2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books
TV, DVD player, books
2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, free WiFi, bed sheets


Entire home



4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Willow, AK

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWillow Creek State Recreation Area11 min drive
  • Popular LocationWillow Lake15 min drive
  • Popular LocationWillow Community Center15 min drive
  • AirportWasilla, AK (WWA)46 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


Located in Willow, this vacation home is in the city center and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Willow Creek State Recreation Area and Willow Lake. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Willow Creek State Recreation Area - 11 min drive
  • Willow Lake - 15 min drive
  • Willow Community Center - 15 min drive
  • Nancy Lake State Recreation Area - 33 min drive
  • Rocky Lake State Recreation Site - 43 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.


Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and patio
Willow Creek Inn (with wi-fi) - Just minutes off Parks Hwy. Hatcher Pass State Recreational Area. The road over Hatcher Pass opens at beginning of July & closes in October..
* Come, get away from it all on this unique river-front property ! Known for excellent Rainbow/ Steelhead trout fishing. Willow Creek Inn is located in the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains in the beautiful Susitna Valley with many outdoor opportunities available close by.
* The property is 27 acres of boreal forest with private river-front. Built with vaulted ceilings, oak floors, large screened windows throughout & beautifully furnished, sided on exterior with cedar. House sits up over the river with a beautiful view of the winding rapids. There's a long set of stairs, a trail & a short set of stairs to river's edge. There is a rocky/sandy area on the shore where guests like to sit by the river and enjoy the sounds of the rushing water. We keep outdoor chairs by the river.
* Willow Creek has several species of trout; rainbow, steelhead and arctic grayling. The river in front of the rental is spawning ground for silver and king salmon. Animals natural to this area are river otter, lynx, moose, brown bear and black bear. You will often see bald eagles flying up and down the river.
*Fish for salmon as close as the confluence of Willow & Deception Creeks 3 miles downstream from the rental. Many streams crossing the Parks Hwy nearby are popular fishing spots.
* Hatcher Pass State Park & the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area offer many hiking trails. Bring your camera! The road over Hatcher Pass usually opens by July 4, sometimes earlier.
* The town of Willow is centrally located to many popular & scenic places to visit such as Hatcher Pass State Park, Independence Historic Mine, Nancy Lake State Recreation Park, Matanuska Glacier, Denali National Park. Willow is surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountains to the east & the Alaska Range to the west & north and has many lakes & rivers. The re-start of the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled-Dog Race is just 7 miles from the rental on Willow Lake.
*In winter months you might view Northern Lights. Winter renters enjoy cross country skiing, snow shoeing & snow-machining. The trail leading into Hatcher Pass is minutes away.
*Towns to the south of Willow are Houston, Big Lake, Meadow Lakes, Wasilla and Palmer. To the north are towns of Talkeetna, Sunshine, Trapper Creek & Denali.
* The house has 2 bedrooms with queen beds, lazy boy sleeper sofa. All linens are provided. When needing sofa sleeper, let us know at booking or bedding will not be left out.
*The kitchen is well stocked with all the necessary dishes, pots, pans, etc. to cook & serve your meals. This is a full kitchen, with side by side refrigerator- freezer, stove - oven, microwave, dishwasher & various small appliances. Items such as coffee/filters, spices, s&p, are kept in the kitchen. Items such as toilet paper(2rolls), paper towels(1roll) & trash bags are provided for your stay. Liquid dish soap as well as dishwasher tablets are provided.
*Bathroom/bedrooms are well stocked with all bath linens. We keep shampoo, body wash & liquid hand soap in the bathroom for your convenience.
*This home has a washer/dryer. There is no charge for the use of washer & dryer.
* People from every state and around the world have stayed here and enjoyed the peacefulness of this river front property and absolutely love it!
*Keys are provided at check in.
Owners live on property in a separate house. The rental and owner’s house have separate driveways.

Keywords: House on river, private, 27 acres, wooded,
easily accessible
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car recommended


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In the city center
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 84 out of 87 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 87 reviews
4 - Good 2%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 87 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 87 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 87 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Beatiful cabin and great location.
The cabin is in a great location of Willow, AK. We spent a week there and it was very accessible and clean. The cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Right on the river, in the woods and yet right off the road. The hosts were easy to reach and communicate with. We were able to easily travel to Denali National Park and Wasilla, etc. We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to return soon.

5/5 Excellent

Exceptional Property
Great house in a great location right on Willow Creek. Very private with great access. Outstanding amenities and a great owner/host..

5/5 Excellent

Tranquility away from the noise of the world
Our first trip to Alaska. We had a 3 night stay planned before heading on to Denali and Healy. Paul was there to greet us when we arrived. Paul and Ginny were delightful hosts ! They were almost an extension of our family yet we had only just met them ! Very respectful of our privacy yet available for any questions or needs we may have during our stay. This home was clean and neat and had everything we needed and if it didn't have it, Paul would provide it ! Beds were comfy !My husband and adult children fished in the nearby Willow Creek catching nice trout and where my son caught his first salmon of his life. He was beyond excited. Willow is centrally located in the Mat-Su valley. We did 2 day trips out from here with one rest day to fish. Palmer, Wasilla and Hatcher Pass are nearby. One day was a long out and back along the Glenn Hwy to Copper Center. Fortunately, it was perfect weather for sleeping with the window open a tad to enjoy the dancing sounds of Willow creek. We will, be returning customers ! I highly recommend Willow Retreat !
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Ginny and Paul are delightful and caring hosts. This is an extraordinary experience - highly recommended it!!!!

5/5 Excellent

Incredible hosts and home
My family and I wanted a vacation home location central to the area’s key activities such as Hatcher Pass, Denali National Park, Alaskan Husky Adventures, and trout fishing opportunities along the Parks Highway. Willow is the perfect location and Paul and Ginny Pearce’s “Willow Creek Inn” is nothing short of spectacular! This cozy cabin in the woods is beautifully and comfortably appointed and so generously stocked, we felt spoiled the entire week! The WiFi is strong and we even had cell signal! Every square inch of this home is immaculately clean and provides virtually every comfort of home and even more luxurious surprises than we have ever experienced from a vacation rental. The huge picture windows and the wrap around porch offer private, gorgeous views of Willow Creek and unlimited wildlife viewing. I’m a fly fishing zealot and private wading access to Willow Creek is coveted by anglers who love to hunt Alaska’s Rainbow trout and Arctic Grayling. On this trip, I caught no less than 100 fish, many over 20 inches wading less than a half mile from Willow Creek Inn! And, I never saw another fisherman! The cabin has a perfect beach area on the river with a camp fire pit and plenty of fire wood. They even provide gold panning gear to make your adventure even more special! Best of all, Ginny and Paul are the most gracious and generous hosts we’ve ever met. They greeted us on arrival and checked on us throughout the week to make sure we had everything we needed. They are truly special people with hearts for providing their guests with an unforgettable experience. This is one of the best vacation experiences we have had and we can’t recommend Willow Creek Inn enough! We hope to return every year!