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 […]