2022 Iditarod and AKBCC

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! After watching the official start of the Iditarod in Willow, one of our guests checked […]

The Nanooks of Nome Stay at AKBCC

Nome-Beltz Boys Basketball team chose Alaska Backcountry Cottages to sleep while participating in the Eagles Tournament here in Palmer, Alaska!  The Nome Beltz Jr/Sr High School is located 546 miles from Palmer and their team mascot is the nanook, or polar bear!  Their team and two coaches fit perfectly in two of our cottages! One […]

Dark Triumphs Over Light

Winter Solstice is the last day that dark triumphs over the light in 2021!  During winter solstice the path of the sun in the sky is the farthest south, the shortest path through the sky resulting in the day of the year with the least sunlight and therefore, the longest night. All three of our cottages […]

Alaska Backcountry Cottages in Autumn

I love the seasons here in Alaska!  Autumn doesn’t last long, however the beauty is amazing! From late August until the beginning of October the golden trees glimmer in the sunlight. In the fall, Aurora season kicks off!  The Northern lights can be viewed from AKBCC! Guests relax on our cottage porches and take in […]

AKBCC and Pyrah’s Fall Festival

Fall is Golden here at Alaska Backcountry Cottages! Last weekend we were full with visitors coming to enjoy Pyrah’s Fall Harvest Festival 2021! There is one more weekend of the Festival and we have openings this Saturday in our cottages! All three of our cottages are stand-alone, fully furnished cabins; Pine and Spruce, our two-stories that […]

Visit Alaska, Bucket List

I can’t tell you where “Visit Alaska” ranks on the “bucket lists” of Americans, but here at Alaska Backcountry Cottages MANY of our guests, when asked what motivated their visit to Alaska, simply said, “Visiting Alaska has been on my bucket list for years!” The term bucket list was coined in 2007, it’s so common […]

Aurora Borealis Viewing at AKBCC

Alaska Backcountry Cottages are built on the perfect property for Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Viewing! Northern Lights are amazing! When the solar winds and solar flares reach earth, they are affected by the earth’s magnetic field. When the charged particles collide with gas atoms and particles in the earth’s atmosphere, energy is emitted in the […]

Alaska COVid Mandate is Lifted!

For the past few months those entering Alaska would have to quarantine for two weeks, now the mandate has been lifted!!! I’m grateful that the COVid mandates have been changed, you can read the newest mandates right here. We are no longer offering the quarantine 2-week stay at Alaska Backcountry Cottages, now you can check […]