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Alaska Garden Gate B & B

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New York, NY
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed in Palmer for one night and I couldn't believe how lovely this B&B was. Adorable, newly built cottages and beautiful flowers all around. Kind proprietor and pleasant breakfast with delicious bacon! I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank christychay
Karen-GardenGate, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for choosing our B&B for your stay in Palmer. I'm glad you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. Our seventeen year old cook, Maddie, has worked very hard the past two years to learn how to make a great breakfast. And our other girls working here this summer did a great job with the gardens and landscaping... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The folks at the Alaska Bed & Breakfast have achieved the perfect balance of the home and away felling. The place is easy to get to, offers a beautiful view of the mountains and is deceiving when seen only from the road. Once you get up the driveway, you will find a delightful and helpful staff, spacious, well appointed and... More 

Thank Ron G
Karen-GardenGate, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Glad you tried our homemade rhubarb spread! We like to share with visitors what the bounty is like here in Alaska with our local berries, salmon quiches, and tasty rhubarb treats at our breakfast buffet. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share your thoughts with future visitors! More 

Riverside, CA
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170 reviews
170 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This B&B sits on beautiful property with a gorgeous view. We had a large 2-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen. We felt the price was reasonable for two couples sharing. The decor was pleasant, and the room was very clean. The bed was comfortable and we had a quiet night. There was good water flow from the shower head. This... More 

Thank 4 Joyful Travel
Karen-GardenGate, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry for the trouble during breakfast. We had put out 32 pieces of quiche for 20-some guests total, but after just a handful of guests who came right at 7:30 am, it was all gone...We didn't have additional ingredients to make more quiches, so I do apologize that we couldn't offer more of... More 

Eagle River, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I was given a gift certificate for this location and decided that it'd be the perfect break during a busy time. I live only 30 minutes away, but the atmosphere truly allowed me to feel like I was off on a peaceful vacation. The check-in process was a breeze, my cabin was clean and all the necessary amenities were all... More 

Thank cassicampbell
Karen-GardenGate, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for sharing about your stay with us! I appreciate you taking the time to describe our B&B for future guests. We do welcome pets, so give us a heads up that you're bringing a pet, and they are most welcome! More 

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a very upscale BnB. It's not as personal as most ones we have been too. There's its own check In house!!!! Our cottage was nice, but it would have been nice of her to say that the second bed was a pull out couch(not as comfortable). And breakfast, omg breakfast, THERE WAS ITS OWN BUILDING!!!!! Breakfast was... More 

Thank Darryl B
gardengatebnb, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Hi Darryl, thank you for sharing your comments. I have to say, this is the first time my B&B has been criticized for having so many breakfast options...Besides our fancier salmon quiches or egg dishes, reindeer sausage, banana bread and rhubarb coffee cakes that I make, as well as my homemade jams and syrups from berries right here on our... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here several nights, intermittently, as we made our way from Palmer to the Kenai Peninsula, up to Denali, over to Wrangell-St. Elias and back. We stayed in three different rooms while at Garden Gate... Once in the main building and in two cottages. Each was perfectly kept and super clean. Plenty of dishes, microwave, and... More 

Thank Anthony P
gardengatebnb, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, thanks for coming back to us so many times during your travels! We enjoyed hosting you all those nights! I appreciate your comments about how clean our places are, and the care we take to provide what travelers need! You're right, there's tons to do, in downtown Palmer, but also right around us: the Matanuska Glacier, Hatcher Pass... More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Conveniently located and easy to find. The staff members are very friendly and welcoming. The place was very relaxing, enjoyed the Glacier View and heavenly scented Alaskan Wild Roses blooming front of our cottage.Thank you Karen!

Thank amtproject
gardengatebnb, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review! You might have been a few days too early, but I just finished making rose petal jelly and syrup for our guests this summer, from our roses around the cottages and in the woods. I really enjoy making homemade raspberry jam, rhubarb sauce, strawberry jam (made yesterday), red currant jelly,... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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126 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

With stunning views of Pioneer Peak, gorgeous flowers on the grounds and a huge, delicious breakfast....this may be my favorite B& B ever. The host is very friendly as well as the rest of the staff. The cottages give much more privacy than a typical b&b. I just love this place.

Thank creebol
gardengatebnb, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Aw, thanks! Please come back and see us again. I appreciate your high praise! People ask me all the time--do I ever not notice our view. No--it's stunning every day, in different ways each day, according to the light, the clouds, how much snow is on the mountains...I still pinch myself that I'm a girl from Iowa and I get... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Really cute and well cared for. There were stand alone cottages plus a few rooms in the "inn". We were in the inn: full or queen (can't remember) with twin over top (railing in our room wasn't suitable for young kids), very clean and nice bathroom in the room, shared kitchen (sink, fridge, microwave). Breakfast was great: fresh fruit, bacon,... More 

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gardengatebnb, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for writing a review about your stay! We are proud of our hot breakfast buffet that we serve every day in the summer, and glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the good remarks about how clean the room was, too. Our college and high school workers work really hard to provide great service for our guests! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed 1 night May 22, 2016. It was my family traveling (all four) . We flew in at night and it was a quick trip to Palmer. This place was clean, comfortable, and a beautiful view. They left us a breakfast that was great! I think in the season they do a hot breakfast. We stayed in the room... More 

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gardengatebnb, Owner at Alaska Garden Gate B & B, responded to this review

I appreciate you sharing your experience with other travelers. You're right, you were just a few days ahead of when we start our full, hot buffet breakfast for the summer season. We do that every day through Labor Day (and beyond if we're still full and busy with travelers). The Matanuska Glacier is one of the shining star attractions in... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages, between Palmer and Wasilla, Alaska, just 35 minutes north of Anchorage. Take in the breathtaking views of glaciers and mountains while relaxing in the comfortable setting of your private apartment. At Alaska Garden Gate, we offer seven cottages and five guest apartments to accommodate the needs of everyone, from corporate travelers or international tourists. We feature Queen and King beds, fireplaces, Jacuzzis, full kitchens and living rooms, cable TV and free wireless internet. Additionally, a generous breakfast buffet is provided 7:30-9:30 a.M. Make our B&B your home away from home while you explore on day-trips in all directions. From everyone at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages, we look forward to sharing our love of Alaska with you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alaska Garden Gate B & B

Address: 950 S Trunk Rd, Palmer, AK 99645
Region: United States > Alaska > Palmer
Price Range: $122 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alaska Garden Gate B & B 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Cottages in front have a fantastic view of Knik Glacier and the mountains.”
 of 5 bubbles 866kathyr, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book early, for fantastic mountain views ask for the front cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles cagatravel, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The cottage has total privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles amtproject, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“quiet, clean and friendly”
 of 5 bubbles zoanneb, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Cottages closer to the driveway have the best sunrise views.”
  • Sunrise over the Chugach Mountains.
  • Outside of our Guest Cottage (March, 2016)
  • Guest Cottage Bedroom with its VERY comfortable bed.
  • Guest Cottage Living room and Kitchenette. Couch folds out into bed.
 of 5 bubbles Jen99686, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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