|ALASKA||July 15-29, 1999||Table of contents | Contact details|
|We took Alaska Airlines for all of our flights (San Jose to Juneau, Juneau to Anchorage, and Anchorage to San Jose). Alaska Airlines is the only major airline that flies into Juneau, but other airlines go to Anchorage.|
|In Juneau, we stayed at Mt. Juneau Inn both before and after our Glacier Bay cruise. It's a few miles out of town, but still an easy walk. We took advanage of their laundry machines during our second stay. We really liked their huge dog, Leo.|
|Our Active Adventure Wilderness cruise with Glacier Bay Tours & Cruises was amazing. We got really close to wildlife -- something the big cruise ships just can't do. We were divided into three groups by activity level, so everyone had a good time. The food was great too.|
We rented a car in Anchorage from
Alamo. The weekly car
rental cost less than two train tickets from Anchorage to
Denali, and we we liked being able to stop anywhere we wanted.
The Milepost guide was very helpful during our drive from Anchorage to Denali. It has information on restaurants, gas stations, and points of interest almost every mile along the way.
We spent our first night near the park in the Touch of Wilderness Bed & Breakfast.
We stayed at Denali Backcountry Lodge for three nights. It was nice to be inside the park, and the lodge had lots of activities (guided hikes, slide programs, etc.). Thedrive to and from the lodge took a full day each way, so next time we'd probably stay near the park entrance.
|In Seward, we stayed at the Stoney Creek Inn. It was more like a motel than a bed and breakfast.|