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Gakona Lodge & Trading Post

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“gakona lodge”(27 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

We stayed one night during our trip to Alaska. The cabin we stayed in was comfortable and convenient. I would also recommend the restaurant. The food was good and the service very friendly. This will be a stop on our next trip to the areaMore

Thank Daniel M
Response from Clif_Potter, Owner at Gakona Lodge & Trading PostResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for the review, and we're really glad you enjoyed the cabin. My wife works really hard in that restaurant kitchen, and I'll be sure to pass your feedback her way as well. If there is anything you think of that you might...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We loved staying here. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. The grounds were historic and interesting. The little restaurant was fun and the food was pretty good. I would stay here again if ever in the area.More

Thank SierraSlyFox
Response from Clif_Potter, Owner at Gakona Lodge & Trading PostResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks so much for the review! We're very glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back if you make it back our way. IF there is anything in particular that comes to mind that you think we can do better, please don't hesitate to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Of all my travels around Alaska, this place is my favorite place! A genuinely awesome place to stay. Very authentic experience staying and the hospitality was excellent! If there were one place in the state I would most like to go back to I would...More

Thank Bill C
Response from Clif_Potter, Owner at Gakona Lodge & Trading PostResponded 22 August 2017

Bill, Thanks so much for the review! It was great meeting you, and I'm sorry I couldn't hang out and chat a bit more in the tavern the night you were here. As per your instructions, your book is in the room for other travelers...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

I can't say enough about the Gakona Lodge. What it lacks in modern comforts, it more than makes up for in customer service and tranquility. The owner is personable and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. My son and I stayed...More

Thank Brian W
Response from Clif_Potter, Owner at Gakona Lodge & Trading PostResponded 12 August 2017

Brian, Thanks very much for the review and recommendation. It was a pleasure chatting with you guys. I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay, and I sure hope we do actually make a lot of friends here. Friends and family is exactly the atmosphere we...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This place is magic. The rooms are authentic old time alaska, the Gakona beer is fantastic, but the people are just wonderful. This is a rustic place, so if your lookn for a latte, keep on heading down the road but if you want something...More

Thank Shane R
Response from Clif_Potter, Owner at Gakona Lodge & Trading PostResponded 11 August 2017

Shane, Thanks so much for the review. It means a lot. We are glad you guys made it back for a second night. Full disclosure though, I don't think we count as "real Alaskans". I are Alexans I guess since we go back and forth...More

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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
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US$ 168 - US$ 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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US$ 168 - US$ 209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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"Stay in one of the separate log cabins."
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"Take the last cabin on the right before it sinks into the permafrost!"
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"The cabins are nicely spaced apart if you want quiet."
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"Cabins are great and roomy, 3 bedroom next to river"
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