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The White House

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Reviewed 29 July 2016

At The White House Bed & Breakfast was easily our best accommodation throughout 2 weeks of travel in south east Alaska. Jan and John have it figured out, and they do it very well. It's the Big Things Rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished. Location is near the downtown area. It is an easy and pleasant walk. Continental breakfast has...

Thank BUBear
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

I didn't know we had a "fog free mirror" either, but hurray. That's pretty neat. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Not all our rooms are what would be considered spacious, most of the upstairs queen bedded rooms are more of a bedroom size, but more than adequate. THE SMART shuttle and their drivers are really very accommodating and we...

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Jan rushing down to the fast ferry terminal with a forgotten item was the icing on the cake for an excellent 3 night stay. From an efficient check-in by a helpful young man (sorry didn't catch his name), to the spotlessly clean and well-maintained room everything was perfect! The breakfasts were more than adequate with plenty of variety and lovely...

Thank OciMom
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

It is easy for us to be helpful, because our guests are so great. Because we don't offer on line booking, we are able to establish a relationship with our guests long before they ever arrive. Then when they do, it's like meeting a long lost relative. Thank you so much for your praises. I'll be sure to pass them...

Loxton, Australia
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A very good place to stay...we stayed 1 night and enjoyed the experience. The stay was above and beyond. The rooms were very clean and well appointed. The owners sure take pride in their establishment and it shows with the whole building. The breakfast was very good too. A top notch place to stay if you are ever in need...

Thank dnh2014
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

"Quality in a service product is not what you put in to it. It is what the customer gets out of it." Peter Drucker. Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Enjoy all your travels, John and Jan

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

So glad we stayed here in Skagway. The hospitable owners were ever so helpful. The rooms are clean and oh so very charming. Much appreciate the effort that goes into the breakfast, freshly brewed coffee and homemade treats. What an absolute pleasure!! Thank you :)

Thank Melissa O
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Melissa, we do enjoy our time in the kitchen. I am delighted that you enjoyed some of the treats. Whether it's homemade muffins for the breakfast buffet, cookies for the cookie jar or rhubarb jam ... seems like there is always something that makes the house smell good. That might explain my excessive snacking. All the best to you, John...

Reviewed 13 July 2016

This summer was our 9th trip to Skagway...fun, comfortable town, but when the cruise ships come in, it gets a bit hectic and, just, well....too much! We always know, that our peaceful, quiet, "Mecca" is only a couple of blocks away. Fresh, clean, warm and comfortable (even fresh homemade cookies), and QUIET! (shhh) the White House beckons us home. Jan...

JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. Perfect is a higher bar than we can really attain, but we do strive to meet folks where they are at - whether it's leaving them alone for some much needed quiet time or comparing notes about grand kids with visitors that like to share. Work sometimes pulls us away from the...

Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed for 1 night to connect with the ferry to Haines. On 8th street you are well away from all the hustle and bustle of the heavily commercialized jewellery and souvenir shops etc.etc and yet, despite having a car, you could easily get about by foot. Car parking is on 8th Street. The hotel itself is run by very...

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

I am delighted we met your expectations on several fronts (clean/friendly). I am not sure about the "generator" you heard. We do not have one operating on the property and the furnace room is below the kitchen. I wonder if the room adjacent to you perhaps left their bathroom fan on all night. Unfortunately, some folks do that for white...

washington state
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We had the "small" room upstairs but very comfortable & quiet. Charming, restored historic home. Felt lucky to have a room there the entirety of Fourth of July weekend for niece's wedding & festivities. Great breakfast & nice people.

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JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

It is always fun to have folks visiting Skagway residents stay with us. Everyone is so excited to see what all the hype is about and share the endless list of benefits we enjoy living in this little valley. Far beyond the commercialization that comes with a tourist destination, the scenery, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor opportunities are endless. Not...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Very happy we stayed here. Bed was very comfortable room was clean. Walking distance to the center of town and about a Mike walk to the cemetery. The smart shuttle bus picked us up from the AMH terminal and dropped us off right in front of the B&B $2.00 per person. The B&B let us store our luggage after checking...

Thank Sue D
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Sue, thank you for the nice write up. We too are very appreciative of the SMART shuttle and how accommodating they are. For those without a vehicle, Skagway is a very walkable town to visit. But if you have a lot of luggage or have a hard time getting around, the SMART bus is a very viable answer. Without taxi...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We arrived early, coming in on the White Pass and Yukon Railway, and since our room was ready they allowed us in early. Information about the town was available waiting for us on the bed. Jan was very helpful in directing us to the local bank. To top it all off breakfast was excellent. We highly recommend the White House.

Thank Dominic P
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are always happy to have folks check in early if their rooms are ready. More time to visit Skagway that way. The binder of information on the bed has been a work in progress and we are always excited to add something new. In addition to a listing of restaurants and several menus,...

Kitimat, Canada
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is the second time staying at the Whitehouse B&B. This time we stayed one night before hiking the Chilkoot Trail. Due to an aggressive bear on the Canadian side of the trail, we were not permitted to hike past the Alaska/BC border at the peak of the pass. This changed our trip by shortening it by one day. We...

Thank Kelly M
JohnandJanTronrud, Owner at The White House, responded to this review

Kelly, It isn't everyone that uses a bear as an excuse to cancel their reservation at the last minute. (Smiley face). I am glad your group was able to summit the pass and it would be our pleasure to have you visit again and perhaps you will be able to complete the entire 33 miles of the hike without interference....

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A comfy little inn, bringing together modern conveniences and Skagway history, for a restful night's sleep. Rooms vary in size, but they all feature cable TV, handcrafted quilts, wireless Internet, mini refrigerators, screened windows and ceiling fans. The Continental breakfast has lots of choices. Warm, welcoming, and open year round. Afternoon tea and the cookie jar are always a treat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White House

Address: Eighth & Main Sts, PO Box 41, Skagway, AK 99840-0041
Region: United States > Alaska > Skagway
Price Range: ₹ 4,847 - ₹ 11,568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Choose a room upstairs facing town. The cruise ships coming into the harbor would be fun to watch.”
Mary_the_tourist, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I've stayed both downstairs and upstairs, both are very nice.”
941kellym, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms are on the 2nd floor, so they may be quieter. Stairs only, no elevator. There are 2 rooms, I believe on the main floor.”
RobbyRose, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
“going to Skagway and need a place to sleep ---this is a must”
delfordb, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Just stay here. you won't be dissapointed.”
December2043, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
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