In the Heart of the Alaska Range

Isabel's Cottage

Isabel's Cottage is our long-term rental home and is exclusively reserved for one week or longer. Newly renovated and perfect for groups or families. A full house, with large living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, master bedroom with king bed and second bedroom with queen, spacious bathroom with tub/shower, and an additional bed/futon available in the living room. The kitchen is terrific for those who wish to economize by cooking for themselves. 

Isabel's Cottage is our most private facility, with its own separate driveway, surrounded by its own copse of woods and a wildflower meadow (in season) in the front, which also contains our extensive solar panel array. The Cottage has wonderful views of Paxson Mountain; there is no view of the river, however guests in the master bedroom will be able to sleep to the sound of the river. Please note that the Cottage is a standard house, not a traditional log cabin like our other units. This unit is wheelchair ramp accessible. 

This cottage is named in honor of Isabel Barnette, who in March 1902 became the first white woman known to cross the Alaska Range through the pass which now bears her name and is located 11 miles north of us. 

"For our last week in Alaska...we chose to stay some days of our honeymoon in this place.... What a remarkable choice it proved to be! The house (Isabel's Cottage) was nothing short of magnificent, with everything you would need, and then more. The surroundings, breathtaking. The hosts, Audie and Jenny, most helpful and kind.... Thanks again, Audie and Jenny, for sharing with us this unique place." - semielfo, Tripadvisor member from Madrid, Spain, July 29, 2011

As this is a weekly vacation rental, no complimentary breakfast is included. Your kitchen is provided with coffee, cooking oil, and a variety of seasonings, as well as all cooking implements and dishware, microwave, oven and full refrigerator.

Summer rates for the cottage, for one to four persons are:

  • $2,000 per week

Available during Summer Season: May 20 – Sept. 15. No shoulder or winter season availability. $25 extra per person-night beyond 4 persons; 6 person maximum. (The futon in the living room is suitable for two children, but three couples traveling together may wish to consider renting the cottage and one additional cabin.)

What Guests Are Saying

"The house…was nothing short of magnificent, with everything you would need, and then more. The surroundings, breathtaking. The hosts, Audie and Jenny, most helpful and kind: we really enjoyed the little trips they advised us, the wholesome and delicious breakfasts, and the table conversations with our hosts and the rest of the guests."

- TripAdvisor member semielfo, Spain, July 29, 2011

Get In Touch

Denali Highway Cabins & Tours
HC02 Box 7292
Paxson (Gakona), Alaska 99586-9205

Office hours: 7 am to 7 pm Alaska time

Please note: Telephone service in Paxson is notoriously unreliable. If you are unable to properly reach us by phone, please send us an email or fill out our reservation form online, and we will be in touch with you shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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