NSAA Wetzel Cabin

Willow, Alaska

The NSAA Cabins are open for rentals!
Please note, the cabins are not sanitized between users.
NSAA recommends disinfecting all surfaces upon arrival.


NSAA has a charming lakefront cabin located at Nancy Lake State Recreation Area in Willow, about 1.25 hours North (75 mi) from Anchorage. Nancy Lakes State Recreation Area has year-round recreation opportunities, including kayaking, canoeing, skiing, snow machining, biking and hiking. The cabin is available to rent 365 days a year.

Amenities: Gordon & Linda Wetzel, lifetime members and dedicated NSAA volunteers, have graciously donated the cabin to NSAA. The cabin is 438 square feet and comfortably sleeps 5 in beds + 1 couch/futon. This is a dry-cabin: no electricity or water is available at the cabin. Water is available at the lake and must be treated before consumption.

Inside the cabin is cozy and comfortable, with a kitchen table, a propane cooking stove (uses 1lb propane canisters), two wood stoves, two LED lanterns, an assortment of dishes and cutlery, and plenty of space for 5-6 to sleep and lounge around. The outhouse is a short walk from the cabin, and the tool shed has wood cutting tools and kayaks for renters to use.

Cabin is located on a the lake and fishing is great off the dock. Renters also have access to life jackets, and secure access to a canoe, which is stored at Nancy Lake Canoe Launch parking lot. Parking at the canoe launch is free.

NSAA Wetzel Cabin Access: Access to the cabin via lake is approximately .30 miles. Larger map & GPS coordinates provided at key pickup. Access is across the lake only – canoe in the Summer and ski/snowshoe/walk across the frozen lake in the Winter. 

For more information about what to do at the Wetzel Cabin, read this detailed description from Gordon & Linda Wetzel themselves!

What to do at Wetzel Cabin– pdf

Check the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area Conditions Report– pdf updated weekly by State of Alaska

Check the trail reports and park conditions for Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

Check Willow, Alaska Weather

Nancy Lakes Brochure with trail map -pdf


Pets: Woof Woof! Dogs are allowed and please clean up after your dog, inside and outside.

Reservations: Check availability on the calendar and book online thru Findjoo. One reservation per transaction at this time. Check in/out time is noon.

Keys & Directions: Stop by the NSAA office the week before your rental to get the key and directions. There is a $50 replacement and re-key fee for lost cabin keys.

Cost: Current NSAA members only* – $85 per night Monday-Thursday, $100 per night Friday-Sunday

We accept: VISA, MC, Discover and AMEX.
*If you have a gift/auction certificate, please contact the NSAA office at 907-276-7609 to complete your booking. Questions? Contact NSAA.

Refund Policy: NSAA cabin reservations are non-refundable. Reservation changes may be made up to 2 weeks out from rental date. To change your reservation, contact the NSAA office.


To book the cabin, select your preferred dates below and click on the Book Now link that will pop up to the right! 
Orange dates are already reserved.