by Phil Corless
Located on a quiet, residential street in the heart of Skagway, At The White House is a grand historic home with large, airy rooms that can comfortably sleep a family of four on king and full beds covered by handmade quilts. One room has a separate sitting area with a fold-out bed if you’re looking for added privacy. Kids are going to love the freshly-baked cookies and muffins offered up by the friendly innkeepers. Each room includes amenities such as a refrigerator, private bathroom, ceiling fan and cable TV. The staff also serves a generous buffet continental breakfast in the dining room each morning, with more than enough options to start your day off right. At the White House has a hotel feel, but the homey comforts of a B&B.
Skagway is a small, compact town, so everything is within walking distance of your hotel. Much of the town is a historical district with over 100 buildings dating back to the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. From At The White House, it’s a leisurely stroll to any number of shops, restaurants and attractions. Five minutes away is the popular White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, a steam train that takes you on a round-trip journey into the mountains. Two blocks away is the must-see Days of ’98 vaudeville-style stage show. Your innkeepers will be happy to point you to tour companies for whale watching, gold panning and glacier excursions. For the comfort, experience and location, At The White House offers a great family-friendly choice for your visit to Skagway.
Our Editor Loves
- Free breakfast buffet
- Quiet residential neighborhood
- Spacious rooms
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
I had the most amazing stay at The White House. From the moment I walked in and smelled the homemade cookies to when I left the next morning for the Chilkoot trail, my visit was nothing but wonderful. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. My room was very comfortable and quiet. There was a lot of variety for breakfast and the coffee was excellent. The location was perfect as it was within walking distance of the main town.
I would highly recommend staying “At the White House”.
A beautiful place....charming and cosy.
The rooms all have private bathrooms, and the room I was in had a sloped ceiling and double aspect windows which added to the charm.
The breakfast provided was lovely with lots of variety and the homemade muffins and cookies each day were a treat......and the staff were so lovely.
It was a great place to stay and I would certainly go back.