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Alaska Garden Gate B & B

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Eagle River, Alaska
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...

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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!

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...

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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...

Columbus, Ohio
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...

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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...

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Reviewed 25 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!

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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,...

Fort Collins, Colorado
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.

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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...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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,...

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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!

Atlanta, Georgia
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...

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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...

United States
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night to break up the drive from Healy to Homer. We did not stay in a cottage, we were in the B&B part that is more like a motel. The rooms are brand new and nice if not a little generic. The breakfast was a Jimmy Dean sausage sandwich, some processed banana bread and DIY coffee in...

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

Hi, those are fightin' words--my banana bread is homemade from my own recipe! I'm sorry we didn't know from you that you were vegetarians, so that we could provide a breakfast entree that was vegetarian for you. We are happy to accommodate dietary limitations if you let us know. Since your rating only gives us a 60% approval (3 out...

Saint Charles
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Beautiful apartment with all of the amenities. Views are great and easily accessible. Very quiet and peaceful but near the action. Very clean. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Nice base of operations for enjoying the Mat Su area.

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

Thanks for writing a review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us again.

Lindstrom, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Huge jetted tub, excellent breakfast buffet, high end decor. Centrally located. Nice, friendly staff. Flip a switch for the fireplace and sip a glass of wine while you enjoy a great view of the glacier. Perfect.

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

Hi June, Thank you very much! It was so nice to have you and your daughter here. I'm glad you enjoyed the special amenities in our Luxury Cottage!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 99645-7428
Region: United States > Alaska > Palmer
Price Range: $146 - $312 (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.”
866kathyr, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book early, for fantastic mountain views ask for the front cabins.”
cagatravel, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The cottage has total privacy.”
amtproject, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“quiet, clean and friendly”
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.
Jen99686, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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