Our home is located very close to the Little Su River...1 minute drive or 10 minute walk. It is a beautiful walk and with our 4wheeler you can cross and explore the mountain and woods behind it (where no one lives) We are also near the base of the road up to Hatcher Pass/ Independence Mine area. This place is being reviewed for a ski resort but as of now it's still for the locals to enjoy skiing and sledding. In the fall there are many blueberries to be found and the hiking and scenery up there is unbelievable year round.
Our home is located very close to the Little Su River...1 minute drive or 10 minute walk. It is a beautiful walk and with our 4wheeler you can cross and explore the mountain and woods behind it (where no one lives) Down the street you can go to the public access for Reed Lake, one of the MANY lakes in the Wasilla area. We are also near the base of the road up to Hatcher Pass/ Independence Mine area. This place is being reviewed for a ski resort but as of now it's still for the locals to enjoy skiing and sledding. In the fall there are many blueberries to be found and the hiking and scenery up there is unbelievable year round.
Our home is in a tight knit community near our cute log cabin Russian Orthodox chapel. We know most of our neighbors and most of us have 2 acres or more of land so we are fairly well spread out. On our 2 acres we have chickens, a garden, 2 goats a dog and a cat. (Arrangements for them can be made so you won’t have to worry about them unless you WANT to.) Our yard includes (at this point) some white ranch style fencing, landscaping, a small swing set plus monkey bars on a pea gravel pad in the back yard, and 3 large fields to use for bocce ball, soccer, etc.
We love our location. We have a beautiful view of the mountains, are minutes away from moose & bear filled wilderness and also minutes from down town Wasilla where you will find Target, Fred Meyer, Lowes, Wal-Mart and tons of other box stores along with the local mom & pop stores. Big Lake just a bit north where the Iron Dog race starts and you’re sure to find Sarah Palin there supporting her husband who runs in it every year. In the summer the lakes are full of boats and water skiers, etc. There is a place down town Wasilla where you can rent just about any toy you want to ride or drive. If it’s fishing you love, go next door to the “toy” shop and get hooked up with 3 Rivers from nets and poles to license to a charter. Wasilla is an hour north of Anchorage, so if you wanted to take a drive up to Talkeetna or farther, Wasilla is a good starting point.
We’re also only 15 minutes from Palmer where they have a wonderful “old farming town” feel. Quaint shops, Colony Days parade in June and the Alaska State Fair in August. From Palmer you can go East to view the Matanuska glacier, or hop on a 4 wheeler and go up along the Knik river to the foot of Knik glacier. Be sure to go see the Musk Ox farm while you are there.
Our home itself is a split level 5 bedroom house recently painted with an attached garage. We have our own well, high speed internet. One of the bedrooms (upstairs) is my office and the kid’s school room and ½ of the master bedroom (downstairs) is my husband’s office. The master bedroom does have a king sized bed. The boy’s room (upstairs) has bunk beds. They also have many books, boy toys, a radio/cd player, all sorts of games (for the adults and big kids too). The little girl’s bedroom (downstairs) twin beds and a crib matress stashed under one. Our oldest daughter’s room is small with a single twin bed and a little desk and an attached small bath. The master and laundry/furnace room are also downstairs. The master has an attached full bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub with a shower in it and a nice big window (obscured glass) that makes baths or showers very pleasant. Upstairs is the main living area, kitchen with custom made Alaskan birch cabinets, microwave, fridge with ice maker, dishwasher. We recently installed a wood stove that makes for a cozy winter fire and fun to cook on. The dining room has a large table with 8 chairs, a large kitchen island with stove/oven and this has 3 bar stools. The living room now has leather couches. There are also many extra pillows for floor seating. The upstairs is an open lay out so you can easily talk to people from the kitchen to the living room.