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The White House

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Eighth & Main Sts, Box 41, PO Box 41, Skagway, AK 99840
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't bother with the rest - book this place NOW! The 10 guestrooms fill up quickly during the season, and it is clear to see why. It is charming from the moment you step through the front door. We only stayed one night, but the warm hospitality was just what we needed. The rooms are quaintly decorated, but also provide... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words, and being among the "glass is half full" crowd. Our place isn't perfect, but we are trying very hard. In all these years, I had never considered, nor hand anyone mentioned the problem when someone smoking on the front porch and the smoke rising to the room above it. We will... More 

La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mi wife and i stayed 5 nights at the White House. Location is excellent, near where "action" is but not in the middle; room was quiet and nice, bed outstanding and so was the hospitality by Jan and John. We also took bus-train to Carcross, outstanding as well as fast ferry to Haines-both highly recommended as well as Thai restaurant.... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Looking forward to your next visit. Thank you for your kind words. John and Jan Tronrud ... "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." Ralph Waldo Emerson More 

Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment was clean, tidy and comfortable and an easy walk to everywhere in Skagway. We were able to make tea and coffee at any time and cookies and muffins were provided. Breakfast was good. We booked the room with a small lounge and it was nice to have the space and worth the additional cost. Internet worked well. We... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you kindly. John and Jan "Many times a day I realize how much my own life is built on the labors of my fellowmen, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. Albert Einstein" More 

Drexel Hill PA
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After a long flight from PA the best place to start a vacation. Very accommodating for my 85yr old mother. The rooms were welcoming, comfortable and relaxing. Very comfy beds! Homemade muffins delicious! My favorite was the cookie jar, always filled with homemade, excellent cookies! Love all the books, pictures and different items all around the house. Met some very... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you. John and Jan. "“Appreciation, not possession, makes a thing ours.” ― Marty Rubin." More 

Alaska
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was our second trip to The White House and it has remained the only place we would ever stay in Skagway. The beds are so comfortable you will not want to get up in the morning. But you need to get up in the morning to sample the wonderful muffins-the donut muffins are the best I have ever had.... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Hope you are able to return for a third visit. Thank you for the kind words. Jan and John. "“Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life." More 

South Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We only stayed one night in this beautiful B& B. It has large bedrooms with high ceilings, no A/C but plenty of fans which is in keeping with period of this house. The furnishings are very tasteful and the bathroom was absolutely gleaming it was so clean.the breakfast was very good and the owner was very attentive and sociable. An... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

We so very much appreciate your taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Warm regards, Jan and John ... "“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” ― Mae West." More 

South Central PA
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not much to add. Great place. about 10 blocks from the ship docks, so you aren't bothered by the crowds, but it is a bit of a walk to get to the train depot. Now I need to add more characters to satisfy TripAdvisor. Sort of like the White House needs to get a license from the city before they... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review while traveling. How 'bout all that sunshine we ordered up for you ?! The WPYR Train depot is 8 blocks from our place. If the walk is longer than one wants, the city shuttle is available and only $2 per person. Being larger than a traditional B&B, we opted to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After several stays at budget hotels while through Alaska, I came to The White House in Skagway - what a delightful surprise! Charming, wonderful hosts and staff, loved the room, good breakfasts, coffee and cookies during the day, great location, interesting guests. I spent 3 nights there and loved my entire stay in Skagway. I doubt I'll be doing this... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Sounds like you had an amazing trip through Southeast Alaska. Thanks for making us a part of it. Kind regards, Jan and John Tronrud. "One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~Malayan Proverb" More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Our flight to Juneau was cancelled, and we needed a place to stay to catch the first morning flight. The White House was open and had a room. While checking in, we were invited to sample the host's freshly baked cookies, which kind of set the tone wonderfully! Our room had a great view of the cloudy mountains by the... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Hope to see you again and next time the treats won't be unexpected. Kind regards, Jan and John Tronrud "Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French." More 

Wasington State
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed at The White House two nights--one before and after doing the Chilkoot Trail. The location is perfect because it's away from the crazy crush of cruise ship humanity in Downtown but still an easy walk to there if you want to shop or go to restaurants. The staff and owners were super helpful and accommodating--fantastic service! Our King... More 

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

“...no matter how avid they themselves may be for praise and appreciation, people are often niggardly in giving it to others, however merited it is.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life. Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Safe travels. John and Jan Tronrud More 

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