Luxury Canvas Tent Rentals for an Incredible Alaska Camping Experience on the Matanuska Glacier

Sutton, Alaska (United States)

Luxury Canvas Tent Rentals for an Incredible Alaska Camping Experience on the Matanuska Glacier

Best glamping on Matanuska Glacier

Safari Tents
1 unit
3 guest capacity
No Bathroom
No pets allowed
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Hosted by Amanda
  • Verified Host
  • Joined in 2017
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: Within 1 day
  • More than 20 bookings


  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
These luxury canvas tents are nestled in the forest on a small hill, overlooking the Matanuska Glacier and Valley. They are the perfect rentals for a fantastic camping experience in Alaska. From here guests can enjoy the Alaskan wilderness and relax with the peace and tranquility these accommodations provide. Each rental consists of a 12-feet by 14-feet canvas tent on a permeated cedar floor with an eight-foot covered porch. Every tent has a wooden deck with two Adirondack chairs where guests can sit back and enjoy the amazing views of the landscape around them.

Inside the camping tents, there is a queen-size bed with bedding that includes plenty of blankets and a down comforter to keep guests warm. Guests staying here have a complimentary breakfast with delicious treats and fresh Alaskan coffee to start the day off right and full of energy.

While the camping tents do not have electricity, the common area is just a short walk away where guest can charge electronics. The common area has a green lawn with a fire pit and chairs as well as a handmade cedar hot tub, which guests love. Showers are located next to the tub with changing rooms. There are clean outhouses on this glamping property just a short walk away, or if guests prefer, two minutes walking from the rentals they can find flushing toilets.

There are no facilities for guests to cook meals at this accommodation. Dining options can be found a short drive from the property and are open until 8 p.m. during peak season (June-August).

Guests must be eight years or older to stay and 12 years or older to stay in a tent by themselves.


  • 1 Queen-size bed
  • 1 Twin/Single bed
  • Electricity
  • Water potable
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Cell service
  • Firewood
  • Linens and pillows
  • Parking
  • Dining table
  • Half-bath
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Fridge
  • Tea kettle
  • Breakfast bar
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Fire pit
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Games
Guests staying here get the best of both worlds, camping on the doorstep of an amazing outdoor landmark—the Matanuska Glacier—but also a luxury vacation. This glamping site has a common base area, where guests can charge their electronics, relax around the fire pit on the green lawn, play board games and corn hole, or warm up in the cedar hot tub in the evening.

The property does not have facilities or grills for guests to cook their own food. Since the location finds itself in "bear country," the hosts do not allow food at the tents or food to be cooked at the fire pit. There are a few restaurants near by that guests can enjoy having their meals.

Flushing toilets are a two minute walk at the main parking area. Guests can also use the outhouse that is just a short walk from the tents. We do not have shower facilities on the property.

Guest Services

  • Breakfast
There is free parking for compact and pickup trucks, however no RV's can be parked by the tents. RV's must be parked at the MICA Guides parking area, which is about a 3 minute walk from the tents.

Location + Surroundings

This glamping site sits right in front of the Matanuska Glacier at the MICA Guides property. Nestled in the forest on a small hill, the site overlooks the Matanuska Glacier and Matanuska Valley, offering guests peace and tranquility with an awesome Alaskan backdrop. The property is two hours northeast of Anchorage, on the Glen Highway National Scenic Byway and one and a half hours from Palmer, Alaska.


  • Hiking
  • Water sports
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Climbing
  • Zip-lining additional charge
  • ATV/Quads/4x4
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching

Out in the Alaskan wilderness, the outdoors seems to have a powerful presence. There is no better way to see the area, than from these luxury camping tents. The Glenn Highway is great for a scenic drive and along the way, guests can break up the drive for a hike in Hatchers Pass located right outside of Palmer with amazing trails and scenery. For those searching for adrenaline, try climbing a glacier, no experience necessary! MICA Guides Glacier Trekking and Ice Climbing offers short, guided hikes or longer treks to explore the glacier in all its grandeur. Or book a helicopter ride with MICA and experience the glacier in an unforgettable experience with scenic rides or drop offs with guided trips up glacier. Regardless of guests' climbing experience or ability, they will feel fulfilled and inspired. Lastly, if guests are in good shape, be sure to hike the Lion's Head Trail, famous throughout the state and with panoramic views of the Matanuska Glacier and River, with Caribou Creek and the Talkeetna Mountain Range behind. MICA Guides also has one of the fastest ziplines in the state with a dual line to race one another while taking in the views! If relaxation is at the forefront of guests idea of a luxury trip, then have hosts help book a massage at one of the local massage therapists, or pre book a chair massage at the tent.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • No Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • No Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Events allowed
  • Some spaces are shared

Accessibility & Safety

  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Fifteen: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 15 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Check-in is from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Check-ins are done by one person, and therefore, the property will not accept check-ins after 10 p.m. To check-in, guests must go to the MICA Guides base area to the blue yurt. If guests are arriving later than 6 p.m., guests should contact the host to arrange to meet at the MICA Guides check-in area.

Guests should look into packages offered by the host, like the Matanuska Getaway, Helicopter Glacier Tours, Ice Climbing Trips, Glacier Trek Packages, and more.

Glampers here receive a complimentary breakfast with Alaskan coffee to provide the energy needed for a fantastic day of outdoor adventure.

There are no facilities or grills for guests to cook meals. Dining options can be found a short drive from the property and are open until 9 p.m. during peak season— June-August.

Guests must be 8 years or older to stay in the tents and 12 years or older to stay in a tent by themselves. The property is not suitable for small children. The hosts try to provide a tranquil experience for their guests and do not want small children disrupting that experience for other guests.

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