Vacation Rentals in Alaska

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Alaska Vacation Rentals

Alaska Vacation Rentals / Travel to Alaska

Looking for an extraordinary vacation destination? Travel to Alaska! Breathtaking inlets, more than three million lakes, wild roaming caribou… these are only a small taste of the wonders to explore on an Alaska vacation.

Alaska vacation rentals offer respite from busy outdoor or indoor days of touring and discovering. Alaskan vacations offer a broad range of activities for adults, children, and families alike! From scenic glacier tours, day cruises, wildlife adventures, whale watching, rafting and fishing, to viewing the Northern Lights, you won’t find yourself bored on an Alaska vacation.

Planning an Alaska Adventure Vacation

Alaskan sportfishing is a premier activity and an unforgettable experience amidst the sheer beauty of the Alaskan territory. Choose from salmon fishing, ice fishing, fresh or salt water fishing, or fly-fishing- you can’t go wrong with over 600 species of fish to catch. Transportation to reach the fishing areas may be from car, chartered boat or plane. First-rate fishing can be found as far north as the Anaktuvuk River, with a one-month peak season, to Salt Lagoon Creek, featuring white and pink salmon, cutthroat, and Dolly Varden. There’s nothing quite like an Alaska fishing vacation, especially if you spend it in one of the luxuriously cozy Alaska vacation rentals found here. 

For a more low-key fishing excursion, some of our vacation Alaska rentals include kayaks- you can paddle out and spend a relaxing afternoon on the lake catching fish. Hunting is also a popular activity for Alaskan vacationers. Moose and caribou are prime targets for hunters, as are sheep. Keep in mind, however, that most of the best hunting is quite a hike from the highway!

If you’re looking for a more active vacation, take an Alaskan ski trip! In parts of interior and Northern Alaska, there are pristine places where the snow is permanent, making this one of the coldest places in North America. On the positive side though, this also ensures some of the most spectacular and unique ski terrain to challenge and excite those who travel the distance. After your ski trip, kick back and relax in one of our welcoming Alaska cabin rentals.

Choose Alaska Rentals for Culture and Entertainment

Choose from a wide array of entertainment options during your Alaskan vacation. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race starts in Anchorage and ends in Nome. If you’re looking for something more artistic, visit the World Ice Art Championships, only moments away from our Fairbanks vacation rentals. Other options include the Sitka Whale Fest, the Stikine River Garnet Fest, and the Alaska Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan. If all this piques your curiosity, consider Sitka, Alaska rentals.

For the more musically inclined, we can offer Alaska lodging near some of the state’s most important and popular musical events! Some of these events include the Alaska Folk Festival, Fairbanks Summer Art Fesitival, Anchorage Folk Festival, Sitka Jazz Festival, and the Sitka Summer Music Festival.

Alaska Vacation Spots

The Far North area in Alaska is only accessible by a single gravel road on land, and is mostly explored through commercial and charter airplanes. Inupiat Eskimos live juxtaposed against today’s oil field technology in the Far North. Visit the northernmost community of Barrow, with daylight from May 10th through August 2nd, and four main types of whale migration (beluga, bowhead, gray, and killer). Kotzebue is a primarily Eskimo-inhabited commercial center, where visitors can view the traditional-style fish camp of North Tent City, and watch the Eskimo Olympic events such as the greased pole walk and finger pulling contests. Nome is a blend of Eskimo history and culture with remains of its gold rush history. Nome is the endpoint of the world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Wildlife in the Nome area includes reindeer, moose, and musk oxen. Parks and public lands in the Far North include Gates of the Artic National Park and Preserve, and the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.

Mt. Mc Kinley, the highest mountain in North America, is a feature part of the interior region of Alaska. It is encompassed within the incredible views of and berry-filled Denali National Park and Preserve, home to caribou, bears, Dali sheep, and wolves. Outdoor recreation in Fairbanks is abundant; boating, rafting, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and skiing are all available. The annual World Ice Art Championships are held here. Take a ride on the Chena and Tanana Rivers with the Authentic Sternwheel Riverboat. Nenana is a river port community famous for a cash contest, where individuals guess the time when a tripod placed on the ice will fall over due to ice breakage. The Delta Junction area offers wildlife and scenic tours; there is a great view of the Alaska Range.

The more populated and easily accessible South Central region shows a diverse mixture of glaciers, fjords, beaches, and lakes at the side of the roads. Agriculture areas such as the area of huge vegetables, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, and ski resorts aren’t far from wilderness here. Homer is a seaside community where halibut fishing is extremely popular, and is surrounded with majestic glacier-topped Kenai Mountains, and green bluffs painted with wildflower colors in summertime. Artisans use this backdrop to stimulate creations sold locally in shops and galleries. Homer vacation rentals provide access to parks and habitats famous for outdoor sports like sea kayaking and brown bear viewing. Homer is an ideal area to book an Alaska vacation rental.

Try an Anchorage, Alaska Vacation Rental

Another area for a great vacation rental is sharply contrasted to Homer’s setting- the larger city of Anchorage. Mountain ranges also provide natural beauty here, amidst a modern, progressive city. An odd sight to catch is a moose walking by your Anchorage vacation rental, while interesting ongoing attractions include the Earthquake Park, and the garment-making Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers Co-op.

Much More to an Alaska Vacation

Kenai allows travelers to play 18 holes of golf, learn about Russian and Native cultures, then view waterfalls, eagles, and loons while fishing.

The Southwest area of Alaska is covered with a variety of cultural influences, from Aleutian to Yupik Eskimo to Russian. Southwest Alaska’s history includes significant World War II events, and landmarks to see. Unalaska and the Port of Dutch Harbor was the site of Japanese bombing in 1942, and is the largest seafood processing port in the United States. More history can be found at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Ascension, where many religious artifacts can be seen. Unalaska has a number of tours available for industry, culture, and history, and on-your-own hiking to see mammal, bird and fowl wildlife for all skill levels. There are many parks and refuge areas to explore on Kodiak Island, home of Kodiak brown bears, and known globally for bird watching.

Take a trip to the Inside Passage for spruce and hemlock forests, a milder climate, and Glacier Bay National Park, with active tidewater glaciers. Enjoy the cultures of Russia, several groups of Native Indians, and the history of gold rushes past. View both the Orthodox churches and totem poles, and hear and see traditional Native music and dance. See the 200-foot tall Mendenhall Glacier just outside of Juneau, the capital of Alaska. Juneau has 32 area gold mines, and the Eaglecrest Ski Resort on Douglas Island. Skagway is drenched in gold rush history with trails and parks. Ketchikan is replete with Native art and culture, the largest number of totem poles in the world, and a wealth of superior shopping and galleries in town. Ketchikan also provides many outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, and fishing for various species.

Find Alaska Vacation Home Rentals

To vacation in Alaska, is to experience a truly unique side of America—from the wildlife to the amazing historic sites, there’s so much to see and do here and no vacationer will return home the same! But the only way to have the best Alaska vacation possible is to stay in one of the Alaska vacation rentals listed here. If you’re looking for a cozy cottage, a spacious chalet, rustic cabin, or urban apartment, you can find it here! Whether you’re planning an Alaska family vacation or a lone fishing trip, you can find appropriate and affordable Alaska lodging options, and they definitely make a hotel seem, literally, like a last resort!  

From Homer to Anchorage, Alaska vacation rentals – we’ve got you covered.

Sites and tours to see

Alaska Railroad
Walking tour of Cape Smythe Whaling and Trading Station in Barrow
Kotzebue and NANA museums in Kotzebue
Salmon Lake Campground and walking tour of the town and museum in Nome
Pioneer Park, Alaska’s only frontier theme park in Fairbanks
The Sullivan Roadhouse Museum in Delta Junction
Rika’s Roadhouse and Landing in the Big Delta State Historical Park in Delta Junction
Alaska Homestead and Historical Museum in Delta Junction
Trans-Alaska Pipeline suspension bridge in Delta Junction
Tours of the Alyeska Pipeline Pump Station, summer months in Delta Junction
LeConte Glacier, cruise or boat tour from Petersburg (or Prince of Wales Island)
Beautiful Hammer Slough in Petersburg
Bishop’s House in Unalaska