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Bob Congdon

Member since: 2015
Speaks english

Summer 2017--Book this lakefront cabin!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of the Willow vacation cabin rental

Lakefront cabin w/bath, 2 bedrooms, large deck.

Long Lake R & R

Available after Labor Day and before May 1 by special request only. See Rates page.

Lakefront cabin provides rest and relaxation. Enjoy the water from the decks, dock, paddleboat, canoe, and rowboat, or bring your own toys. Original polished plywood floors mean you don’t have to take your shoes off inside. Upstairs sitting room offers a wide view of the lake. Two bedrooms sleep six with one queen and two sets of bunk beds. Cozy kitchen boasts original cupboards and contemporary island bar. Wood stove and radiant heat keep you warm in the winter.

Kitchen features all the amenities to prepare your own meals, full size refrigerator, microwave, small stove and oven, good quality cooking utensils and dining ware.

Bath is a new addition to the cabin and is large with 36x48 shower.

Eastern and southern decks give you the best morning and afternoon sun.

There are relaxing chairs, quaint drink and snack tables, and a propane grill on the main deck.

The bath includes toilet, sink, extra-large shower, vanity mirror and plenty of room. In floor radiant heat keeps the chill off in the winter and a sunny window allows breeze in the summer. Towels, shampoo and conditioner, and hand soap are provided.

Kitchen is L shaped with a separate island at counter height and an attached fold up ledge that seats two at table height. Kitchen features new propane stove (20"), refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, plenty of utensils including instant read thermometer and plenty of preparation bowls if you like to prepare elegant meals. Pots and pans, cutting boards, knives and serving utensils will keep you well equipped to enjoy cooking while not losing sight of the lake.

The domestic water is potable but softened. As some people are on a low salt diet and softened water has a slightly increased sodium content, we make Matsu-Water available in a handy container on the counter for drinking. It's great!

The master bedroom has a queen bed, closet, two bedside lamps and tables and a western facing window. The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds plus closet and window with a great lake view. The upstairs sitting room has a bunk bed that sleeps two. All beds feature matching duvets. Plenty of extra linens are in the closets should you need them.

The upstairs sitting room has a TV, DVD player, love seat, easy chair, cool Alaska Willow hand built chair, lamps, and the best indoor lake view. You will enjoy the sitting room any time of the day for games, reading, or simply looking out the window.

The living room on the main floor is large enough to seat your entire party for relaxing in front of the fire with your morning coffee or evening beverage. Great lake view, too. A large couch, rocking chair, easy chair, lamps and tables still provide plenty of moving around room in this main cabin area.

Dining is at the 6-place Maple table with matching chairs at the window looking over the deck and lake. Make the table any size you wish to seat from 1-6.

On the lake is an L-shaped dock with plenty of room for swimming, water skiing, or boating. On the lake shore are two older docks converted to sitting areas to watch the lake life. Please wear a life jacket around the water.

The entry way off Michigan St. is a narrow, private drive that opens into a larger circular drive with lots of parking space. There is no boat or winter toy launch from the property. We keep it that way to allow the blueberries and other vegetation to grow along the lake. You may, however, launch from Sides Drive across the lake and a few "blocks" north, then tie up or park on the lake in front of the cabin.

The deck is 12x40 plus a wrap-around to the south. Great morning and afternoon sun (or shade) along the entire deck and late afternoon/evening sun on the southern portion. A wide stairway leads from the deck to the lake level, or there is a driveway leading right to, but not onto the lake.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Congdon (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Willow, AK
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Willow Trading Post, Willow, AK
Nearest Golf
42 Miles
Palmer, AK
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Willow, AK flag stop
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Parks Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Eagle Quest
Nearest Ski
Cross-country on lake
Car: recommended

Visitors will enjoy one of South-central Alaska's best views of Mt. Denali from the road into the cabin or from the lake in front of the cabin.

Bring your own gear for cycling, 4-wheeling, jet-skiing, boating, tubing, water skiing, paddle boarding, fishing and walking right from the cabin, or hiking and exploring old mines in nearby Hatcher Pass. Easy launch for summer boats just across and up the lake off Sides Drive.

Eagle Quest Restaurant and Lodge is a few minutes away near Deshka Landing with good food and outstanding cinnamon rolls, or try Sheep Creek Lodge 20 miles north on the Parks Highway. Pizza, deli-food and a two small grocery stores plus a well equipped, quaint hardware store are available on the Parks Highway near mile 69.

The world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts just North on Willow Lake and every team passes right in front of the cabin. Keep track of your favorite mushers from the comfort of the warm cabin or join the crowd right out on the frozen lake to cheer them on. Some years one can walk right up to the trail on packed snow. Other years one might need skiis, snowshoes, or a motorized snow vehicle. Many folks set up grills, tents, shelters, coolers and other comforts next to the trail for an afternoon of fun. Dress warmly!

Some of the world's best salmon and other fishing is within 10 miles along the Parks Highway, at the Deshka River, along the Susitna River, or among the many lakes and streams in the Susitna Valley or Matanuska Valley. Pike fishing is available from the cabin dock or rowboat or canoe. Great way to spend an early morning or late evening.

For those who wish to fly in, a float-plane can tie to the dock, or land your wheel plane at Willow.

Willow has a farmers's market on Fridays, 2-7 pm from July through August. Check it out to stock up on local produce and gift items for your weekend.

Talkeetna is just 45 minutes north. There you can take a flight-seeing trip to Mt. Denali or charter a river-boat for fishing and sightseeing. On Willow Lake, just a few minutes away, charter a fly-in fishing trip to any of the remote lakes or streams. These are quite popular day trips.

Wasilla is 40 minutes to the south. Most visitors will pass through it on the way to Long Lake R&R. There, many big box stores, restaurants, vehicle repair and every other amenity a traveler needs are always available. We like to stop at Three Bears grocery about 10 minutes north of Wasilla. This smaller store has everything from excellent meats to fresh vegetables, lots of hardware, fishing equipment, hunting supplies, a liquor store, deli, and excellent prices. It's kind of like a small Costco with more variety.

Contact the owner at any time during your stay at Long Lake R&R to talk about what to see, where to go, or any questions you may have to further your enjoyment of this fun and relaxing lakeside cabin.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Willow, Alaska

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Iditarod 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4 weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$79
Tax Rate 8.0%

No pets; No smoking. No refunds within 25 days of beginning of rental period. If Iditarod race does not transit Long Lake, refund of any rate above standard rate for the period minus $100 processing fee will be made within 45 days. Standard owner Credit card fees are included. VRBO may charge additional fees. Late check out Memorial Day and Labor Day on request. If wish to stay over one of those nights, regular nightly rate applies.
Regular arrival not before 4:30 p.m. Departure not after 10:30 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Willow

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Extra large shower, on demand water heater.
  • Large shower, sink, toilet, mirrored cabinet. Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Closet, bedside tables and reading lamps.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Closet, bedside table and reading lamps.
  • Sitting area has bunk beds and reading lamp.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
It's a cabin, so naturally there's also an outhouse. Works great, lighted and heated if you wish. Nice for outdoor activities any time of the year. The indoor plumbing works year-round too in a large, modern bathroom. CHECK IN: 4:30 p.m. CHECK OUT: 10:30 a.m.