Laramie Mosley in The NORTHERNMOST XTREME Bulls Event in America

Laramie Mosley at 25 years is a Leading Bull Rider at The NorthernMost Xtreme Bull Riding in America here in Palmer, AK.  Laramie’s  Grandpa rode cutting horses so Laramie grew up riding and competing. During his interview in April 2021 he told the reporter that his goal is to get on horses every day and […]

How Fast Does Spring Green in Palmer, Alaska

My friends tell me about their experiences with how fast the greening happens in Alaska, the Spring Explosion! Spring is many Alaska residents favorite time of year! Some say the buds grow to leaves in just a few days.  My guess is the speed is directly influenced by the amount of rain! . This year […]

They Knew They’d Return

Jane and Clint stayed with us the last week of March 2021 and fell in love with Alaska Backcountry Cottages! They told me from day one they would return! Jane from Kansas and Clint from Nebraska had  moved to Alaska together as a married couple where Clint was stationed. We at AKBCC are thankful for […]

Leaves are Greening in Alaska!

Alaska is so wonderful in the spring! As it’s getting warmer and lighter, the land seems energized! Last week I wrote about the first sign of spring, pussy willows, and this week I’m seeing the buds pop out!  I stopped on the road to Alaska Backcountry Cottages and my friend hopped out of the car […]

Alaska Spring Explosion!

I love the change of seasons in Alaska, spring is my favorite!!!  Every year as the leaves turn green it’s like an explosion, a spring explosion!  From the first buds, to full grown leaves only takes about two weeks!  This year, I want to see how quickly the leaves appear after the first sign of […]

Bald Eagle: Symbol of America’s Strength and Freedom

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks. The eagle represents freedom.  Photo credit: Russ Ingram President John F. Kennedy wrote to the Audubon Society: The Founding Fathers made an appropriate choice when they selected the […]

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 […]

Together is our favorite place to be.

Kerry and Ty took flight for a wedding never to be forgotten! Together, the couple stayed a night at Alaska Backcountry Cottages with a Helicopter pad right in front of the cottage!   Marriage was performed right on the Knik Glacier~ an Alaska Destination Wedding!  “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes […]

Winter during Spring 2021 at AKBCC

March 20th was the first day of spring and Jessica & Antonella watched over a foot of snow fall during the first four days of spring here in Palmer, Alaska 2021. The blizzard they experienced truly felt like Winter during Spring! The two of them stayed in the Forget-Me-Not Cottage, the one story on the […]

Jen & Jon’s Reason to Celebrate!

Jen and Jon stayed in the middle cottage, Spruce, and told me, “The cottage is beautiful and the area and view are outstanding! The cottage was warm and cozy, with an amazing view of the mountains from the loft bedroom. It was very lovely and exactly what we expected! Jen and Jon were in awe […]