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  • +1 (907) 822-3482
  • reservations@gakonalodge.com
  • Mile 2 Tok Cutoff
    Gakona, AK 99586
  • P.O. Box
    Gakona, AK 99586

If you need help making or wrapping up a reservation, have questions about our policies or Alaska in general, or just want to reach out to us for a quick chat on the phone, our contact info is provided above for your convenience. Alternatively, you can fill out the comment request form to the right with your questions, comments, and concerns. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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Hundreds to thousands of people stop in and stay with us each and every summer. Whether that sounds like a lot to you or whether you wonder how we make it all work with such small numbers, you should consider stopping in to see us. Make your mark on the local community and experience how welcoming the community will be of you. Stop into the tavern or the restaurant and mingle with locals. Then continue your Alaskan adventure knowing that you are taking a little piece of Gakona with you, and it’s going to stay with you for the rest of your life. 

Getting Here

Our Little Corner of Alaska

Having trouble finding us? Let Google help you out. Click “view larger map” on the map to the left and a new Google Maps tab will open up in your browser. General directions from various origins are given in brief below.

From Anchorage:

Head north out of Anchorage on HWY 1. After you cross the bridge over the Knik River, follow the signs for Palmer to stay on HWY 1 (stay in the lanes to the right). Tale HWY 1 all the way through Glennallen until it dead ends at HWY 4 (the Richardson HWY). Turn left to head north on HWY 4.
After 17 miles, turn right onto HWY 1 (the Tok Cutoff) toward Canada. We are two miles up the road at the bottom of the hill from the scenic lookout. on the left. We are located about 200 miles northeast of Anchorage (almost 320 kilometers four our friends from…pretty much everywhere else in the world).

From Fairbanks:

Head east on HWY 2 out of Fairbanks toward Delta Junction and Tok. Coming into Delta Junction, you will follow the signs for Glennallen south on HWY 4. Continue south on HWY 4 for about 135 miles (about 215 kilometers). Turn left on HWY 1 (the Tok Cutoff) toward Canada. We are two miles up the road at the bottom of the hill from the scenic lookout on the left. 

From Canada and Tok:

After arriving in Tok on HWY 2 (from Canada or Delta Junction) look for signs for HWY 1 to Glennallen, and head south on HWY 1. We are located about 120 miles (200 kilometers) south of Tok.

From Valdez:

Take HWY 4 north out of Valdez, and continue for about 130 miles (about 210 kilometers). About 17 miles past Glennallen, turn right on HWY 1 (the Tok Cutoff) toward Canada. We are two miles up the road at the bottom of the hill from the scenic lookout on the left.

What Our Guests Are Saying About Us...

Candace M. - New York
Glad we stayed at this historic spot.
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Staying at Gakona Lodge and Trading Post felt like a true Alaskan experience. Far from the cruise ships and tour buses we so often encountered while traveling through Alaska, this authentic roadhouse is definitely off the beaten path, and that’s a good thing.
Niamh - Ireland
"HIGHLY Recommend"
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This was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska. Gorgeous, rustic little cabins, with a restaurant and bar just a few steps away. Price was really reasonable, and the owner Clif was really genuine and welcoming. I would HIGHLY recommend this as a stop if you're driving around the area!
Emily F. - Texas
Excellent!
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Best Cabin we stayed during our 9-day Alaska trip. Better than we expected. Featured 3 bedrooms, super close to Gakona river, super nice owner, great food.
Sierra Sly Fox - California
Rustic Charm.
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We loved staying here. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. The grounds were historic and interesting. The little restaurant was fun and the food was pretty good. I would stay here again if ever in the area.
Virginia R.
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We were there in early August, 2016. We had two rooms - including the haunted one (and I am not gonna say anything else about that). Rooms were clean and cozy, the bar was super fun and the restaurant was great. Everyone talked with each other - stranger or local. I loved it, and can't say enough nice about it. If you are in that area - where the Gakona River empties into the Copper River - you will miss a lot of fun unless you make it a point to stay at least one night.
Karen D. - North Dakota
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Rustic historical lodge with family oriented owners. We enjoyed every minute of our time at the lodge. Rebecca and Clif went out of their way to accommodate us and made us feel at home. We enjoyed our time visiting with them as well as their adorable kids. The food was great and the rooms were comfortable. Would recommend staying here if you really want to experience Alaska!
Bill C.
My New Favorite Place!
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Of all my travels around Alaska, this place is my favorite place! A genuinely awesome place to stay. Very authentic experience staying and the hospitality was excellent! If there were one place in the state I would most like to go back to I would choose this one!
Shane R. - Alaska
Real Alaskan Friendly People.
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This place is magic. The rooms are authentic old time alaska, the Gakona beer is fantastic, but the people are just wonderful. This is a rustic place, so if your lookn for a latte, keep on heading down the road but if you want something real, it's a must stop for a night or two.
Michael - Hawaii
"Best Stay and Best Dinner"
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On our 18 day vacation to Alaska with our two grandchildren we all agreed that this was the best stay and the best dinner. I slept so well here despite the midnight sun! The owner, Cliff, and his family and staff were very friendly and helpful. I only wish that we had reserved for more than one night! Don’t miss it!
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