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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Within walking distance to shops and restaurants; helpful staff. I failed to advise before my arrival that I'm gluten-free. I was pleasantly surprised by a good variety of GF breakfast options. I enjoyed the reading material about Skagway's history.

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Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a delightful B&B and historical home! The owners & their staff were awesome - pleasant, friendly, helpful! We were in #102 which was spacious, comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated with antiques, quilts & period décor. The continental breakfast was excellent with lots of choices including fresh, homemade muffins (including recipe cards), bagels, yogurt, fruit & more. Coffee, tea,... More 

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

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to post them. Safe travels, John and Jan More 

south lake tahoe
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The White House was our home for two night so; we traveled around British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska with our Vancouver friends. My wife and I stumbled upon the White House while we were visiting Skagway during a cruise in May, 2015. Knowing we were returning in August, we booked two rooms right away! Each afternoon the four of... More 

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

My pleasure ... and thanks for turning me on to the California blends. Enjoy your travels. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a place to stay that is close enough to where you can just stroll into town, then the White House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect B&B for you! I don't have the right words to describe this beautiful place. Also, just when you think things couldn't get better, if you want to walk around Skagway, then... More 

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

Thank you, for taking the time. John and Jan “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying At the White House B&B during our trip to Skagway in July 2015. The White House is within a short walk of the tourist district and much of the entire town of Skagway. They will also help you coordinate trips to and from the airport and ferries with the local shuttle... More 

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

Appreciate your comments. We tried to go with "small hotel" but got thrown into the B&B category so often, eventually we caved. It's not a bad thing, we are just a little bigger than a traditional B&B. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. All the best, John and Jan “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence... More 

Central Point, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't say enough positive comments on our 2 night stay, the service was wonderful and so welcoming. Due to ferry cancellations we had to make changes in our reservations and they were so accommodating. The rooms are very clean and the décor so enjoyable. The yummy homemade muffins and cookies just let you know they really care.

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

Thank you. Your kind words are much appreciated. Jan and John “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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