The Alaskan Host is a unique B&B that was the perfect place for six nights in July for my wife, two teen daughters, father-in-law and me. I give this place five stars for the hospitality of hosts Kathy and Jim Huston; the fun, beautiful, interesting property that they live in and share; the delicious breakfasts; and the overall value. We used the Alaskan Host as our base for the day trips we planned for fishing and sightseeing -- Palmer, Wasilla, Willow, Talkeetna, Denali N.P., Hatcher Pass, e.g. My father-in-law enjoyed the Alaska Room. The rest of us were in the Whale Room. Each room has its own bathroom. The two queen beds in the Whale Room are of different firmness -- one was better than the other for my back issues that started just before our trip. Kathy kindly offered an ice pack for my daily use. Jim equipped us with garage-sale procured fishing equipment for our trout fishing adventures. I was happy to add to his tackle. My father-in-law is ready to adopt the hosts into our family. Thank you Jim and Kathy.
My only regret is not asking for a fan for our room during a few of the warm nights.
Read the other reviews. They give an accurate picture of what to expect. As of this writing, do not use Google Maps for directions. They have the location incorrectly near Shirley Lake Drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the real Alaska on our 200 acre estate with two private lakes, boating, fishing, hiking and walking trails around property. All rooms have private baths. Close to fishing at Willow Creek and close to historic Hatchers Pass. Two and half hours from Denali National Park and 90 minutes north of Anchorage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alaskan Host Bed And Breakfast Alaska/Willow