Moose Walk Cabin
I'm excited to start my first blog with my recent trip to Fairbanks, Alaska. It was absolutely so epic that I'm going to have to blog it into three parts: Moose Walk Cabin, Our Alaskan Experience #HACintothewild, and the most spectacular display of nature my eyes have ever laid on - Aurora Borealis from the Backyard.
Last year, February 2014, 5 of us had set out to Alaska for five days in hopes of catching sight of the Aurora Borealis. By the end of our stay, we flew out with half-filled hearts. As it was an epic Alaskan adventure for us, we left without a single glimpse of the Northern Lights. Fast forward to November 2015, 3 of us, set back out to settle some unfinished business. There was no other place to start than back at Moose Walk Cabin - a place we now call our Alaskan home.
The cabin is snuggled close to a river bank and the views from the back patio do not disappoint. Both sides of the river are lined with beautiful birches and evergreens. There was one morning, in the -15° Fahrenheit air, I stood out on the frozen river for at least two hours - soaking in the snow-capped winter land, watching a slow sunrise paint the sky a light pinkish-orange. If you keep a keen eye out, you can see signs of wildlife (last year we saw moose walking along the river's edge). Inside the cabin, there are all the amenities and supplies you'd ever need: fireplace, a gas stovetop, full kitchen with utensils, spices, condiments, coffee maker, washer & dryer, body soap, shampoo, towels, spare gloves, jackets and even a tripod for your camera in case you forgot yours. The owners had stocked the fridge with a fresh filet of wild salmon (personally caught by Rodney) and a home baked carrot cake (baked by his wife, Terri)! Throughout the cabin, moose-themed decorations fill the walls, upstairs and down. Literally, any guests staying here would just need to bring their toothbrush and clothes to enjoy the coziness of Moose Walk Cabin.
Now a beautiful cabin is nothing without the personalized, above and beyond experience Rodney and Terri delivers. No question goes unanswered, no human body goes cold, and no heart gets left untouched. You can ask for a single recommendation or suggestion for places to see or activities to do and you'll get back more than you can count on both hands. At one point, Terri had to stop her husband from talking so we could get settled in and explore. Rodney is not only in the Air Force, but also a reigning moose-calling champion, hunting guide, a skillful burl bowl maker and probably wears a lot more hats that I don't know about. Terri is the sweetest wife and mother. She keeps Moose Walk Cabin running in tip-top condition and supports Rodney in all of his hobbies and endeavors. Everything they do comes deep from the heart and carries a passion for the human connection. They get to know every guests, whom come from all corners of the world, and goes to great lengths to ensure their guests' Alaskan experience is not only fulfilled within the log cabin, but outside of those as well. As a couple, they're a riot! Whenever I see the words "relationship goals", Rodney and Terri come to mind. You'll just have to meet them and get a real feel for their charisma and mystique. Huy, one of our travel mates, suggested that when we come back, we're spending a true full day with them. I couldn't concur more.
Our Alaskan Experience #HACintothewild is up next!