Chillin’ in Alaska

by | Jul 18, 2020

Katie Eckstein

We at Alaska Backcountry Cottages with its unparalleled surrounding beauty, were happy to help Katie persuade her husband, Kreston, to fall in love with Alaska!

Living in Prescott, Arizona, Katie and Kreston are used to living in the heat of almost 100 degrees during the summer months and are now contemplating chilling in Alaska!

Katie Eckstein

Katie has lived in Alaska before, she’s spent an entire year so she’s seen the daylight and extreme weather conditions that Alaska is known for!

When Katie and Kreston were here at AKBCC last week, the sun rose about 4:00 AM and set around 11:45 PM. Summer Solstice, where the Sun travels the longest path through the sky and has the most daylight, will be June 20.

Katie standup paddle boarding

During the following 6 months, the days will slowly get darker until Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. December 21 the sun will rise at 10:15am and will set about 4:40pm.  Summer Temperatures in Palmer, Alaska average between the 60’s and 70’s and the winters average between 8 and -23 degrees.

Katie and Kreston

Katie and Kreston were impressed with our stand-alone, full-service, cottages, with all the amenities the needed. You can see by the pictures they had a delightful vacation in Alaska!

When asked what Kreston thinks of Alaska, Katie said, “ He loves it! Just can’t quite decide what area we would want to buy land. If it would all stop being so beautiful that would be helpful!”

Katie and Kreston in Alaska
It was fun to meet Katie and Kreston at Alaska Backcountry Cottages, I’m glad they enjoyed their stay and I agree the all of Alaska is beautiful!

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What a great place! Everything you need and very well designed. Great amount of counter space 👌. 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!