Thanksgiving With Great Friends

Thanksgiving, November 2010

A group of military friends....

Jessica Cabe – Merritt Island, FL
Kayla Kelly – Bayou Chicot, LA
Brock Roehm – O-H-I-D
John Oosting – Lynchburg, TN
Michael Baxter – Oregon
Matt Htlin – Iowan

... decided to find a getaway from our busy lives and jobs and we found Nancy Lake Villa! We loved it! It’s an amazing place to call a home away from home. We love the view and the surrounding areas. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us. Thanks and God Bless – we’ll be back!


September 29, 2010

Thank you for opening this beautiful place to us. The weather has been amazing, the lake was beautiful, and it has just been the most relaxing and serene place to be.

We took advantage of the canoe and paddle boat, didn’t catch any fish, but also didn’t really care because I was just happy to be on a quiet lake taking in the scenery and enjoying “getting away” from “real life”!!

We are sad to leave, but I’m sure we’ll be back!

Austin and Katie Olah

Lovely Restful Spot

September 16, 2010

Thanks for a lovely restful spot at the mid-point of our Alaskan vacation. Well equipped with all necessities and things not so necessary too. We especially enjoyed our grilled halibut!

Cliff and Jeannie Larson
Jack and Virginia Blakeney, Texas

Explore Alaska

August 29, 2010

We had a wonderful time and the cabin was a nice place to return to after exploring Alaska.

David was very helpful and Dante became our honorary member of the family. Thanks for sharing your home. We had a great time and hope to return!

The O’Donnells – Pat, Jackie, Emily, and Alyssa
Chicago, IL

Trip Highlights in Alaska

August 17, 2010

The Nancy Lake and cabin was wonderful! It served as home for our week long stay exploring the Anchorage area. Some highlights of our trip:

Mt. Alyeska: we hiked the North face and enjoyed the tram ride down
Nova in Chickaloon: fantastic outfitters who we hiked the glacier with and took a rafting trip
Thunderbird Falls: just outside of Anchorage -- offers a nice one mile hike and waterfall
Fishing in Whittier: although lots of rain, we managed some great catches

Our trip is headed on for another week in Kenai area. We can only hope the next house is as great as this one!

Aaron, Kristin, Penny, Philip, and Austin
Milwaukee, WI

P.S. This place is wonderfully stocked with everything except an iron :).  Most people probably don’t need one but we were here for a wedding.

Enjoy your stay – we hope to be back soon!

The Great Alaska Adventure

July 11, 2010


The villa was a great place to stay at the tail end of our Alaska adventure. Before coming to Willow, we explored the Kenai Peninsula, deep sea fishing for halibut, cod and silver salmon near Seward and then fishing for King Salmon in the Kasiloff River. It was a lot of fun!

The Nancy Lake Villa served as our home as we explored from Anchorage to Denali. We took a day trip up to see Mt. McKinley and then hit the cute little town of Talkeetna. That night we cooked up a bit of that king salmon. Delicious!

The next day, we headed back south to Girdwood to take the tram up Mt. Alyeska and then check out the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center near Portage. We finally got to see those moose and bear we were looking for!

In between trips, we made good use of the villa. We made S’mores out at the fire down by the dock one day (and then inside on the stove the next time it rained.) The kids took a spin round the lake in the canoe and then we all took turns in the tub to relax. The reading selection here is great, too!

We will be returning to Alaska again. We kept busy the whole time, but there is so much to do. Thanks for the memories!

The McCowans (Dave, Leslie, David, Matt, and Melani)
Sheffield Lake, OH

Iditarod Splendor

03/03/10: What a great house. It's a home away from home. We had company up for the Iditarod and loved being here for the week. Thanks for the nice pans, dishes, and other quality items. Hope to come back some day!
--Smiths, Rich and Shannan