Check out What Our Guests Have To Say About The Chilkoot Trail Outpost

Reviews from TripAdvisor Google’s travel guide.

“Like staying with old friends!”  
AlaskanTraveller, Anchorage
A welcome sight at the end of road to Dyea and the start of the Chilkoot Trail. Our cabin was comfortable and cozy and came with chocolate! The lodge has a friendly atmosphere and offers a gourmet grill-it-yourself salmon/halibut dinner. Not to mention the S’Mores…Book in advance, we stayed in June and the Outpost was full!

“Great Place!”
skalaski, NJ
The Chilkoot Outpost is a fantastic place to stay. My family and I spend two night with Kathy & Fred and found them to be great hosts! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a true Alaskan experience.

“We want S’more!!!”  
Fred and Kathy –We almost hate to do this because if too many people find out about your wonderful accomodations and location it will be that much harder for us to reserve a cabin. We absolutley loved our cabin, fantastic breakfasts, nightly smores at the campfire, spotless accomodations and our friendly hosts. We want to come again and enjoy even…

“Beautiful Remote Cabins” 
SeeAndDo, Kaukauna, WI
Chilkoot Trail Outpost was one of our favorite spots to stay during our two week Alaskan vacation. They are located in a very scenic area. The cabins, lodge and property are very neat and clean, and the hosts, as well as other staff members we met, were extremely friendly. We rented three cabins for our group so we had an…

“Great time”  
travelingNeelys, Georgia
We went to Skagway and discovered Dyea! A beautiful place with beautiful people. We look foreward to going back to finish the Chilkoot trail. Everything you can imagine about Alaska is only steps away from the Outpost. The animals even come to visit you!

“Remote, but cozy and comfortable”  
Meeshbeach, Florida
We stayed here from July 31 to August 8th, 2006. Our room was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The hosts were friendly, flexible, and very knowledgable about the area. The location was ideal for us — a bit remote, but still accessible, with plenty of hiking and wildlife nearby. Kathy, the proprietor, went out of her way to find activities…

“Wonderful Setting, Wonderful Hosts” 
dougmac86, Glendale, CA
Had the pleasure of staying with my hosts, Kathy and Fred the eve before taking off on the Chilkoot Trail. What a great decision. The Hiker Suite in which I stayed is not a big room, but really nice and really clean. In the morning, Kathy makes you a delightful breakfast to start your day. The best word to describe…

“Perfect Honeymoon!” 
traveller8888888, US
Warm environment, s’mores, cozy campfire and plenty to see (including baby bears!) in a tranquil environment without the theme-park rush found in Skagway. Lovely, caring hosts with lush flora, interesting guests around the fire and delicious food.

“Don’t even consider anyplace else…book your reservation NOW!”  
Jul 20, 2006 Les483, Indianapolis, Indiana
If you are staying in the Skagway area, this is really your only choice! Kath & Fred are wonderful hosts. Cabin was new, clean, and well appointed.We really appreciated the wireless internet, as this was a working trip and busineess had to be done in the evening. It was GREAT sitting next to the campfire and catching up on…

“Hospitality Plus”  
A TripAdvisor Member, San Marcos, Ca.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Chilkoot Trail Outpost, from the charming log cabin to the gracious hosts, Fred and Cathy, who treated us like family. We started each day with a delicious breakfast of omlettes, pancakes and fruit. Quiet and serene, you could relax outdoors or go hiking from the outpost. I particularly enjoyed the sight and sound

“A Little Slice of Paradise” 
A TripAdvisor Member, Seattle, WA 
I’ve traveled the world and have never have experienced such incredible hospitality. Your lodge is absolutely gorgeous, and with the hand-scribed cabins and waterfall on the property – this is truly a little slice of paradise. We plan to come back again next year!! People who stay at other places will surely be disappointed when they learn what they’ve missed…

“Don’t even think of staying elsewhere!!!”  
A TripAdvisor Member, Houston, TX
It put a tear in our eyes to leave this place. Kathy and Fred were outstanding hosts. Free breakfast (a real breakfast!!!), beautiful cabins with all accomodations (even wireless internet) and even more beautiful surroundings. We actually got engaged in one of the cabins!!! We wouldn’t even think of staying anywhere else. Wonderful hiking on the Chilkoot trail is literally…

“We’ll stay again!!!”
GreenStarfish, Seattle, WA
Our first visit to Alaska and we get to stay here? Awesome, awesome experience – luxurious camping in great log cabins. All the comforts of home and then some. Great B&B with excellent breakfasts. Fred & Kathy are great hosts. We’ll be coming here year after year now. What a great way to relax in AK. They’ve got wireless internet…

“Ahhh, relaxation” 
A TripAdvisor Member, Seattle, WA
After spending several days at the Chilkoot Trail Outpost I finally found the rest and relaxation I needed. We were able to just kick back and relax and enjoy nature and hike. Set back in the woods, I felt like I was just the right amount of distance from any sort of city. And the cabins were awesome with just…

“All the comforts and incredible peace!”
chicagohollie, Chicago, IL
The setting is peaceful and gorgeous…set at the edge of the woods, complete with a small waterfall. Kathy and Frank, the proprietors, were so wonderful. They treated us like friends or family. We had our own little log cabin…complete with satellite! It was one of the nicest, homey places I’ve stayed. I wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else in Skagway!

“Great find in the north” 
Hosta_La_Vista, Vancouver B.C. – Canada
Excellent facility. Clean, new, mosquito netting around bbq area. A bit too far from town but great access to the trail head. Price was too expensive but enjoyed the stay.

“A Stay in Alaska’s Wilderness”
A TripAdvisor Member, Florida
The hosts, Kathy and Fred, literally carved this spectacular outpost out of the SE Alaska Wilderness with minimal impact on the wilderness. We only spent two nights and did not want to leave. We stayed in a beautiful one bedroom log cabin (small but adequate for 4 adults), spent hours sitting by the evening fire next to a small waterfall…

“Paradise in the mountains”  
A TripAdvisor Member, Perth, Western Australia
We visited this relatively unknown facility and were absolutely blown-away with the beautiful lodge and well appointed cabins. The hospitality extended by the owners Fred and Kathy was great and they welcomed us as part of the family. Two years later we were back again and have just returned home to Perth in Western Australia. Once again we had…

“Retreat to Paradise!”
A TripAdvisor Member, Canada
STAY HERE!!! The cabins are new and immaculately clean; set in a location best described as PARADISE. The owners & staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The food provided by Kathy was worth the stay alone, (home made smoked salmon pâté from locally smoked salmon…WOW!) The location features a beautiful natural waterfall. There is a furnished gazebo if you wish…

Guest comments from our guestbook:

“Thank you for sharing your “Little slice of Heaven”! our visit with our daughter was all the more wonderful because of your kindness and hospitality.
– J and T Taylor Corvallis, Or

“We had a wonderful time, that we will never ever forget. we are very happy that we found you, here in the Alaska Wilderness. Thanks 1000x’s over.
– H and R Fehlmann, Switzerland

“This was, hands down one of the most delightful places we’ve ever been to in all of our travels! The beauty, the fresh air, the hospitality, the fabulous cabin – what more could we ask for?!
– J and T Ostermiller, Littleton CO

“I had a good time by the fire making your smores. The bikes were really fun and the meals were great!
– Ema age 11

“Thanks for a great place to stay (easily the most comfortable cabin we’ve had anywhere overseas). It’s the little things that make it homey – something not encountered enough. The entire place has a beautiful design.
– The Manning Family Barcaldine, QLD, Australia

“Thank you for a great stay and for such a fun time. we might start to barbeque when we get home now that we’ve been shown how!!
– M and J Bethy Cardiff, Wales, UK

“Thank you for the very nice and fabulous stay in Dyea. But most of all, we liked the campfire and the delicious BBQ. We certainly hope to come back soon and of course come back to you!! The most friendly people we met in Alaska!
– H and J, The Netherlands

“Thanks for everything, we really enjoyed the stay with you in your resort. You showed us wonderful hospitality and the beauty of Alaska.
– F and E Germany

“I am in awe of what “Chilkoot Trail Outpost” had brought to Dyea. My children now have a renewed interest in the environment around them, a respect for history they never had, and a wondrous bit of friendship created by Fred and Kathy!
– K. P. Erickson and family, Petersburg AK

“We had a wonderful time. The lodges are beautiful, the views fantastic and the food very filling. Thank you for preparing the wonderful King Crab.
– T Warmer, Sharopee MN

“I had a nice time here and maybe I can come back some time. Maybe when I come back, we can have a bike ride. You’re a nice lady. Thank – You!
– Gavin (7 years old)

“This trip has been the best that I’ve ever taken. I love the soft plush beds and the Cabins are great. Thank you!
– J. Galh

“”Little cabin in the woods” Definitely the nicest place I’ve ever stayed in. The hospitality was incredibly generous. I’ll be sure to visit next year.
– K. McDonald, Bellingham, WA

“”Little cabin in the woods” Definitely the nicest place I’ve ever stayed in. The hospitality was incredibly generous. I’ll be sure to visit next year.
– K. McDonald, Bellingham, WA

“A remarkably fine home and great facilities, location and wonderful hospitality!
– G Buncee and D Kedd Calgary Canada

“Thank you for the Haven, please don’t mind my stopping by for a little bit of heaven and friendship. You’ve done what I only dreamed of! Thank you forever.
– D Widner, Mile 10 Dyea road

“You are by far the best place and definitely the most friendliest people I have met in the North yet.
– S Sharp, Richmond B.C.

“Your bed and breakfast is just beautiful and you are a great hostess! If we ever come back to visit Skagway you’ll be our first stop.
– A. and S. Nelson. Wilmore NY

“The moment we walked in, we felt at home already. Fred and Kathy spoiled us during our stay. This is paradise!
– A Willie, and J Nan Wyu The Netherlands

“Thank you so much for your fabulous hospitality to 2 weary travelers from Calgary. Alaska is a spectacular state and hiking the Chilkoot Trail will be an unforgettable experience, for me a realization of a lifetime dream.
– A Lincoln, Calgary, Alberta Canada

“We were so lucky just to find this wonderful outpost then to be here when there were so many eagles. We counted 38 in one small area– and even seals. Thanks for the waterfall.
– G an S Frederick, South Pasadena CA

“I wanted to make our 15th anniversary a memorable one and thanks to you and the beauty of the Outpost I have made an amazing memory that is forever sketched in my mind.
– K Jensen, Juneau AK

“The ferry brought us into this vast and wild land abundant with marine life and eagles, and today it will take us home. In between we found this fabulous Outpost. Thank you for following your vision. It is a gift to us who visit now.
– Cindy & Penny, ID

“What a beautiful place and setting–cozy, comfy, and a complete delight to stay here. Such friendliness and attention to detail will always be remembered. The top of the line of our 2 weeks in Alaska–we hope to return!
– J. Carlson, Candia, NH

“We had the best time here, comfortable cabins, great attention to every detail a guest could need. Wonderful breakfast this AM. Perfect evening with northern lights.
– B. Carpenter, Cedarburg, WI

“We couldn’t have asked for anything more–great cabins, great location, great people. Thank you and we’ll see you again!
– Rob, Juneau, AK

“Wow! What a magical place! It is so quiet and peaceful here–one can really internalize the overwhelming beauty of this land. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality–it was truly a pleasure to stay here.
– S. Payne, Dolores, CO

“Your hospitality has made your lovely accommodations world-class. It is the calm before the storm (Chilkoot Trail).
– D. Jensen

“Thank you so much for the refreshing, peaceful break from the bustle of Skagway. My mom and I really enjoyed our stay with you.
– N. Harris, Winston-Salem, NC

“We can’t wait to come back! You’ve filled a very important niche here!
– S. Douglas, Juneau, Alaska

“We have stopped at every wide spot in Southeast Alaska with our float plane, but have not found anything to match this place. Great facilities, enjoyable surroundings, but best of all the hospitality.
– Jerry & Geni, Bozeman, MT

“The Chilkoot Trail Outpost is a very special nugget in the gold mine of Alaska. It is a real treasure worth discovering.
– R. Boucher, Deapcove, BC, Canada

“If I could imagine paradise, this would be it! Thanks for a great stay.
– Viki, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“FANTASTIC PLACE!! I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights here. I have yet to stay anywhere that would top this beautiful lodge.
– D. Wilson, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“John and I have so enjoyed our 2 days at this wonderful place. You are great host–made it feel like home to us. Guaranteed we’ll be back.
– John & Jan

“Thank you for a wonderful evening. The place is awesome. The food was above expectation. If you missed the rush of 1898–don’t miss a chance to stake your claim here. Awesome!
– E. King, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring overnight visit for ourselves and our children at the Chilkoot Trail Outpost. Our cabin was solid and comfortable and the boys just loved playing around the campfire and hunting for gold rush treasure. Breakfast was delicious too, and we loved the tour of your unique and exquisite home.
– Anonymous

“It’s good to know that such a beautiful, charming and friendly place like the “Outpost” exists. And that’s why we stayed longer than we planned. Thanks for your warm hospitality.
– Meghan, Whitehorse, YT, Canada

“Our stop at Dyea and the Chilkoot Trail Outpost was one of the main highlights of our trip.
– B. Helmkay, Colonsay, Saskatchewan, Canada

“Nothing but praise for the wonderful hospitality and excellent accommodations. We both will be passing along this B&B to everyone we know.
– J. Hadwick, Whitehorse, YT, Canada

“What a wonderful place you have here! Our family certainly enjoyed it. Your hospitality was amazing and the accommodations certainly surpassed our expectations! We will certainly recommend your place to anyone we come across who is looking for a wonderful place to stay.
– T. Murphy, Algonquin, IL

“We first chanced upon this place after looking at the description online. And it was every bit it claimed and more. It’s the most charming place we have stayed at, and has definitely been a highlight of our sojourn at Alaska. Small, friendly town, charming people, and a location to remember….and everything was just perfect.
– Seema & Suresh, CA

“After searching all of Skagway, we feel very fortunate to have found this “oasis” (aka Outpost) of hospitality and beauty with the most cozy, clean and roomy cabins. Fred and Kathy represent the original spirit of a true Alaskan.
– Lynn & Richard

“We enjoyed our extended stay with you (we couldn’t bring ourselves to leave). The cabin, lodge and your friendly hospitality was a wonderful break from our tent camping. You have spoiled us for all other lodging. You will be a hi-light in our Alaska memories! Thanks.
– G. Hintz, Deerfield, WI

“We had just an awesome time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Outpost. The cabins, the lodge and the property are spectacular and very quickly felt like home. Most of all we have to thank you and Fred for your gracious hospitality, warm smiles and great food. It was an extremely enjoyable 2 days and we hope to be back soon.
– J. Murphy

“I feel like I’ve received the best of “Southern Hospitality” but in the Far North. Without a doubt, you have been the most accommodating and flexible innkeepers I have ever encountered. Next time I get the urge to abuse myself on the Chilkoot Trail, I’ll make sure to reward myself with another stay at the Chilkoot Trail Outpost!
– T. Heaton, New Orleans, LA

“To have your dreams manifested in such a beautiful way. You’ve created a wonderful vacation spot for people to enjoy. Thank you for all of your hospitality. You’re terrific!!
– M. Ryan, Lake Forest, CA

“You were granted a vision . . . the spirit of your hearts and hospitality will sustain Chilkoot Trail Outpost and it will flourish under your care. Thank you for making our stay in Skagway so wonderful. All things come to pass as it should be . . . we were blessed to find your beautiful oasis!
– L. Gudina, San Lorenzo, CA

“You are great Alaskan hosts! The Dept. of Interior & Transportation & Tourism should pay you a fee! Thank you for the comfortable welcome and the beautiful surroundings which you have created here. It’a wonderful haven for before and after the arduous Chilkoot Trail hike. It’s lovely and so are you! Thank you.
– B. Markis

“After 4 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of traveling, we hit the best place in the world and met the nicest people. The evening campfire closed the days perfectly. ! WE SHALL RETURN !
– Werner Sartonius, Germany

“Delicious breakfast, cozy beds, beautiful surroundings and gracious hosts. What more could you ever ask for? We had such a wonderful stay–thank you for your incredible hospitality.
– J. Hibbard, Haines, AK

“My family has traveled all over this wonderful world and never have we met nicer people like you two. The cabins you have made in this beautiful forest setting are as nice or nicer than any 5 star hotel or resort we have stayed in. What a wonderful place.
– J. Baskovich, CA

“I can’t imagine any place nicer to spend our Alaskan vacation. You have a piece of heaven here. Your friendliness will remain in our hearts and memories forever. We are so glad our lives crossed paths with you.
– Cathy & Paul D.

“You have created a wonderful haven here in such a special place. Your warmth and generosity is going to take you far.
– C. Small, Whitehorse, YT, Canada

“This was the real Alaska! How fantastic to experience the history of the area in a setting so realistic, though with modern amenities. We love it and want to come back to see our new friends again and enjoy the peace and tranquility.
– J. Boger, Bullhead City, AZ

“What a find! We’ve enjoyed so much being one of your first guests. Great Alaskan hospitality of grassroots Skagway. Never would have imagined all such finery in a rustic environment.
– R. Vanderhoyt, Fairbanks, AK