Private room in desirable old Turnagain neighborhood. Relaxed home with a 3 month-old puppy in training. (Book only if like Golden Retreiver puppies.) Near airport and downtown. Two blocks from our famous coastal trail with access to 50 + trail miles. A Gardener's delight; Greenhouse, vegetable and flower beds, south facing deck. Your host is a teacher and life-long Alaskan since 1964.
The "Lime Room" great for a solo traveler. (Consider booking both the Lime and Lemon rooms if you are traveling as a family or in a group. The room has a full-size bed, closet with shelving and hangers, luggage rack, water jug and glasses, fan and space heaters available.
Acesso de hóspedes
You are welcome in all common spaces - kitchen, breakfast bar, comfy chairs, dining table, fireplace. (My living room is my sewing studio) 1 full bath upstairs, and 3/4 bath (being remodeled) with laundry downstairs, groovy back deck has a hanging porch swing, rocking chairs, flowers/herbs, and is a great place for sipping tea or coffee. In the summer garden is for guests also - large greenhouse gives you a tropical feel with a porch swing and herb/vegetables. The outer garden includes raised bed plants, apple trees and berries to enjoy.
Guest amenities: Self-serve breakfast foods - such as tea, coffee, soups, oatmeal/cereal, milk, toast, juice, yogurts, etc, available on the counter and in guest cabinet/fridge; Wifi access code in your room, printer/scanner/copier available upon request. Basically, if you need something, ask, I probably have it!
Interação com hóspedes
I am a busy teacher during the school year, but I am available in the evenings, and love to share insights about Anchorage - good hiking, my favorite spots to go in town, fun things to do. Having traveled myself, I also know some folks want privacy and solo time. That is fine also.
Outras coisas a ter em conta
Groovy Turnagain is a home, not a hotel. Here you will find relaxation, people and a puppy to chat with, gardening, sewing, and home projects in action, maps and brochures of places to see and things to do, and a great launching place for your Alaskan adventures!
Woof/ Meow: I have a golden retriever puppy. Please do not book if you are allergic to dogs. She is being "home-schooled" and heading to puppy school once old enough. Keep your shoes and anything puppy yummy out of chewing range, and your door closed during the day. We have doggy gates on porch and stairs. It is a learning curve, but she is a smart girl. Consistency is key!
I did have the family cat living here six months ago, but my son took her with him when he moved. It IS possible if you are highly allergic that you may react, but I have no carpet, and my rooms are very clean.
*** We have a new puppy in the house. Please do not book if you are allergic to or afraid of dogs. Follow our puppy training rules. No jumping up, no play nipping, no feeding from the table. Give a good replacement item for chewing behavior, like her toys or a rawhide. Keep your belongings off the floor/low spaces, and room door closed during the day. We want Pumpkin and guests to have positive experiences!
***Use standard definition if streaming Netflix or similar video content.
***If you need something, or something is not working, please let me know so I can help!
***Keep gates closed so Pumpkin stays in and moose stay out of the yard. They like my apple trees and garden beds!
Me as a Host: I am a lifelong Alaskan, 53 years. I cherish my northern home and I love sharing it with others. Being a host is a natural fit for me and my artsy house. I offer community and quiet time. I know as a traveler myself that both is needed.
My Passions: I love gardening, sewing, hiking, classical xc skiing, road trips with my little Scamp trailer, making garden art out of reclaimed objects, sipping tea or wine with friends, and going to Kauai (half of Alaska goes to the islands in winter!)
Life Motto or sayings?
I am known as "Dirt Girl" because of my love for gardening. DirtGirl907 is my logo for plant sales and sewing goods.
I choose a yearly word to focus on. For 2017 my word is TEA - Taking time to have sip tea, share tea with friends, slowing down to brew quality tea, hiking snowy trails with hot tea, gardening with sun tea.