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Enjoy this spectacular area while you stay with us! Local activities include exploring the Matanuska Glacier, river rafting, wildlife viewing, flightseeing, bird viewing, berry picking, and enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.

Matanuska Glacier

The Matanuska Glacier was chosen by Alaska Magazine as #2 of “49 Places to go in the 49th state”. It is the largest glacier in the state that can be easily accessed by car, making it a must-visit destination. The glacier can be accessed with or without a guide. For those looking for more access to the ice, guides can take you for a trek or ice climb (and will share a great deal about the local geography). 

We think the guided experience is pretty spectacular and recommend several local businesses: MICA Guides,  Nova Alaska Guides, and Matanuska Glacier Adventures

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Wildlife Viewing

We are located at the base of the Sheep Mountain Dall Sheep Reserve, and are fortunate to have ample opportunity for wildlife viewing right on site. Pull out your lawn chair and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. Dall Sheep can best be viewed with binoculars or a spotting scope. We regularly see World Class Rams, as well as ewes with their new lambs in the spring. Each fall we observe black bears during berry season. Moose are likely to stroll through on occasion as well. 

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Hikes & Walks

Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll or a full day hike to the top of a mountain peak, we've got you covered. We have several nice trails that start at Grand View and lead to spectacular views. The surrounding areas offer a variety of scenery, from hikes into the Dall Sheep reserve that look back at the Matanuska Glacier to creek bed walks into the gorgeous rust colored mountains of Sheep Mountain.


Ask our friendly staff and they'll be happy to make a recommendation.

River Rafting

Enjoy a unique vantage of the area while rafting the Matanuska River! Experienced local guides float you around the iconic Lion's Head mountain (an ancient volcano) and past the Matanuska Glacier, offering gentle floats to Class V.

We recommend Nova River Rafters


View this spectacular area from the sky! Fly above the ice of the Matanuska Glacier, catch breathtaking views of the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains, and look down on the tundra and rivers of the Copper River Basin. 

We trust the pilots at Meekin's Air Service and Blue Ice Aviation implicitly

Berry Picking

Blueberries, raspberries, and cranberries, oh my! We have easily accessible berry picking when the fruit is in season (typically mid-July to August for raspberries, mid-late August for blueberries and late August into September for cranberries). 

Bird Viewing

Our unique location places us in the flight path for a number of bird species. Birders know the area world-wide for raptor viewing. At a nearby location, birders view Falcons, Buteos, Accipiters, Eagles, Harriers, Owls, and more!

To learn more from the experts, visit Mat-Su Birders

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more areas and businesses we recommend

Tundra Rose Guest Cottages

Glacier View, Alaska

Quality Alaska lodging on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway! Conveniently located next door to Grand View for parties traveling together. 

Tundra Rose Guest Cottages

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There's more to do in Glacier View!

Learn more about the Glacier View area as you prepare for your visit!

Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway

135 mile stretch of highway from Anchorage to Eureka, Alaska

One of the most spectacular drives in the state, the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway is a must see! We are located at mile 109.5 on the Glenn Highway.


Learn more about the geography and history of the area here!

Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve

This spectacular area is America's largest National Park! Ideal for the traveler looking to get off of the beaten path. 

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Glacier View Adventures

Glacier View, Alaska

Join Glacier View Adventures and explore the Matanuska Glacier area by ATV, Zip Line, and more!

Denali Dreams Soap Company

Online and in Anchorage, Alaska

Wonderful Alaskan handmade soaps and more, made right in Anchorage! A great gift to bring home; we proudly carry a line of our favorite items for your ease of purchase.


Visit Denali Dreams

RV Rental AK

Anchorage, AK

ABC Motorhome & Car Rentals offers RV rentals, RV sales, truck camper rentals, car rentals, and van rentals to Anchorage AK and to the surrounding Alaskan areas.

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