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

Great Getaway

5 on September 06, 2017

Cute cabins, wonderful view of mountains and yummy breakfast each morning.

Anniversary trip

4.8 on September 05, 2017

Grounds are beautifully landscaped! View was amazing from our cottage and so peaceful! Cottage had lots of room and everything you would need. Breakfast was delicious and enjoyed meeting people from all over.

Our Alaska Vacation

5 on September 04, 2017

We found Garden Gate B&B online and it looked pretty good and was in the area we wanted to vacation. We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived and saw the property and met the people working there, the cabins are very nice and comfortable and everything you could ask for is there at your fingertips. We will be returning in the future and will be staying here again

Great Breakfast

4.0 on August 20, 2017

This B&B was perfect for us. We were able to get a room with two bunk beds. The only downside was the bunk didn't have ladders and getting in and out of them was tough. There isn't seem to be much sound proofing between rooms, but everyone settled down at a reasonable time. We would stay there again if we were in the area.

Excellent value

4.6 on August 08, 2017

Though Palmer is not a big place for sightseeing, this place is a real value! The owner paid attentions to every detail of this place so as to make this place beautiful and pleasant to stay. The mountain view seen from the window is also magnificent.


4.4 on August 03, 2017


Home away from home

4.6 on July 31, 2017

Everything was amazing I would definitely recommend to everyone! Great views, all staff was helpful and the room itself was so clean and adorable! It was great for my family of 5. Breakfast was a little disappointing.. but it was still good.

Very comfortable stay

5 on June 28, 2017

Called Karen a few weeks before arrival (since we booked about a year in advance) she called me back to firm everything up. Late check in so instructions were left at the office, very easy to get to our room in the Inn. The room was comfortable with bunks (two doubles down and two twins up, good for two adults. The beds were comfy and the sound machine was such a nice feature I have never seen in a B&B or hotel before. I even came home and bought one! The bath was lacking a bath mat and shampoo and soap which is no big deal as we pack our own, I just mention it for housekeeping purposes. The breakfast is served 7:30 - 9:30 is hearty, fruits, coffee cake, yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. We were full when we left! If you have an early departure, i did not see where you could get coffee to go. Although we did not use the laundry, this is such a nice feature for long stays.The cottages and grounds are well kept and you can tell Karen takes great pride in her establishment! All in all, a great overnight visit and would recommend the Alaskan Garden Gate!

Nice B&B

5 on June 21, 2017

Lovely place, only stayed one night. Did not get to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings.

Very nice B&B

4.6 on September 25, 2016

We stayed in one of the apartments. It was very nice, clean and roomy. It had everything that you could need. We loved the view of mountains and a glacier.

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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 wtih single bunk bed above, and also another single-single bunk bed set to sleep up to 5 persons. 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

Master bedroom has a King bed, mounted TV and master bathroom with oversized shower. Second bedroom has a Queen bed, 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Apartment

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, 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, 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.
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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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