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Paul & Virginia Pierce; owners & proprietors of Willow Creek Inn.

We purchased the property for Willow Creek Inn in the Summer of 2005 and began the construction the Summer of 2006. We moved to Alaska in 1975 and have lived in Willow since 1979. We've enjoyed raising our family here with all the outdoor activities that Willow has to offer.

This Alaska Vacation Rental is located on Willow Fishhook Rd, in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Talkeetna Mountains. At different vantage points in Willow, there are views of Sleeping Lady Mtn, Mt. McKinley, and the Talkeetna Mountain Range.

Willow has many lakes, streams, rivers and mountains. Wildlife in the Willow area include moose, bear, wolf, coyote, fox, lynx, eagle, osprey, owls and many other bird species. Wolves and lynx are very elusive. There's a large eagle's nest on the property which is inhabited by two eagles in the summer.

Willow is known for its excellent opportunities: fishing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fly-in fishing, scenic flights, bike trails, hunting, dog sledding, snowmachining and cross country skiing.

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The Inn sits on 27 acres with frontage to Willow Creek, known for its rainbow fishing and spawning grounds for several species of salmon. Parts of Willow Creek are calm and parts have Class 2 rapids. When you step out the door of this lovely home, you'll enjoy the sound of the rushing waters.

This is a fresh water stream, not glacier fed. The headwaters of Willow Creek are located in the Talkeetna Mountains. This property is very private, yet easily accessible from paved Willow Fishhook Rd.

Just a few miles up the road from the Inn is the entrance into Hatcher Pass, known for its active Gold Mining Operations, Historic Independence Mine, excellent Berry Picking, Hiking Terrain and Trails. You'll enjoy visiting and dining at the Mother Lode Lodge.

We're located 76 miles north of Anchorage, 30 miles north of Wasilla, and 48 miles south of Talkeetna, which is famed for it's shops and is the starting point for mountain climbers on Mt. McKinley.

If you're flying into Anchorage, rent a car and head this way. You'll enjoy the small town of Willow and its surrounding area with all of its beauty, wildlife, and recreational opportunities!

-Paul and Virginia Pierce

 

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