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The house from lower yard in summer. Guest living quarters are the entire lower floor, 1904 square feet. For guests who stay with us three nights or longer, Gretchen will bake her famous homemade French bread for guests upon their request at booking. Locally known as "Gretchen Bread"! Hey, not everyone wants hot, homemade bread that's been basted in 3/4 pound of butter!
Entire guest suite

Lazy Mountain Hideaway

Gretchen User Profile

Lazy Mountain Hideaway

6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
Sparkling clean7 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the keypad.

Quiet retreat on 21 acres in the the woods of Alaska. Private 1904 sq ft in lower level of our home. Separate entry and parking. Two bedrooms, full bath, laundry, kitchen, and large living room. Mountain views, great sunsets, Northern lights in winter. Moose browse in yard frequently. Wonderful trails for summer and fall hiking, and cross country skiing/snowshoeing in winter. Mountain trails, hiking, canoeing, camping all nearby. Great home base for all outdoor activities, all seasons!


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad


Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free access to the bedroom


33 Reviews

Hannah User Profile
September 2018
Gretchen and Al's place was amazing! We loved having a fully stocked kitchen and a washer and dryer. The place was very clean too. And all the little extras were great too, like the handmade soap and coffee. They have a beautiful place and they were excellent hosts!! I would s…
Jen Louise User Profile
Jen Louise
September 2018
Super spacious 2 bedroom apartment under the owners’ house on 21 beautiful Alaskan forested acres about 20 min from downtown Palmer. Even saw a few moose, thankfully, from a distance from the driveway. Gretchen and Al are the nice owners who live upstairs and Gretchen’s communica…
Beth User Profile
August 2018
Lovely surroundings, beautiful gardens
Sandra Ross User Profile
Sandra Ross
July 2018
Beautiful picturesque location. Very clean and a very comfortable place to stay! Would highly recommend.
Elizabeth User Profile
June 2018
Two days here was just not long enough - a week would have been better. Palmer is a great base for so many things, as well as having its own interesting history, and Gretchen can provide good local knowledge to help you make the most of your stay. The accommodation is very clean,…
Roy User Profile
February 2018
Gretchen's place was great! It's a fantastic place that's just far enough off the beaten path to feel like you're out in nature, but close enough to just about everything you'll need. Gretchen is a great host, and she'll go above and beyond to make sure your stay is perfect.
Tom User Profile
December 2017
Gretchen is an outstanding host and goes above and beyond to ensure you have a wonderful experience!

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Hosted by Gretchen

Palmer, Alaska, United StatesJoined in March 2015
Gretchen User Profile
48 Reviews
Gretchen and Al are longtime Palmer residents. They moved to Lazy Mountain in 2012, and love hosting in their home. Gretchen is retired, and volunteers for several organizations in the Palmer area. Al manages Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, based in Palmer. They enjoy cros…
Languages: English
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