Memorial Day weekend to September 30
Discover cozy cabins, great food, and big Alaskan adventures at this intimate lodge that sits on the edge of the wilderness yet is super-accessible from Anchorage. It lies tucked in at the back of the Knik River Valley and at the end of Knik River Road, where Alaska’s real wilderness opens up, with mountain and river views—but without a flight or long drive. It’s the perfect place to escape for a few days, with lots of activities available from the lodge.
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.
On the north side of the Knik River Bridge, turn off the main roadway and drive down the riverbed.This is a good area to get out and hike around, you can walk beside the glacially-fed Knik River while under the dominant peaks of the Chugach Mountains and Pioneer Peak.
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.