Friday, February 8, 2013

Welcome to our corner of the forest

A brief introduction may be necessary if you haven’t figured out who or what we are by now:
Our log home was originally built in the 1940’s as a remote hunting and fishing lodge by the Kirsch family. In those days the only access was by the Alaska Railroad.
Before the renovation
Tom & Hobbs (me) spent at least ten years restoring the lodge to (beyond) its former glory, re-using as much of the original materials as possible.

Fireweed Station offers a true Alaskan lodge experience, combining authentic history, fine food, and modern quality.   In fact, at our place, “B&B” stands for much more than just “Bed & Breakfast”.  How about “Breathe & Balance”, “Bath & Bubbles”, “Bagels & Bacon”, “Beasts & Birds”, “Beer & Banter”, "Bocce & Back-Rub"…

Our place has the feel of your favorite Aunt’s place in the country; woodstove, claw-foot tubs, smells of fresh air, bread and coffee.  Always a friendly welcome.  It feels comfortable perched on a stool in the kitchen, jawboning with Tom, sharing a bottle of wine.  For me it’s a fine balance between having all the amenities to make our guests comfy (indoor plumbing, wireless internet) and living with what we have, appreciating what’s right here on our doorstep.  Like the Kirsch family we are mostly content to share our home with guests and friends, often blurring the line between the two.  We hope our visitors will absorb some of the history, catch a glimpse of earlier days’ Frontier living and find a little peace at the end of the dirt road.

Wild Alaskan Fireweed 

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