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Swan View Cabin #1, lakefront, BBQ, canoe, mountain views, wildlife, rustic

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1 bathroom
3 guests
1 night minimum
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Swan View cabins are located thirty miles north of Haines, Alaska, in one of the most breathtaking settings on the planet. The lake-front cabins sport awe-inspiring views of the lake and surrounding snow-capped mountains. The property sits right in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle preserve. There is private access to the lake. This is a nature lover's paradise. Bald eagles nest within sight, and trumpeter swans nest in the lake; rearing their young all summer and fall. For bird watchers, spring and fall migration brings a wide variety of bird species. For photographers, the cabins are the perfect location for daily expeditions to the Eagle Preserve, the Chilkat summit and surrounding areas. It is a short drive to the Eagle Preserve Council Grounds, where thousands of bald eagles gathe...Swan View cabins are located thirty miles north of Haines, Alaska, in one of the most breathtaking settings on the planet. The lake-front cabins sport awe-inspiring views of the lake and surrounding snow-capped mountains. The property sits right in the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle preserve. There is private access to the lake. This is a nature lover's paradise. Bald eagles nest within sight, and trumpeter swans nest in the lake; rearing their young all summer and fall. For bird watchers, spring and fall migration brings a wide variety of bird species. For photographers, the cabins are the perfect location for daily expeditions to the Eagle Preserve, the Chilkat summit and surrounding areas. It is a short drive to the Eagle Preserve Council Grounds, where thousands of bald eagles gather in the fall. Bear, moose and wolves live nearby. In fall and spring, opportunities abound for capturing the Northern Lights. Private guided photography expeditions are available. The location is perfect for winter recreation. The cabins are located in a belt of drier and calmer weather, with more sunny days and better snow conditions than coastal Haines. Snow shoeing, cross-country and back country skiing opportunities abound. Cross-country ski trails are maintained nearby, and the nearby Chilkat Summit and Chilkat Mountains offer unlimited mountain skiing. For anglers, Cut-Throat Trout, Dolly Varden Char, Sockeye and Silver Salmon are plentiful in the waters of the lake. The nearby Chilkat River has excellent fishing, especially for Silver Salmon in October and early November. There is ice fishing on the lake in the winter. Cabin #1 is open during the summer months only and has a queen-sized bed in the bedroom area plus a twin bed in the living area, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom with shower. The cabin has an outdoor deck, excellent drinking water as well as a DVD player with a broad selection of movies. One night stays allowed.More
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Randa S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2013
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Joe Ordóñez lives with his wife Edie, and daughters, Stella and Sapphire, in their hand-crafted cabin next door. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1983 with a B.S. in environmental education. Since that time, Joe has combined work and travel to take him to all seven continents. Joe has served aboard expedition vessels as naturalist, historian, zodiac driver, cruise director, and expedition leader. He worked as a wilderness guide in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and co-authored the book “The Complete Guide to the Alsek and Tatshenshini Rivers.' In 2015, Joe wrote the book, Where Eagles Gather, the Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Joe and Edie own and operates Rainbow Glacier Adventures in Hain
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Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

The Swan View cabins are in an extraordinary place. So serene and peaceful on a beautiful lake with swans and the odd moose. Joe Ordenez is the real deal- he wrote a book about bald eagles in the preserve and is a lovely person and...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Travel830776
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Amazing! I will never forget this place. We rented both cabins for 5 nights (we are parents + 2 sons) and location location!! It is on a lake and what a view!! It is so peaceful, so quiet. The evening we arrived, as we were...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank lanamom
RandaS162, VR Owner at Swan View Cabin #1, lakefront, BBQ, canoe, mountain views, wildlife, rustic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

So glad you enjoyed everything we have to offer!

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights. The location is nice and right on the lake. At night you feel completely alone. Super quiet, except for the noisy swans. We enjoyed our stay. Everything you need is available, but it is old. For us it was no...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Gerben1974
Reviewed 4 June 2018

No hot water, but was able to send email and owner rectified, as heater was turned off. Shower's hot/cold knobs were backwards. Very rustic! Cabin smelled musty, but was clean. Bottom step on stairs down to lake was broke. View was beautiful! Saw a cow...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank blbanocy
Randa S, VR Owner at Swan View Cabin #1, lakefront, BBQ, canoe, mountain views, wildlife, rustic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

So glad we could get the hot water working right away for you. Thank you for staying with us!

Reviewed 13 June 2019
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Date of stay: June 2019
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Boat Available
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Deck
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A car is required as we are located 30 miles from downtown Haines.
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Fishing Nearby, Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort, Watersports Nearby
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