Aurora Borealis Viewing at AKBCC

Alaska Backcountry Cottages are built on the perfect property for Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) Viewing! Northern Lights are amazing! When the solar winds and solar flares reach earth, they are affected by the earth’s magnetic field. When the charged particles collide with gas atoms and particles in the earth’s atmosphere, energy is emitted in the […]

Ready to move to Alaska!

It’s totally understandable why William and Jackie want to relocate to Alaska, this state is amazing!! William and Jackie are a wonderful couple who met as young teens in Virginia. While hanging out with friends they became acquainted when Jackie was 14 then started dating when she was 16, as the story goes, the two […]

Fall in Alaska

The colors are beautiful during Fall in Alaska! The Alaska.org weather calendar tells us we’re losing daylight by about 5 minutes a day during September through the Alaska fall. The daily loss of daylight has always been fun for me to witness!  Travelalaska.com explains that Autumn in Alaska is less a Season than a transition […]

Newlyweds Ready to Hike

Newlyweds are ready to hike the trails and experience Alaska! Hannah and Daniel met at a “March for Life” event in Chicago, Illinois 6 years ago and were married last Christmas!  The love they have for each other sparkles in their eyes! Hannah and Daniel spent almost a week experiencing the amazing state of Alaska. […]

AKBCC Names Cottages after Alaska Symbols

Official State Symbols represent the cultural heritage and natural treasures of each of the 50 states of the US.  Forget-Me-Not and Spruce Cottages at Alaska Backcountry Cottages were named to represent Alaska Symbols! Garden Forever explains how and why State symbols were chosen. “These symbols,” Garden Forever says, “Represent the culture and the natural wonders unique […]

When did Alaska become a state?

The Great State of Alaska was a Russian Colony known as Russian America from 1774 until the US finalized the purchase in 1867. After the Crimean (Krimeen) War in 1853, Russia was short on cash so they sold Russian America believing the land contained no useful resources. The Russian Emperor, Alexander II, chose to sell […]

Is Alaska on your Bucket List?

Scott and Tim did an over-nighter at Alaska Backcountry Cottages for part of their Alaska Vacation, a wonderful trip in June, 2020. They fished all over Alaska and saw amazing wildlife! Tim told me that they each took home 50lbs of King Salmon and halibut combined.  You can see by the pictures the wildlife was […]

Happily Ever After in Alaska

Tamara and Rod were buddies in Middle School while living in Anchorage, Alaska. As time marched on they went their separate ways; Rod joined the Army and Tamara started law school. Tamara ended up in Florida and Rod in Texas and by divine design they met up again.  After an exciting year of dating, the […]

Chillin’ in Alaska

We at Alaska Backcountry Cottages with its unparalleled surrounding beauty, were happy to help Katie persuade her husband, Kreston, to fall in love with Alaska!  Living in Prescott, Arizona, Katie and Kreston are used to living in the heat of almost 100 degrees during the summer months and are now contemplating chilling in Alaska! Katie […]

Paul Came Home

Paul was born in Idaho and lived in Anchorage, Alaska during his childhood years. Now after 23 years away, living in Arizona, he returned to enjoy Alaska. To Paul, Alaska is home! Paul enjoyed his week in the Spruce Cottage, saying it was “ultra clean, comfortable beds and gorgeous views.” To him, “The Spruce Cottage […]