We stayed four nights at the Cape Fox lodge, nesteled in the hills above Ketchikan, easy tram down to the "Creek Steet" historic district and easy walk into town, minutes from the Totem Heritage Center, a must see, and the Fish Hatchery. We followed the signs from the lodge, and walked over a bridge where the salmon were spawning in vast numbers below us. We also rented a car while in Ketchikan, highly recommended, and drove to the Pioneer Park and did the rain forest hike there, beautiful, and an easy hike. We bought the "Misty Fjords" flight and I would highly recommend this--flying above the fjords was one of the most incredible sights I have seen anywhere...we landed on a lake, walked out on a rock platform.Back to the lodge--it is rustic in some of the rooms, water can accumulate on the windows incessantly and is clearly a challenge for maintenance. I did not mind, the bath room was very clean and the bedroom as well. Room was equipped with fridge and microwave. Eating in Ketchikan, I highly recommend the lodge restaurant. I was cautious given some of the other reviews, and we ate at several other restaurants in town, but dinner was more predictable at the Lodge, the food was good, go with the specials. At the other restaurants (Fish Pirate, Annabelles) our food was mediocre and the charge was just about as high as the Lodge.Having a car was very nice, cheaper than buying the tours to see bears, and totem parks, and could do all on our own timetable. Recommend: Bight Totem Park, nice variety of totems, Saxman park and bear viewing off the road at Herring Cove. We had a wonderful vacation in Ketchikan! Final note on the lodge: Great service in the coffee cafe and restaurant, service at the front desk was great during the day, more uneven in the evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located downtown Ketchikan, within the heart of the Tongass National Forest, Cape Fox is set amidst this country's last frontier and offers the warmth of a north woods mountain cabin, reminiscent of a ski lodge. We have spacious guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of the forest, Deer Mountain or the waterfront community of Ketchikan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Fox Hotel Ketchikan
- Cape Fox Lodge Ketchikan, Alaska