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Chilkoot Trail Outpost
Ranked #1 of 5 Skagway B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 30, 2012

My wife and I came back to Skagway area and stayed another week at Chilcoot Trail Outpost. Kathy takes care of EVERYTHING: car rental, plane reservations, special steam train tickets-- you name it, she knows who does it, has it, sells it or rents it in the whole area.

Breakfasts were generous and great. Campfire at night was special treat meeting travellers from all around US, Canada and the WORLD.

I had business in Skagway, drove in each morning, no problem. My wife enjoyed all the local sights, shops, hiking and people she met. MUCH better than staying in "hotel" or any other place in Skagway. This place let's you actually BE in Alaska, but is close enough to Skagway and its tourist world that you can enjoy as much (or as little) of that part of Alaska as you want, while living in the Great Outdoor Beauty of the Alaska you came to see.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

Amazing location and great service!

Cathy got up at 6am to make sure we had our breakfast before heading out on our chartered fishing trip. Thanks Cathy!

Would recomend to anybody.... Location, location location.

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Thank Patcat9
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We had a fantastic visit! The cabin was warm, inviting and very comfortable. After our travels and busy days, it was great to relax and sleep well. Extra details such as flavored tea bags, chocolates and mints were small indicators of the lengths that Fred and Kathy go to in order to provide top-notch hospitality. Our halibut and steak dinner was delicious; we learned a new way to make yummy smores; and our breakfast was HUGE. We didn't need to eat again until well into the afternoon! Our hosts were so genuinely gracious that we felt more like family than just visitors. They readily shared about the history of the area and helped us wisely choose which things to see and do during our brief visit. While Skagway is an interesting place to visit, it was so nice to stay out of town and away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship crowds. For all we experienced, the price was a value. We couldn't have been more pleased!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Kristin S
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Fred and Kathy are sooooo good at what they do! The property is in a beautiful setting and the cabins are very clean and comfortable. The steak and salmon dinner was delicious and we enjoyed the campfire every evening as well as a great breakfast every morning. We saw a young black bear a few miles down the road fishing the river (just before the last bridge). Do hike the trail for at least a couple of miles (to the first main river bridge) to get a feel for what the gold-seekers did (30+ times!!!). Also recommend the ranger-led tours of Dyea township site and the one in Skagway from the main park building. These were both Kathy's recommendations and we were so glad we did!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank LindaN22
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

My parents and I stayed with Kathy and Fred on August 8-9, 2012. It was fantastic the cabins were immaculate and very inviting. The beds were comfortable and the atmosphere was outstanding. We ate dinner at the lodge and it was great, good steak and wonderful seafood. We finished the evening by the fire making smores. I can not say enough about this place I plan to return with my work group as it is a great place to have meetings.

It is like staying with family without the drama !!! They were so knowledgeable about the area and did everything to make us feel comfortable. Go Go Go !!!!!

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Thank Yukongirl2010
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Okay, so our cruise ship stopped in Skagway Alaska and we wanted something different than just walking around town or going on a very expensive excursion. So we rented a 4wd from Avis and drove out to the Outpost. Kathy and Fred treated us (12) like family! They made us a barbecue lunch of Alaska surf and turf (Salmon and steak) giant baked potatos, coleslaw and iced tea! There little place is the main house/lodge, and about 8 log cabins. After lunch (which was the best!) we drove off to see the site of Dieya, had a private tour given by the forest ranger, and drove onto the tidal flats to watch eagles and see the salmon in the creeks, On the way to the outpost we pulled over to the side and saw a sea lion and an eagle just hanging out! After we left Kathy and Fred, we decide to drive on the Klondike Highway to the Canadian border and saw some of the most dramatic scenery there is. We were going to hike the trail a bit but by the time we we were done we were exhausted.
Really though the hospitality that Kathy and Fred showed to us, total strangers, was very impressive and just plain nice. They really made us feel like family!
I am sure that my comments echo all the rest but you really have to meet these two wonderful people and then you will want to let others know how friendly and heartwarming they are! Kathy and Fred, thanks again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank JFL1959
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed here 2 nights (June 29 & 30). The Outpost is at Dyea (in fact, it IS Dyea !), the ghost town which was the predecessor to Skagway as the jumping-off place for the Klondike gold stampede. Kathy and Fred put on great meals, and the modern log cabins are a delight. Good wireless, too. The Outpost is a great place to stay, even more-so if you want to avoid the hordes of tanzanite-buying tourists who descent on downtown Skagway daily, 2,000+ at a time, from the huge cruise liners in port
The 7-mile drive from Skagway is scenic and interesting, takes about 15 minutes. Skagway is pretty small (winter pop. 900) and you can see most of the sites there in a day. So see the REAL SE Alaska at the Outpost, and you won't forget it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank rollingstoneman
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Additional Information about Chilkoot Trail Outpost

Address: 7 Mile Dyea Road, Skagway, AK 99840
Location: United States > Alaska > Skagway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Skagway
Price Range: $145 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the famous Chilkoot Trail, your local Outpost hosts, the Hosford family, pledge a one of-a-kind Alaskan experience in lodging. We will be happy to assist you in planning your stay to maximize you visit. Enjoy the beautiful landscape where the ocean meets the river surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Distinguished in Alaska Business magazine, the Outpost was named among the top 15 high-end accommodations Alaska Style. Comforts include a hearty full Alaskan breakfast, cooking gazebo, bicycles, s'mores by the campfire, wi/fi, satellite TV, in-room coffee/treats, microwave, fridge and private baths. New in 2012, 1800 Sq Ft Retreat and Convention Center. ... more   less 

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