This was certainly the best place I stayed on my trip. My family and I flew in to Anchorage, saw just another big city, and then started our circle tour of Alaska. First we took a boat trip and looked at glaciers, but something seemed to be missing that represented the real Alaska I was searching for. Then went up and took a tour in Denali Park and saw everything from the bus window, but something was still missing. Then took the Denali Highway over to the Richardson Highway and stayed at the Denali Highway Cabins in Paxson on this part of the trip. Here I found what I was searching for!
The hosts run an absolutely first-rate operation. All the cabins are right down along the river and extremely charming - the perfect Alaskan setting! We stayed in the guest house and I had the best night's sleep of anywhere on the trip...extremely comfortable bed, and there was plenty of room for everyone and a nice kitchen and living room also. Granted, the guest house was not as cute as the cabins, but it was comfortable and very functional for my family. The best part was falling asleep to the sound of the river - it was perfect!
Also something not to be missed are their evening float trips down the river. We saw so much and our host gave the best running commentary on what we were seeing - my camera was running the whole time! It was SO peaceful and there were eagles and salmon galore. This was the Alaska I had been missing on the trip prior to this - seeing the real Alaska up close and personal is something not to be missed!
Their hospitality is the best, and I am sure everyone who goes there will have the same experience I did. I would highly recommend a stay with them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The oldest year-round continuously operating tour and accommodations facility along both the Denali Highway AND the 160 mile stretch of the Richardson Highway from Glennallen to Delta Junction. This is the ORIGINAL "Denali Highway Cabins and Tours;" we also use the name "Paxson Alpine Tours." Please do not be confused by others' misleading names. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Denali Highway Cabins Hotel Paxson