On our way back from Anchorage, we stayed two nights in Gakona Lodge in Gajkona. We selected this place for several reasons. It is a historic building and had cabins which were more attractive to us than rooms. We were planning to visit Valdez and Gakona village was a good place for us to do a day tour to Valdez and come back to spend the night.
This place is run by a family, Greg and Valori. When we went there, there were three girls, including Valori’s daughter, working at the lodge. They are there, only during the summer time. Our cabin was quite roomy and had a functioning kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. They also provide a basic breakfast which includes muffins. Wi fi was not working in the cabins, probably too far away from the wireless router. You can go to the restaurant or the hotel lobby if you want to use Wi Fi.
The hotel is in a good location. Gakona river is flowing only a few metres away from the cabins. The Copper river is running less than a kilometre from the lodge. First night, we had dinner at their restaurant. The food was quite tasty. Greg is managing the bar and attending to house keeping work while Valori is doing the cooking. Second day we went to Valdez and came late only to sleep.
There are mosquitoes and other insects in the area and it is advisable to keep the door always closed to prevent them coming into the cabin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The oldest continually operating roadhouse in Alaska (National Register of Historic Places), Gakona Lodge and Trading Post offers its guests an authenticly rustic yet comfortable Alaskan experience in one of state's last remaining historical treasures. It consists of the main lodge, three cabins, the Trappers' Den Tavern and the Carriage House Restaurant. Located at the confluence of the Copper and Gakona Rivers, Gakona Lodge also offers guided fishing and sight seeing river trips. The main lodge has nine upstairs rooms of assorted size and bedding arrangements that share bathrooms.The three cabins are composed of one, two or three bedrooms. The two and three bedroom cabins have full kitchens and a common room in them as well. WI-FI, a continental breakfast, and all taxes are included in respective accommodation list prices. For most vacationing couples, small groups, or families, we recommend looking into cabin availability first as they provide the best combination of privacy and economy for your trip. ... more less
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