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Julia was very accommodating and the cabin was perfectly situated for our needs. The cabin is cuter and has more character than it appears in the photos. Our two kids (age 2 and 5) loved the place and we appreciated that they could run around outside and play without bothering anyone. Thanks!
My husband & I really enjoyed our stay in Art & Julia's guest cabin. I wasn't sure what to expect, but there is power, a little bathroom (not an outhouse) with warm running water/shower, and a bedroom. The wood fireplace was just right to keep us warm in late August/early September.
Art & Julia were gracious hosts, we really enjoyed visiting & making friends with them, and they were understanding about giving us our own space.
If you are used to staying in nicer hotel rooms, this is maybe not the place for you. There will be some bugs, the shower doesn't really get hot, and there are no stores or restaurants nearby.
To the south, Wasilla is a 20-minute drive, Palmer is a 30-minute drive, Anchorage is about an hour drive; to the north, Talkeetna is about an hour drive.
We very much loved our stay with Art and Julia. We were encouraged to take a hike among their beautiful property, canoe and even swim at the lake; all to truly enjoy our stay. We also received local tips including a short drive to see Denali mountain while the weather stayed clear (later finding out that a viewing was a rare privilege made us appreciate this suggestion even more than we originally had). Another highlight was being invited to have breakfast with the couple and meeting their friendly pets. Art and Julia were lovely hosts, their rental cabin and the surrounding natural beauty will forever be an important memory of our Alaskan adventure.
We've had a very good time in the comfortable cabin and a fantastic breakfast!Thanks Julia!
My girlfriend and I stayed in Julia and Art's cabin one evening on the way up to Talkeetna. Julia and Art were wonderful hosts - they patiently accommodated our tardy arrival and made us feel very comfortable in the cabin. They prepared a hearty breakfast for us the following morning before sending us on our way, and introduced us to their friendly cats and dogs (which we loved). Chatting with Julia and Art over breakfast was genuinely one of the highlights of our trip.
Julia was great and so was our stay at her cabin!
I was hoping for something off the beaten path and this was a great place. Julia is a great host and has a pretty property. It was just the rustic experience I had hoped for, but came along with conveniences like electricity and running water, so it was just right.
Julia is a great host and this was the perfect spot for us to escape all the wedding madness we were in the area for. Easy access to Big Lake from here and has all the basic amenities you could need! We appreciate your hospitality, Julia!!
A special place with special people and pets! I appreciated this quiet sanctuary. Although the limited hot water and mosquitoes might turn some people away, I enjoyed getting to know the texture of this part of Alaska.
Very cute cabin behind the owners' home. Julia and Art are very interesting people and I was sorry that the cabin was a little too rustic for my wife and son. We would have enjoyed spending the night there and getting to chat with the owners. I would recommend it to others who are expecting a rustic cabin.
Julia and Art were so wonderful to meet. Very nice, genuine, caring people. We were glad to have met them and hope to make it up to Alaska some day to stay in their cabin. They left us with some great local jam too, delicious!
It was a pleasure to have Julia in our house. Shame that we could not meet. The place was left perfectly in order, and I would certainly recommend her.
I've loved very much to have Julia as my guest: she's been so nice and precise and quiet!! And, at the end of her stay, it seemed nobody had used the apartment!! She left everything in perfect standing and I absolutely recommend her as a guest. I'd like to have her again here!!