We did not make reservations ahead while traveling the Alaska Highway and came upon the Big Horn in Watson Lake one evening when we were exhausted from a long drive. We were thankful to see the vacancy sign and we were given an upstairs room with two beds. There were no elevators but I think the hotel is only two floors and there are rooms on the first floor as well. The room is like something from the past but it was clean, comfortable, quiet, and warm! There was a stocked kitchenette with a stove, refrigerator, oven, microwave, and a little table. The kitchen sink doubled as the bathroom sink which was little strange but workable. It also might have the hottest water I have ever used which in these parts of minus temperature is a great advantage. My husband was happy to find the large flat screen TV waiting for him after the long drive. Although we did not have a pet with us, they do welcome pets at the hotel. The man behind us had five small dogs and was readily given a room. There is no food on sight but there is a little restaurant down the street that was open for breakfast when we left at 7:00 AM but we decided to wait and eat further down the road which was a very long wait.
The Big Horn is by no means a resort hotel, but it is a nice place to end a long day or to spend a few days exploring Watson Lake.
- Also Known As:
- Big Horn Hotel Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada