2022 Iditarod and AKBCC

by | Mar 11, 2022

The Iditarod is a world famous Sled Dog Race here in Alaska! The race is Nearly 1,000 miles, and this year the Iditarod is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the start is only an hour away from Alaska Backcountry Cottages.

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After watching the official start of the Iditarod in Willow, one of our guests checked into our Forget-Me-Not Cottage to take advantage of the beautiful views here in Alaska!

mountain view in Alaska

The Iditarod, one of Alaska’s biggest sporting events, began with a ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 5th, only 45 miles from AKBCC. The next day, the race officially began in Willow, about an hour away from AKBCC in the opposite direction.
Knik River in Alaska
Living in the lower 48, this guest has visited Alaska before and knew of the beauty! He planned his trip looking forward to practicing his new-found hobby of photography! This picture of the Old Knik River Bridge is his favorite!

I am so grateful this guest so graciously shared his photos with me! I would love to give him credit for his work, however he insists on remaining anonymous!!

As always, I totally enjoy the guests who stay with us at Alaska Backcountry Cottages, I hope to see this gentleman again!

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What a great place! Everything you need and very well designed. Great amount of counter space πŸ‘Œ. The views out the front window and deck are fantastic. – Mike H.

Highly Recommended!

This place is wonderful! The view of the mountain range is excellent and the spot is secluded if your looking to wind down. Highly recommended if you are wanting to adventure in the Palmer-Wasilla area. The cottage was clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner left milk, a few eggs, coffee, oatmeal and snacks for us. It was a nice surprise. – Courtney D.

Linda Cox

With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 60 years old, happily married with eight children and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 1995. Linda’s unexpected path in life has led to her helping others choose happiness in their own realities. Linda thoroughly enjoys getting to know guests from all over the world, staying at Alaska Backcountry Cottages!