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You won’t find many large hotels in the Mat-Su region, but there’s no shortage of family-run bed and breakfasts. The area has B&B's overlooking lakes, nestled in the forest, fronting main streets, or staring at Denali (Mt. McKinley). Choose a place set in the mountains with private cabins, or a converted family house. No matter what your taste, you’ll find a bed and breakfast suited for you.

Come ready to eat: Alaskan B&B's pride themselves on their breakfasts. Smoked salmon scrambled eggs, reindeer sausage biscuits and gravy, fresh-picked wild blueberry pies, sourdough pancakes, strong coffee, and fresh-baked goods are standards. You’ll also find gluten-free options. No worries if you’re heading out on an early-morning adventure—many B&B's can have a meal ready before you leave.

The B&B’s make it easy to explore this region, where you can head into Denali National Park, drop down to Anchorage or the Kenai, or spend time exploring the Chugach and Talkeetna ranges. All are within a couple hours drive.

Best of all, prices are lower than in Denali Park or Anchorage—rooms generally cost between $89 and $200 per night. And since knowledgeable, affable Alaskans run the B&Bs, you’re not just getting an innkeeper, but also a tour guide, storyteller, historian, and comedian!

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Season: Year Round $99+ per night

This inti­mate 4‑room B&B, just 45 min­utes from Anchor­age in charm­ing Palmer, is set on six gor­geous acres and comes with great views, deli­cious break­fasts, and hosts who are pas­sion­ate about mak­ing you feel right at home.

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. Now there are sev­en cot­tages and a duplex-style build­ing in addi­tion to the main house.

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