by Phil Corless
Sitting across from Tanani Beach on the Lynn Canal, this family-friendly lodge features cozy cabins that are perfect for a family of four. Each cabin features twin bunk beds and a full bed, plus great amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, DVD player, private porch and BBQ grill. There are common areas in the lodge as well, which creates a friendly, more personal, experience. The views of the water and mountains from the wrap-around deck of the main house are spectacular. It’s also a great place to sit and watch the giant cruise ships making their way to Skagway. The owners also run a car rental service, which is perfect if you’ve arrived on the ferry.
Lynn View Lodge is located 3 miles north of downtown Haines, about a mile south of the Alaska State Ferry terminal. Kids will love the nearby pebble beach for play and exploring. It’s a five-minute drive into town, where you’ll find a variety of shops and restaurants. You’ll also find any number of tour guides there, offering access to hiking, wildlife and glacier adventures. The Lodge owners are more than happy to help you set up tours or point you toward hiking trails. For location and hospitality, the cabins at Lynn View Lodge are a great family-friendly place to stay.
Our Editor Loves
- Spectacular views
- Huge DVD collection
- Quiet cabins
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
I stayed in a cabin at Lynn View and paid for 10 day up front. When the ferry to Juneau that I planned to take was canceled, I had to catch a ferry 2 days earlier. So I checked out 2 days early. Now after 21 days I have not received a refund for those two days for the cabin or the Car I rented from them. The room was ok and was convenient to where I wanted to spend my time. In cabin 1 there was a vertical blind missing which the host repaired. Wifi is almost non existent in this, the closest cabin. Directv didn't work well on cloudy days or sunny days. So don't expect much TV and Wifi. My bed was comfortable. I had a coffee maker and coffee provided, a refrigerator and a microwave.Plastic spoons, forks and knifes were provided. I will keep trying until I hopefully get refunds but it shouldn't be so hard nor take so long.
I would totally recommend this hotel if you're in Haines. Great value, and location. A No thrills kind of place, but has wifi, fridge, microwave and bathroom. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a comfortable night without a too large a budget.
Probably could have been cleaner if the hotel staff check in every area of the room, vs those 'typically' used.