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“Giving Yukon a Bad Rep! Bring a jerry can and a sleeping bag instead!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Nugget City

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Nugget City
Whitehorse
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6 reviews
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“Giving Yukon a Bad Rep! Bring a jerry can and a sleeping bag instead!”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

I have stayed, eaten, and gassed up at this Alaska Highway roadhouse many, many times. Every time I drive away shaking my head and fuming. This last stop (and will be my LAST stop here forever) was no exception. The service was rude (like I was interrupting), the prices were ridiculous ($9 for grilled ham and cheese - cheese slices and cheap ham, plus a 50 cent charge for using my credit card on an purchase under $10, $100+ for a rank bunkhouse and scuzzy toilets), and exceptionally outrageous response from staff when I asked to send a single email ("that single email will cost you $5" and turned and walked away).

I have lived in the north for a very long time, and I realise that tourist season is short. But here's the thing, I travel to Watson Lake for work on a regular basis. I have spent hundreds of dollars at Nugget City. I will no longer stop - I'll push my car to J37 for gas and eat road kill before I stop at Nugget City again.

Must be nice to have so much business that you can treat the locals like garbage.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Owners of this place are real gems! Very friendly, accommodating, and entertaining! They made our group feel so comfortable. Our meals were great although a little pricey. Even though these cabins are a little ways out from Watson Lake, they are well worth the stay. You definitely get what you pay for here!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

Hard to find great accommodations in the Yukon, but family owned and opertated Nugget City exceeded our expectations. Very friendly service in the restaurant, with good wine selection. Delicious homemade rhubarb custard pie!! Cabin was lovely, very clean, allowed our pets, and the shower was the best part! The gift shop was fun to look around in and the owner provided great info about the family's Yukon adventures. Worth the price.

Room Tip: Probably all the cabins are nice!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Willow and I have stayed in this facility twice now and have never been let down.

Leinda and Scott are awesome hosts. The rooms are appointed well, very clean and the beds comfortable. Because we live in the north, we travel the Alaska Highway many times every year. We have watched as many of the original lodges have closed over the years. This is a wonderful place that deserves lasting for many years.

Prices are very reasonable, we stayed in another lodge, not too far away, one time for the same price. But the room was less than clean, very cramped and the shower did not work.

All the best to the Nugget City team.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

The food was excellent, cabins were clean with parking in front of the door. Prices are pretty high, but they have a good location for their services and they know it. You get 1 hour of slow wifi, and tv only if the owner actually turns it on after they said they would. (Maybe you'll have better luck).

  • Stayed June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We traveled the Alaska Hwy and on the way up we stayed in Watson Lake. On the way out of Watson Lake northbound we drove past Nugget City and decided that is looked like a good place to check on the way back south. Hint for the Nugget mgmt team: searching for hotels in Watson Lake does not pull up Nugget City. We wish it had....another ~20 mins to drive to Nugget would have been worth it for us.

We arrived mid-afternoon headed south and were greeted by Chris in the restaurant/lodge. Very friendly and helpful. He and Dave got us checked into one of the cabins in the front of the property. The room was modest, clean, and comfortable. Nothing out of the ordinary, which was ok. What was most appreciated was the newness of the bathroom. It appeared to have been remodeled compared to the front room, had a very clean feel (easy, we think, due to the materials chosen...nice job!), and everything worked (something we can't say for all of the places we stayed on this ~4 week trip).

The food was good, not great. Service was excellent (we stayed in off season, however) and the lodge was comfortable and cozy. All-in-all, a wonderful place on the Alaska Hwy and well above average compared to the other 8 properties we stayed at on the way up and down.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kincardine, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Hello, my name is Debby and I'd like to share a wonderful and warm experience.
October 25th I left Whitehorse, Yukon en route returning to my home, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
My first stop over was at Nugget City, just off the Alaska Hwy, by Watson Lake!
The host of these delightful cabins, Chris helped me settle in with my 2 dogs. He was very kind and expressed a sense of welcoming warmth and hospitality.
The following day I continued on my way and did not realize I accidently left my camera at the cabin.
I reconnected with Chris, he confirmed that he found my camera I left at the cabin. We made arrangements over the phone to find a way to have my camera returned to me in Ontario.
Much to my delight my camera was returned to me just in time for the holiday season! YAAAY!
A number of folks all played a role in helping to get "the travelling camera" returned safely to me.
Owners, Scott and Linda Goodwin, chef Dave and of course, Chris!
This endearing experience reinforced to me to never give up on meeting geniune and honest folks along our journeys!
A stop over stay at Nugget City is something every traveller should experience. The cabins are clean, cozy and nestled in beautiful woodland surroundings. The dining area has a beautiful cozy woodstove, the food is cooked to satisfy any hungry Yukon appetite. But most importantly the warmth Chris and all staff at Nugget City offered in making my experience positive was unlimited.
Travellers beware, if you would like to experience "A True Unique Yukon Experience" you must stay at the Nugget City Yukon. You won't regret it and staff there are fabulous! Honest, warm and they elicit a typical Yukon atmosphere.
Thankyou again Scott, Linda, Dave and Chris, the world is a better place with folks like you in it.
I'll definitely stop over and stay at Nugget City Yukon, again during my travels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Nugget City
Address: Mile 627 Alaska Highway, Watson Lake, Yukon Y0A 1C0, Canada
Location: Canada > Yukon > Watson Lake
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Watson Lake
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Nugget City Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada

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