Pedro's Hide-A-Way Photo of the outside of the hot tub in winter. Photo of the playground at Pedro's Hide-A-Way.

About the Owners

John was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1961. His family moved to Petersburg, Alaska when he was a young boy. He spent most of his childhood fishing with his father on their commercial fishing boat. They eventually moved to Valdez and on to Fairbanks. John landed a job in Prudhoe Bay where he first met Patty. Several years past between the first encounter and jobs landed them both back in Fairbanks. John has worked around heavy equipment either building roads or gold mining for many years. He is presently employed by Kinross as a Health and Safety Superintendent for the Fort Knox Gold Mine. He spends his spare time hunting and fishing.

Patty was born in Duluth, Minnesota in 1960. When she turned 18, she moved to Spanaway, Washington where she first worked in a Truss Mill. She joined the Carpenters Apprenticeship training program and then later studied Interior Designing at Clover Park Vocational Technical Institute. In the early 80's, she moved to Ketchikan, Alaska where she spent several years working in and out of Prudhoe Bay where she first met John. They married in 1988. She presently runs Pedro's Hide-A-Way.  She spends her spare time gardening, trying new crafts, creating beaded necklaces or taking water color classes. Patty is a member of (FCVB) the Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau, and a member of Fairbanks Lutheran Church. John and Patty are both members of the Fox Lions Club.

A chance glance in the "Land for sale" section of the Fairbanks Daily News Miner one day prompted them to buy the 2 1/2 acre patented mining claim. Then they build the driveway, the septic, the pad and finally the foundation. They bought a log cabin built in the 60's and moved it on to a new foundation. Living with no water and electricity in a camper trailer, the work really began! They finally moved in to the newly remodeled home in 1994. It was complete with electricity and water that came from a tap and not in 5 gallon buckets! Soon after came the two children; Evan in 1995 and Amy in 1998. With limited space, thoughts of building on once again crossed our minds. Then a tragic fire burned their next door neighbor’s home to the ground.  The neighbors started another home but they eventually sold out their land and new foundation to John and Patty. Once again, the work began. After completing their second home and moving in, thoughts of what to do with the first home pondered their minds. They didn't want to sell it but wanted to share it, along with the splendid beauty that surrounds it.

We welcome you to Pedro's Hide-A-Way! Unlike Motel 6, we don't leave the light on. We leave that to the sky!

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