My Eagle River home is in a nice, safe location for a visit to Anchorage. We are 11 miles from East Anchorage, 16 miles from downtown Anchorage. It's 30 miles to Palmer. Eagle River Nature Center is 12 miles. There's a lot to do here, and I'd be happy to offer some ideas for your vacation. My big dog is sweet and calm, but she sheds, so you might encounter some dog hair. If you don't like dogs or are allergic to dogs, don't stay here.