Experience Winter Solstice Magic in Alaska Backcountry Cottages

by | Dec 21, 2023

Today is Winter Solstice, the last day that darkness triumphs over the light! Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 6:27 PM is when the sun stops!  Technically, winter solstice is the beginning of the astrological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. For me, the winter solstice just means a little more light every day!   

Join us at Alaska Backcountry Cottages where you can watch the snowflakes dance in the crisp, frigid air and the sun barely grazes the horizon, On the shortest day of the year, the Alaskan landscape transforms into a serene winter wonderland, where nature paints a picturesque scene of tranquility. Our cozy cottages, surrounded by snow-covered pines and majestic mountains, offer a perfect sanctuary for indulging in the Solstice’s quiet beauty. Imagine waking up to panoramic views of the frost-kissed wilderness right outside your window, savoring a cup of hot cocoa while the world bathes in the soft glow of the fleeting daylight.

A staycation at Alaska Backcountry Cottages during the Winter Solstice is not just about experiencing nature’s grandeur but also about finding solace and rejuvenation. Our thoughtfully designed cottages offer warmth, comfort, and a touch of rustic charm, providing an ideal retreat to unwind and connect with the tranquility of the season. We have two styles of cottages, with and without a loft. Both styles are stand-alone, full-service, cottages, with all the amenities needed to feel at home. Our smaller cottages house 4 guests with two queen size beds, and the larger cottages have 3 queen size beds with a maximum capacity of 6.

Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in the extraordinary allure of the Alaskan Winter Solstice. Join us at Alaska Backcountry Cottages and create cherished memories amidst the ethereal beauty of this celestial celebration.

As dusk descends, witness the mesmerizing northern lights painting the night sky, a celestial dance that embodies the essence of this magical time,  AKBCC is the perfect place to see the Aurora Borealis

Here at Alaska Backcountry Cottages, nestled amidst the awe-inspiring wilderness, we invite you to experience the magic of this celestial event like never before. Check out our calendar and choose a time that fits into your schedule! 

While you’re here, embrace the spirit of adventure by exploring the nearby trails adorned with a blanket of pristine snow. Engage in activities such as snow-mobiling or flying to the Kinick Glacier,  or simply relish a leisurely stroll in this peaceful backdrop. 

I look forward to seeing you here! 

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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!