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Walking into the cabin through the country is an unique experience.The lake the cabin is next to
Alaska - a scenic remote bush cabin
Alaska - a scenic remote bush cabin
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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This is a guided remote Alaska wilderness experience in wilds of Alaska. This requires a five mile hike through the Alaska wilderness. Only for the physically fit and those that want a real Alaska experience. It is fully guided trip but guests have a private cabin. A lake offers fishing.

The space

This is the real wilderness Alaska experience and only those that don't mind this type of experience should attempt it. No running water or electricity. A wood stove provides the heat.
Here is a review from a person-

“Here's what going to happen: you're going to hike five miles into the middle of nowhere. It will be a challenging hike -- about 2.5 or 3 hours of trudging through bushes and marshes and climbing up hills. The cabin itself sits atop a river/pond with an adorable pair of beaver neighbors. It has everything you need, including coffee and snacks and sleeping bags. On the second day, you'll do more hiking/exploring. The views will take your breath away. And you'll want to stay forever. Everything about this place is amazing. Mike (and his dog Asher) are wonderful hosts/guides. The views are unbeatable. I spent 10 days in Alaska and this was the highlight of my trip. I would recommend to anyone visiting Anchorage, Denali, or Fairbanks. My only regret was going to Denali after the cabin instead of the reverse, because I ended up being very disappointed by the views in the park. ”

Guest access

You can fly round trip from Talkeetna (flight price separate) or walk 5 miles on our rustic trail through the brush and lakes to the cabin. The walk in is spectacular in scenery and worth the trip. The lake has canoes and fishing is available.
This is available June-Oct only.

Interaction with guests

This is a guided experience for hikes to the high country or you can enjoy the lake with canoes and catch some dinner. Your stamina is all that might limit you. I bring a gun for bear protection and safety. You have your own cabin for privacy. I provide the meals and sleeping bags.
Each day will include a guided hike into the high country to see animals.

Other things to note

We can day hike into the high country to see animals as caribou, moose, and bears. Or you can hang out at the lake to canoe or catch dinner.
Available June- Oct only

I supply all the meals but I cannot meet the needs of special diets for those who are gluten free, vegans, etc, no eggs, or other special needs. We can do simple vegetarian meals.

Amenities
Kitchen
Heating
Breakfast
Prices
Extra people $224 NZD / night after 2 guests
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12AM (midnight)

This is not a place for alcohol or those that want the 5 star comforts. There is a comfortable cabin and outhouse.
We have a spring for drinking water near the cabin.

Cancellations
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Justin User Profile
September 2017
Incredibly grateful for Mike's hospitality and willingness to show us a unique and memorable side of Alaska. Will be back for sure!

Tandy User Profile
September 2017
Larry and I highly recommend this hike and the cabin. You will see a part of Alaska you would never be able to see! It is challenging, but so rewarding. Mike is a fantastic guide who certainly knows what he is doing and so does his lovable dog!!! Great time, hike is challenging, and the cabin is adorable!

Beth User Profile
August 2017
Weather prevented us from making our scheduled trip out to the Bush cabin, but Mike was more than accommodating in helping us find alternative accommodations and transportation around town. Despite the change of plans we had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend the experience to any travelers coming to Talkeetna. His new home has an amazing view of Denali and was only a few miles outside of town. Remote enough to experience wildlife but close enough for convenience. Great lakes for canoeing, and a few trails for hiking are also nearby. Thanks Mike and Molly! We really enjoyed meeting you an experiencing a small taste of life in your town.

Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Wonderfully secluded. Fun times. Kayaking in the lake. Quality hiking. Wood burning stove and rain on the roof made for my deepest sleep in months.

Kelly User Profile
August 2017
Like so many others before us, this was definitely one of the best parts of our trip to Alaska! The property is amazing and the journey to it was simply incredible. We are so glad to have done this! Thank you so much for providing this wonderful experience, Mike! If you read all the reviews, you will get a very good idea of what this trip is all about, and here are some of our highlights: - You have to be in decent shape to do this hike. We are recreational hikers and had no problem with it, but it is a little challenging. A few (fairly short) steep uphill climbs and other than that, the entire hike in is pretty much a gradual uphill walk. Who knew that trudging through marshes could be uphill? (But of course, that means that the hike out is much easier!) - Like everyone else said, Bring the rain boots and rain suits! We did and were very happy to have done so - Mike is a fast hiker, but he will wait for you when necessary - The bridge across the river was awesome! - The views from the journey in and out, the cabin, and the high country are phenomenal! Like nothing we-d ever seen before. Someone mentioned in a review that people thought the picture from the window of the cabin was a painting, and we have had the same reactions - The canoe trip and hike to the high country were fantastic! - Asher (Mike's dog) was wonderful company and a great guide! - Mike prepares all the food - dinner on the first night, breakfast and dinner the 2nd day, and breakfast on the last day. It was delicious and much appreciated! He also provided us with a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, and a jar of jelly to keep in our cabin. There was coffee, tea, sugar, cream, 5 gallons of water, mugs, and a gas stove in the cabin as well. The only thing you need to bring is some snacks if you want some. We brought trail mix, granola bars, and dried fruit for the hike in and we still had some left when we got back to the car at the end. - The woodstove is wonderful. It warmed the entire cabin quickly and kept it warm all night. (It was in the 50s during the day when we were there.) - There are 2 single person bunks and a private loft with a comfy bed for 2 - If you are into the outdoors and the not-so-touristy part of Alaska, this is definitely for you!

Katie User Profile
August 2017
When planning our trip to Alaska with another couple (celebrating our 10 year anniversary and their 15 year) we came across Mike's listing. While my husband and I both love being active and spending time outdoors, we initially thought this would be too "extreme" for our trip. After reading through the reviews, I knew we had to do it. Mike was an active communicator, quickly answering all of our questions leading up to the trip. We met as planned near Talkeetna for the drive north on a beautiful warm sunny day. Mike is a FAST hiker, and the hike to the cabin was challenging (we are mid 30s and work out regularly but these trails are rugged). For me, my rain boots ended up being a size too big and had painful heal blisters to prove it, but I switched back to my hikers and just walked through the marshy water. The cabin itself was clean and simple, with basic snacks and fresh water from the stream, sleeping bags and pillows. We LOVED listening to Mike's stories (he is quite the adventurer) and his son in law joined us as well for the trip. We had unusually hot weather (close to 80 degrees and sunny) and hiked 12ish miles the second day, to high country. Sadly we didn't see any animals aside from the beavers and otters in the lake by the cabin. We loved our time away from the tourists and into the woods. The landscape was seriously incredible, Mike has taken years to create paths that are still almost hidden in all the thick brush. It is remote and comforts are minimal (but still easier than setting up a tent!) Practical tips: Mike does have a solar panel and was able to charge our phones (to be used as cameras). We did not get cell service (on verizon) but our friends did with AT&T. Make sure your rainboots fit! I would have packed way fewer things and just re-worn my clothes day to day, as I didn't get to shower anyways (although the men did take a "shower" in the lake!) A "must" for anyone wanting to avoid the tourist crowds and like being physically active.

Uyen User Profile
July 2017
Here's what going to happen: you're going to hike five miles into the middle of nowhere. It will be a challenging hike -- about 2.5 or 3 hours of trudging through bushes and marshes and climbing up hills. The cabin itself sits atop a river/pond with an adorable pair of beaver neighbors. It has everything you need, including coffee and snacks and sleeping bags. On the second day, you'll do more hiking/exploring. The views will take your breath away. And you'll want to stay forever. Everything about this place is amazing. Mike (and his dog Asher) are wonderful hosts/guides. The views are unbeatable. I spent 10 days in Alaska and this was the highlight of my trip. I would recommend to anyone visiting Anchorage, Denali, or Fairbanks. My only regret was going to Denali after the cabin instead of the reverse, because I ended up being very disappointed by the views in the park.

Talkeetna, Alaska, United StatesJoined in December 2014
Mike User Profile

Love the outdoors and adventure. We lived in Nepal for 4 years and love Asia . My son and I completed a project of climbing the highest mountain in each of our 50 states.

I lead a group to Nepal each year for trekking and stop in Thailand for the rest after Nepal.

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