The Nanooks of Nome Stay at AKBCC

Nome-Beltz Boys Basketball team chose Alaska Backcountry Cottages to sleep while participating in the Eagles Tournament here in Palmer, Alaska!  The Nome Beltz Jr/Sr High School is located 546 miles from Palmer and their team mascot is the nanook, or polar bear!  Their team and two coaches fit perfectly in two of our cottages! One […]

Alaska Backcountry Cottages in Autumn

I love the seasons here in Alaska!  Autumn doesn’t last long, however the beauty is amazing! From late August until the beginning of October the golden trees glimmer in the sunlight. In the fall, Aurora season kicks off!  The Northern lights can be viewed from AKBCC! Guests relax on our cottage porches and take in […]

AKBCC and Pyrah’s Fall Festival

Fall is Golden here at Alaska Backcountry Cottages! Last weekend we were full with visitors coming to enjoy Pyrah’s Fall Harvest Festival 2021! There is one more weekend of the Festival and we have openings this Saturday in our cottages! All three of our cottages are stand-alone, fully furnished cabins; Pine and Spruce, our two-stories that […]

Emergency Relief Administration Chose Matanuska Valley, Alaska

The Federal Government chose Matanuska Valley for one of the Colonist Projects In 1935.  The Matanuska Colony was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal plan to help move the United States out of the Great Depression. It was one of many rural rehabilitation colonies to be established by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). […]

What a Surprise!!!

It was time to formally unite their paths and Carrie genuinely surprised Scott in the process! Instead of traveling to the usual Florida beach, Carrie had secretly planned their trip to Alaska! Scott was surprised when he read it on a T-Shirt: WE’RE GOING TO ALASKA AND WE’RE GOING TO GET MARRIED! These Ohio residents […]

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 […]