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 […]

Ready to move to Alaska!

It’s totally understandable why William and Jackie want to relocate to Alaska, this state is amazing!! William and Jackie are a wonderful couple who met as young teens in Virginia. While hanging out with friends they became acquainted when Jackie was 14 then started dating when she was 16, as the story goes, the two […]

Fall in Alaska

The colors are beautiful during Fall in Alaska! The Alaska.org weather calendar tells us we’re losing daylight by about 5 minutes a day during September through the Alaska fall. The daily loss of daylight has always been fun for me to witness!  Travelalaska.com explains that Autumn in Alaska is less a Season than a transition […]

AKBCC Names Cottages after Alaska Symbols

Official State Symbols represent the cultural heritage and natural treasures of each of the 50 states of the US.  Forget-Me-Not and Spruce Cottages at Alaska Backcountry Cottages were named to represent Alaska Symbols! Garden Forever explains how and why State symbols were chosen. “These symbols,” Garden Forever says, “Represent the culture and the natural wonders unique […]

When did Alaska become a state?

The Great State of Alaska was a Russian Colony known as Russian America from 1774 until the US finalized the purchase in 1867. After the Crimean (Krimeen) War in 1853, Russia was short on cash so they sold Russian America believing the land contained no useful resources. The Russian Emperor, Alexander II, chose to sell […]