Is an Alaska vacation in your future? Reserving a home base close to Anchorage makes planning simple. Our chalet lodging in Indian, Alaska is a spectacular 30 minute drive south from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, conveniently located half way between Anchorage and Girdwood.

Your hosts are long- time Alaskans, Roger & Arlene Cowles.  These two are some of the most adventurous people you'll probably ever meet in your lifetime.  They met in a most unusual place... Utqiagvik, AK, formally named Barrow, AK.  About a year later they were married and started a family.

In 1998 Roger took a hike after work and stumbled upon a couple of rundown old gold miner's cabins.  He noticed a blown down For Sale sign by the fence, and with peaked interest he called the handwritten number.  Learning that this was a budding new business and the cabins had just been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, he put money down on the property that very evening without even consulting his wife!  They were soon the new owners of Indian Valley Mine & Gifts, a National Historic Site.  Roger moved his young family into a one-room dry cabin and began doing what he knows best, building.  

Over the next 20-odd years Roger landscaped 11 acres of the original mining claim into a park-like area for special events.  He restored the historic site back to its golden glory and into a thriving tourist business.  Plus, he completed a three story log home that the couple has run successfully as a bed & breakfast for 12 years, but now rents exclusively to one group at a time as the Turnagain View Chalet.


Indian Valley Mine, Turnagain View Chalet and Bob's Bench are owned and operated by the Cowles family.

It's an excellent location for hosting weddings, private parties, and school events.

Mile 104 Seward Highway

27301 Seward Highway

Indian, Alaska