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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed one night on our way from Fairbanks to Valdez. I think the season was coming to an end as there were few other guests and the hotel restaurant was only in use for breakfast. We had a very nice evening meal in the bar and a good chat with some of the locals. There were lots of stuffed...

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful, old, historic building that used to be a carriage repair shop. Our tour group of 40 enjoyed a delicious lunch and historical presentation of the area under open wood beams. The grounds are interesting with informative signs about the buildings and people of the area. We did not see any of the lodge accommodations.

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Thank Wendalyn S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

The Gakona lodge is a nice spot to relax after a long drive. The lodge is adjacent to the Gakona river. We had a camp fire right outside the cabin with the wood provided and dead wood around. A continental breakfast is provided. The person running the place is friendly and really laid back. Really enjoyed our stay.

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Thank Daniel J
Canberra
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Travelling from Fairbanks to Anchorage by car, a good mid-point to stop and enjoy the scenery and fish if you have time. It's a quaint little lodge with stand alone cabins and lodge accommodation that are authentic in build, the way they used to be, but very comfortable. We went in late August 2016 so it was cool but lovely...

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Thank Dave H
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Lodge nice and too far away from Wrangell N. P.!. Two room for 4 people! Kitchen in good shape. small bathroom and poor. Breakfast available bar poor. Not ideal for families, but only for fishermen and adventurers! overpriced for what you get!

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Thank Vincenzo P
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed for one night at this rustic Lodge and was not disappointed. This was a great place to introduce to our four friends what rural Alaska is all about. We enjoyed our cabin stay. We also enjoyed the nearby bar and the dinner at the little restaurant was awesome! In fact of all the salmon we ate during our...

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Thank Budrock9
Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We stopped at Gakona Lodge for one night on our way upto Fairbanks via Glen Allen and Delta Junction. Had a very comfortable stay for one night. Room was clean and comfortable. Its a wooded cabin and not a modern room. Our room had a great river view. We could walk to the banks of the river. They did have...

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Thank drajend
Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stayed here for just one night but loved it. Our room was in the far corner of the main lodge. It was a large, clean, comfortable room. The house is just as described: historic Alaskan lodging. It felt like I was staying an my great-grandma's house...and that's a good thing. It felt homey and comfortable. A great value. Continental...

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Thank megklee30
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2016

But you will enjoy some basic old comfort in the Alaska country beside a river. There is nothing for miles around and pre plan your evening meals before coming here as there is not a restaurant 365 days of the year. EXPENSIVE

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Thank BrisbaneNewDad
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Thank you for sharing your lodge with us. We found our room to be clean and neat and the price very reasonable. Your continental breakfast was way sufficient (didn't have lunch) and the setting very Alaskan (that's a good thing). The staff was very kind and helpful so thanks again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gakona Lodge & Trading Post

Address: Tok Cutoff Rd., Gakona, AK 99586
Region: United States > Alaska > Gakona
Price Range: ₹ 9,880 - ₹ 13,039 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gakona Lodge & Trading Post 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Cabins are great and roomy, 3 bedroom next to river”
 of 5 bubbles DaveH54, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Opt for a cabin. Enjoy the experience and absorb the beauty around you.”
 of 5 bubbles Budrock9, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All lodge cabins have a river and mountain view”
 of 5 bubbles drajend, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“little bit of quaint Alaskan history”
 of 5 bubbles debcc2014, 2 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in one of the cabins. They are very nice - clean and comfy”
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  • Looking out the restaurant window - so rustic!
 of 5 bubbles LorenaNovak, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
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