Peace-and-quiet meets easy-access at this country-style B&B on 10 acres in the heart of the Mat-Su Valley.The Garden Gate’s owner, Karen Harris, started the B&B back in 2002 when she opened her own home to guests— and she has been gradually expanding the B&B ever since, with seven cottages and a duplex-style building in addition to the main house.
It’s just 20 miles south of Anchorage, but this year-round B&B—set on eight acres against the Chugach State Park, and with sweeping views of Turnagain Arm—feels like you’ve ventured deep into the wilderness. It makes a scenic and convenient blast-off point for adventures into the Kenai Peninsula, but the property is also home to a historic mine where you can learn about prospecting and pan for gold yourself.
This private lodging business may be the ultimate way for independent travelers to stay in the famously just-off-the-grid McCarthy. They're located just before the footbridge leading into town, so you can park your car right by your private guest house —without the hassle of parking and having your stuff schlepped over the bridge. A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the modern guest houses have great views of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park from their decks. You will also find full kitchens, solar power and free access to a seasonal veggie garden to supplement your meals.
The logo for the Soldotna B&B Lodge says it all: a guest who’s lounging in bed—while also fishing. This family-run fishing lodge directly on the Kenai River offers a relaxing place to soak up the sights and sounds of nature, while also delivering a front-row opportunity to do some of Alaska’s most famous, exciting fishing. All stays carry a two-night minimum, but most guests stay longer (an average of 5-7 days), which is easy to do given the setting and the number of activities available. All packages include breakfast, lunch, and a welcome gift, as well as your gear, guides, and fishing licenses.
The six-room B&B, in a log building, is strictly no-frills, but you’ll find clean, comfortable rooms with one double bed and one twin bed. While they may be basic, you won’t find more affordable lodging in the area—there’s even a continental breakfast. It’s the perfect choice for hardcore fishermen and adventurers who want a warm, clean, affordable room to return to in the evening.
Located just outside Seward, the Abode Well Cabins are tucked back amidst four acres of trees. Of the 13 available rooms, six are King Cabins (which includes a kitchenette and sleeps up to three) and one is a “family cabin,” which has a full kitchen, separate bedrooms and sleeps up to eight with two queen beds, two twins, plus a queen-size sleeper sofa. There are also six Queen Rooms available, with similar amenities to the King Cabins.
The owners of Camp Denali and North Face Lodge—deep inside Denali National Park—are known for offering unique, enriching experiences. But they also offer a big-city version of their hospitality in Anchorage: This 3-room inn provides easy access to city excursions as well as a great springboard for More...
The owners of Camp Denali and North Face Lodge—deep inside Denali National Park—are known for offering unique, enriching experiences. But they also offer a big-city version of their hospitality in Anchorage: This 3-room inn provides easy access to city excursions as well as a great springboard for any More...
Don’t worry, there’s not actually a grouchy old woman here: Owner Sharon Brower just wanted to ensure that visitors don’t forget the name! Sharon’s wry, entertaining, and sharp (but not grouchy), and her B&B is an affordable, no-frills option if you’re looking for remote lodging with easy access to Seward or Homer.
At this year-round B&B just outside the heart of Homer, the notion of being a guest takes on a new meaning. In her sunny two-story home, innkeeper Paula caters to just one party at a time—whether you are traveling on your own, or have up to six in your group. That means the B&B caters entirely to your needs during your stay—and you have easy access to quaint Homer, just outside the doorstep.
Stay in your own private log cabin with all the modern conveniences in the woods at Hatcher Pass Bed and Breakfast—it's perfect for independent travelers looking for a natural setting and Alaskan hospitality. Conveniently located just minutes away from alpine hiking trails and winter recreation, and only 20 minutes from Wasilla and 10 minutes from Palmer, nestled at the base of the Talkeetna Mountains of majestic Hatcher Pass.
Tucked away off the Glenn Highway—set between Anchorage and Talkeenta—Butte’s Bethel B&B, is a cabin-based bed-and-breakfast set on a five-acre organic farm. The two cabins—each 500 square feet, sleeping up to four adults (one queen size bed, one full size air mattress)—come with fully equipped kitchens, bathroom (with washer/dryer), and a dining room/living room with couch, dining bar, and a flat-screen TV.
This year-round B&B in Girdwood was lovingly designed and built with the most discerning guests in mind. This spacious custom home, with three B&B rooms, is nestled in the woods— offering a comfortable, luxurious way to experience this mountain resort town.
Two apartments located along Pelican's boardwalk. You can rent one or both for overnight stays as well as longer visits. One unit has a queen bed, bath, microwave, small refrigerator and bar sink. The second has a full kitchen, double queen bed plus a single bed, and a bath.
If you’ve come to Alaska to seek out salmon, the town of Kasilof, in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, is a gold mine of opportunity. This family-owned, private resort and lodge right on the Kasilof River offers homey accommodations, as well as all the gear and guidance you need to catch your limit in kings, silvers, reds, steelhead and trout. But the Gallery Lodge isn’t More...
If you’ve come to Alaska to seek out salmon, the town of Kasilof, in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, is a gold mine of opportunity. This family-owned, private resort and lodge right on the Kasilof River offers homey accommodations, as well as all the gear and guidance you need to catch your limit in kings, silvers, reds, steelhead and trout. But the Gallery Lodge isn’t just More...
Phone: (907) 229-2999
Chalet-style living. Gorgeous views. And most important, plenty of privacy. For travelers who like the personal style of a B&B but like the independence of a hotel or condo, these vacation home rentals outside Palmer offer a blissful, secluded-feeling home base for a week—or even a month or more—of exploring the Mat-Su Valley and beyond.
Guests who come to this sunny, comfortable inn just outside the main hub of Homer might be forgiven for doing a spin on the front-yard meadow and breaking into “The Sound of Music.” After all, owner Marcella Suydam says that guests often tell her that this spot reminds them of the Alps—and no doubt, the hills here feel pretty alive.
There’s a good reason why every room in this four-room inn outside Homer is named after a bird—such as pheasants, ptarmigans and puffins. Feathered friends tend to pop up in the gorgeous views from the inn’s windows—and birds know a great place to kick back when they see one.
The CoHo Beach House offers panoramic views of the Tongass Narrows, its waters lapping against the rocky Southeast Alaskan shore. Bald eagles and ravens soar overhead, catching the wind under their strong wings. Out in the Narrows, pods of orcas and humpback whales come and go, sometimes surfacing just beyond the closest sea wall.Enjoy Views From the Shore, Or on the Water More...
The CoHo Beach House offers panoramic views of the Tongass Narrows, its waters lapping against the rocky Southeast Alaskan shore. Bald eagles and ravens soar overhead, catching the wind under their strong wings. Out in the Narrows, pods of orcas and humpback whales come and go, sometimes surfacing just beyond the closest sea wall.Enjoy Views From the Shore, Or on the Water
Just 20 minutes away from Denali National Park, the Denali Dome Home is your perfect year-round base for adventures in the park. Owners Ann and Terry Miller have been running this B&B for 23 of the 30 years that they’ve lived in the area, which makes them experienced hosts and knowledgeable trip planners. They’ve done numerous area hikes, eaten at many of the restaurants, More...
Phone: (907) 683-1239
Set on a bluff overlooking Cook Inlet, with gorgeous views of the smoking volcano, this B&B has a three-bedroom ranch house and a private cabin. And it’s not just a pretty view: the ocean—and endless beachcombing—is easily accessible via a wooden walkway. In fact, it’s hard to find a B&B with better ocean access.
Kathy Carlisle is the owner of this More...