Relax in a Bed and Breakfast in Palmer, Alaska
Relive the early days of this quaint farm colony with a refurbished railroad depot and a walkable downtown featuring locally run shops and artists’ galleries. Giant vegetables grown under midnight sun in rich glacial soil are shown off at the Alaska State Fair every August, held just outside town. Enjoy the comforts of a B&B that is convenient to a variety of activities and adventures.
Hatcher Pass offers breathtaking scenic views along its switchback-filled mountain road. The rushing rivers start at the summit, a popular area for hiking and exploring Independence Mine State Park, and you can pan for gold. At the Matanuska Glacier, trek out onto the glacier ice. Go whitewater rafting or fishing along the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway. The Knik Glacier rises from tidewater to alpine in a relatively short distance, offering access from lowland to highland ecosystems compactly. There are also plenty of peaks to climb, with several paths marked at trailheads.
Other local attractions include the musk ox and reindeer farms, or strolling among the booths at Friday Flings in downtown Palmer, where produce and crafts are sold. During your stay, bypass the hotels, and enjoy lodging at a BBAA member inn.