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Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages

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

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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.


Rooms & Rates

Forest Haven Guest Apt.

With the look and feel of a northwoods cabin, this is a charming guest apartment with Queen bed and single pull-out couch bed, kitchen, living/dining, private bath and private entrance. Also, enjoy the porcelain woodstove, and picture windows to forest and mountains. Separate entrance from the back patio. Perfect for couples and getaways. WiFi and Flatscreen TV/cable. Pets OK on approval at time of reservation. Check in: 4-10 p.m., Check Out: 11 a.m. $20 additional per guest over double occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $119-$169

Midnight Sun Guest Apt.

Sumptuous, spacious guest apartment offers full kitchen, dining/living, large private bath, closets and separate entrance onto back patio. King bed and day bed couch (single bed) as well as single bed trundle that pulls out from under the day bed. Works well for families or longer stays. Wifi and flatscreen TV/cable. Pets OK on approval at time of reservation. Check in: 4-10 p.m., Check Out: 11 a.m. $20 additional per guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $149-$179

Evergreen Retreat

Comfortable two bedroom apartment with Queen bed in one bedroom and single in second bedroom. Bathroom has tub/shower, and kitchen has full cooking with dining table. Large living room area with fold-flat couch sleeps 1-2. Continental breakfast included.

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$119

Blossoms Guest Apartment

Bright and sunny, Blossoms is a guest apartment with a Queen bed and a single bed in the bedroom; living room with loveseat/single pullout bed; and full kitchen. Private bath with shower. Private exterior entrance. WiFi and flatscreen TV/cable. Check in: 4-10 p.m., Check Out: 11 a.m. $20 additional per guest over double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129-$169

Luxury Guest Cottage

Private cottage with bedroom (pillowtop King bed and flatscreen TV), bathroom with deep jacuzzi and shower, kitchenette with micro/frig/coffee/sink, and living area with fireplace, cable TV, wireless internet, and outstanding views of mountains and Knik Glacier.

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

Nightly Rate: $169-$189

Guest Cottages

Private cottage with bedroom (Queen bed), bathroom with shower, full kitchen with stove/oven/micro/frig/coffee/sink/plates/pots, living area with Queen-size pullout sofa sleeper, fireplace, cable TV, wireless internet. Excellent mountain and glacier views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159-$179

Birch Hideaway

Cozy, secluded one bedroom guest apartment has bathroom with shower, full kitchen with eat-in bistro table, and living area. Bedroom has Queen bed and beautiful bay windows view to the forest. Generous continental breakfast is provided in your kitchen.

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

2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Apt.

Spacious, private apartment with private entrance, mountain and wooded views, featuring 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, and living room and full kitchen. The master bedroom has a King bed, and Queen bed in second bedroom. Rollaway can be added. Wireless internet, TV with cable. Master suite has 2-person jacuzzi tub and bathroom with shower. Second bathroom has a tub/shower. Housekeeping service included. Pets ok on approval. Hot breakfast served in the Breakfast Hall in the same building, included in the rate.

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

Nightly Rate: $179-$229

Bedroom/Bathroom Suites

Newly constructed, now offering 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms in our new Inn building. Common area kitchenette with microwave, frig, and sink for guest use. Wireless internet, TV with cable. Each bedroom has a Queen bed with single bunk above, and a set of single-single bunk beds. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Housekeeping service included. Pets ok on approval. Hot breakfast served in the Breakfast Hall in the same building, included in the rate

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 5 Twin


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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!


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!


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 Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


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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  • Check In:: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited $20 per pet per night on approval.

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.



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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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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