Sometimes life gets a bit stressful and you just need to get away for a bit. Stay-cations are a great way to relax and reset. Not only is this a great list for Alaskans to get out and see more of their great State, but its great for those visiting from far away too! Check out these 7 romantic Alaskan getaways and book your next trip today!
Even with the critters and garden here on the homestead, the hubby and I have found ways to still get away for a bit and enjoy life! Just because we have a homestead, it doesn’t mean we can’t travel too! Granted, there are certain times of the year I refuse to travel, but that’s okay. We work through our busy season (spring, summer, and hunting seasons) and reward ourselves with a trip. We’re very blessed with a great house sitter who knows all our critters!
The hubby and I got to visit Ketchikan, “Alaska’s First City,” a few weeks ago. I took a drive all the way to the end of the road on the island and discovered Settler’s Cove. This state park is beautiful! Hiking trails to and around the waterfall, right on the ocean… its a great camping spot! This is also one of the few parks to boast a rentable forest service cabin! It is an off the grid cabin, but the ocean views more than make up for the lack of amenities! As soon as I saw it, I wished the hubby and I had booked it. This is a very new cabin, so be sure to book this one early, as it fills up fast!
Okay, so this one isn’t actually in Homer, but across Kachemak Bay from Homer in Halibut Cove. Covelight Inn and Cabins are gorgeous! The private cabins are each a bit different, but all beautifully set up. Check out the hiking, the flower gardens, the local art galleries, kayaking, fishing, and much more during your stay. The hubby and I haven’t stayed at this one, but the cabins come highly recommended by a friend of mine. Visit their website HERE.
Head north from Homer to the little town of Soldotna. Escape for Two is located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, with wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, flight seeing, horseback riding, golfing, and so much more right at it’s doorstep. Your choice of a private cabin or yurt makes this a great private getaway! A fellow Alaskan blogger stayed here a while back. Read all about their trip HERE.
On the other side of the Kenai Peninsula is the little seaside town of Seward. My parents took a mini-vacation a while back at stayed at Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay. They loved it! These beautiful little cabins are right on the beach (I’m talking 10 feet from water). The mountain and ocean views are AMAZING. Book your stay HERE through Airbnb. New to Airbnb? Get a $35 travel credit with them today!
Just outside of Palmer, about 40 miles north of Anchorage, sits Knik Glacier. The Johnson House Cabin has the most AMAZING view of the glacier. You will wake up to the sunrise over the glacier at your feet. I LOVE this little cabin! Very secluded, very quiet, with limited cell service, it makes you enjoy the amazing view Alaska has to offer with no distractions. This is a true Alaskan “glamping” experience. The cabin has all kinds of special, pampering amenities, but it is a dry cabin, meaning no running water. Jugs of water are provided in the kitchenette and the outhouse also has an amazing view of the glacier! We’ve only stayed in the winter, hunting Northern Lights, but hear they have an outdoor shower in the summer time! Book your getaway HERE today! Check out their Facebook page too! Don’t forget to grab your $35 Airbnb travel credit HERE!
The Matanuska Glacier is located about an hour north of Palmer. This easily accessible glacier is beautiful to view from the Glenn Highway or up close and personal. The Matanuska Lodge is a “boutique luxury” lodge with amazing views of the glacier and beautiful rooms! There’s even one with a private balcony AND fireplace! This is a great spot for a pampered getaway! Book your trip HERE.
Outdoor cedar hot tub, Northern Lights, sled dog rides, Nautique Sky Cabin, located off the grid just outside of Fairbanks, is the ultimate Alaskan getaway. Immerse yourself in off the grid life and be sure to visit the owner’s sled dog kennel too! Fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing… this is a great stay any time of the year. Book your stay HERE and check out all the cute puppy pics on their Facebook page!
Whether you’re visiting Alaska from near or far, using Airbnb or something else, book your romantic Alaskan getaways today!