Alaska June 15, 2019
This 100 Year Old Alaska Hotel Sits At The Edge Of The Largest Park In America
There are some incredibly large state and national parks in Alaska. We also have the honor of having the largest National Park in the country right here on our doorstep. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is a stunning 13 million acres, and this historic Alaska hotel sits right at its doorstep!
In the gorgeous Copper River Valley in Alaska sits the quaint little village of Chitina.
Chitina lies only a few miles from the gigantic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. In the tiny downtown of Chitina, the Gilpatrick's Hotel Chitina stands at the perfect jumping off point of exploring this great park!
The hotel has been renovated in recent years.
Every room is outfitted with queen beds, which is a feat in such a historic building! Each room comes with its own personal bathroom.
The hotel was built in 1914 when the Copper River Railroad was running.
The Copper River Railroad ran from Cordova all the way to Chitina. It was completed in 1911. In fact, many of the antique pieces in the hotel reflect that era!
There's also a restaurant and bar on the property.
It's spacious, and welcome to both hotel guests and travelers heading on to McCarthy. It's the perfect stop before continuing on to McCarthy Road!
Guests rave about all the menu items.
They say the food is delicious and plentiful. The menu is impressive considering you are a very long haul from Anchorage!
The Chitina Town Lake is a short stroll from the hotel, and is very popular with all of the locals!
There's actually fantastic fishing nearby, and not just in the lake. The famous Chitina River, a tributary of Copper River, is half a mile away from the hotel!
You can visit this beautiful hotel all summer, from May 1st through October 15th.
The hotel is open daily from 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. for check-ins, questions, and reservations! The restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Address: 33 Edgerton Highway, Chitina, AK 99566.
Want more information? Make sure to visit Gilpatrick’s Hotel Chitina’s website
right here. Have you visited this historic Alaska hotel in Chitina? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!
If you’re in the area, make sure to drive the next 60 miles to McCarthy. You can read more about
The Surprising Alaska Town That Makes An Excellent Weekend Getaway here!