Our Mini Family: My Overnight Stay in a Log Cabin in Palmer, Alaska! Knik River Lodge


Jul 14, 2016

My Overnight Stay in a Log Cabin in Palmer, Alaska! Knik River Lodge

I can finally cross "stay in a log cabin" off of my travel bucket list since my most recent trip out to Palmer thanks to my friends at Knik River Lodge!


I have a travel bucket list. I haven't shared it anywhere because I have a lot of silly things on there, but I will admit that one of my bucket list items has been crossed off during my most recent trip to Alaska--staying in a log cabin!

I'm not sure if it had something to do with all of the sitcoms I watched from the 90's or what, but staying overnight in a log cabin is something I have just always wanted to do but never got around to doing it. Any tv show or movie that takes place in a log cabin has always seemed so whimsical and fun to me--my most recent trip to Alaska was incredible and I had many "firsts" while I was there, including my first ever stay in a log cabin at Knik River Lodge in Palmer, Alaska.



There is definitely something romantic about staying in a log cabin. I'm not sure if it's the smell of knotty pine, the lack of Internet, or maybe even how quiet everything is when you're removed from the city and staying up in the mountains--spending my evening in a log cabin was all I could have wanted! I took time to unplug from my hundreds of unanswered emails and all of the work waiting for me on my computer, and I sat out on the deck and admired the views of the mountains surrounding the property. Although the weather was rainy and cloudy while I was staying in Palmer, I had some really beautiful views of the mountains all around my cabin! 

Once my thin (wimpy) Phoenix blood couldn't take the "cold," 65 degrees weather anymore I retreated from my front porch into the comfort of my adorable cabin. 







All of the amenities in my log cabin were exactly what I needed to relax and unwind for a quick overnight trip.

After traveling to and exploring all around Palmer all day, my feet were sore and I was ready to toss off my boots and jump in the shower. The shower pressure was unreal--seriously, I've been to some hotels with really timid shower pressure and this cabin's shower would put those hotels to shame! 

I finished my day relaxing in my cabin and I laid in bed with my book (I still haven't finished it yet by the way--I am reading one of Chelsea Handler's hilariously raw biographies). After I laughed through a few chapters of her book, I fell fast asleep and woke up the next morning feeling refreshed. 

In the morning, I started to feel a little bit of technology withdrawal since checking my email is one of my morning routines and then sought comfort with another one of my morning routines--coffee! I had a handful of instant coffee cups and a coffee maker right in my cabin. Trust me, this girl really appreciates not having to go out in her pajamas just to get a cup of coffee to function in the morning. After a couple more cups of coffee and some more chapters of my book, I checked out of my cabin and headed out for my next Alaska adventure!


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Thanks to Knik River Lodge for our travel accommodations! I received these travel  accommodations in exchange for an unbiased article about my experiences. All opinions expressed are mine.

28 comments :

  1. Wow--those cabins look amazing! I'm not sure I'd like to be all lined up like that. Then again, it's safer, right? Right? LOL
    Carol
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  2. That is absolutely beautiful. What a lovely place to overnight in, and yep, def sure it's quieter than the city.

    Funny how all those cabins and beautiful hidden away retreats tend to always have limited internet access. Must be a reason. :)

    Thanks for sharing !!
    xx

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  3. That is one nice cabin. I just love the shower and the coffee.

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  4. i have a dream of staying in a cabin in either Lake Tahoe or Yosemite. I think it would be a fun thing to do for a honeymoon.

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  5. Alaska is so beautiful. I have to go there soon, I miss that weather.

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  6. I like to stay in one of these cabins. Sounds like a nice adventure. My hubby would love to go to Alaska too.

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  7. Beautiful cabins. I can only imagine what they smell like! Seems really fantastic to stay there

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  8. I just favorited this article. I love it! This place is breathtaking. - AMER

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  9. Wow, I like these cabins! I would like to stay there for a week and have a relaxing week away stress!

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  10. Those cabins look really adorable, all lined up like that! And very luxurious in side!

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  11. I think of them as related to summer camp, but this would be a great way to change that way of thinking. What a lovely place to stay!

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  12. These cabins remind me of accommodation in the mountains in Romania, sturdy and comfy!

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  13. You simply can't deny how good the place looks and it's perfect for times wherein you'd like some peace, away from the hustle and the bustle of the city. The cabins are very beautiful, spacious, and clean!

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  14. A visit to Alaska is high on my bucket list! This looks like a great place to stay. I'll have to check it out once I start formulating my plans!

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  15. Beautiful photos, it must have been soo romantic. xx

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  16. I have always wanted to stay in a log cabin, it would be one of the most romantic things you could do. I would like to go to Alaska.

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  17. se manifique!!! this is brilliant love the photos. I definitely want to go to Alaska and that lodge right now lol.

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  18. I've always wanted to stay in one too. I even have a semi fantasy of living in one. I like how yours even looks "raw" inside.

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  19. These are too cute! So cozy, and definitely charming. I adore the walk-in shower! I'd love to do this one day. What were the prices like?

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  20. That is really cool! I would love to stay a night in a long cabin. Moreover, I would love to spend a night in Alaska! That is definitely on my bucket list, too.

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  21. Well that looks like a log cabin on steroids if you ask me...LOL...it is fabulous

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  22. I find the log cabins cute and a real help for a short stay. And its good to know that all necessary things needed are there as well.

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  23. My hubby would freak out! He's been talking about going to a cabin all summer! The bathroom is soo nice! Didn't expect it to look that amazing!

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  24. These look so beautiful. I stayed in a log cabin in Lake Placid NY and I was hooked. would love to do this trip

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  25. This looks so romantic! I would love to visit Alaska and spend a few days away from the civilization, in the middle of nature.

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  26. My goodness, I am just loving it, these cabins look gorgeous & I am pretty much sure that you had a wonderful experience to cherish. The pictures are amazing & I am in love with that beautiful shower!

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  27. So fun! Alaska is on my travel bucket list for sure. A hot shower and hot coffee are a must too I assume! ;-)

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  28. Its like a summer camp, but this would be a great way to change that way of thinking. A place is cool

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