High Vista was an audacious, excellent selection under the Homestead Act in the 1960s. However, access at the time of selection was long and arduous. For decades this prevented the legal right-of-way for unrestricted access and egress, and the property lay dormant. The original homesteaders moved in the 1980s and sold the property to various owners.
The current landowner re-assembled the original homestead from these multiple landowners in 2016. Since then, the landowner negotiated a new right-of-way from the east, built several miles of road, cleared trails through the brush and alder, built a 700± feet airstrip, connected the property to the grid, and installed a high-quality gate at the property.
High Vista is 160± acres of large tract land located just outside of Nikiski, Alaska. Perched above Cook Inlet, it has expansive views overlooking the Inlet, snowcapped volcanoes, and miles of gravel and boulder beaches.
It has a diverse landscape of deciduous trees, lakes, ponds, marsh, and moose-friendly meadows, with a natural tapestry of flora and elderberry. Habitat on and around the site is prime for bear and moose; hunting is excellent on the property.
On top of the highest point on the site sits a cabin overlooking a lake, fully equipped with hot water, a toilet, a shower, electrical heat, and everything in between. Another cabin is near the 700± foot FAA registered gravel airstrip and is used only as a sleeping cabin.
Large tracts like these don’t come around very often, especially an aesthetically pleasing one. With no zoning, a buyer is free to construct whatever buildings or infrastructure they choose, entirely of their own will. This alone opens up multiple opportunities for the next landowner.