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The Hobbit Hole


How can I describe the Hobbit Hole?  A perfect homestead in the heart of the protected Alaskan wilderness.

It’s as though you came to Yosemite Valley back in the 1870s, in the days when John Muir was rambling through it, long before its highways and shopping centers, its dumpsters and hotels.  And you built the only cabin in the valley.  You settled there on the banks of the Merced River, at the foot of those spectacular granite monoliths Half Dome and El Capitan.  Then, the government came along and protected Yosemite all around you — and you realized that noone else would ever build there.  It would remain yours, and yours alone, forever.  That’s what the Hobbit Hole offers — unprecedented access to protected lands, including nearby Glacier Bay, where John Muir came to watch the same glacial processes at work that formed Yosemite Valley tens of thousands of years ago.
The Yosemite of John Muir’s day is gone, but Southeast Alaska remains — and the cabin is waiting. 

Check out the other info about the amazing Hobbit Hole property!


2007-5-21 COAST 278 The Setting



The Property




DSC_1539The History








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  1. Greta H #

    Where are you at on this now – did you raise the money to get the property appraised? If so, what is the amount needed to purchase the property?
    Besides time and desire how much money has been or will be invested by the four partners?
    It’s a great idea. It’s one that I wish Alaskan natives in places like Kotzebue, Kiana, Dillingham, Bethel and Nome, to name a few, had people like you thinking like this. I believe that our Alaskan Natives need to learn about subsistence and respect for the land – it is what you want to offer those that live outside of Alaska.
    My name is Greta Kirkevold and I represent my mother’s interest here. My mother, Vivian Kirkevold, came to Juneau, Alaska in 1946 and now, at the age of 92, is putting her estate in order. Recently, she brought my attention to an article written last February about your “Hobbit Hole” and asked that I make some inquiries.
    My mother believes that she owes a debt of gratitude to the State of Alaska and she believes in what you represent.

    September 6, 2014

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