This smallish motel is located right at the heart of Skagway. Despite being described as a small room because it only had one bed, our room was actually quite large and very comfortable. We had access to a microwave and a minifridge in the hallway, and had we felt like cooking there was a barbecue available to all the guests. Free coffee is served in the lobby every morning, and guests also have access to computers there. But speaking of the lobby, it's by far the least inviting spot in the lodge so whatever you do, don't stick to your first impressions! The lady who checked us in wasn't very friendly, but the man who checked us out really was - he made sure we grabbed a cup of coffee before leaving and he was pleased hold our luggage for us until our friends came to pick them up.
I picked At the White House because of the reviews found online plus the price, and had a great feeling about the accomodations from the e-mails exchanged in the months before arrival. We had no problem finding the accomodations after our drive from Whitehorse, and then it was nice to be able to park the car on the road and walk downtown. The rooms were great, complete with ensuite bathroom. I had a room on the corner with views towards downtown and on the street. It was very quiet. The young lady who greeted me and got us signed in was very friendly, and let me know that there were breakfasts to go in the fridges in our room. That was wonderful as we had to be down to the port at 5am. I would stay again and recommend At The White House, and thank the hosts for their accomodations.
With our early morning departure, we weren't going to be able to partake in the breakfast room, so they very kindly packed us up a breakfast to go - yogourt, fruit, breakfast bar - all we could ask for and more. This was in the mini-fridges in our rooms. We were also very impressed that the owners took the time to let us know that there was construction starting early in the morning, and offering us a chance to cancel with no penalty if that was going to bother us. Since we were leaving before it started, there was no problem with us, but we did appreciate the concern shown.
The Chilkoot trail outpost lies about 8 miles outside of town. It is visually stunning, and the accomodations are excellent. It is the premier place to stay in this area. It is out near the ghost town of historic Dyea, Alaska. Jaw-dropping scenery, bald eagles, and bears abound!
The rooms are individual modern cabins with all the ammenities. Excellent meals planned where you can cook your salmon and steaks if you wish. A truly REAL Alaskan adventure destination. Tons of adventure tours nearby, but not in the way...you are secluded...beautifully.
Seperate cozy cabins, fresh baked muffins and cookies and a hot tub and mountain bikes to use!!! Choices for lodging for the independant traveller in Skagway are extremely limited, this is a great place. Its away from the hustle and bustle of town, quite cozy and romantic...choice of 2 cabins and also a very cheap little cabin with no shower, but clean and charming.
Peaceful and quiet, away from the madness of Skagway...romantic as well.Hot tub to use,transportation and the best service and northern hospitality
This wonderful place sits 2 miles away from the mayhem of Skagway.
3 cabins in the forest....a hot tub to use??in skag??Oh yeah. They have transportation from the ferry dock or airport or railroad. The cabins are spotlessly clean and quiet. Breakfast foods are provided in your cabin. Cookies freshly baked in the afternoon...muffins come knockin at 8PM or so...bikes to ride...it is a romantic getaway or great for a solo as well. Unique, fantastic and fun!!
Did not stay, only browsed. You should too. It is really a piece of history of the growth of Alaska. An old hotel built in 1898 during the height of the gold rush days in the Yukon. It was two stories tall, but moved in 1908 to it's present location and a third story and the gold dome were added.
Corrington's purchased the hotel in 1997 and renovated the crown jewel of the gold rush, spending more than one million dollars , updating the 31 rooms, adding a pub, restaurant, and Southeast Alaska's first microbrewery. Why not? That's what I call full service. Have a great beer, then something to eat and more beer, call it a night and go to your room to sleep it off. Sounds good to me. Let's see, my room key says #23. I'm outta here!!!
This ole house is haunted. A strange light appears at night in room # 14, and moves around. No one knows why or how. The other ghost is a female that occupies room # 23. She became ill while staying in #23 and her husband went off to the gold fields to try to get enough gold to pay for a hospital stay for her. Time went by, she gave up hope of his return and died before he returned. It was a tragic end and now she haunts the room and tries to reach out to choke guests who dare stay in room #23. Ah, as I said before, I am not so sure that it sounds like a good idea. Try room #1 or #2.
I didn't actually stay at the White House but it was located directly across the street from the Alaskan Sojourn. I know it is more expensive but I thought I would take a picture.
From some people I guess it would be novel to stay in the "White House". It does look like a nice spot.
Before you ask because I did. Sojourn means:
so·journ ( P ) Pronunciation Key (sjûrn, s-jûrn) intr.v. so·journed, so·journ·ing, so·journs
To reside temporarily. See Synonyms at stay1.
n. a temporary stay; a brief period of residence.
The Alaskan Sojourn Hostel for me was very comfortable and Janilyn the owner of the hostel was a nice lady as well. The private rooms and the dorms are both very comfortable. There is also free Internet which was a bonus!
It is a very short walk to downtown and the docks.
The hostel has a unique guest book, sign a clothespin and add to our unusual guestbook. An Inn in Dawson City, Yukon Territory did this during the early 1900's and eventually covered the ceiling of their lobby with clothes pins. Some of the signatures turned out to be from famous people and some infamous....who knows what the future holds for our collection.
There is also a world map on the wall were visitors place a pin on their place of origin. I thought this was cool and gave you a sense of where all the different travellers came from.
This is the perfect alternative to Skagway's historic (Victorian decor with a small room) gold rush era hotels and those of the motel and hostel persausion. It is a great place to reread a Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" and find yourself in the middle of it all only a mile or so from Skagway. The friendly resident dog, a beautiful husky, stands guard when you spend time on the 16 foot wooden deck. The web savy Nan Saldi and her husband provide two nice and cozy log cabins with a view across the Skagway river gorge to Reid's Falls. Extras include a plentiful supply of coffee and teas. Since we rented a car, we skipped the train and drove over White Pass to Emerald Lake just beyond Carcross. In the fall, the golden colors of the birches, alders, and aspens are a must see. The turqoise color of the glacial lakes is also amazing. You will still have time to tour the Gold Rush Museum and do a little shopping if your ferry leaves the next evening. I recommend the Sweet Tooth for breakfast and the upbeat and fun Skagway Fish Company for dinner offers excellent seafood for dinner. On a clear night, your chances of seeing the northern lights are very good according to the guest register. Simply wonderful!
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