Alaska is fun year round! Choose ice carvings, fall color, or the midnight sun!
House, rural with 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4, 3 bathroom(s), floor area of 175 m2 (1885 sq.ft), car optional, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
1) May 24 2013 - June 28 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is set in 1.6 acres of birch forest, three miles from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It's peaceful and quiet, yet not far from the town and its activities. Wild roses line the driveway, and mother moose sometimes bed down in the yard for an hour or two with their calves. August and September are berry picking times, and any month is good for a scenic walk. We have wonderful walking/crosscountry skiing trails all through the woods around our neighborhood, connecting with the extensive network of trails on the university campus. And across town is a ski area where National Championships have been held (because we have great snow through March, unlike much of the rest of the USA). Outside town are several downnhill ski areas. The house has three bedrooms; one is set up as a sewing room but could be used as a bedroom if needed. There is also a large (15' by 25') study in addition to the living room and kitchen/dining area.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet
Kitchen and washing:
Freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Balcony, garage, parking, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, skiing, fishing
Local places to go:
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), long term considered, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Fairbanks is a relatively small community (90,000 in surrounding area) but with more amenities than many places its size because of the tourists who come in the summer and the fact that the next large town is 360 miles away! The university provides many educational and cultural opportunities, and this is truly an artists' community, with many wonderful art activities. Denali National Park is 110 miles south--a not-to-be-missed star of our national park system. Chena Hot Springs Resort, 50 miles east, is an innovative facility using geothermal energy for more than its fantastic natural rockpool--it's also used to heat greenhouses in the winter and in the summers keep cooled a museum/hotel built of ice and snow. You may have use of one of our Subarus for exploring around Alaska.
Something about ourselves
Mark has taken early retirement from his position as a professor at the university but continues with his research, so we hope to continue visiting London periodically as well as traveling to new places. We plan to spend more time in Fairbanks in the summers but we also want to travel so are open to suggestions for simultaneous and nonsimultaneous swaps worldwide (but we don't want to visit hot places in the summer months).