grand total: From $100 Per Night
- Sleeps 5
- Bedrooms 0
- Bathrooms 1
- Type Studio
Head to the Fairbanks hills and stay at 'Lizzie's Nest,' a 1-bath vacation rental studio for 4-5. Whether you're in town for winter adventures like dog sledding, ice carving, and skiing, or you're looking to take advantage of Alaska's 24 hours of summer daylight with some hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing, this cozy studio is the perfect home-base for it all! Be sure to venture out to the covered deck during sunset to see the Alpine Glow on Mt. Denali (weather permitting)!
-- THE PROPERTY --
NOTE: The homeowner lives upstairs in a unit separated by a decorative Alaskan wrought iron gate, and may be present during your stay
Studio: Full Queen Murphy Bed, Queen Futon | Additional Sleeping: Rollaway Bed (upon request)
Whether you're using it as a solo traveler's nook or a family outing to Alaska, 'Lizzie's Nest' is the perfect cozy escape!
Utilize the well-equipped kitchenette for night's spent dining in. The ample counter space and appliances provide all the extra help you need to whip up a meal right at home. Enjoy dinner around the 4-person dining table (with additional chairs located in in the closet) while the sun sets (winter only) behind Denali in the distance.
End the night in the cozy studio, where guests can rest upon the full queen-sized Murphy bed or on the queen-sized futon. If more are traveling along with you, request the rollaway bed to ensure everyone has peaceful slumbers each evening.
-- THE LOCATION --
You'll find many tourists in Fairbanks when March rolls around. Drive less than 20 minutes down to the heart of the town to watch the ice sculptors compete in the Ice Alaska International Ice Carving Contest held annually.
Take advantage of the bountiful powder days when you drive less than 30 minutes to Moose Mountain Resort or Ski Land Resort!
Each offers pristine skiing conditions no matter the skill-level. For cross-country skiing, try out the Birch Hill Recreation Area trails (lighted at night) or the University of Alaska ski trails.
If you're hoping to try out Alaska's favorite pastime, drive 15 minutes over to Paws for Adventure for dog sledding! End the night admiring Aurora Borealis from various locations in the area or book a Northern Lights tour.
Come later in the year to experience the many tourist attractions available from May 15 to September 15. The Riverboat Discovery, Gold Dredge #8, several hiking trails, and many other festivities await your discovery!
-- THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE --
Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!
-- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a well-equipped kitchenette with induction hot plate, convection toaster oven, and large electric skillet, free WiFi, Antenna TV with a media system, wood-burning fireplace, gas grill, handicap accessible shower, deck, privacy gate, and more!
- Beautiful Fairbanks location secluded in the Northern hills, with views of the valley floor and Denali, while still being just minutes from the heart of town!
- Airport: Fairbanks International Airport (~15.4 miles away)
-- POLICIES --
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Note that 4 guests can sleep comfortably in the bedrooms and 1 guest can sleep comfortably on the rollaway bed provided upon request, bringing the maximum occupancy to a total of 5
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Please note that the fire pit is to be used only during the summer months
- NOTE: The homeowner lives on-site upstairs that is separated by a decorative Alaskana wrought iron gate, and may be present during your stay. There is more than enough insulation between the floors to cut out any sort of noise from tenants or the owners. The owner's bedroom is above the garage and they are not ever bothered by noise from the guests who stay downstairs
- This property was out of business from February-May 2018 due to water damage caused by broken frozen pipes in the house, this caused some cancelled reservations. However, everything was repaired and is guest ready
- The outdoor amenities can be accessed by walking around the house when the homeowner is present
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in
DETAILS & AMENITIES
- Cinema/Movie Theater
- Cross Country Skiing
- Downhill/Alpine Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Farmers Market
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Zoo/Wildlife Park
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Smoke Detector
- Trash Bags/Paper Towels
- Wireless Internet (WIFI)
- Coffee Grinder
- Dishware and Flatware
- City/Skyline View
- Mountain View
- Off Street Parking
- Fire Pit
- Gas Grill
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Patio Furniture
- Alarm Clock
- CD Player
- Central Heating
- DVD Player
- Ground Floor
- Internet Connection
- Linens Provided
- Music Collection
- Towels Provided
- Video Library
- Bathtub or Shower On First
- Car Recommended
- Minimum Age Requirement
- No Pets Allowed
- Non Smoking
- Suitable for Children
- Suitable for Elderly
Guest Reviews (16)
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The location of the house is very good, very close to Fairbanks, the environment is beautiful, the air is fresh, the whole house is surrounded by the forest, the room is clean and elegant, warm and picturesque, and feel at home... Kitchen supplies are all available... The important thing is that in the right time, you can see the aurora on the lawn in front of the house! The landlord and the couple are very friendly and thoughtful, we will introduce friends to this tour... (translated from Chinese)
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in September 2019
The owner is very nice, very nice. Make a cake for the tenant and let us eat. Also recommend some sightseeing spots for us, very good. (translated from Chinese)
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in September 2019
Fantastic place to stay. Great location, nice fireplace, beautiful views, quite, and clean! Plenty of room for us (a couple). A heated garage for our rental car was an added plus!
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019
Great place to stay and extremely friendly and hospitable host. Sandy kept in touch with us before we checked in and even opened the garage door for us (before we could even text or call to say we'd arrived) as we pulled in. She gave us a great rundown of the area and places to eat & visit. It's basically an open apartment separated from the steps to the main living area by a curtain but we enjoyed complete privacy. With cell tower for phones being limited in most of Alaska it was great to have the WiFi provided (in the Fairbanks area the AT&T satellite was in a spot that about 1 week a year - the week we were there of course - causes issues). Very nice, large window with a great view of Fairbanks in the distance. We loved the location. which made it a short drive to dark location to get good aurora viewings. We'd recommend a trip to Chatanika Lodge, Chena Hot Springs and Alaskan Prospectors & Geologists Supply (which is by appt only). We enjoyed the North Pole coffee that was supplied. There were a nice amount of dishes and condiments in the kitchen and refrigerator too. There was a great selection of Alaska related videos and other movies but with only 3 days and so much to see we didn't get a chance to take advantage of them. We can't wait to come back.
*This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in March 2019
We were warmly greeted by Sandy, in fact she opened the garage door for us as we were pulling up and let us use it for our entire stay. She was extremely helpful it letting us know good places to visit and eat in the area. It’s a very comfortable living area with everything we needed. The house was very quiet and clean. We wished we’d had time to use the fireplace but we just didn’t have time. But it was very nice that they had firewood ready by the fireplace and just outside. We loved the location. It was just far enough outside of Fairbanks but still very convenient to the city. There is a beautiful view through large windows. A minor concern that we had in the beginning was that only a curtain separated our room from the hallway to the bathroom and to outside door. However, it was still very private for our entire stay. They had a nice collection of Alaska related videos as well as a variety of movies.
Very cute place. Beautiful fireplace. Nice, kind, and accommodating hosts... very nice couple. Excellent movie collection.
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in December 2018
First of all, let's talk about the female landlord. It is very warm and very good, but the landlord is not the contact person provided by the software. The whole room experience is not good, the space is limited, all the things are in one space, the price is not high, the static electricity in the city is very Serious, the electricity is very painful. This is the reason why my experience is very poor. I don’t use the whole house independently. The owner lives on the second floor. It’s very inconvenient to go out to see the aurora in the middle of the night. I can’t speak loudly. The kitchen is very small and simple. Cooking is very inconvenient. It should only be a water bar in the living room. The bed is a folding bed that is opened in the living room. The living room is very small after opening. The firewood in the fireplace is not added the next day. The bathroom has no toiletries. The garage does not. Let use it, it is better to go to the hotel, it is much worse than the villa I rented before. Everyone must contact the owner in the future. If you don't want to live together, you must ask clearly. This house is very old, or look at the new point, location. Convenient listing (Translated from Chinese (Simplified))
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2018
Tiejun, thank you for your review. This homeowner has asked us to pass along the following response:
"Dear Tiejun Jin (& Lee), First of all, thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our studio apartment. We are however surprised at your comments. You arrived when I was not home, but my husband was there to let you in. He informed me that you were interested in dog sledding and /or snow machine ride and seeing the aurora. Since I was in town I stopped by the visitor’s center to get specific brochures for those activities for you. The Visitor’s Guide was in the apartment. When I got home with the brochures, I discovered that you don’t speak much English and we speak no Chinese. We called a Chinese friend who has a B&B so you could talk together and she gave us information. I called several businesses for you and learned that there wasn’t enough snow for dog sledding, so the dogs were pulling a wheeled sled, but the businesses were booked up for the time you wanted. Also, because of the lack of snow the snow machine business hadn’t started up yet. We had a new experience with you using your cell phone. I would talk into the phone and it would translate into Chinese for you. Although I still felt like you didn’t understand what I was trying to tell you. You may have misunderstood in the house description that the owners live upstairs and you were renting the downstairs apartment. The Murphy Wall Bed folds up to give you more room if you needed it. Yes, the kitchenette is small but has all of the appliances and utensils that are needed. Toiletries were in a cabinet drawer in the bathroom. I was very surprised when you left that none of the towels in the cabinets were used. I heard the shower. Did you bring your own towels? If you needed the washer & dryer in the garage you only needed to ask. When I came down to talk to you about your “tours”, you had a roaring fire going and a beautiful spread of food on the table, including king crab. It was such a nice cozy setting that I asked to take your picture in front of the fireplace. We are sorry that the wood for the fireplace was not replaced. We try to stay out of the guest’s apartment to give them privacy. There was plenty of wood in the wood box by the front door. It was cloudy outside both days you were here. We told you the aurora would not be visible. We also do not advertise seeing the aurora from our house, although some have. The house was built in the 1970s, but most everything in the apartment is new. Because of a recently broken water pipe, the walls, carpet, lights, Murphy Bed, love seat are all new this year. The garage is not available for guest use, but there are outlets for guest cars if it is below 10 degrees F. When you were leaving you seemed to be enjoying the “winter wonderland” in the yard. You were taking pictures We enjoyed meeting you and trying to communicate. We are sorry that you were disappointed in your stay."
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My wife and I stayed at Lizzie's Nest for about 2 weeks. Ted and Elizabeth are gracious hosts and gave great advise for places to eat and go. We really loved our meal at the Turtle Club. The walk out living space has a great view of the mountains, valley, Chena River Valley and parts of Fairbanks. One morning a fox walked by the front window and I found a beautiful pair of Spruce Grouse on a walk down the road. We had stayed here back in December when our son got married in Fairbanks. Now, the space has recently been renovated with new carpet, furniture, etc. I think this is the largest shower I have ever seen (probably about 3 1/2 x 7 feet). We had a small maintenance request in the morning and Ted had it fixed by the time we came home in the afternoon. We found this as a place of peace where we could recharge at the end of each day.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018
My wife and I stayed at Lizzie's Nest for about 2 weeks. Ted and Elizabeth are gracious hosts and gave great advise for places to eat and go. We really loved our meal at the Turtle Club. The walk out living space has a great view of the mountains, valley, Chena River Valley and parts of Fairbanks. One morning a fox walked by the front window and I found a beautiful pair of Spruce Grouse on a walk down the road. We had stayed here back in December when our son got married in Fairbanks. Now, the space has recently been renovated with new carpet, furniture, etc. I think this is the largest shower I have every seen (probably about 3 1/2 x 7 feet). We had a small maintenance request in the morning and Ted had it fixed by the time we came home in the afternoon. We found this as a place of peace where we could recharge at the end of each day.
*This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in October 2018
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2018
Lizzie?s Nest was a good ?home base? for our time in Fairbanks. It was comfortable and had a nice view in a woodsy setting, while still in a good location to enjoy all that the Fairbanks area has to offer. The owners were friendly and helpful. TV coverage could be upgraded, but if cable is not a requirement for you, you will enjoy this rental.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018
We needed a "home base" while in Fairbanks visiting our son and daughter in law and this was the perfect place. Everything we needed was there in the kitchen so we didn't have to drive into town to eat breakfast, etc. It was a very private apartment with a beautiful view of the valley. Ted and Elizabeth were so welcoming and warm. The only thing we would have changed is the comfort of the sitting area. I am sure the rocking chair and the love seat have sentimental value, but the comfort level was very low. Possibly a reupholster job should be in the future as the lack of padding and the springs made it hard to sit to relax. The recliner was very comfortable however as well as the bed. Thank you Ted and Elizabeth for making our stay a memorable one.
*This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018
It was a great place to stay, clean, warm. My friend and I really enjoyed the place.
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in January 2018
It's a very nice place, have everything that we need. And the view outside the window is amazing. We enjoy it everyday. And the owner's very nice people too. We love it.
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in January 2018
In the forest, there is a primitive feeling, and there is also a good view. It takes more than ten minutes to drive from Fairbanks. It is covered in snow in the winter, very beautiful! Ordinary vehicles can also drive here, not necessarily Four-wheel drive. It is on the first floor, the second floor should be the landlord, but no one is there. There is a fireplace in the room, you can use firewood, the heating is very warm, and the hot water is sufficient! There is a small kitchen to cook. Cooked a few hot pots here. (translated from Chinese)
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in December 2017
*This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2017