We thought staying in the center of town is a mistake. Lately, there are more cruise ships stopping in Haines. If you are looking for experiencing the magic of this amazing community, then head off a mile out of town to the Beach Roadhouse. Their cabins are spotlessly clean, spacious, amazingly comfortable and with all the necessary amenities. On top of that, the wifi is strong. Amber is a wonderful and accommodating host and the location is magical. If you do not have a car and arrive by ferry, Amber will pick you up and drop you off, and she will also rent her car by the day at a very reasonable price. The starting point for the Battery Point walking trail is just a 5 minute walk down the road. We regretted not staying longer and will definitely be back. Highly recommended!!
My mother and I were travelling together and arrived at the Beach Roadhouse expecting to stay one night, but liked it so much we ended up staying three! Todd, Amber, and there dog Chitina were great Hosts! They let us use bikes and paddleboardd and gave us great information about the hooligan run, which was awesome!
Perfect location just out of the town, we even walked to town comfortably two times during our 3 days there. Very clean. Enjoyed the kitchenette and grill to make some reasonable cost food. Boundary Point trail is perfect and right down the road. Owners super and avaialbe but non intrusive.
Beach Road House Cabin 1 Let’s cover the positives: Excellent bed. Excellent WiFi. Excellent access to Battery Point Trail and Ripley Trail (you can walk to the trailhead). It is also was nice that the owner contacted me before we arrived and said they wanted to upgrade us to Cabin 1 and that it had a better view. That was true. My wife and I are aware that we are traveling through Haines Alaska. This is a small community and not an easy one to get to. We have also traveled a lot and stayed in “Cabin” like lodging in many places in Alaska, so the following is written with extensive experience and what one should expect at a minimum. My conclusion is that the owner is trying to do the absolute minimum necessary to maintain the facility. So here what was wrong: Outlets that are not able to hold plugs because they were defective; light bulbs missing and inadequate wattage with those that are inserted; pots whose handles are just about to fall off (and thus dangerous); supplying only one dish towel (come on, we were here for three nights); No paper towels; No tissue box in the bathroom; shampoo supplied in three packets (similar to those a fast food place would give you for ketchup) and there were two of us!; an uncomfortable couch and inadequate furniture( no end tables for example); windows lacking screens (this is mosquito country); lack of blinds and lack of the ability to darken the cabin at night (this is Alaska and it was June and the amount of daylight is extensive); the stairs leading up to the loft are not to code (watch that first step); railing that is not to code (I believe this was built by someone who built a deck railing). Don’t attempt to slide your hand down the rail. Also missing slats and missing (and extremely dangerous) railing on the loft (2nd floor). Would I recommend this place? No. We spent several days in Haines and we saw plenty of other places to stay that you should definitely explore.…
I have stayed here several times I'm Cabin 3. It is just the coziest place. It feels like you are in the trees when you wake up in the morning. It is very clean and feels very private. Absolutely love it, just wish they had a discount for Canadians, otherwise I would have stayed there more often!