Chilkoot Trail Outpost

Chilkoot Trail Outpost

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#1 of 3 B&Bs in Skagway
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Located at the famous Chilkoot Trail, your local Outpost hosts, the Hosford family, pledge a one of-a-kind Alaskan experience in lodging. We will be happy to assist you in planning your stay to maximize you visit. Enjoy the beautiful landscape where the ocean meets the river surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Distinguished in Alaska Business magazine, the Outpost was named among the top 15 high-end accommodations Alaska Style. Comforts include a hearty full Alaskan breakfast, cooking gazebo, bicycles, s'mores by the campfire, wi/fi, satellite TV, in-room coffee/treats, microwave, fridge and private baths. New in 2012, 1800 Sq Ft Retreat and Convention Center.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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HAnne wrote a review Oct 2021
Anchorage, Alaska4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The one positive of the COVID-19 days, is that I was able to take advantage of a change in my plans, and have a wonderful stay at the Chilkoot Trail Outpost. While normally they would have been solidly booked, when I hiked the full way back from Sheep Camp in one day instead of the two I had planned, I was able to show up and book a cabin, clean up, and eat a delicious dinner (and later breakfast) and talk to the owner, family, and staff. So interesting, and informative - definitely a different take on the Dyea/Skagway heyday, which covered such a short period of time. At Cathy's suggestion, I borrowed a bike and rode over to the Old Dyea townsite. Not a fancy layout, but informative, and definitely worth the trip. Crazy to think that town was bigger than Skagway at the peak of the gold rush. The contrast between the current (beautiful) site and the historic photographs anchored the gold rush story for me. The rooms at the CTO are warm, comfortable, and clean, and the hosts are personable, caring, and a wealth of perspective. It was the perfect end to my hike.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Brian C wrote a review Mar 2022
St. George, Utah8 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to rest your head and enjoy the magic of the Dyea. The passion that the owners have for their home and land is unparalleled. Each of them an encyclopedia, having both lived in the valley for as long as they have.

Extremely clean and comfortable accommodations, Wifi worked great, televisions in the room, you won't even turn it on, delicious halibut, among other delightful mouth watering cuisines, and the proximity to hiking without the crowds is literally across the street. Very short drive to and from Skagway for different adventures, but we found ourselves quite content staying in the vicinity of the outpost.

We can not wait to go back and take the kidos. Truely is a place to reboot.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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S M wrote a review Jul 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
For years, we have stayed a week with a Conservation Volunteers International Program volunteer group at the Chilkoot lodge to support NPS with trail work and conservation activities. Prior to this stay, they work with USFS in Juneau. This stay, so close to where the work is done and away from the town and cruise ships, is a welcome after work retreat for the volunteers. Breakfast and dinners are always delightful, the rooms are good and clean, refreshments can be purchased in the bar prior to dinner and the host and staff are welcoming and flexible. Thank you for another memorable week.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Chris B wrote a review Jul 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Conservation Volunteers International Program was recently in the Dyea area to do volunteer trail work on the Chilkoot trail. We rented all the cabins at Chilkoot Trail Outpost and we ate breakfasts and dinners at the Outpost. Kathy Hosford, her husband Fred, and her hardworking staff made us feel very welcome and comfortable during our stay. The food was tasty and plentiful and Kathy worked hard to accommodate our special dietary requests. Our volunteers liked the cabins and were impressed with the beautiful setting. We're looking forward to returning there for our next Alaska volunteer trip.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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scottadamsrva wrote a review Jul 2021
Richmond, Virginia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the CTO for 3 nights and we realized right away that this was the place for us! Kathy (owner) arranged the ride from the dock in Skagway to the CTO and was waiting to greet us on the porch of the main lodge upon our arrival. The next morning, still on east coast time, I got up and wandered around checking out the grounds and Fred (owner), greeted me from the same porch and offered a carafe of coffee since I had not made a pot in our cabin yet. We ate all meals (b-fast, lunch & dinner) at the restaurant/bar inside the lodge and were treated to not only great homemade meals but great conversations with Kathy. She truly cares about her guests and it shows! Our cabins were clean and very comfortable. Ours was very spacious and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay! The CTO is 5 minutes from the Dyea Flats, the historic Dyea townsite and the trailhead for the historic Chilkoot Trail. I would highly recommend staying here if you want some peace and quiet and want to get into nature for a few days.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: every cabin is perfect
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Nathan Caldwell wrote a review Jul 2021
Kennewick, Washington35 contributions18 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found the CTO recommended in all 3 of the Alaksa guidebooks we checked out from our library. When I called Kathy to explain what we wanted to do and we were traveling without a car, she assured me she could accommodate us, and she followed through. Since she and her husband Fred are long time residents of the Dyea area, we got a lot of history and to-do tips from a local expert.
The food was good and plentiful...Kathy has a way with salmon and halibut!
The cabin suite was got was spacious and well-appointed, and quiet, with a great view from our front porch.
The bikes available for guests worked out great to explore the redone streets of the Dyea Homesite and the road to the Taiya River Deltsa/Dyea Flats.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We preferred a cabin suite as it was two rooms and we could close the bedroom door to help keep...
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FrequentFlier819082 wrote a review Sep 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The outpost is well situated near to trailhead for the famous Chilkoot Trail approximately 10 miles fro Skagway, Alaska. The lodge consists of a home-like central dining and beverage service area that is presided over by the sparkling personality of the long time owner operator. Accommodations consists of a number of well tended and comfortable log cabins. The owner prepared a delicious evening meal of either surf or turf , or both. The meals we ate were skillfully prepared and tasty. A breakfast is also available. This establishment is recommended for a change of pace from the heavily touristed establishments that are available in Skagway
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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A Romisch wrote a review Jun 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We brought our friends to meet the Hosford’s. It was a fabulous evening and dinner. They are wonderful hosts. Kathy is a great cook. We 4 had all of her specialty meats-steak, so tender!, yummy chicken, salmon and halibut cooked perfectly. The coleslaw is the best we’ve ever had. Really our favorite place in Skagway/Dyea for eating and being in gorgeous surroundings. And they are extremely clean and cautious. Social distancing easily done. Beautiful experience!

We’ll be returning again soon! ♥️🙋🏻‍♀️🤠
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Caty H wrote a review Sep 2021
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A group of 14 stopped for lunch and was told they were closed because the owners wife was not there and that he the owner/husband does not cook. Middle of the day all OPEN signs were on and operational. Has 3 more groups of 14 planned over the next couple weeks, we will eat in town. Our trip to the flats was amazing though! We ate lunch in town at the Glacial Coffee House the best Pastrami and Turkey Avacado sandwiches on the planet!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Tonya M wrote a review Aug 2021
Middle River, Maryland14 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I'm going to try to keep this short, but don't know if I can. The place is beautiful. The woodwork is amazing, the cabins are clean, roomy with great beds. I love the quilts. The grounds are beautiful and clean. The food is amazing! The owner makes the best halibut and salmon I've ever had! And the best is, Kathy and Fred make you feel right at home and will help you with anything you want to do. We loved it so much the first day that we added another day to our plans so we can stay here longer.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Maggie P
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't honestly say for certain but, knowing Cathy, this wouldn't be a problem at all, she's lovely and very accommodating
Michelle B asked a question Nov 2016
Douglas, Alaska36 contributions6 helpful votes
How do you get from the Outpost to the beginning of the Chilkoot trail?
Answer from akkathy61
Valdez, Alaska35 contributions7 helpful votes
You can walk to the beginning of the trail. It was very easy and they even delivered our vehicle to the train station where your adventure. It was pretty perfect.
Answer from Maggie P
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi there, we stayed in Whitehorse in the Yukon and drove down to Skagway and stayed overnight at the awesome Chilkoot Outpost Trail. Skagway town centre is very commercial and geared up to tourists who mainly come from the big cruise ships. Juneau is an island so it's not possible to drive to Chilkoot (other than putting the car on a big ferry.) We caught the (small passenger) ferry to Juneau & saw moose on the shore, 11 humpback whales, seals and sea lions, it was amazing, strongly recommend you take a ferry trip. We were only in Juneau for the day but went to see the glacier which is worth a trip, also a chance to see bears at the glacier too, although we didn't see any. Have a great trip!
Nathan Caldwell wrote a tip Jul 2021
Kennewick, Washington35 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We preferred a cabin suite as it was two rooms and we could close the bedroom door to help keep the bedroom darker."
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scottadamsrva wrote a tip Jul 2021
Richmond, Virginia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"every cabin is perfect"
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Annette K wrote a tip Jul 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we enjoyed cabin #3 near the fire pit because we enjoy having a campfire before bed."
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DGallagher23 wrote a tip Jul 2019
Silverdale, Washington3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All Rooms have an excellent view"
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23Jane wrote a tip Jun 2019
Oak Park, Illinois11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can't go wrong with the cabins."
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CHILKOOT TRAIL OUTPOST

Frequently Asked Questions about Chilkoot Trail Outpost
Which popular attractions are close to Chilkoot Trail Outpost?
Nearby attractions include BearHead Photography Gallery (3.6 miles), Glacier Point Wilderness Safari (2.9 miles), and Lower Reid Falls (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chilkoot Trail Outpost?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Chilkoot Trail Outpost?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chilkoot Trail Outpost?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chilkoot Trail Outpost?
Conveniently located restaurants include Klondike Doughboy, BBQ Shack, and Skagway Fish Co..
Are there any historical sites close to Chilkoot Trail Outpost?
Many travelers enjoy visiting State Street and Broadway Street (3.8 miles), Captain William Moore Cabin (3.6 miles), and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 (3.7 miles).
Is Chilkoot Trail Outpost accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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