Discover Two of Alaska’s Famous Glaciers
No trip to the Last Frontier is complete without a glacier adventure and, when you stay at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages, two spectacular glaciers are nearby and just waiting for you to explore.
Breathe in Matanuska
Matanuska is the largest car-accessible glacier in the state and is one of the area’s most popular and awe-inspiring destinations. You can hike in on your own or as part of a tour with expert guides leading the way while you breathe in crisp air, absorb the stunning and colorful views, walk along the glacier’s blue ice, and experience its caves, tunnels and canyons. Some folks even try their hand at ice climbing! Can’t get enough of Matanuska? There are three gorgeous viewing points along Alaska Route 1’s Glenn Highway.
Knik, the Picture-Perfect Glacier
Waking up to the Knik Glacier is one of the highlights of staying at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages. In fact, we’ve got the best Knik vistas of any lodging within 100 miles! Designated a National Natural Landmark, Knik Glacier’s exquisite, pristine setting includes waterfalls and snow-capped mountains. Guided tours will lead you to the glacier via monster truck and airboat so you get an up-close and personal look at Alaska’s “sunny glacier” and its remarkable ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and your camera ready because Knik is picture perfect. So much so that it’s been featured in films like Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as well as other TV shows, music videos and commercials.
When a Walk Just Isn’t Enough
Looking for even more glacial excitement?
- See Knik by air as part of a spectacular helicopter tour with a thrilling glacier landing. How about a one-hour dogsled tour over the glacier’s snow field?
- Another flightseeing tour includes views of Knik, Colony and Lake George Glaciers and the likelihood of sheep, goat and moose viewing.
- Take an ATV over the trails of Alaska’s “Glacier Highway.”
- Go ice trekking or ice climbing through the Matanuska Glacier.
- What’s an adventure without a zipline? Alaska’s zippiest is right here!
- Combine hiking or ice climbing with wilderness whitewater rafting.
Our Alaska tourism partners are ready to put you on track for your next adventure.
Book Your Stay at Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages
It’s not unusual to hear folks say these glacier tours are the highlight of their time in the 49th State, and Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages is in the perfect location to take advantage of these natural wonders. You’ll head out after a scrumptious, hot breakfast (continental breakfast in the off season) and return to comfy and relaxing accommodations – many with breathtaking mountain views. If you are looking for a hotel in Palmer, consider us your home away from home and choose from private guest cottages, luxury apartments, and economical inn rooms – whichever best meets your needs. Check out our lodging options to see what’s available and contact us today to make your reservations. We look forward to checking you in!