After the first visit in 2010, we just had to come back for more! We were not disappointed, Kathy continues to give 110% in looking after her guests - a minor booking quibble with a third-party was efficiently dealt with by Kathy on our behalf - she really does take care of her guests.
This place is ideal to escape the cruise-ship hoards in Skagway, do your usual walkabout in town, and then when you've had enough of the thousands of tourists, drive off to the quiet calm rural sanctuary 7 miles away.
We had the salmon, steak and chicken, seasoned and plain with the delicious home-made coleslaw - they were delicious and cooked just right. A welcome change from the usual fried fish and steak stuff we've had on the way up to Skagway.
We did the nearby Dyea zipline on her recommendation, and thoroughly enjoyed it - it was very convenient to be picked up and dropped off right outside your cabin, though it is really is only a short 5-10mins ride away.
The hosts are born and bred in SEAlaska, Fred is a Dyea native and their local knowledge is outstanding, on topics about the nearby Chilkoot Trail, Dyea history and local wildlife.
Hope to be back again one day for more.
- 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