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Westmark Inn Skagway
Discover warm Alaska hospitality and rustic charm
A short walk from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the cruise ship piers, the Westmark Inn Skagway captures the spirit of Gold Rush days with its Victorian décor, rustic charm and warm Alaska hospitality. Guests will find tranquil and comfortable accommodations in one of 151 guest rooms, as well as conference and meeting facilities ideal for business functions and social events.
Hungry travelers will enjoy authentic Alaska cuisine paired with world-class service at one two on-site restaurants. In the Chilkoot Dining Room, historic photos adorn the walls while friendly staff serves Skagway's finest steaks and seafood. Or for something a little more casual, head over to the uniquely Alaskan Bonanza Bar & Grill, where weekly entertainment and food and drink specials are served up at Skagway's most popular eatery.
With turn-of-the-century style that transports visitors back to the Gold Rush days, the Westmark Inn Skagway is unique among Skagway hotels. Visit our reservations page today to start planning your Skagway vacation or business function and don't forget to check out our packages and specials for exciting offers.
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Catch the spirit of the Klondike Trail in Skagway
One of the most popular destinations in Alaska's Inside Passage, Skagway has a rich and colorful history that is readily apparent in its historic false-front shops, restored buildings and turn-of-the-century style. In 1896, gold was found in the Klondike region of Canada's Yukon Territory and thousands of miners flocked to Skagway in hopes of making the 500-mile trek into Canada, primarily along the Chilkoot Trail, and striking it rich. The population of Skagway boomed and by 1898, it was the largest city in Alaska with a population between 8,000 and 10,000. Remnants of the Gold Rush era still abound, and today, the town primarily survives on tourism with more than 400 cruise ships a year docking in Skagway.
While winters are relatively quiet, influx of summer tourists turn Skagway into a modern-day boomtown. Stroll along Broadway Avenue where historic buildings and locals in period costumes transport visitors back in time. National Park Service rangers lead a free, 45-minute walking tour of Skagway's historic district five times a day, stopping at buildings like the first cabin built in town, the Mascot Saloon Museum and the Red Onion Saloon, one of Skagway's most popular watering holes with a provocative and colorful past.
The Skagway Museum & Archives is another popular attraction, featuring the city's most treasured artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and historical records. Along with Gold Rush artifacts, the museum also has an excellent Alaska Native collection where you can learn more about the Tlingit people who inhabited the area around present-day Skagway starting in prehistoric times.
The more adventurous traveler won't want to miss out on exploring some of Skagway's excellent trails. Local trailheads within walking distance from downtown take hikers to waterfalls, lakes and even the graves of some of Skagway's most notorious Gold Rush-era residents. The nearby Tongass National Forest offers hikes to glaciers and stunning glacial lakes, and backpackers can depart from Skagway on one of Alaska's most popular backpacking adventures along the Chilkoot Trail.
Whether you are catching a ride on the historic White Pass & Yukon Route railroad to view waterfalls, gorges and majestic views, or learning more about the colorful Gold Rush days, Skagway is a destination sure to have something for every traveler.
The Westmark Inn Skagway is adjacent to the town's historic district and within walking distance of the cruise ship piers and the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Westmark Inn Skagway
Third and Spring Streets, P.O. Box 515, Skagway, Alaska 99840-0515
Phone: (907) 983-6000 Fax: (907) 983-6100