We paid $20 a night to camp, as opposed to getting a room at the lodge, and we're glad we did.
.There were Zero people at the lodge the entire time we were there which was a bit odd maybe the season hasn't started up yet.
All of the doors to the rooms were unlocked we decided to look inside and they were not worth the price that was being charged. The restaurant and bar was closed for the year and as we booked that was something we were looked forward to. There was no wifi anywhere on site, both of which were mentioned on the website. With multiple photos that did not really look like what we expirenced.
As we know haines is an old city but it seemed like a ghost town and unfortunately the lodge did to.
Beautiful views and camping we could do our own thing on the lawn for setup at the lodge but just know it's not all you see online as of this current time of year anyways.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located directly across from both the Cruise Ship Dock and Skagway Fast Ferry Dock in Haines, Alaska, the Fort Seward Lodge, Restaurant and Saloon was built in 1904 as part of the first U.S military base in Alaska. As the original Post Exchange, the Fort has been a part of the Haines community for over 100 years. The building has gone through many changes and additions over the years, decommissioned in the early 1930's and purchased by a group of retired officers, it then started its long history as a saloon and lodge in the true Alaskan spirit. Currently the lodge operates seasonally, open February - May for Heli-skiing and May - August for summer tourism and fishing. The Fort is known for good times, good people and good food. Come hang out with the "old salts" in the saloon or enjoy a cocktail or locally brewed beer while taking in the salt air on our deck with the ocean view! Grills and picnic tables are available for our guests who may wish to prepare their own catch of the day. We provide yoga and brunch in the summer every Saturday on our patio. We also have a horseshoe pit for your enjoyment. Our mission is to provide an authentic, down to earth, experience for our customers. The Fort is a family run business and we want you to feel a part of our family. Whether you are visiting Haines to ski, snowmobile, fish, view wildlife, gaze at the Northern Lights or simply passing through, allow us to assist you in putting together your Alaskan dream vacation. Hope to see you soon! ... more less