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The Swaying Spruce

Dyea Road, Skagway, AK 99840
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Enjoy any of our three private guest cabins in the woods just outside of Skagway, Alaska. Cozy and comfortable, each cabin has its own full bathroom, kitchenette, queen and twin beds, deck, BBQ and fire pit (wood provided). Onsite bikes are available to get to and from downtown.
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Outstanding cabin and service from Jesse and Kendra. Picked me up from the airport and made sure I had everything I needed. While a small cabin, the Arctic Poppy can easily accommodate two people. The pull-out extra bed and collapsable table provide plenty of room. Great price for the area too. Exactly as advertised on the website, I'll be back again soon.
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Charming cabin in the woods that had everything that you would need and yet made you feel like you could enjoy the peace and quiet of Alaska. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay there again.
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My girlfriend and I visited Skagway, the Yukon and Juneau over the span of a week. The Swaying Spruce was the highlight of our stays. The property is beautiful and perfectly located. I spent three summers working in Skagway many years ago and have a very strong understanding of how loud it can be to stay in town and how far away other cabins are from town. The Swaying Spruce is perfect and owned by locals. Bikes are provided making all travel very easy and the cabin exceeded our expectations. Very clean and all you need for an Alaskan experience. Do yourself a favor and experience Skagway from the Swaying Spruce
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First impression - amazing! When we arrived at our cabin, Columbine, it was more than I expected. Very easy to find the location of the Swaying Spruce and self check in, with parking in front of cabin. Cute little covered porch with furniture and barbeque. Inside it was jam packed with everything you could possibly need. Yes, the space was tight but what do you expect for finding the only accommodations suitable for 5 girls. It was more than perfect. Very nice host - Jesse, who gave us an update on the Chilkoot Trail. The dog was delightful - she laid on the deck and kept an eye on us!
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We stayed 2 nights in Forget me not and one in Arctic Poppy (only one available) Swaying pines is about 2 km out of town and is a great way to take a break from the downtown cruise ship madness. Whilst it is possible to walk into town, and push bikes are available, your own transport would be an advantage. The forget me not cabin is a good size, has nice facilities including shower & toilet in a separate room, and some nice touches like the hand made curtains. This is a great cabin for a couple that wants to be out of town. If I were asked ‘what would make the experience even better’ I’d simply say that if the bedding were upgraded Forget me not would be really something special. The online description of Arctic Poppy warns you it’s tiny. When you book, the owners warn you again that it’s tiny. When you arrive, you realise it really is tiny so don’t complain you haven’t been warned. From the small bar fridge and no shower to the single bed with trundle everything has been massaged to fit. All seems ok until you’re ready to sleep, when the logistics of pulling out the trundle mean chairs need to be moved and there’s no free floor space so it’s difficult to move about if there are two of you in the cabin. Having said that – we did manage. If you have the budget, the larger cabins also have nicer fixtures and fittings, more ventilation, are better equipped for cooking and eating and have a shower. In our view, the larger cabins were much better value for money
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Swaying Spruce
Which popular attractions are close to The Swaying Spruce?
Nearby attractions include BearHead Photography Gallery (1.5 miles), Jewell Gardens (1.0 miles), and Alaska 360 (0.3 miles).
Is parking available at The Swaying Spruce?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Swaying Spruce?
Conveniently located restaurants include Klondike Doughboy, BBQ Shack, and Skagway Brewing.
Are there any historical sites close to The Swaying Spruce?
Many travelers enjoy visiting State Sreet and Broadway Street (1.7 miles), Captain William Moore Cabin (1.6 miles), and Arctic Brotherhood Camp No. 1 (1.7 miles).