Bird's eye view of both cottagesWelcome to the Hermitage Cottage!
Cottage 20 min. north of Anchorage

Entire home/flat

6 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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The Hermitage is a cottage home on 2.5 wooded acres with beautiful gardens and views. Suitable for singles, couples, couples traveling together or families with teen-age children.
Main cottage=1 bed. Optional: 2 beds in little cottage.

The space

Upon entering the property one might feel as though they have stepped into a fairy tale. The Hermitage is a cottage home on 2.5 wooded acres with beautiful gardens and views. Plan your Alaskan adventure day trips while relaxing in comfort around the campfire with you own private view of Knik Arm and Mt. Susitna.

Guest access

The main cottage has a spacious bedroom with queen-size bed, comfy seating area, desk and flat screen TV, cozy Arts & Crafts inspired living room, well equipped country style eat-in kitchen, combination bathroom & laundry, and private patio is yours to enjoy in privacy during your stay. Need more room? There are other available options as well. For families with older children or couples traveling together and sharing expenses, the addition of the small cottage provides extra sleeping accommodations. The backyard with the sound of Peter's Creek and the serene view of Cook Inlet and Mt. Susitna provides privacy with a sense of Alaskan seclusion; Yet the property is conveniently located to amenities and nearby points of interest.

Interaction with guests

Pat & Sally live on the property in separate detached living quarters: The Hermitage Studio. We respect your privacy but are readily available if needed.

Other things to note

Pat & Sally are long-time Alaskans. We both grew up in Alaska. Pat was 9 years old when his family arrived before statehood in 1956. Sally was 13 years old when her family drove the Alcan in 1967. We raised our two sons in Chugiak and have called it home since 1982. We are both retired now and enjoy taking walks and short hikes with our dog Bella on the near-by trails, working in our studio creating something new out of something old, sharing our amazing home with others, and going on adventurous travels.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 56
Security Deposit: 160
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Basic house rules: The cottage is yours to enjoy during your stay as long as you treat our home and its surroundings with care and respect. No smoking inside the cottage. Sorry, no pets.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Meghann User Profile
August 2017
We can't even begin to say enough good things about this cabin. It's like staying in your own fairy tale. Every single detail has been thought of. The house is not just well equipped (kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, etc), even then things you didn't realize that you might want or need, Pat and Sally have thought of. A person could spend days looking through the cabin and constantly find new surprises. We can't wait for our next stay! Ps- on top of all of that,the bed was SO comfy!
Pat And Sally User Profile
Response from Pat And Sally:
Thank you for choosing the Hermitage Cottage for your stay! Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
August 2017

Leah User Profile
July 2017
This is the second time we've been to Pat and Sally's house. Both times we had an exceptional time. Beautiful Clean place to stay!
Pat And Sally User Profile
Response from Pat And Sally:
It was a pleasure having you. Thank you for bringing your parents. That is a real vote of confidence!
July 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
May 2017
Words cannot describe how wonderful this place is - but I will try. Pat and Sally are amazing hosts. The home is well kept and beautiful! It is private yet close to any needs one may have. We appreciated the coffee and the views. Would stay again if we returned and DEFINITELY recommend this place to any that are travelling to Alaska and desire to have a home base.
Pat And Sally User Profile
Response from Pat And Sally:
Thank you. It was lovely having you and your friends stay. A joyful group.
May 2017

Cosette User Profile
May 2017
The host canceled this reservation 108 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Pat And Sally User Profile
Response from Pat And Sally:
The traveler understood our need to cancel the dates originally booked. She rebooked for earlier dates and we offered a discount to help compensate for our need to change the original dates.
May 2017

Ashlyn User Profile
September 2016
You WILL NOT find a better or more beautiful place to stay in the Anchorage area. Aside from the fact that Pat and Sally (and Bella the dog!) are exemplary hosts is the fact that the house and cottage are equipped for guests with careful attention to detail beyond anything I've ever experienced - breakfast basics were stocked in the kitchen, coolers were out and labeled to pack on day trips, wool blankets on the porch for nights around the fire pit, even s'more fixings ready to go! There is also a stunning and carefully curated collection of music, books, and art that we thoroughly enjoyed during our stay. We had the trip of a lifetime thanks in part to Pat and Sally's suggestions and feedback regarding our plans. They are great resources for trip planning and patiently answered all our group's Alaska related questions on everything from salmon spawning to the Northern Lights. You cannot go wrong staying at a gorgeous home with fabulous hosts and we will absolutely be back.

Leah User Profile
August 2016
Pat and Sally did a great job!! We had a fabulous time and everything about their place was perfect. We enjoyed a beautiful view every minute of our stay. Every inch of this property is amazing... We would rent this place and or recommend this home in a heartbeat. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation to the beautiful state of Alaska.

Aracely User Profile
July 2016
Wow!! The cottage was more than we expected! Everything was perfect, the views, our beds, the garden, and all the decorations and amenities. We stayed 8 days, therefore, we bought groceries to make breakfast before heading out on our adventures. The cottage is equipped with everything that we needed, all the kitchen necessities, with stove and refrigerator, coolers for when you go fishing, laundry amenities. Pat and Sally thought about every detail. They have an abundance of information on things to do around Alaska. Pat also provided us with information on where to eat, must see places, and general information about Anchorage and the surroundings. Due to family matters, we weren't able to meet Sally and Pat was only in town for one day, but their friend Chris was readily available for anything that we needed. The pictures on AirBnb do not do justice to the actual cottage, the view of the lake, the forest, and everything else. The outside seating area was also spectacular, the views are breathtaking!!! Can't wait to go back!!
Pat And Sally User Profile
Response from Pat And Sally:
It was a joy having you stay. Congratulations on your successful fishing trip. We enjoyed your gift of homemade jam. Thank you!
July 2016

Anchorage, Alaska, United StatesJoined in May 2015
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