Palmer, Alaska: the beginning

Nestled in the mountains, at the heart of Matanuska Valley, is the small town of Palmer, Alaska. With a population of roughly 6,000 people, it’s located 42 miles northeast of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway. Named after George W. Palmer who built a trading post near the Matanuska River in the early 1890’s, Palmer offers […]

AKBCC Favorite Five Restaurants

Palmer has many delicious restaurants. I love this title “AKBCC Favorite Five Restaurants” when in reality there are more than five that we love!  Here I’ll highlight five of our favorites! Noisy Goose is a cozy home-town restaurant located at 1980 Glenn Hwy. The owners, Bill and Glenda Nafus, began their adventure in 1985. After […]

They’ve traveled the world and found the best at AKBCC

These Identical twins were born in Israel, now Moti is living in Israel and Amihay in New Jersey. This is their first visit to Alaska and thoroughly enjoyed their two day stay at Alaska Backcountry Cottages! The two spent an entire day exploring Alaska’s beauty on an ATV tour to Knik Glacier. In this full-day […]

AKBCC Photo Opps

The beauty surrounding Alaska Backcountry Cottages is unparalleled!  While driving along the Old Glenn Highway you’ll want to stop every mile to snap a picture! A short distance down the Old Glenn Highway, at mile 8, you’ll see the Knik River Bridge. The bridge was built Sept. 4, 1936 to link Anchorage to Palmer and […]

Five Star Heli Tours takes off from AKBCC

In one of the many 5 star reviews Kelly said, “We just got married yesterday using Outbound Heli Adventures to fly us to the glacier, etc. They were all amazing to work with and we had an excellent experience! Words cannot describe what a cool adventure this was! I highly recommend using this company!! Summer […]

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 […]