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 […]

Dark Triumphs Over Light

Winter Solstice is the last day that dark triumphs over the light in 2021!  During winter solstice the path of the sun in the sky is the farthest south, the shortest path through the sky resulting in the day of the year with the least sunlight and therefore, the longest night. All three of our cottages […]

AKBCC Reminds Everyone Daylight Saving Time 2021 Ends Sunday

Tomorrow, Sunday, November 7, 2021 is the day we turn the clocks back an hour!  Daylight Savings Time is actually singular, Daylight Saving Time. Learn something new everyday, right?!     Having an extra hour of sleep is a delight!  The clocks are turned back at 2:00 am and we all get more sleep!   Here at Alaska […]

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 […]

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 […]