Stay Local - Experience The Real Alaska
People often ask me about local options for lodging near the glacier so they can enjoy a truly Alaskan experience. The below options are run by local community families that enjoy hosting guests in their cabins and rental homes. All options provided are close to the glacier.
Bear Den Cabins: Spend your vacation living comfortably secluded in the woods feeling like a real Alaskan among beautiful mountains and hiking trails. The owners live nearby and enjoy sharing this little slice of Heaven with guests.
Homestead Cabins: This is another wonderful cabin in the woods that will allow you to feel comfortably secluded while surrounded by Alaskan mountains, hiking trails, and streams. The owners live nearby and look forward to making guests feel welcome in our little community.
Glacier's Edge Lodging: Located so close to the Matanuska Glacier can you walk to the Matanuska Glacier Park without driving. This lodging option is located right at the "Glacier's Edge" where you can sit on the deck, enjoy a warm coffee, and watch the ice and time stand still. The owners live nearby and take excellent care of their guests.
Long Rifle Lodge: Located very close to the glacier this lodge has been a hallmark of the community since the earliest homestead days! The lodge offers rooms to rent as well as a wonderful restaurant open year round (including their world famous Alaskan Rhubarb Pie!). The restaurant has huge picture windows overlooking the glacier.
Sheep Mountain Lodge: A suite of beautiful log cabins nestled under Sheep Mountain, with many amazing hiking trails nearby and a great onsite restaurant (with an espresso machine!). The restaurant is open in the summer but the cabins are open year round.