Hours: Mon - Sun 7am - 10pm
Abby's Place is designed with you in mind. We've tailored each room, our hospitality and amenities to make your stay is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We hope that our attention to detail shines through each and every moment of your stay.
We are directly across from Mat-Su College and 1 mile from Mat-Su Regional Hospital. The Alaska Railroad is a short 10-minute ride from our home; a commuter shuttle runs from the college to the local shopping areas. Across from the hospital, The Valley Mover takes folks from our area to Anchorage throughout the day. We also have some bicycles to loan and the bike paths, here in Alaska, go for miles.
Other things to note:
We keep an abundance of local travel tips and ideas and are always willing to spend time with you to help plan your trip to Alaska and our part of wonderland. Centrally located, most drive-able points of interest are within a 3 hour drive from our home. We are currently in process of completing some renovations, however this should have no impact on guests stay.
SOME LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
THE SPLENDOR OF ALASKA is just outside your window when you stay with us: Moose, Fox, Eagles and Majestic Mountains can all be seen here depending on timing.
PALMER Is a short 10-minute drive away from our home. This quaint historical town was settled by hundreds of pioneers during the Depression of the 1930's. It retains much of its early charm and the downtown park is bustling with family-friendly activities throughout the summer. The Palmer museum, situated along the park, is teaming with the lure of days gone by and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable attendants who guide visitors from near and far on current events. Palmer's local airport is home to scores of flight-seeing services.
HATCHER PASS is a breathtaking 30-minute drive away. Home to the now- closed Independence Mine, a once bustling gold mine, the remnants of which provide a great backdrop for photographers, painters and the curious, Hatcher Pass is a splendorous public park where hiking, skiing and spectacular valley views can be enjoyed by all who take the drive. Visitors can wander along the gold camp buildings, a bunkhouse,the train tracks which exit the mine and fall off into ruin (a sight to see,) and hike the trail to a still active mine. Hatcher Pass is a must see!
MATANUSKA GLACIER Only one hour north east of Palmer by way of the Glenn Highway, the Matanuska Glacier can be seen for miles before reaching some of its ideal viewing locations. Be patient and watch for large waysides. These locations provide a safe place to enjoy its magnificent views. NOVA Alaska provides firsthand fully equipped guided tours of the glacier.
REFLECTIONS LAKE A 10-minute drive away and situated alongside the convergence of two rivers, Reflections Lake offers an easy walking trail year round. Come with snowshoes, skis, or ice skates during the winter months, or identify wildflowers and forest birds in summer.
THUNDERBIRD FALLS A 15 minute drive will lead you to this 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chugiak, Alaska that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
MUSK OX FARM A 15 -minute drive away and home to the local Musk Ox herd. Pet and interact with this unique, age-old, beautiful animal!
THE REINDEER FARM is a 15 minute drive away and has 150 reindeer, 30 Rocky Mountain Elk, 20 horses, 1 bison, and various other farm animals. We do daily tours during the summer season on the farm, trail rides on horseback up the Butte, off the farm shows with the reindeer, movies, commercials, home visits,
WASILLA is a 10-minute drive away. Wasilla is home to the local Alaska Railroad Depot, the Dorothy G Page Museum, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum, and most of the local box stores which are bustling with people from near and far.
DENALI NATIONAL PARK is a 3-hour drive away and surely well worth a lifetime of story telling and memories. Visitors can also take the scenic train ride to the park and back, but that is a multi-day journey.
POINTS OF INTEREST