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

Things to Do in the Matanuska Valley

Panorama Mat Su Valley
Don't miss the amazing day trips from our accommodations in Palmer, Alaska!

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:

Independence Mine Alaska
Independence Gold Mine in Hatcher Pass

HATCHER PASS: (10 minutes)

Scenic drive
Independence Mine & Historical Park
Gold panning

Matanuska ValleyMany 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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