Trail Lake View Luxury Cottage

Overlooks Upper Trail Lake at Mile Post 29 in Moose Pass, Alaska. This is an opulent, stylish, fully-furnished 1300 sq. ft. cedar-sided country cottage. With granite counter-tops on hickory cabinets, and tiled bathrooms, you’ll enjoy lavish comfort. Guests appreciate the panoramic view of the lakes and mountains from the garden window in the kitchen, the picture window in the living room, or the south-facing wrap-around deck.

 

The Cottage consists of:

> Full Kitchen including stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.
> Living Room with a large picture window.
> One bedroom with a queen bed.
> One bedroom with two twin beds.
> Full Bathroom with bronze sink.
> Sitting room upstairs with a full-size futon.
> Half-bathroom upstairs.
> Local telephone and wi-fi.
> Wrap-around deck with small BBQ and Adirondack furniture to enjoy the view.

The kitchen was designed with a peninsula facing the living room so you may cook and visit with your family and/or friends at the same time. Linens, towels, soap, shampoo, lotion, and hair dryer, as well as cooking and eating utensils, are furnished. Coffee grinder, drip coffee maker, and tea kettle and pot, along with coffee beans, teas, sugars, honey, and creams are provided.

The travertine floors in the kitchen, dining, and bathrooms can be cool sometimes, so bring your slippers. There’s plush carpet in the living room and bedrooms.

Artwork by Alaskan artists Dot Bardarson, Karla Morreira, and Byron Birdsall decorate the walls.

Urethane spray foam insulation maintains warmth when it’s cold, and cool when it’s hot. One guest last summer thought the house was air conditioned, which it is not.

Consider this home a retreat where you can relax and just enjoy the scenery. There is a flat-screen TV and VHS/DVD player, Alaska videos, and a portable CD player with CD’s.(Sorry, No cable TV connection).

 

 

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Mini-blog:

May 27: Despite a warm sunny day (low 70s is warm for us), I can’t plant the annuals I just bought in all the planters on the deck. June 1 is the deadline for frost in these parts. And just a few days ago we did have frost in the morning. But I did plant herbs in the kitchen window planter box. My guests will have fresh Italian parsley, marjoram, sage, and thyme. Life is good this year.

September 19: As I walk up to the cottage, I notice the gold leaf birch trees interspersed between the blue tipped spruce. All along the backyard is red leaf fireweed. Looking east over the calm lake to the mountains, I can’t believe there’s not a single wisp of cloud in the clear blue sky. The morning fog has lifted. The sunshine is warm on the deck and the birds are chirping. Again, life is good.

August 14: High clouds today, cool temps, but no wind. Cleaning the cottage after a couple who stayed a month left. Kay said, “We couldn’t have found a better place.” They were a super couple; Dave brought me his bran muffins and chili. They obviously enjoyed cooking in the kitchen. Life is good.

June 29: It is a little drizzly and cool today. The cottage is warm and cozy with a view of the lake and mountains from the picture window in the living. I continue to keep the flannel sheets on the beds and the teas and coffees well stocked. Life is still good.

May 22: This afternoon the sun was really warm on the deck. The mountains are still snow capped. Both the violet green and cliff swallows have returned. The lake is now completely thawed with ducks swimming on it. The willows and birch trees are beginning to leaf out. I’m writing this at 9:53 pm and the sun is still on the mountain tops to the east. Life remains good.

April 8: This afternoon, as I walk up the three steps to my luxury cottage, the pristine snow sparkles like diamonds. I’m here to clean. The sun is warm on the deck. Looking east over the frozen lake the intense radiance of the snow covered mountains is almost blinding. The pale sky-blue background shows off the jagged, knife-edged peaks as well as the rounded smooth mountain tops. The spruce and hemlock trees are still fairly flocked. It just can’t get any more glorious. Life is good.