Plush Home Backed by Wooded Park-f

House - Private room · Captain Cook Estates Cir, Anchorage, AK 99517, United States

A Comfortable Stay features vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, & fireplaces in a quiet cul-de-sac near downtown, the Coastal Trail, within 15 minutes of the airport. All 3 rooms have queen beds with private baths; breakfasts are Continental.

The Space

Join us for A Comfortable Stay in our Anchorage Turnagain home which features vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and fireplaces, nestled up to a wooded park in a quiet cul-de-sac. Ideally situated near the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, and only 2 miles from downtown, and less than 4 miles to the airport. We offer 3 guest bedrooms, each with queen beds and private bathrooms. Upstairs rooms offer en suite private baths, and walk-in closets, while the room on the main level’s bath is adjoining. Breakfasts are Continental style and frequently featuring home-baked goods.

*Rates do not include 12% Municipality bed tax. Pets on approval, $50 security deposit, $20 additional cleaning.

Falconer Bedroom: This private bedroom with queen bed is perfect for a vacationing couple or business traveler. The bedroom is on the ground floor with an adjoining bathroom.

Our home is at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac, nestled against a wooded park and only minutes from downtown, whether you are pedaling, cross country skiing or driving.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Kristine, Ron and Jessica

Interaction with Guests

As much as they'd prefer. We are available when needed, unobtrusive when not.

The Neighborhood

Our home is at the back of a quiet cul-de-sac, nestled against a wooded park and only minutes from downtown, whether you are pedaling, cross country skiing or driving. Grocery, bookstore, theatre and restaurants are all just blocks away.

Neighborhood Shopping
Safeway and Walgreens are just a couple blocks away, as is a small shopping center with a fabulous bookstore, Title Wave, REI and several small cafes, including favorites Kaladi Brothers (coffee café), Yak n Yeti (Indian), Spenard Road House (comfort food).

Entertainment
Bear Tooth Theatre shows movies that are often independent and main stream blockbusters (late release, pre-DVD) for discounted prices (tickets are $4 - $6) Enjoy menu items from their restaurant, and for those 21 and over, beer from their brewery while you watch the film. Monthly concerts are held on the first Thursday to coincide with their first taps from the Broken Tooth Brewery. See http://(email hidden)/

Outdoor Recreation
See the guidebook page for parks and trails nearby marked on the map.

Getting around

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Public transportation – Our home is one block away from the bus stop. Check out the Anchorage People Mover website (website hidden)
Unfortunately, the city doesn't have their public transit linked with (website hidden) maps (as of 3/28/2014, but promised to be coming soon!) so you'll have to plot your course the old fashioned way.

Cab rides from the airport are about $15. Alaska Yellow Cab has the most attractive cabs in town - and a very easy phone number to remember (phone number hidden)! Check out their website (website hidden) for fare and scheduling information.

Train - The Anchorage downtown train station is only 3.5 miles from the house - less than 12-minute ride away. Visit the Alaska Railroad’s website at (website hidden)

Shuttles and other - check out the website (website hidden) for excellent information on how to get around to the neighboring Anchorage areas.

Other Things to Note

Guest resources:
Our extensive library ranges from Plato and Machiavelli to Gore Vidal and Hunter Thompson, with a heaping dose of biology and Alaska natural history.

Guided nature tours with our resident biologist, and birding specialist extraordinaire, are available upon request for $30/person for an hour and a half. Paths and schedules are determined based upon the season as well as the interests and abilities of the participants.

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Wondering how much daylight, or what the forecast or average temperature will be? One of my favorite resources is (email hidden) - http://(email hidden)/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=18

Aurora borealis – as unpredictable as they are, the University of Fairbanks provides a website that endeavors to help by providing forecasts (website hidden)

To find out what is happening around town, take a look at the Anchorage Daily News events calendar that provides a comprehensive listing under the entertainment (email hidden)

Events
Our State fair takes place at the end of August thru the beginning of September. Should this be happening during your visit to the area - you might look into it by entering 'Palmer, Alaska State Fair' in your Internet browser.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $570 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • What a beautiful home; large and comfortable, beautifully laid out and decorated, but with the warmth of a proper home. It was a delight to stay here, not just for the wonderful house and location but for the personalities, considerate manner, and fun conversation of Kristine and Ron! I would definitely return and encourage others to stay!

    March 2014
  • Friendly host. Awesome house. Tranquil location~

    March 2014
  • Once again! A wonderful stay.
    Clean place.
    Very nice environment.
    Great Stay!
    See ya next Time!

    February 2014
  • Beautiful, clean and cosy house! Boyfriend and I definitely enjoyed our stay. Will definitely recommend this place to anyone who is planning their trip to Anchorage! (:

    February 2014
  • Another great stay at this (website hidden) location.

    I actually saw Ron on this trip! Looking forward to your hospitality in a little bit.

    November 2013
  • My son and I stayed with Kristine and Ron three separate nights while in Anchorage. Their home is spectacular, located really close to the airport and downtown and so cozy. They both made us feel so at home. We will certainly return. Highest rating!

    September 2013
  • My friend and I absolutely loved our stay at Ron and Kristine's. From the moment we started the booking process to when we checked out they were so welcoming and helpful. The room is clean and cozy and having full access to the beautiful kitchen and living room was great - we felt at home right away. Another big plus, the house is located super close to the airport and downtown. Highly recommended - would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Anchorage!

    September 2013
  • What a wonderful weekend. Ron and Kristine were excellent hosts and their home is beautiful. I loved my time in Anchorage and can't wait to visit again.

    September 2013
  • Very enjoyable stay. The hosts were warm, inviting and helpful. Run of the kitchen, come and go as required, nice comfortable room and environment. They are also close to downtown. I would stay there again.
    Andy and Julia

    August 2013
    Kristine & Ron
    Response from Kristine & Ron:

    Come back and stay with us when there's a hot UAA track meet or some such. We'd love to see you again!

  • Wow! Nice place, nice ambiance, and great in an out access. I had a business trip up in Anchorage, and the ease of access was a big thing for me. Will be staying here again if available.

    August 2013
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Languages
Dansk, Español, Français
School
Skagway City High, Washington State University, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, University of Alaska
Work
Accounting
About
Kristine was raised in Skagway, Alaska. As an accountant and business professional she likes to balance out with recreational activities that can be pursued anywhere: running, reading, biking, hiking, skiing, softball, volleyball, learning, exploring, traveling and epicuriosity. Ron was raised in Minnesota, attended college in Montana and graduate school in Fairbanks, Alaska. As a biologist, falconer, DJ and public radio / TV personality, he is also well versed in Alaska politics and history, is a trivia buff and loves just about everything in life, especially teaming up with Kristine in her pursuits.
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