Jo’s Dry Cabin, is a rustic , one room retreat at the edge of Alaskan wilderness, great for a couple. The cabin sits on a rise, 200 meters from Christiansen Lake. The cabin measures 28 sq. meters. A wood stove keeps the place warm and cheery on those chilly Alaska evenings. There is a queen bed, and loft. Limited housekeeping service is available. With microwave, propane stove and small oven, refrigerator, kitchenware, and dry sink, guests can prepare meals inside, or opt to picnic and barbecue beside the campfire ring. This is a “dry cabin”, which is Alaskan for “no plumbing”. Guests may obtain fresh well water at our main cabin. There’s a tiny little throne room behind the cabin for those moments when one needs some alone time.
WiFi is not available at Jo’s Cabin, but guests will be able to connect at the main cabin and vicinity.
Many guests enjoy a first time experience in our banya - our wood fired sauna. Wood is available for a fee. Bitcoin accepted. In summer, there is an outdoor shower next to the sauna. In winter, guests can have a roll in the snow, but most opt to shower at the main cabin! Down at the lake, our dock is nice place to soak up some sun, cast for trout, or launch your canoe. A shoreside campfire ring makes a nice place to relax in the evening. Grill those fresh trout, or melt s’mores - or both!
There are often moose, fox, rabbits, or the very occasional bear, about the property. In addition, we have a couple of dogs, some goats and a passel of chickens.(Yes. Fresh farm eggs are available.) With all these critters, wild and semi domesticated, we cannot allow pets. Service animals are welcome. Please bring documentation.
Limitless miles of back country trails extend from the cabin door. In winter, cross country ski, strap on the snowshoes, or power off on your snowmobile. There is also a maintained bike trail that heads into Talkeetna. Summertimes, hike those same trails to view wildlife, or reach a private fishing spot. For easy hiking, bird watching, or to fill up your berry basket, Talkeetna Lakes Park, just 1K away, has well maintained and mapped walking trails which meander round the lake chain.
Talkeetna is about 8K away. The bike trail along Talkeetna Spur Rd heads right into town. There are many eateries downtown. We even have a famous brewery. Visitors can find river guides, canopy adventures, and guides for back country adventures. The Alaska Railroad stops in Talkeetna. Train travel through Alaska is a relaxing way to view great wilderness and wildlife. Weather permitting - always a consideration here in Alaska - flightseeing services from Talkeetna Airport carry visitors over to The Great One - Denali.
Our Jeep Cherokee, is available to rent, for our guests who subscribe to TURO.
Transportation to and from Anchorage hotels, or the Ted Stevens International Airport, is available.
I am happy to respond to all queries posted through this Homeaway/VRBO webpage. Please note that reservations and payments are only accepted through this site. The rate is $39 per person. We are not interested in making any off site arrangements. Any such requests are reported as Spam. Reservations are accepted - and finalised - when booked at Homeaway/VRBO.