For the low prices compared to other accommodation on our Alaska trip, we were not expecting much, but how wrong we were!
Barbara picked us up from the ferry terminal and took us to towns to buy some supplies as we didn't have a car, before taking us back to the lodge. It is situated just above the road, overlooking the inlet with views of the snow capped mountains and hillsides as well as the water itself. Bald eagles can be seen circling above from the lounge chairs out of the massive windows in the evenings.
The lodge accommodation is very very comfortable, with a great kitchen that you can use (microwave, fridge/freezer, cooker, mixer, etc). The hosts (Barbara's husband Jim helps out as well) use the kitchen cook the breakfast in the morning at a time of your choosing. The lounge has several sofas with armchairs, a satellite TV which we rarely used as we just enjoyed the views.
There are four carpeted bedrooms each with a bathroom en-suite, hairdryers and even two toilet roll holders for the left and right handed! Each bedroom had a patio leading onto the wooden balcony where the hot tub is located in front of the lounge windows.
The lodge is just a mile and a half to the bridge, where bears can be seen, we managed to see a grizzly, a first after five weeks in Alaska!
We found the hosts very friendly, and spent many hours chatting, and even took us up to Chilkoot River to see if we can get another sighting of a bear before returning to the ferry terminal. We certainly did not feel like we were spied upon, or relate to the other review at all and will be returning to this place in future.
- Also Known As:
- Haines Bear Lodge Alaska