Rose Ridge Vacation Rental
Secluded, yet close to everything in Alaska's Matanuska Valley!

Things to Do in the
Matanuska Valley

The Palmer/Wasilla area of the Matanuska Valley has plenty of sights to see and many activities to experience. Plan to stay a few days to see it all. Click the links below for details. Our Vacation Home is perfectly located to access these attractions:


Don't miss the amazing day trips from our accommodations in Palmer, Alaska!
Independence Mine Alaska
Independence Gold Mine in Hatcher Pass

HATCHER PASS: (10 minutes)

Scenic drive
Independence Mine & Historical Park
Gold panning

Matanuska Valley
Many activities in the scenic Matanuska Valley

Take a flightseeing trip over 10,000 year old ice!
Your hosts flightseeing Denali
WASILLA & NORTH VALLEY: (20-60 minutes)

Iditarod Trail Headquarters  
Dorothy Page Museum & Historical Townsite
Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry
Kayaking; Guided and unguided
For salmon fishing on the Little Susitna River Contact FishTale River Guides

For more information, view Mat-Su Convention & Visitor's Bureau's  visitor information site, or visit   For quality accommodations in other areas of Alaska please visit the  Bed & Breakfast Association of Alaska .

If you are also heading south to the Kenai Peninsula, Rose Ridge recommends ... Alaska Coastal Explorer for Deep Sea Fishing in Seward.



  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Flightseeing
  • Walk on a Glacier
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Historical Gold Mine

The Musk Ox farm near our accommodations


Matanuska Peak Hike

Hike Matanuska Peak for beautiful views

Matanuska Glacier Hike Don't miss the Matanuska Glacier -
walk on 10,000 year old ice!

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