This was the perfect place to stay in Anchorage. It's close to downtown, so you can get everywhere easily - but it's just far enough away that you can find peace and quiet in Alaska's "big city." They did a fantastic job renovating the home. The woodwork, the stained glass, the decorations, the kitchen and the living space were fabulous. I kept wandering around taking in all of the beautiful details. And if we weren't so jam-packed with things to do in Alaska, my husband and I probably would have stayed in the living area and read all of the amazing books in the libraries cover to cover. We were definitely checking out all of the books and the early-edition volumes from famous arctic explorers and mountaineers.
And Carly was fantastic. We really enjoyed chatting with her in the evenings and over breakfast. And breakfast was perfect - yummy homemade yogurt, granolas, fresh fruit, freshly baked breads - and we got to pack the extras for our hikes!
I would definitely recommend this gem in the middle of Anchorage. If you're just passing through or using Anchorage as your home base for a longer trip - Parkside is the place to be! Thanks to Wally and Jerry and the folks at Camp Denali for building such a special guest house. The love and care and attention to details is obvious. We'll be back!