Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages

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


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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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.0

perfect stay!

4.0 on September 21, 2015

Really nice room , stayed in forest haven , very comfy!! The breakfast buffet was also really good ! Karen is a wonderful host! Excellent restaurant recommendation!! Would stay here again !

Awesome experience

4.6 on September 03, 2015

A very spacious 2 bedroom/2 bathroom unit! Loved the jacuzzi, fireplace, and full kitchen. We will definitely return!

Very Nice Stay

5 on August 12, 2015

Enjoyed Everything And Everyone At The Alaska Garden Gate B&B Cottages

Best place we stayed in our week in Alaska

4.8 on August 04, 2015

Cottage was very clean and bed was very comfortable. Location was good with a great view.

Our stay at Alaska Garden Gate B&B was great!

5 on June 25, 2015

It was a lovely place to stay. The new huge deck was wonderful and the breakfast was awesome. We highly recommend staying here!

Excellent Place to Stay

5 on June 08, 2015

This was one of the best place I ever had during my trips, nice room, beautiful place and surroundings, large and comfortable breakfast hall, nice tasty break fast and all the more a caring host. Staying here is a nice experience and would be ideal if you are driving to Fairbanks/Denail from Seward or vice versa to split your time effectively.

Innkeeper Response
Hi, thanks for taking the time to write a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thanks for sharing all the details with future guests!

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)

Innkeeper Response
The Salmon Quiche went fast at breakfast, didn't it? We will be sure to make more soon! We enjoy offering what we grow and catch locally to our guests-- red currant jelly, black currant syrup for pancakes, raspberries for yogurt, rhubarb sauce for pancakes or toast, and salmon that was just caught the day before! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with others!

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

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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • 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

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

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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, 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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  • 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.



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!