dishes and utensils, coffee and tea, spices and herbs. Pure well water, clean linens, propane, charcoal, and firewood are provided. Efficient wood stove for heating or cooking. Outdoor charcoal grill. Clean outhouse. Outdoor solar shower stall. Best enjoyed in stays of at least two nights.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Children’s books and toys
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Glacier View, Alaska, United States

Glacier View has a population of less than 300 people strung along 30 miles of the Glenn Highway. It is 60 miles to the nearest supermarket.
Sheep Mountain is the backdrop to our homestead, and is the protected home to Dahl sheep, and numerous hiking trails. In addition to river rafting, glacier tours, and ice climbing, neighborhood businesses offers ATV tours and zip lines in the summer. Long Rifle Lodge offers meals and gasoline, year round. Sheep Mountain Lodge and Grand View provide meals during summer months.

Hosted by Beatrice

  1. Joined in March 2017
  • 21 Reviews
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Jim and I are long-time Alaskans, having been here 79 and 36 years, respectively. Jim has been a master log home builder for most of his adult life. He also flew single engine planes as a bush pilot and a flight instructor. Beatrice is retired from ministry. Both of us have spent years in community theater in Alaska - Jim as an actor, director, and set builder, and Beatrice as an actor, producer, and costume designer. Jim grew up on this homestead, moving here with his parents when he was 10 years old. Jim semi-retired in 2005, and this has been our permanent home since then. We appreciate the peace and beauty, and living in harmony with the wild animals around us.
Jim and I are long-time Alaskans, having been here 79 and 36 years, respectively. Jim has been a master log home builder for most of his adult life. He also flew single engine plan…

During your stay

Hosts are long time Alaskans and happy to share knowledge of the fauna, flora and area attractions. If you like firsthand stories of Alaskan life, starting from 1939, you’ll be in the right place. We are happy to help you learn the ropes of heating with wood, lighting without electricity, and bathing without a bathroom. In a pinch, you may recharge cell phones in the hosts’ home, which has a limited electric system.
Hosts are long time Alaskans and happy to share knowledge of the fauna, flora and area attractions. If you like firsthand stories of Alaskan life, starting from 1939, you’ll be in…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

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