Turnagain View Lodge & Wedding Venue

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  1. 12 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 8 beds
  4. 3 baths
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This newly handcrafted log home is situated on 11 acres of land uphill from Indian Valley Mine, a 1901 National Historic Site where you can learn how to pan for Gold! Conveniently located 30 minutes from the airport at Mile 104 Seward Highway. Relax 'Alaskan Style' or home base for adventure day trips. Host private parties or weddings for extra fees, white party tents available. Please note: There is a caretaker on site and a private entrance to the caretaker's area on the bottom floor.

The space
This beautifully hand crafted three story log home has 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms (one on each floor), a wrap around deck, groomed lawn, pond, fire pit, and can accommodate 10 family members or friends. Priced per person per day. Please note: There is a caretaker on site and a private caretaker’s area designed to keep the lodge running smoothly. During the time of your reservations, no areas are shared, other than the parking lot.

Our backyard is up against the Chugach State Park, home to moose, bears, wolves, and Dall Sheep. While our front yard has breathtaking expansive views of the Chugach Mountains and the waters of the Turnagain Arm, home to beluga whales, migrating salmon, and boasts the fourth highest tide in the world of 30.3 ft.

The lodge is a 30 minute drive South from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, yet with the wilderness all around it seems very remote!

Both Turnagain View Lodge and Indian Valley Mine are family owned and operated by Roger, Arlene, and Matilda Cowles. The lodge along with the Gold Mine are located at Mile 104, Seward Highway.

We look forward to meeting you!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds, 4 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Mountain view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Indian Valley Mine is at the bottom of the driveway. Next is the resort town of Girdwood just 25 minutes from Indian. While Girdwood is ski central during the winter, summer means hiking through the temperate rainforest, riding the tram, or even taking a glacier dogsledding tour. In Portage, see the impressive Begich Boggs Visitor Center and the Portage Glacier. Nearby is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you can safely watch grizzly bears, muskox, moose and elk.
Whittier is just under an hours drive from the lodge, where you’ll find day cruises into Prince William Sound to view glaciers and wildlife. A bit further is the town of Seward, the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. In Seward there are also day cruise options into the fjords, as well as kayaking excursions and hiking trails.

Hosted by Arlene

  1. Joined in June 2018
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Your hosts Roger and Arlene Cowles finished building the lodge in 2009. The lodge is a great addition to Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site.

Both are outdoor enthusiasts. Roger and a few buddies rode bicycles 1,160 miles from Anchorage to Nome on the Iditarod Trail — the first modern day cyclist to do so. Arlene is a veteran kayaker, having paddled most of the mainland coast of Alaska over a period of seven summers.

Roger has lived in Alaska for over 50 years and Arlene over 35 years.

Your hosts Roger and Arlene Cowles finished building the lodge in 2009. The lodge is a great addition to Indian Valley Mine National Historic Site.

Both are outdoor en…

During your stay

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Guests are welcome to visit the gold mine and pan for gold. Visit the gift shop, museum, and the delights of the farm.
Turnagain View Lodge and Indian Valley Mine are family owned and operated by Roger and Arlene Cowles and their daughter Matilda.
Check In/Out
Check In Time ~ 5:00 pm to 3am check in...
Check Out Time ~ 11:00 am
Guests are welcome to visit the gold mine and pan for gold. Visit the gift shop, m…

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House rules

Check-in: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm

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