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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
4.4

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

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Traveler from Kenai, Alaska

5 on May 12, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful quaint B&B on my online search. Too many B&B's overcharge and do not give you more than a bed and a muffin anymore. The owner was so sweet and took the time to talk & walk w/me to the new addition to their B&B, where I had rented a room w/ a very large private bath. Their rate was VERY REASONABLE & the breakfast basket they left in the fridge for me was very filling and healthy. I was pleasantly surprised. I will be staying her EVERY time I come to the Valley! It ranks HIGH on my list of B&B's! They also have cute cottages with full kitchens if you are traveling with a family for a short time or an extended stay. Lastly, the beautiful view of the mountain range in front of the cottages is spectacular! A MUST stay!


Great place to stay

4.6 on April 25, 2015

Great place to stay, convenient, easy to get to, but still "out of the way." Excellent breakfast (salmon quiche)


Would Definitely Recommend

4.0 on March 08, 2015

I stayed in one of the cabins and loved it. The couch in the living room and mini kitchen was great for people who want to eat on a budget and relax at their accommodations. I loved the location of the B&B, which was off the highway, but quiet. I liked that the staff left breakfast for the next morning in my fridge, so I could take off as early as I needed to. My only complaint is that I did not care for the breakfast selection I received. I ended up buying my own food for breakfast. If the breakfast were improved, it would have been perfect.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing a review! I'm happy to tell you that we are very close to reaching for what would have made it a "perfect" stay for you! Last pieces of equipment for our new Breakfast Hall kitchen are being shipped now. Soon we will debut our new full, hot buffet breakfast in the new Breakfast Hall: eggs, sausage, potatoes, fresh fruit, a yogurt "bar," oatmeal with fixings, homemade breads and muffins, cold cereal and toast, locally roasted coffee, an array of teas, and four juice choices. I hope you'll enjoy the new breakfast when you stay with us again!


Fantastic stay

4.4 on February 19, 2015

We enjoy staying here, they are so pet friendly and we alway stay here for dog trials


Very enjoyable stay in a comfy room.

4.6 on December 09, 2013

Nice stay.

Innkeeper Response
I appreciate your review! Winter is a beautiful time of year to enjoy our B&B and cottages. Thanks for staying with us!


My stay at Alaska Garden Gate BnB

5 on October 23, 2013

I wished that I had found this last year when I had a relative staying at Mat-Su Medical Center. Very clean and the breakfasts were very good and nutritional. They were quiet and private. Karen

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, Karen, for writing a review. We seek to have a restful and comfortable place for travelers to relax, whether that's after a full day of outdoor recreation or like you, visiting family in the hospital, which is just a mile from us.


Perfect for me and my dog

4.8 on October 20, 2013

Love staying at Garden gate! Karen takes great care of us. Very private quiet cottages. Very nice beds and linens. She thinks of everything

Innkeeper Response
We enjoy hosting pets and their people! Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate it!


Great B&B, not far from Anchorage, Talkeetna and Matanuska Glacier

5 on September 10, 2013

I recently spent 3 nights at the Alaska Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast. It was great. The room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The property is well maintained. It was a little over an hour drive to Talkeetna where we did some sightseeing tours. It is also a little over an hour’s drive to the Matanuska Glacier. Anchorage is not a far drive either. So, the B&B is located in an area where you can easily travel to sites on very scenic roads. The host, Karen, could not have been more accommodating. She has plenty of suggestions for things to do while you’re there. Breakfast, which was prepared fresh at the B&B, was left in the refrigerator in the room each afternoon so that you had it for the following morning. This way you are able to heat and eat whenever you’d like! Some days omelets and muffins, some days quiche and banana bread. All were delicious! The room had a coffee maker too and fresh ground coffee and filters all ready to go. I felt like I was at home, with none of the work! Stay at this place, you will not be disappointed!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you kindly for taking the time to describe your time at Alaska Garden Gate! Undoubtedly this will give future guests a better idea of what we offer. It was nice to meet you and host your stay!


proper

3.8 on August 27, 2013

Nos alojamos en el edificio de la recepción. muy limpio aunque algo ruidoso. Se escuchan los pasos del piso de arriba. No tiene cortinas con lo que hay mucha luz en la habitación. desayuno escaso. Cocina completamente equipada. Si tuviera que volver a alojarme lo haría sin duda


Great place to stay in Palmer, AK

4.6 on August 22, 2013

I've been to the Garden Gate B&B twice now and very much enjoyed my stay each time. It is an especially good location (at a good price) if you are interest in sightseeing places North of Anchorage in the Mutsu area.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We are centrally located to the many activities to do around Palmer and Wasilla, in our area called the Mat-Su. We're happy to share info about how to get to hiking, rafting, flightseeing, ATVing, dog-sledding, birding, museums, restaurants...There's plenty to do to keep visitors going for a week or more!


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Rooms & Rates

Luxury Cottages

2 King stand-alone buildings. Outstanding view of the mountains and Knik Glacier! Enjoy your Alaska vacation in style. Relax in style at the end of your days of adventures.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Guest Cottages

5 Queen stand-alone buildings. 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

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Apartment at the Inn

Large King bedroom with jacuzzi/shower. Second Queen bedroom has a bath 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

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

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

Bedroom/Bathroom Suite at the Inn

Bedroom and Private Bath Suite. Queen bed with single bunk above, and also two sets 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 new Bedroom/Bathroom Suites..

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

Forest Haven Guest Apartment

Queen apartment within man B&B/house

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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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

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  • 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!


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

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