We absolutely loved this beautiful B&B on Willow Lake as an overnight on our way to Valdez. The cabin had so much rustic charm but with all the amenities you needed. The Queen bed was very comfortable and the view from it of the lake was serene. The property is well maintained and you can see all the love that was put into the construction. We loved sitting in the adirondack chairs on the porch and appreciated the anti-mosquito coils. The views of the mountains across the lake were spectacular and having the hand carved sign pointing out the names and elevations were a nice touch. The cabin could not have been cleaner or cozier. We loved all the tools and relics along the garage as sort of a museum. The tour of the house was nice but like another reviewer mentioned, we're not the type that likes to see dead animals on walls. I had read the reviews when I booked this so I wasn't offended. Breakfast was good especially the bread that Linda made. Her husband Jim had made sourdough pancakes and personally I'm more of a waffle kind of girl. We have already recommended the cabin to family that lives in Alaska and would certainly recommend to others. If you're offended by hunted animals mounted in the house than I would recommend the continental breakfast. Also, I wish we had known that they had steaks & salmon available to cook ourselves (at a modest cost) because we would have loved to do this. We figured we better eat dinner before we arrived so we ate at a mexican food truck in Copper Center. Not a bad place, I'm just certain that a nicely grilled steak would have been much nicer lakeside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Willow Lake is a beautiful shallow water lake in South Central Alaska. Beyond the lake the world famous Wrangell Mountains of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park are visible. At mile post 88.5 on the Richardson Highway you will stay in a cozy log cabin filled with the uniqueness of Jim's artistic touch. Although the guest cabin is outfitted with all the amenities of home, you will feel like part of the wilderness while you enjoy the tranquility and view of the wildlife near this serene Alaskan lake. ... more less