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Gakona Lodge & Trading Post

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Mile 2 Tok Cutoff Rd., Gakona, AK 99586 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here overnight as a stopover between Fairbanks and Valdez during our three week Alaskan roadtrip. Cliff, the owner, greeted us and took us to our cabin at the end of the property. He was very nice, and put up a...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Staying at Gakona Lodge and Trading Post felt like a true Alaskan experience. Far from the cruise ships and tour buses we so often encountered while traveling through Alaska, this authentic roadhouse is definitely off the beaten path, and that’s a good thing. The historic...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

What an interesting place! Over 90 years old and the new owners bought it in 2014. A lot of work involved in a 90 year old log building! 10 rooms with only one -room 10- comes with its own bathroom.. the other 9 rooms share...More

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Response from Clif_Potter, Manager at Gakona Lodge & Trading PostResponded 27 June 2018

Hi Robin, Thanks so much for the review and kind words. Sorry about the restaurant not being open for you. We did our half-way party and had a large group of cyclists in while you were here. We were supposed to have two additional live-in...More

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

1  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

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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

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The oldest continually operating roadhouse in Alaska (National Register of Historic Places), Gakona Lodge and Trading Post offers its guests an authenticly rustic yet comfortable Alaskan experience in one of state's last remaining historical treasures. It consists of the main lodge, three cabins, the Trappers' Den Tavern and the Carriage House Restaurant. Located at the confluence of the Copper and Gakona Rivers, Gakona Lodge also offers guided fishing and sight seeing river trips. The main lodge has nine upstairs rooms of assorted size and bedding arrangements that share bathrooms.The three cabins are composed of one, two or three bedrooms. The two and three bedroom cabins have full kitchens and a common room in them as well. WI-FI, a continental breakfast, and all taxes are included in respective accommodation list prices. For most vacationing couples, small groups, or families, we recommend looking into cabin availability first as they provide the best combination of privacy and economy for your trip.

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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United StatesAlaskaGakona
Traveller (17)
Room & Suite (7)
Dining (3)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"Stay in one of the separate log cabins."
11 Aug 2017
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"Take the last cabin on the right before it sinks into the permafrost!"
20 Jul 2017
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"The cabins are nicely spaced apart if you want quiet."
29 Jun 2017
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"Cabins are great and roomy, 3 bedroom next to river"
5 Sep 2016
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