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“fantastic place to stay, friendly, quaint and good food plus bed”

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Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fantastic place to stay, friendly, quaint and good food plus bed”
Reviewed 2 September 2015

we loved this place and its owner plus staff. they went out of their way to make me (vegetarian coeliac) a nice meal and full breakfast. my son had his exam results and that meant me staying up till 2am to Facetime him, so the bar stayed open and the owner and barman helped with link and got excited with me about his results. we also saw the Northern lights together. friendly, professional and good location en-route

Room Tip: little bit of quaint Alaskan history
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  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with family
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Kula, Hawaii
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We arrived just after the Carriage House had closed for dinner but they handed us menus, we ordered our food and it was delicious...desert and all. The dining room is in an amazing old log building, full of character. Our room was large, very clean and comfortable. We were suppose to be in a smaller room upstairs but they had a cancelation so they put us in the downstairs room AND they were going to give it to us for the lesser rate of the upstairs room but I said no please charge us the published rate for the room. It is owned by a sweet young couple who couldn't have done enough for us. I would go back with no hesitation and highly recommend it to anyone traveling in the area.

  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with family
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We heard about the lodge from a gas station clerk. The price was reasonable and the wifi worked. It was sort of weird sharing the bathroom but it was okay. We woke up extra early so we missed the scones, I'm sorry to say, and had no coffee, but it was interesting to know we stayed in such a historical place.

Stayed August 2015, travelled with family
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Groton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had an overnight stay at the Gakona Lodge and Trading Post. Currently the new owners are in process of updating the lodge but we had a very nice stay. The cabin room which we were in was very comfortable. The sound of the flowing river behind the cabin was very relaxing. We had breakfast at the restaurant. It was a continental breakfast and met our needs. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.

One hint, which has nothing to do with the lodge, is that it is in a remote area. If you want soft drinks/snacks, be sure to stop before getting to the Lodge for the night. There is a package store on the way to the lodge coming in from Glennallen. Glennallen is about 15 miles from the lodge where a pretty big store is located. Chistotina is about 34 miles from the lodge where another store is located (closes at 6 PM)

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the cabins. They are very nice - clean and comfy
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  • Stayed August 2015, travelled with family
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Talladega, Alabama
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

After a long but wonderful drive on the Denali Highway (8), this was a great place to have dinner. Just about 2 miles from the "big" highway and close to our lodging for the night. Great food and atmosphere. Rustic and the way Alaska should be. Dark log cabin and romantic. Good salad bar with macaroni and other salads, fresh greens, etc. good salmon, hamburgers, etc. Lots of locals.

Stayed July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gakona Lodge & Trading Post

Property: Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
Address: Mile 2 Tok Cutoff Rd., Gakona, AK 99586
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Region: United States > Alaska > Gakona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Gakona
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,447 - ₹ 12,467
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gakona Lodge & Trading Post 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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 
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