Welcome to High Vista, a breathtaking 160± acre sanctuary outside Nikiski, Alaska. This story began in the 1960s when High Vista, a boldly chosen coastal property, cut out of 10’s of thousands of acres of State land under the Homestead Act. The beauty of this land was evident. However, because of its remoteness, the property soon became dormant for several decades. Initial access was extremely challenging and prevented the legal right-of-way for unrestricted access.    Over the years, the property changed ownership, patiently awaiting its transformation into a versatile base to experience all Alaska has to offer.

In 2016, the current landowner undertook a remarkable project, re-assembling the fragmented pieces of the original homestead from multiple landowners. A new right-of-way from the east was negotiated, and a high-quality gate was installed. Several miles of roads were built, and trails were carved through the wilderness. Today, an 800± foot gravel airstrip welcomes adventurers and seamlessly connects the property to the grid, ensuring modern comforts while maintaining a commitment to sustainability.

High Vista offers an expansive panorama above Cook Inlet, treating you to views of snowcapped volcanoes and vast gravel and boulder beaches. The landscape is a natural masterpiece mosaic of Cottonwood trees, Black Spruce and Alder, wildflower meadows, berry patches, and lakes, creating a serene personal haven. Embrace the beauty of nature in every direction, surrounded by this rich tapestry of varied landscapes.

At the pinnacle of High Vista, a charming cabin awaits, overlooking an entirely private and quiet lake, where ducks and loons come each summer to raise their young.  Fully equipped with underground 200 amp power, hot water, full bathroom, and quiet electric heat, it provides a cozy retreat. Another cabin, positioned near the airstrip, serves as a guest sleeping cabin.

Unlike any other, High Vista offers freedom and flexibility. With no zoning restrictions, the next landowner has a blank canvas to create their vision, be it an eco-tourism resort with well-equipped cabins or a more rustic aviation base camp. Opportunities abound in this extraordinary piece of Alaska. Welcome to High Vista – where nature meets potential.


  • 160± Acres
  • Private FAA registered airstrip 700± feet
  • Gateway to approximately 15,000± acres of adjacent wilderness prime for eco-tourism adventures, including miles of beach
  • Five lakes on-site
  • 50± mountain lakes nearby each with their own unique personality
  • 100± lakes you could land a super cub within an hour from the property
  • No zoning; construct anything you want
  • Neighboring land on all sides are held by state of Alaska, State Land Trust, and an Alaska Native Corporation
  • Sits above the ocean with views of the Cook Inlet, Denali, Alaska Range, Tordillo, and Neacola Mountains
  • Water and electricity on the property
  • Gated property that is extremely private but located near local amenities
  • During winter, access to the property via aircraft, on skis, or by snowmobile
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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