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Cabin on Private Lake, SOLDOTNA, ALASKA

Some of our guests enjoying a wild Alaskan moose right below the cabin in our front yard!
6 reviews
Some of our guests enjoying a wild Alaskan moose right below the cabin in our front yard!
kitchen area with electric fireplace heater
Taken a few weeks ago, this is a view of the cabin almost completed!
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 view from the cottage patio!
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.
View out front of morning sunrise!!!! You have to get up early to see scenes like these (4:30 am!).
Out front with another bull caribou who has an itch!
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!
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!
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
Guests enjoying the wildlife from the cabin! Taken May 21, 2015.
kitchen area
view out window
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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Cabin -
Studio , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Soldotna, Alaska
This is a new cabin, built just one year ago. Sleeping for two people (one up in loft with full-sized bed, one down on ground level single-size bed), it sits just 100-feet from the private lake. Stained-glass entry door window (Orca's and Alaskan mountains!), it also has an imported Italian marble kitchenette top, brass sink and faucet, stained-glass overhead variable dimmer switch light, custom hand-made cabinet and shelving, new carpeting and is spotless! Comes with all silverware, kitchenette eating table at front window. Safe, warm and secure, the view is wonderful, (we have only two other residences on the entire lake!) and it is nature everywhere! Let the loons on the lake at night sing you to sleep. Centrally located (just 10 minutes to town), it is a non-commercial environment and as with our other two facilities and is a st... Read more
Listing #FKN3019149
About the Owner
Jim O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Enjoyed our stay immensely. The cabin, however compact, was all that we needed . Enjoyed the BBQ along with the beautiful scenery. Jim is the most gracious host and will do whatever necessary to make your stay memorable. I have been coming to Alaska since...More

Thank waynewb2015
Management response:Responded 14 January 2016

Thank you so very much for your kind and considerate review of us and our facilities! We feel very good about you Wayne and anytime you ever need a place to stay in Alaska, please stop in! Jim/Lisa

Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed in the upstairs "studio" apt and loved every minute of it. We ate all of our meals out on the front deck with the view of the lake and the other very cute cabins. We constantly scanned for moose on the lake, but...More

1  Thank birdvest
Management response:Responded 14 January 2016

Thank you so very much, it was without question, our distinct pleasure to have you not only as our wonderful guest, but, to aid in your need. Please come back anytime! Jim/Lisa

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

My son Matt and I visited the Kenai Pennisula to go salmon fishing and sight-see. I happened to book 3 nights at Jim and Lisa's "A Walden's Pond" and glad I did. What a place - great views, peaceful, and just truly great owners. Matt...More

Thank RQZ821
Management response:Responded 19 August 2015

Thank you so very much for your kind and wonderful review. We know we "put it out there" for scrutiny of everyone and we sometimes hold our breath in hopes we don't get the arrow into our hearts. You make it so worthwhile understanding that...More

  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 1 night
USD 139
USD 945
1 Aug 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
1 night
USD 139
31 Aug 2018 -
3 Sep 2018
1 night
USD 149
4 Sep 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
1 night
USD 139
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning fee: AU$48 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$137 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
We are located just 10-minutes away from the town of Soldotna, Alaska yet, we are in the wilderness! Wildlife abounds! It is a natural environment, very non-commercial atmosphere! No 'hotel-like' rooms or giant lodges here. We have only two other residents on our entire small lake. Hiking, centrally located and easily to drive here with any automobile!. It is all pavement except the last 300 yards to our place. Lined with giant cottonwood, birch and Alaskan black spruce, your drive is easy and please go slow getting here as the Alaskan moose are everywhere! During the day you will get to actually see the Alaskan bush pilots going overhead carrying fishermen, hikers, bear viewers etc. to their wilderness destinations. Just minutes away there is a wilderness fly-out facility and we w... more
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Kenai: 13.0 km
Railway: n/a: 0.0 km
Ferry: n/a: 0.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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