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Map pinPalmer · Alaska
5.0 · 
Hana Paw Ranch- Large home with Spectacular Views
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Hana Paw Ranch- Large home with Spectacular Views

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Large family home on 6 acres with another 60 acres in front of house. The home was built in the early 70s by the settling family, and was an original Sears box home! The home’s side yard sits on a cliff above the Matanuska River, but guests can try to hike down a primitive trail in the front field to the River. There is a wood burning fireplace that adds coziness to your getaway. Home is spacious so people can enjoy togetherness while having the ability to spread out with lots of sleeping area. Incredible Price for Size in the Valley - Up to 28 people! Large groups, including sports teams, and families truly enjoy the spacious, entire house. There are 10 full and queen size beds, as well as four futons., totaling 28 that could sleep in shared accommodations! The home was an original Sears home built in the 1970s on acreage located on a bluff of the Matanuska River. Much of the house is original/retro and in a quiet, country setting with wide open spaces to almost every side. Our home fits so many people with an extremely economical price for the space. With so many people, it has other space that is needed - 2 full kitchens and 3 full refrigerators. Though it feels secluded with wide open spaces, it is only 5 minutes to downtown Palmer, where there are several shops, breweries and restaurants that exemplify the quaint, Alaskan pioneer spirit. The Palmer property is close to the Alaska State Fair, close to local hiking areas, and only about a twenty minute drive to the start of the Iditarod Race. The owner's home shares the short driveway to the road, but otherwise the property sits on 49 acres of Alaskan beauty. Palmer is the ideal vacation spot to start your Alaskan vacation. It is close enough to Anchorage to arrive easily by several airlines, but far enough away to not be in the hustle of Alaska's biggest city. You can see it all from a location that feels like the real Alaska! Palmer is filled with history, as it sits on the ancestral lands of the Dena'ina and Ahtna peoples, but was established for non-Alaskan Natives in the 1930s as part of Roosevelt's New Deal's Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Many historic sites are found in Palmer for the history buff, and an original pioneer cabin is right next to this home that now serves as storage for the owners. If you like views, you can see Pioneer Peak, the Matanuska Glacier, and the Matanuska River from the front deck. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are challenging hikes in the area. Lazy Mountain hiking trail is very close, which is a four mile hike that has an elevation climb of almost 3,000 feet. Hatcher's Pass is another popular hike and ski area within a 10-15 minute drive. For animal enthusiasts, there are local reindeer and musk ox farms for touring. There are several lakes in the area for canoeing, fishing, and boating, all within a 15-30 minute drive. Equipment is available for rent in the Palmer/Wasilla area. Four-wheelers and snowmobiles are also available for rent in the area for those who want to see Alaska from off-road. Within minutes, there are several fun places: Matanuska River Park, Knik River State Park, Matanuska Lake State Park, Palmer Hay Flats Wildlife Refuge, Alaska ZipLine Tours, or Alaska Horse Adventure trail rides. Palmer is also a fantastic town that serves as a great starting point for travelers who would like to take day trips to see Southern Alaska. Many day trips could include historic Talkeetna with its views of Denali [previously known as Mt. McKinley (1.5 hours)], the Matanuska glacier and glacier hikes (1 hour), Dall Sheep viewing on Sheep Mountain (1.5 hours), Girdwood and Alyeska ski resort (1.5 hours), Whitewater rafting (1 hour), and several stopping points for Salmon fishing throughout the Alaska rivers. This home could serve as the perfect home for large family and friend trips, retreats, or a gathering place for wedding guests. The location offers the best of Alaska with the convenience of the perfect Alaskan town. The home is a very large home with amazing views of Pioneer Peak, Matanuska Glacier, and the Matanuska River and much land to go out and hike. The other home on the property (same owner) has farm animals that may roam and mingle with visitors! The space is large and comfortable so that large groups of people can have their own "get away" space while still happily spending time together in a single location. All of this feels like a get-away while being only 5-10 minutes to downtown Palmer. The home can be rented as a whole home, or there is the option to only rent one level of the home for smaller groups of travelers that don't need the whole space. With a kitchen located on either floor, the options for comfort are there. If they want the whole home, there will be beds for 20 (shared), with other options (blow-up mattress, sofa, futons, etc.) for even more people. I am only a phone call away to help guests. The home is located on Lazy Mountain. There are several homes on Lazy Mountain, but the growth of trees makes it feel more like it is out of town. From our property, you can take a primitive hike to the Matanuska River. The Lazy Mountain trailhead lies about 1 mile from our property. The hike can range from a mile to an extreme hike depending on which trails you take. You are close to Palmer and the amazing shops and cafes located there. Though public transportation is not an option in our location, it is not difficult to drive in our area. There is spacious parking behind the home. Typically, the road to the home and the driveway are easy to get in by car. The price includes a 5% local bed tax included.

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