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Gakona Lodge & Trading Post

Tok Cutoff Rd., Gakona, AK
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Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed 2 nights at the Gakona Lodge while we did some hiking in Wrangell. The buildings definitely show their age but the rooms were spotless and it was like living history. The staff was incredible. At breakfast one morning I asked the waitress if there was a store anywhere nearby where we could purchase some provisions... More

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40 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have mixed feelings about our stay at Gakona lodge. The property is in a great location, and is a sensible stop on the drive from Fairbanks to Wrangell St Elias/Kennicott. Other more long term guests were also very friendly. Unfortunately we felt that the property was in need of much remedial work. The whole building although understandably old was... More

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Ivins, Utah
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35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start with, the lodge has new owners that only took over a few months ago, so by their own admission, it's a working project. Staff were friendly and check in was smooth. A staff member walked us down to our cabin and showed us the amenities and how to operate the heater. The property backs to the Gakona river,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The mosquitoes are bad, but that's hardly the fault of the lodge. A lodge and cabins with great history and character. They are clean and well looked after, though it's not a luxury hotel. The owners are very helpful, and there is a restaurant and bar on site. Breakfast is included, and there is wifi in most areas. Highly recommended... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Gakona Lodge and Trading Post in May and it was a wonderful experience! We had originally booked a room in the lodge, but when we arrived and saw the cabins we requested that our reservation be changed to one of the cabins. The owners were very accommodating. Our cabin was very private and peaceful, backing to... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gakona Lodge. The service was phenomenal, rooms are charming, and breakfast was filling. Of value to us as well was the clear historical value which was preserved without compromising comfort. The lodge is easy driving distance to Wrangel St Elias Visitor Center and is backed by the Gakona River very near where it... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On our two-week trip to Alaska in late May, Gakona Lodge was our favorite place to stay. The hosts were very friendly and accomodating (helping provide dinner and DVDs), and the cabin we stayed in, right by the river, was beautiful and historic. The heater in the cabin worked well (and was quiet). The Trading Post has a small but... More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had a wonderful 3 bedroom cabin that was spotless. Fluffy towels, comfy bed and oh so peaceful. Right on the Gakona River. The owners and their staff are the best. Great lounge/bar and restaurant. Prime rib on Sat. Nights and fresh caught salmon. Anyone going to Valdez should do a night stay on the way. Only 2 miles off the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Enjoyed staying here. It was rustic and cozy. We stayed in the smaller cabin. It had room for 3 people to sleep, and an area for sitting. The bathroom was fine. It was very quiet and the river is right behind, with great views. The lodge restaurant is right next door, handy since there isn't a lot in the area,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is an historic Alaskan roadhouse from the early years of the 20th century. There are very few authentic roadhouses remaining. This site has the lodge with 9 rooms--one they say is haunted--3 cabins, a tavern, and the Carriage House restaurant. I cannot say anything about the rooms in the lodge as we were in one of the cabins. The... More

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Additional Information about Gakona Lodge & Trading Post

Address: Tok Cutoff Rd., Gakona, AK
Location: United States > Alaska > Gakona
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Gakona
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic accommodation (National Register of Historic Places) is comprised of a well-maintained authentic lodge, cabins, tavern and restaurant, located at the confluence of Copper and Gakona Rivers. The lodge has nine rooms with two shared bathrooms, WI-FI and continental breakfast provided. We also offer three cabins, two of which have kitchens are very nice. All cabins with private bath. Located on Mile 2 of Tok Cutoff, 18 miles north of Glennallen. ... more   less 

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