Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages

950 S. Trunk Rd. , Palmer, AK 99645 USA (Show map)

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Enjoy the luxury of jacuzzis, fireplaces, King/Queen beds, kitchens, outstanding glacier/mountain views, and generous continental breakfasts. Between Palmer and Wasilla on 10 acres.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Our stay in Alaska

4.2 on July 14, 2016

We enjoyed the three nights we spent at your B&B. Every one was helpful, cheerful, and professional. We would stay there again. Thank you!


Wow...what a gem

5 on July 01, 2016

We stayed in the 2BR apartment. Very quiet and comfortable. Everything we needed and more.


McMains visit June 2016

5 on June 20, 2016

Love the suite really large. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Good breakfasts.


Very pleasant stay and great rooms.

5 on June 19, 2016

Love the apartment and the amenities. Great breakfast. Good way to make the day.


AGG B&B Review

4.2 on June 17, 2016

We had a pleasant experience and recommend Alaska Garden Garden Gate B&B to others. I was expecting a more rural atmosphere but things worked out nicely.


Our first stay in Palmer

4.0 on June 13, 2016

This is my 20th visit to Alaska and our first stay at this B & B. We are from Hawaii, spent our first night here to visit our friends living in Glacier View. Karen and all the staff were very welcoming, friendly and trying to be helpful in any way. It is easy to find and conveniently located from Palmer. I loved all the flower blooming in their garden, especially divinely scented Alaskan Roses outside of my cottage. The next morning we had a very pleasant time meeting a nice couple from East Coast at the breakfast table. Thank you Karen, we all enjoyed staying at your charming B & B, see you again. Aloha!


Delightful Accommodations - as in credible as the weather was sunny

5 on June 07, 2016

Two couples stayed five nights. The roominess of the suite was a nice surprise.The location was central to so many activities and hikes, it made the day trips so easy without tiring us out. The beds were the most comfortable of any of the hotels we had already stayed in and we got the best nights sleep of the entire trip. The staff were so helpful with recommendations and were very friendly. Loved our stay.


Always love my stay at Alaska Garden Gate

4.4 on May 27, 2016

Love staying here while competing in dog trials. Karen is so helpful and friendly. I have stayed in the cottages, apts and bunkhouse...loved them all. Very quiet peaceful place to stay. Great French toast too!


A Favorite

5 on April 04, 2016

I love Alaska Garden Gate - It is one of my absolute favorite places to stay in Alaska


Fantabulous Location

5 on January 28, 2016

My colleague and I had an 11 day job at Palmer/Wasilla areas and found the GEM of place to stay: The location was perfect and the staff and apartments were incredibly great. I recommend this place HIGHLY to anyone and everyone who needs a place to stay when in the area. I will be back as soon as I can!!!


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Rooms & Rates

Luxury Cottages

2 Luxury Cottages, which are private, stand-alone, one-bedroom buildings. Enjoy your Alaska vacation in style--king bed, two-person jacuzzi, and outstanding views. Relax at the end of your days of adventures with every comfort!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Guest Cottages

5 Queen stand-alone buildings sleep up to 4 with Queen bed in bedroom, and Queen-size pullout couch in the living room. Fresh and bright, with everything you need, in beautiful surroundings with mountain views. Make it your home away from home as you discover Alaska.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Luxury Apartment at the Inn

Large King bedroom has a master bathroom with jacuzzi/shower. Second Queen bedroom has a bathroom with tub/shower. Also spacious living room, kitchen and dining. Great for families or two couples who want to enjoy time together, but have two private bedrooms as well. Private entrance and deck have wooded and mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Midnight Sun Guest Apartment

King apartment within main B&B/house. Come home to comfort in our largest, most open suite for easy living while you stay with us.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Blossoms Guest Apartment

Queen apartment within main B&B/house. Spacious bedroom, bathroom and living room/kitchen means you can spread out and enjoy the mountain views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bedroom with Private Bathroom in the Inn

Bedroom with ensuite private bathroom. Queen bed with single bunk above, and also a set of single-single bunk beds. Economical private suite offers value for families or singles traveling together. If you don't need your own kitchen and living room, as in our Cottages and Apartments, you can stay for less at our beautiful B&B in our five new Bedrooms with Private Bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 3 Twin

Forest Haven Guest Apartment

Queen apartment within man B&B/house is studio-style for large and airy feeling. Decor and porcelain gas fireplace lend a woodsy, mountain feel...Full kitchen, living area and great views make this an easy spot to relax and take it all in.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen Bedroom with Private Bathroom in the Inn

Queen bedroom with ensuite private bathroom. Economical private suite offers value for couples traveling. If you don't need your own kitchen and living room, as in our Cottages and Apartments, you can stay for less at our beautiful B&B in our five new Bedrooms with Private Bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Queen Bedroom with Twin Bunk and Private Bathroom in the Inn

Queen bedroom with twin bunk above bed with ensuite private bathroom. Economical private suite offers value for couples and families traveling. If you don't need your own kitchen and living room, you can stay for less at our beautiful B&B in our Queen Bedroom with Twin Bunk and Private Bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Cottage

Queen bedroom has a mounted TV and master bathroom with oversized shower. Second bedroom has a Queen bed with a single bunk bedabove, and a bathroom with tub/shower. The cottage also has a comfortable living room with cableTV, wireless internet, electric fireplace and full kitchen.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Temp

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Anchorage, AK (ANC) 34 miles

Directions to property:

From Anchorage, go north 33 miles to the junction of the Glenn (#1) and the Parks (#3) Highway. Turn onto the Parks Highway and take the first exit, Trunk Rd. Follow the curve of the exit ramp onto Trunk Road. Go halfway around the roundabout/rotary circle and continue north on Trunk Road. At the stoplight at College Drive, turn Left. Go one block. At Old Trunk Road, turn Left. Go 1/2 mile to our driveway, where there is a blue "tourist" sign with a bed symbol on it. Come up the driveway past the cottages and follow the Check In signs to the front porch of our B&B/main house.

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Matanuska Glacier--walk/hike on blue ice, Musk Ox Farm, Hatcher Pass--lush nature area, Iditarod Headquarters, dog mushing, Alaska State Fair, Knik Glacier--airboat rides or flightsee, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Library, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer , Choice of down or poly pillows, Choice of feather duvets or Vellux blankets, Slippers at the door, White noise machines

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Flightseeing Denali/Mt. McKinley, Dog-mushing, ATV'ing in the mountains, Snowmobiling, Panning for gold, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $20 per pet per night on approval.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None required. Your credit card holds your room.
  • Cancellations: You may call to cancel with no penalty up to 15 days in advance. Cancelling between 3-14 days in advance will result in a one-night charge. With less than three days' notice, you'll be charged the full amount of your stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Karen Harris

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Karen welcomes guests to Alaska Garden Gate B&;B, which puts to good use Karen's love of roses and northcountry gardening, and cooking. In her spare time she likes to cross-country ski, bicycle, and read about the Arctic. She has traveled widely in the U.S. and Europe, and has had Turkey, Thailand and the Seychelles on her list for a long time.

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Meals

Breakfast

Hot Items

  • Time Served: whenever you like!
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Signature Dish

Sourdough pancakes with warm cinnamon apples
Generous continental breakfast baskets are provided in each guest's kitchen so you can enjoy it whenever you like. Each day, a different egg entree is included, such as quiche or breakfast burritos, and it's accompanied by homemade banana bread, berry muffins or some other breakfast treat baked by Karen. Your basket also includes yogurts, oatmeals, juices, and fresh fruit--either whole fruits or delicious cut up fruit combinations. If there are certain things you don't eat, no problem! Just enjoy whatever does suit you, whenever you are up and ready to eat!