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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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Calgary
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights to prepare for our hike over the Chilkoot. It was very nice. The rooms are well appointed. The cookies were excellent. The inn is away from the activity of downtown but an easy walk away. The owners were very helpful in recommending places to eat and do laundry. And they offered us a scale... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stayed one night in The White House in September. This B&B had extensive renovations a while ago and our experience was very positive. Service was very good, the continental breakfast was excellent. The home is very clean and our bed was very comfortable. At $125 the value was very good. We stayed in one other place in Skagway and... More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

where to start. most wonderful place to stay.. better than home. everyone was super friendly. our room for 3 was perfect. not overwhelming just plain comfortable. we were lucky i guess and were on main floor. Met some great people, that were only there for a day. our 2 night stay was way too short. next time, look out Skagway.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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103 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Was up visiting for a few days and wished it would have been longer. A superbly well appointed hotel/B&B. Extremely comfortable rooms, beds and comforters,a staff that was energetic and pleasant, a breakfast (plentiful muffins hot out of the oven) that kept us fueled for the day and a quaintness that reminded me of my grandparent's home. Quiet and well... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A gorgeous, well presented B&B with welcoming, friendly staff who went out of their way to assist. The owners have furnished the rooms in a charming old world style which is so different from the contemporary style of many hotels. Tea, coffee and cookies available from the dining room all day, and a continental breakfast is included in the tariff.... More 

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Misousri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Look no further for a place to stay in Skagway. While called a B & B, At the White House felt more like a small private hotel to me. To get there from the Alaskan State Ferry terminal call the SMART van system from inside the terminal at 983-2743. I actually think a van comes to the terminal when the... More 

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

Agreed. We are more like a small hotel than a B&B, but we got thrown into the B&B category and it's not a bad place to be. And yes, the dormers to take up room space in some of the rooms. However, they are also part of the character that comes with an older Victorian style home. And we do... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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

All the very best to you. John & Jan "The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." William Blake More 

Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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 August 10, 2015

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 

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