My Husband and I are newly retired and ready to take the trip we have planned for many years.
We will be driving to Alaska from NY. We plan on arriving in Alaska the first week of August via Dawson City route. We will be tent camping on the trip up but plan on staying in cabins in Alaska. Current plans are to spend three days in Fairbanks - trip to the Arctic Circle and Riverboat Ride. Plan to stay at Pikes, couldn't find cabins around here. Looks like a nice place and has a coupon in the Toursaver.
Next to Denali for three days. Probably stay in Healy, but am open to places south of the park also. Will do the Kantishna park tour and maybe a float trip.
On to Anchorage for the night, then a week in the Kenai. Would like to stay in Cooper Landing or Soldotna area. Looking at several housekeeping cabins in the area hopefully find one with fishing on site. Have looked at Moose River Resort, Alaska Rivers Co. and Sunset Cabins. Plan on taking day trips to Homer and Seward for glacier tours and sightseeing. Have to find time to fish.
My questions are:
Any suggestions for cabins on Denali or Kenai trying to keep the rate under $125/night?
Are there not-to-miss sights in Kenai?
Should we visit Skagway also?
How far in advance do I need to make reservations for the tours or lodging?
Are any of the tours difficult for a person with slightly limited mobility i.e. a very bad knee?
I appreciate any help anyone can give me on this. The more I research this trip, the more it seems we should just move to Alaska for a while so we don't miss anything.