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Historical Guest House

5128 5th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1L6 Canada
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#5 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Whitehorse
The Historical Guest House is located in downtown Whitehorse close to all of the amenities the town has to offer. The 2 story log house was built in 1907 by Mike and Tony Cyr for the "real" Sam McGee. All of it's historical charm is intact. Historical Guest House is for the independent and reasonably self-sufficient traveller who likes all the amenities and comforts of home when travelling. We welcome you as a guest and a friend. We want you to feel comfortable and at home. Food is provided for a self-serve continental breakfast - a variety of hot and cold cereals, whole wheat bread for toast, a variety of jams and peanut butter, tea and coffee. Let us know if you have special dietary needs. It is called self-serve because guests are free to eat breakfast on their own schedule. Since the kitchen is communal it is also available for cooking at any time of the day. We want you to feel comfortable going into the fridge and the cupboards to find what you need. There is room in the house and in the garden under the gazebo for socializing, as well as privacy. We live in the green log house right next door.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycles available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric kettle
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
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Stephen W wrote a review Feb. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our 4th trip to Whitehorse and our first time at the Historical Guest House. The owner, Bernie, is very friendly and accommodating. The location can't be beat and is walking distance from most attractions and great restaurants. We stayed in the Cyr Suite, which sleeps quite a few and has a private kitchen and bathroom. This is our new favourite place to stay in Whitehorse.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mamiko wrote a review Sep. 2019
1 contribution
110年前に建てられた歴史を感じる家も素敵でしたが、何よりホストのバーニーさんの暖かい人柄が素晴らしかったです。夕食の後、庭でくつろぎながらバーニーさんと話す時間がとても心地よく、今回の旅行に色を添えてくれました。 部屋も、古き良き部分はそのままきれいに保たれていていますが、水回りの設備はしっかりしていて、古さを感じさせません。元大工のバーニーさんの手入れが行き届いているのだと思います。バスルームが二つあって便利でした。キッチンもいつも清潔でした。朝食は、キッチンに用意されているシリアルやパン(コーヒー・紅茶・牛乳・ジュースもあります)を自由に頂けるので、朝早く出かけるときも気を使う必要がなくて良かったです。次回ホワイトホースに来るときも、絶対にここに滞在します! Of course, the historical house is beautiful, but the greatest part of this B&B is warm hospitality of the host Bernie. We enjoyed the time we shared with him at his garden after dinner. It was really comfortable and made our staying more satisfying. Rooms and furniture are lovely with the historical atmosphere. Kitchen and washrooms are very clean and tidy. As we could have a self-serve style breakfast, we could feel easy when we went out early in the morning. Anyway, we appreciate their hospitality and definitely will stay here next time in Whitehose again!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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CoupontheKitty wrote a review Sep. 2019
Ayr, Canada63 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed in the basement room which more than met our needs of 4 adults and 1 six year old. Clean and lots of room with well stocked cupboards and fridge. It's a quiet neighbourhood and walking distance to the city core. Would definitely stay there again. Plus Bernie was a great host!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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fromawidebrownland wrote a review Dec. 2018
Perth, Australia12 contributions7 helpful votes
This is in a great location if you don't have a car and the large basement family room was perfect for us as a family of 4 with 2 teenage boys. Breakfast supplies for a continental breakfast were plentiful. The host Bernie is very friendly and helpful. The price is very reasonable. This is not the place for you if you care for a modern, carefully edited decor or expect a 4 or 5 star hotel experience.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
normluc2 wrote a review Nov. 2018
Kelowna, Canada2 contributions
I arrived after midnight to be welcomed by Bernie who had a wonderful fire blazing in an old pot-bellied stove. What could be better! If you want upscale faux-antique furnishings, the Rose Room isn't for you. If you are like me and appreciate old pieces that are 'experienced but clean and serve basic needs for a reasonable price, the accommodations are just fine. I think that the downstairs suite is more modern. What I most enjoyed was the comfortable living room where guests chatted while enjoying their coffee or glass of wine while being warmed by that fire in the corner. Made new friends which is always a nice part of travel. I'm curious about the comments in another review: wobbly kitchen chairs and hard PB?? Perhaps Bernie and Pam responded to that concern because neither was the case for me. My one suggestion would be to make bacon and eggs available for self-serve breakfast, even if that requires a small rate increase. For the traveller without a car, the location is unbeatable. I was able to visit the city on foot daily without any difficulty. Finally, Bernie's willingness to help out in any way he could was really appreciated.I definitely plan to stay at the Historical Guesthouse again if the future holds another northern visit for me.
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Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
US$99 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Historical Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Historical Guest House?
Nearby attractions include MacBride Museum (0.4 km), Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue (0.3 km), and Yukon Artists @ Work (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Historical Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Historical Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Historical Guest House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Historical Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Historical Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Klondike Rib & Salmon, Antoinette's, and G & P Steak House & Pizza.
Is Historical Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Whitehorse.
Are there any historical sites close to Historical Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting S.S. Klondike (1.0 km).