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Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages

950 S. Trunk Rd. , Palmer, AK 99645 USA (Show map)
4.4
94 Reviews
$119 - $229
per night

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About

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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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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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

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94 Reviews

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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!


Charming

3.6 on August 22, 2013

The room was large and had lots of country charm. The bed was comfy and relaxing after a long day of traveling. Could not use the fireplace as it was too warm. While there, Palmer was having a heat wave! A continental breakfast was in the refrigerator (Quiche) to be heated the following morning. We didn't care for it, as it had spinach in it, but we ate the bread, banana, and drank the orange juice. Karen, the innkeeper, was very nice and helpful. She also suggested a great place to eat and have dinner. It's called The Noisy Goose I believe. A lot of the locals go there and the food is delicious. DH had the Halibut fish & chips, and thought it the best he had in a long time.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your review! It was nice to have you here.


Nice place in Palmer, AK

3.2 on August 21, 2013

They are conveniently located near major roads. We were worried about noise at first but it did not turn out to be a problem at all. Our room was in the lower level of the main house and was well appointed with everything you might need. The wifi worked. We used the oven to heat up the quiche we were provided for breakfast. It does not have a sit down breakfast spread but the provided quiche, bread, yogurt, banana and juice was fine for us. We would stay again if we were near Palmer.

Innkeeper Response
So nice to have you here! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. --Karen


Extremely good value, spacious cabin, good breakfast.

3.6 on August 16, 2013

We can HIGHLY recommend, The Alaska Garden Gate B & B and cottages, which are a short drive from Palmer, in a very pleasent garden setting, with a great view of the Chugach mountains, we had the Evergreen Retreat, and could not have been more pleased or comfortable, - two bedrooms, and a lounge which has a couch, TV, and 2 big windows for natural light, The bathroom is well set up, and has spare towels, a substantial breakfast is supplied in your cottage, and unlike some hotels, the parking and WiFi are FREE. Thanks Karen and Camille, our stay at your property, made our 17th anniversary, and our first visit to Alaska a very special and memorable one. R and M - Australia.


Wonderful, private B & B

4.8 on August 16, 2013

Great stay at Garden Gate. Loved the breakfast in our cottage concept. Eat on your schedule worked great as we are NOT early risers. The food was very good. The bed, which we believe is most important was very comfortable...liked the location to Wasilla as we were in town to visit a dear friend. We found Anchorage to be a short 40 min drive . Thanks to Karen you are a great host and exceeded our expectations in every way at the Garden Gate.


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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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

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
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $20 per pet per night on approval.
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • 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!


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

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