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“Great cozy cabin. Great cozy hosts.”
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The boardwalk down to our private lake in the early morning fog. Beautiful!
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The boardwalk down to our private lake in the early morning fog. Beautiful!
Some of our guests enjoying a wild Alaskan moose right below the cabin in our front yard! Guests enjoying the wildlife from the cabin!
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The boardwalk down to our private lake in the early morning fog. Beautiful!
Some of our guests enjoying a wild Alaskan moose right below the cabin in our front yard!
Guests enjoying the wildlife from the cabin!
The sleeping cabin, tiny but warm, safe, tranquil. Best of beds (2), handcrafted.
kitchen area with electric fireplace heater
View out front of morning sunrise!!!! You have to get up early to see scenes like these (4:30 am!).
View from outside of cabin window!
Interior of cabin view kitchenette area. It smells of fresh wood (cedar) and pine! All custom built!
Our guests with some whopper king salmon! The largest one weighed 68 pounds! Caught Aug. 2, 2015!
The front door stained glass entry. Quite the door for a 'cabin' .
New sleeping cabin picture taken April 10, 2014 after a late spring snowstorm!
picture taken at entry door
We have an active eagles nest on the lake!
Your host, Jim Oltersdorf of The Discovery Channel fame in the wilderness (300 miles in!)
A pic I took of another bull caribou out front. All caribou have antlers, which, they shed them.
Arctic tern in flight.  We have a small rookery by the second lake we have out front!
Alaskan brown bear getting lunch. We can offer a recommendation of who to go with to see these!
Some of my friends having a great day!
Out front with another bull caribou who has an itch!
Pristine wilderness.  We offer recommendations for guide service for photographers
Pristine wilderness.  We offer recommendations for guide service for photographers
A great day in these fishermen's life! We can help put you there!!
Okay, I just HAD to do this!
Again, a picture taken in front of the facilities. Wow! This is our front yard!
Cabin looking down boardwalk through trees towards cottage.
Your other host, Lisa enjoying real Alaskan adventure! Lisa is also on The Discovery Channel.
I think she's more interested in me? We have a great deal of experience with these giants.
A newly-hatched Spruce grouse in our front yard. Great creatures large and small!
Photographing in the wilds! This is your host, Jim Oltersdorf.
Remember the little baby spruce grouse? This is what they look like when grown up!
Morning sunrise out front! Taken about 5am!
A birding area not far from our house!
Taken from a bush plane, its wonderful photography!
Your host, Jim, 'hanging around'! Jim is known worldwide for his extreme and high-risk photography.
View from studio apt. down to the 'commons' area for our guests.
stairs to sleeping loft
interior view
kitchen area
Interior of cabin
The old shed made famous by The Discovery Channel!
Front view of cabin
View of early morning light on cabin.
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Soldotna, Alaska

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Jessica02...
Minneapolis
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“Great cozy cabin. Great cozy hosts.”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Jim and Lisa were fabulous hosts. They made me feel very welcome chatting about Alaska and providing tips on how to enjoy the area. They also cooked breakfast (an unexpected bonus.) The cabin is incredible. You sleep in a loft upstairs and downstairs there's a sink, microwave, fridge, couch, table and even a tv. The only thing missing was the bathroom. You had to walk a fairly long walkway to get to the main house to use the toilet. Fortunately, I have great bladder control! Jim is working on a shorter walkway though, so it should be much better soon. The cabin is small, perfect for one person, a bit tight for two. There are two other guest accommodations on the property, so it feels very safe. The lake view was great and it was close to town. All in all it was a fabulous stay!

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Liked best: The hosts.
Liked least: Not having a closer bathroom.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
It is always wonderful to have a guest like yourself and we are humbled by your positive remarks. Being subjective, others find the walk (about 25 steps) to be short to the lav, however it may be. LOL. Its long when you have to use it quick, its short when its no problem. Go figure. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again whenever you are in the great state of Alaska again!
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