Whether passing through Haines, or seeking a relaxing getaway, the Cliffhanger will not disappoint. This unique property boasts a commanding view of southeast Alaska that you will enjoy in well-appointed comfort. The custom-built home is nestled high among mountainous terrain, but remains easily accessible by passenger vehicle in summer months. During my winter stay, the proprietress, Sue, offered shuttle service both to and from the destination in her personal vehicle, but advanced planning would have been prudent. Each guest room and the common areas are modern, yet provide a warmth that commercial properties do not have. The master suite includes a custom shower that runs amply hot. An outdoor hot tub on the wrap-around deck is also available for your enjoyment, though I did not soak during my stay. You will be prepared a fine breakfast from scratch; mine was photo quality French toast and scrambled eggs. Cliffhanger's environment is pleasantly casual and dog friendly. To be sure, its resident four-legged help will warmly greet you. If you are fussy about any of the aforementioned, a chain hotel may better serve your needs. However, as a born-and-raised Alaskan, I believe the Cliffhanger will provide a uniquely 'Alaskan' experience with a few creature comforts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The name says it all. Imagine yourself perched high upon a mountain in one of the most spectacular settings in all of Alaska. Surrounded by majestic snow capped peaks jutting powerfully out of the sea, The Cliffhanger, welcomes you to experience the extraordinary. ... more less