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“Fun on the Lake”
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The boardwalk down to our private lake in the early morning fog. Beautiful!
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The boardwalk down to our private lake in the early morning fog. Beautiful!
Some of our guests enjoying a wild Alaskan moose right below the cabin in our front yard! Guests enjoying the wildlife from the cabin!
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The boardwalk down to our private lake in the early morning fog. Beautiful!
Some of our guests enjoying a wild Alaskan moose right below the cabin in our front yard!
Guests enjoying the wildlife from the cabin!
The sleeping cabin, tiny but warm, safe, tranquil. Best of beds (2), handcrafted.
kitchen area with electric fireplace heater
View out front of morning sunrise!!!! You have to get up early to see scenes like these (4:30 am!).
View from outside of cabin window!
Interior of cabin view kitchenette area. It smells of fresh wood (cedar) and pine! All custom built!
Our guests with some whopper king salmon! The largest one weighed 68 pounds! Caught Aug. 2, 2015!
The front door stained glass entry. Quite the door for a 'cabin' .
New sleeping cabin picture taken April 10, 2014 after a late spring snowstorm!
picture taken at entry door
We have an active eagles nest on the lake!
Your host, Jim Oltersdorf of The Discovery Channel fame in the wilderness (300 miles in!)
A pic I took of another bull caribou out front. All caribou have antlers, which, they shed them.
Arctic tern in flight.  We have a small rookery by the second lake we have out front!
Alaskan brown bear getting lunch. We can offer a recommendation of who to go with to see these!
Some of my friends having a great day!
Out front with another bull caribou who has an itch!
Pristine wilderness.  We offer recommendations for guide service for photographers
Pristine wilderness.  We offer recommendations for guide service for photographers
A great day in these fishermen's life! We can help put you there!!
Okay, I just HAD to do this!
Again, a picture taken in front of the facilities. Wow! This is our front yard!
Cabin looking down boardwalk through trees towards cottage.
Your other host, Lisa enjoying real Alaskan adventure! Lisa is also on The Discovery Channel.
I think she's more interested in me? We have a great deal of experience with these giants.
A newly-hatched Spruce grouse in our front yard. Great creatures large and small!
Photographing in the wilds! This is your host, Jim Oltersdorf.
Remember the little baby spruce grouse? This is what they look like when grown up!
Morning sunrise out front! Taken about 5am!
A birding area not far from our house!
Taken from a bush plane, its wonderful photography!
Your host, Jim, 'hanging around'! Jim is known worldwide for his extreme and high-risk photography.
View from studio apt. down to the 'commons' area for our guests.
stairs to sleeping loft
interior view
kitchen area
Interior of cabin
The old shed made famous by The Discovery Channel!
Front view of cabin
View of early morning light on cabin.
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Soldotna, Alaska

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Laura T
Waverly, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun on the Lake”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Our stay at the small sleeping cabin on the lake was a wonderful experience. We loved that the location seemed remote while so close to town. We received excellent directions to the property and it was a breeze to find. We so enjoyed the owners, Jim and Lisa, Who were so hospitable and really added to the stay with their local advice and stories of "life in Alaska". We even had a deck party with the other folks staying there. The sleeping cabin is small, but has everything you need. It has a lot of special touches, from a copper sink to stain glass windows, that really class it up. The only thing I would add is more hooks to hang my stuff on! It's a very economical choice for the area and not your typical hotel room. If you are looking for an Alaskan experience with the convenience of a nearby town, this is the place for you. We definitely will be staying here again on our next trip to the area.

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Liked best: Location, hospitality of the owners
Liked least: Not enough hooks to hang my stuff on.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Mar 2015
We enjoyed your company and as excellent guests of ours, you are most welcomed back anytime! Thank you so much for your kind review!!!!!
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Jessica02...
Minneapolis
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great cozy cabin. Great cozy hosts.”
Reviewed 18 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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people found this review helpful

Jim and Lisa were fabulous hosts. They made me feel very welcome chatting about Alaska and providing tips on how to enjoy the area. They also cooked breakfast (an unexpected bonus.) The cabin is incredible. You sleep in a loft upstairs and downstairs there's a sink, microwave, fridge, couch, table and even a tv. The only thing missing was the bathroom. You had to walk a fairly long walkway to get to the main house to use the toilet. Fortunately, I have great bladder control! Jim is working on a shorter walkway though, so it should be much better soon. The cabin is small, perfect for one person, a bit tight for two. There are two other guest accommodations on the property, so it feels very safe. The lake view was great and it was close to town. All in all it was a fabulous stay!

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Liked best: The hosts.
Liked least: Not having a closer bathroom.
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Aug 2014
It is always wonderful to have a guest like yourself and we are humbled by your positive remarks. Being subjective, others find the walk (about 25 steps) to be short to the lav, however it may be. LOL. Its long when you have to use it quick, its short when its no problem. Go figure. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again whenever you are in the great state of Alaska again!
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