Copper Whale Inn
The Copper Whale Inn B&B is located in the heart of historic Anchorage, convenient to the city's restaurants, galleries, museums and attractions. Built in 1939 by Howard Romig, a local doctor, the main building is historic by Anchorage standards (the city was founded in 1915), and was the first architecturally designed home in the city. It is one of the few structures that survived the 1964 Anchorage earthquake and today the inn contrasts with nearby downtown high-rises. Lush gardens grace the exterior in the summer season while the spacious common area is warmed by an open fire.
The location offers views across Cook Inlet to the Alaska Range and convenient access to the coastal trail. Binoculars in the living room help you to spot bald eagles, beluga whales and other passing wildlife. Innkeeper Glen Hemingson loves to discuss the history of the inn as well as talk about the state's natural and cultural treasures and can offer suggestions for local activities and excursions.
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There are 14 guest rooms with queen-size beds, most of which also have private bathrooms. The rooms are simple yet comfortable with views of landscaped gardens. Some of the guest rooms also feature a fireplace. All of the rooms have free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Copper Whale Inn is located downtown close to restaurants and cafes and is a 2-minute walk from Oscar Anderson House Museum. Anchorage International Airport is 6.5 km (4 miles) from Copper Whale Inn and the start of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a 10-minute drive away.
Food and Drink
Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast before exploring Anchorage and trying out the waterfront trails. Breakfast includes a mixture of muffins, bagels, cereals, pastries, juices, coffee and fresh fruit.
Character properties and character hosts are in short supply in Anchorage (and even Alaska as a whole). Copper Whale Inn is a real exception and we are confident that its charms will be appreciated by Audley guests.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, the Historic Anchorage Hotel is the perfect base if you want to explore the city. It offers easy access from the hotel to the city’s airport as well as many shops, restaurants and museums.
The Captain Cook Hotel is one of Anchorage's finest and most comfortable hotels, conveniently situated in the bustling heart of downtown and home to one of the city’s most renowned restaurants.
Winterlake Lodge lies 198 miles north-west of Anchorage along Alaska's historic Iditarod Trail and is a great base to explore the flora and fauna of the area.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The Glacier Wonderland cruise includes some stunning scenery. Prince William Sound lies just south of the rugged Chugach Mountains a breathtaking maze of forested islands, glacier carved fjords and wildlife-filled waterways.
Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, mainly due to the prolific amounts of salmon to be found in the Brooks River.