Nalu means “wave” in Hawaiian, and the Glacier Nalu Campground Resort combines the stunning scenery of Alaska with the relaxed atmosphere of Hawaii. Whether you’re traveling by RV or tent camping, this spacious, 12.5-acre park—surrounded by large spruce trees with a creek running through it—is perfect for couples or families who want to experience outdoor living.
This privately-owned downtown establishment dates back to 1939, but was completely renovated recently for an historic feel with modern amenities. You can’t beat the location, in the heart of Sitka’s historic district, where several landmarks from the National Registry are just minutes from your door. Adding to the convenience is an on-site restaurant, with a varied menu offering breakfast, lunch and dinner choices ranging from seafood (naturally!) to steak.
A stay at Beachside Villa provides a welcome spot for relaxing after such daily adventures, with lovely views of the mountains and Gastineau Channel, deluxe accommodations, and of course, access to the beach.
Lighthouses have long inspired fascination, but getting to sleep in one is a special treat. This vacation rental ups the ante by also offering a wonderfully unique way to see wildlife and explore a tranquil island, a five-minute water taxi ride from Sitka. With two bedrooms, the lighthouse sleeps about 6. The main level has a full kitchen, living room, dining room, and full bathroom—and outside decks that wrap around the entire property.
This hotel is located near the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal and Juneau International Airport. Remodeled in 2008, the Juneau Travelodge Hotel has a bright, sunny, atmosphere—and stays fresh by being 100-percent non-smoking. If you’ve come to Juneau to fish, the hotel even offers a large freezer for fish boxes ($10 a day). While at the hotel, you can also take advantage of the heated indoor pool and gym area. To get downtown (9 miles away), just ask for the free shuttle.
Mid-May to Mid-Sept
This Victorian-style, 94-room inn captures the spirit of the Klondike Trail with its Victorian decor, rustic setting and warm Alaskan hospitality. Located next to Skagway's historic district, it's convenient for shopping and entertainment in town. Perks include free ferry/airport pickup, free parking, Alaska Airlines Mileage plan and a guest computer.
Settlers Cove State Recreation Site offers two of the best sandy beaches to be found in the Ketchikan area and provides pit toilets and sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables with fire grates. A campground with eight campsites is available as well and one public-use cabin on the water that can be rented.
Lisianski Inlet Lodge is a wilderness log cabin fishing lodge located two miles northwest of Pelican offering full service, four day and five night guided fishing and sightseeing trips. Guides with lifetime experience in the area, a cozy log cabin lodge with accommodations for up to eight guests, amazing food and hospitality will make your Alaskan vacation a success!
Sea View Cottage is a turn-key, fully furnished, split level rental cabin (500ft.sq heated living space) with fully equipped kitchen, potable water, washer dryer, flush toilet, upstairs bedroom w/ queen size bed (firm). Heating is with an, easy, modern Toyo oil stove and the cabin has a large covered deck. To sleep four, an additional inflatable queen size Coleman mattress is provide with an electric pump.
Pelican Joe's is a small operation, but that does not mean you will have a second rate experience. They take personal care of their clients; helping to schedule travel on Alaska Seaplanes and meeting guests at the dock. And, when the fishing is done, they will fillet, package, and freeze your catch! To top it all off, they'll fix you incredible meals to enjoy.
The causeway connects Japonski, Sasedni, Kirushkin, and Makhnait Islands. There are many beaches scattered along the route and beach-combing for shells is good here, but the probability of finding glass fishing floats is slim. There are underground bunkers that remain from WWII and they can be explored but use caution because they are very old. If you do plan on exploring these bunkers, use a good flashlight because within them, there are some sudden drop-offs. There is no land access to the trail, but you can access the area by hiring a water taxi or sea kayak.
The causeway connects Japonski, Sasedni, Kirushkin, and Makhnait Islands. There are many beaches scattered along the route and…
Small cabin in downtown Tenakee located right around the corner from the Bathhouse. A clean, comfortable quiet place to stay offering a king bed, a kitchen to do your own cooking: dishes, pots, utensils provided along with coffee pot, toaster, microwave and stovetop. Towels and soap are provided for your soak in the bathhouse.
Larry Jarrets Wild Alaska Lodge is a full service sport fishing operation. Cast for Salmon, Halibut and Rock Fish in beautiful Pelican, Alaska. While out on the boat, you may be able to spot bears foraging along the shoreline or whales breaching.The inn features 6 bedrooms as well as a small grocery store.