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Alaska House Of Jade Anchorage

15 Minutes from airport and 10 minutes from downtown Anchorage.

Spacious common areas and grounds.

Breakfast: Gourmet served family style.

Jacuzzi bathrooms available.

Large guest rooms.

Peaceful, quiet area.


Highland Glen Lodge and B&B, Anchorage

15 Minutes from airport, 10 minutes from downtown Anchorage.

Minutes from Alaska Zoo and Alaska Golf Course.

Jacuzzi bathrooms available.

Views of downtown Anchorage, Alaska Range, Chugach Mountains, and Cooks Inlet.

Breakfast: English country style gourmet breakfast dailey.

Afternoon British tea service.

Large guest lounges.

Game table.

Guest mini-kitchen.

Hot tub and roof patio lounge.


Dale and Jo View Suites, Fairbanks

15 Minutes from airport and 10 minutes from University of Alaska.

Panoramic views of the Chena and Tanana Rivers.

Unbroken views of the Alaska Range.

'Select Number' King Beds in all guest rooms but handicap access room.


Touch of Wilderness, Healy (Denali Area)

Surrounded by mountains in true Denali wilderness setting.

Just minutes from Denali National Park.

Breakfast: Vast assortment offered in buffet each day. Special early bird breakfast available prior to 6:30 am.

Bag Lunches available daily selected from menu.

Ideal location to site animals like moose, bear, fox, plus other native wildlife.

Three large livings rooms to enjoy.

Halcyon Heights B&B, Homer

5 Minutes from downtown Homer center.

Panoramic View of Homer Spit.

Hill top hot tub with unbroken ocean and mountain views.

Breakfast: Specializing in home baked breads and fruit art.

Most rooms have direct access to outdoor veranda or patio.

Spacious grounds and gardens.

Large common area.


Alpine Rose Inn

Exquisite woodland and mountain views.

Homemade full breakfast.

Central Location to all Mat-su events.

Bear Lake Lodgings B&B, Seward

Lake front views of exquisite Alpine lake.

Hiking trails out the back door.

Viewing deck overlooking the lake.

Great home base for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, and charter tours.




(907) 235-2148

Palmer & Wasila & Talkeetna & Willow & Chickaloon-- Alaska in the Mat-Su Valley-- Land of Up-Close Mountain Views

Alaska's Mat-Su Valley is the land of mountains views, great salmon fishing, wildlife viewing, and the largest walkable glacier on the highway system, the Matanuska Glacier. Stay at a bed and breakfast in Alaska's beautiful Mat-su Valley, and visit the 1930's era Colony Farms, home of the giant vegetables. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race Headquarters and the Alaska State Fairgrounds are not far from Alpine Rose Inn. The Musk Ox Farm, Knik Glacier and Hatcher Pass are also popular destinations for Alaska visitors. The Matanuska and Susitna Valleys span between Anchorage and Denali National Park, making for outstanding scenic drives and recreation. With towns Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna, Willow and Chickaloon, there are many Alaska attractions, wilderness tours, and prime Alaska fishing guides for visitors.

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City Overview of Palmer

As of 2009, Palmer's population is 7,804 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.20 percent.

The median home cost in Palmer is $179,820. Home appreciation the last year has been -4.30 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Palmer's cost of living is 10.95% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Mat-Su Valley is hilly, but with excellent main roads.

Dream and Dream Dog Farm

Musk Ox Farm

Matansuka Glacier Treking

Independence Mine State Historical Park

Eklutna Lake Biking / Kayaking

The Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry

Knik Glacier

Reindeer Farm

Eklutna Village

Alaska State Fair

Iditarod Headquarters

Valley Farms

Gold Cord Lake Trail

Reeds Lakes Trail

Gold Mint Trail


Palmer, AK, gets 16 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 61 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 85.

On average, there are 130 sunny days per year in Palmer, AK. The July high is around 68 degrees. The January low is 5. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 80 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.

Tips from Alpine Rose Inn, Wasilla, Alaska

We highly recommend that you take a drive through Hatcher Pass. Stop and take pictures of the breathtaking views, park and hike into the nature, or tour the historic gold mine. Downtown Palmer is one of the few Alaska towns to have a walkable downtown full of interesting shops and a wonderful museum and gardens. The Matanuska Glacier is just one hour away on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway and is the largest road-accessible glacier in Alaska. You can walk up to it and then right out onto it, back for miles! In nearby Wasilla, don't miss the Iditarod Headquarters, to meet the famous mushing dogs and learn about the 1041 mile race which starts in Wasilla on its way to Nome each February.



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Aurora Over Pioneer Peak Mat-Su Valley

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