Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Oct 17, 2019

All was great with this good addition for fishermen would be a fridge with separate freezer like room 3 has. Same with room 2.

Relaxing Slice of Paradise

Posted: Sep 18, 2019

Chilkoot Haven is a special place that is situated in the midst of ocean, lake, river and mountain vistas. The lodge has everything an independent traveler needs for an extremely peaceful and enjoyable experience.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Very nice, clean place to stay. Would recommend hands down.

Chilkoot Haven: top location

Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Large room with all the facilities you need, very clean, good beds. Best location in Haines to see wildlife, but you need a car to reach the lodge. Due to the strike of the ferry they helped us driving to the ferry to jump on the last ferry. We could leave our rental car at their house for 14 days. We forgot some things in our room because we were in a hurry catching the ferry … they kept it for us until we came back. A big thank you !!!!

A little bit of heaven

Posted: Aug 18, 2019

This was our third stay at Chilkoot Haven. It is in the perfect spot on a bluff above the Chilkoot River. The bedding was very comfortable and the shower excellent. The sheets, pillows and towels are a touch above the normal. From our room we were able to view a large area of the river. We were lucky enough to see eagles and bears during our five day stay. We also spent time fishing on the river and going into the town of Haines nearby. The whole area is quite and peaceful and very relaxing. We definitely will be returning.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Aug 4, 2019

We already want to be back on the river. Our family loved our week in Haines. Starting the day on the river and evening strolls to the lake or at the beach, Chilkoot Haven is a magical spot where you can do it all.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jul 14, 2019

10/10 highly recommend!

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jul 14, 2019

We LOVED our stay and were looking to book our next stay before we even left the property. There were so many nice touches. The location and views are incredible! It was a peaceful getaway and very comfortable in every way.

Chilkoot Haven room 1

Posted: Jun 25, 2019

Great location and beautiful view. Will definitely go again.

Chilkoot Haven: awesome view!

Posted: Jun 18, 2019

Beautiful room with amazing view of the river. We really enjoyed the hot tub too! Will come again...

Chilkoot Haven: Incredible!

Posted: Apr 24, 2019

Beautiful place, nice and clean, amazing view of the river-the pictures dont do this place justice!

Chilkoot Haven: Awesome

Posted: Apr 23, 2019

What a perfect little getaway, tucked up in the woods and overlooking the Chilkoot River. Couldn’t have asked for a better view to wake up to, while sipping the morning coffee. Thanks Sue and Randa!

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Dec 10, 2018

Everything was perfect! We completely enjoyed our visit and will definitely keep it on the list if we make it back that way again!

Beautiful Haines

Posted: Nov 2, 2018

As always it's been an amazing stay at chilkoot haven. Best view's ever!

Chilkoot Haven, October stay in Room 1

Posted: Oct 7, 2018

This is the best place in the world to stay......comfortable and clean, and with a wonderful host. It is awesome to book through Randa as well. We watched brown bears right from our room, and enjoyed ourselves so much. We will be back :-)


Posted: Oct 4, 2018


Chilkoot Haven: Fantastic

Posted: Sep 12, 2018

This room was clean, comfortable and well stocked. The view was beyond my expectations and magical. We will be booking again for next year shortly!! My only suggestion would be to add a wine opener to the kitchen :)

Chilkoot Haven: What a delight

Posted: Aug 22, 2018

To say the truth, this was my third experience at the Chilkoot Haven and I will be returning again. We were there, my aunt and I for a 5 night stay to make sure we could see as many bears as possible.....and we did. What a beautiful Haven with all perfect commodities and extraordinary beds with window views to make sure we did not miss anything. I highly recommend this place for anybody who wishes to explore bear viewing opportunities or simply relax and enjoy the sceneru surrounding this magnificient place. Thanks . Maureen Bedard Québec City

Chilkoot Haven: Heaven on earth

Posted: Aug 7, 2018

What a beautiful place to stay = to live !! When lying in bad and open your eyes, it is possible to see bears catching salmon in the Chilkoot River. Everything of the room was fine and very lovely placed. I missed nothing. While my days in Chilkoot Heaven I couldn't believe, that such beautiful place is true. The only thing I didn't like, were the neighbors who stand, run and talk directly in front of my windows. Some distance=holder would be helpful ... Thank you very much !! When I"ll come back to Chilkoot River, I"ll come back to Heaven ! Thorsten

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Aug 3, 2018

I love staying at your lodge. It was clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home. It really is a haven. Thank you.

Chilkoot Haven: Absolutely Amazing!

Posted: Jul 31, 2018

Incredible views, fishing and bears galore. Chikoot Haven is comfortable, clean and quiet; it is simply a step above anything in the Lynn Canal. Definitely a must repeat!

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jul 31, 2018

OMG is the only word coming out from my family and I. It's a priceless view we got right in front. We saw bear hunting fishes at the river, right across the place; Bald eagles flying and hunting for food. No word can describe the experience we got here and hosts are very nice and friendly.

Chilkoot Haven Paradise

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

Staying at the Chilkoot Haven was the highlight of our vacation. It is located at the very best location possible on the Chilkoot River. We enjoyed sitting outside soaking in the amazing natural beauty, watching eagles fly overhead to their nests, listening to the peaceful sounds of the river and the eagles chattering. We watched fishermen in the river and kayaks on the lake just down the road. Sue was so nice and welcoming to us, we enjoyed spending some time asking her questions about the area. It felt as if we were visiting a friend. Room was clean and well appointed with many ammenities geared toward relaxing and an enjoyable stay. We loved it here and hope to return one day. There isn't a better place to stay on the Chilkoot River. Chilkoot Haven is the best. Thank you to our wonderful host, Sue.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jul 5, 2018

Lovely overnight stay. Fantastic view from room across window. Loads of photographs taken.Bald eagles everywhere. Could of stayed a week.Special place. Hope to return one year and come when the bears are at the river but managed to see bears in Haines a mile from accommodation

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jun 14, 2018

We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Chilkoot Haven.The facility is about a 10 minute drive from town, a short drive to the main ferry dock. The room was comfortable, additional kitchen and BBQ utensils are available for use.The view of the river is lovely. Randa was an outstanding host...professional, generous and kind.

Best stay of our Alaska vacation

Posted: Nov 12, 2017

My husband and I loved our days at Chilkoot Haven. We were warmly welcomed by Erica. Each day we watched brown bears and eagles from our location above the Chilkoot River. We could hear the river flowing and the eagles cackling. It was amazing! We hope to return someday to this very special place, our favorite of this summer's Alaska vacation.

Excellent stay at Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Sep 21, 2017

This place was a delight. We arrived at night after the ferry ride from Skagway, so we didn't know about the incredible view until the next morning. Opened the curtains to see bears feeding along the river bank. Room was warm and well-furnished — the next day, we ordered the same set of pillows that were on our bed. Sue and Erika were very friendly and helpful, and Randa did a great job with the reservations. We will be back.

Chilkoot Haven: Loved loved loved this place!

Posted: Sep 8, 2017

Chilkoot Haven is a tiny piece of heaven in this beautiful corner of Alaska. We were warmly greeted by Erica on our arrival. She proudly showed us the freshly painted rooms with cozy quilts on the beds, then walked us outdoors to showcase the incredible view to the river below. Our jaws nearly hit the floor. We were struck by the beauty of this place and the magic of watching the river rush by as fishermen waded through the water to catch their fish. Erica provided great advice about dealing with the 'friendly' brown bears in the area. We were fortunate to watch seven bears make their way up the river as they looked for fish to eat. She spent lots of time with our children watching the bears and chatting away. The rooms are cute and cozy, each with two Queen beds and a small kitchen area (fridge, microwave, coffee maker, dishes). We also had access to the BBQ area, so we rushed back into town to grab some steaks in order to sit outdoors and watch the beauty of the bears and the river.

Chilkoot Haven August 2017

Posted: Aug 29, 2017

This is our 3rd time to stay at Chilkoot Haven and we will be back. We love the location and the view from the porch. In addition, the rooms are comfortable and clean.

Chilkoot Haven: Bear viewing and fishing

Posted: Aug 23, 2017

A fabulous location for bear watching from our room and only a walk across the street to catch as many salmon as we wanted. I will book again for next year.

Chilkoot Haven: Great experience

Posted: Aug 22, 2017

What a wonderful place to enjoy bear viewing in a calm and quiet surrounding. The lodge was perfect with all the ameneties you need. The television would not be required as far as I am concerned because looking out through the sliding window door for the wonderful view of the Chilkoot river is much more lovely, especially during bear season. Thanks for everything.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Aug 15, 2017

We had a FABULOUS stay at the Chilkoot river! Our stay exceeded expectations. The view from the cabins are beyond belief - you're high on a hill, and able to view the bears and fishermen. There's a private area to fish, which was great fun for my family. We will recommend this place to our friends and family, and we can't wait to come back! We got a chance to meet the owner who is a lovely woman, and got to know Ericka, a staffer who made our stay so fun. She even let me borrow her waiters so I could wade deeper in the river. We loved these cabins, the people, the wildlife .... can't say enough nice things :). We'll be back!

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Aug 11, 2017

Great room and great place to stay in Haines. Miss the homemade muffins.

Chilkoot Have: Best stay of our trip!

Posted: Jul 20, 2017

This place really lived up to the reviews. We sighted bears on the other side of the river immediately after checking in, and enjoyed watching the comings and goings of eagles from their nest in a nearby tree. We enjoyed the provided breakfast of coffee and a large muffin on the patio (we were in room #1) with a stunning backdrop of river and mountain. The only negative here is directed at ourselves - for booking just a lone night. We will be back.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jul 18, 2017

As usual our stay was incredible- staff hospitality was tremendous- they went out of their way to make our time enjoyable. The views and scenery never disappoint. Bear viewing from the patio. Still the most comfortable beds in the land!

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Jul 9, 2017

Five stars!

Beautiful, peaceful river retreat

Posted: Jun 16, 2017

I stayed at the Chilkoot Haven Lodge a few years ago and was so glad to come back. The rooms are quiet, comfortable, and very clean. The host was super helpful and the rooms had many nice touches including access to extras like a toaster oven & BBQ tools; kitchen items in the room like cups, bowls, and silverware; and several nice little things - plush towels, extra pillows, and good quality toilet paper. And then there were the big things - watching eagles and bears on the river from the porch, trying to identify all the wildflowers, and just enjoying the sound of the river. We fished for trout on the lake, chatted with the fish-counter on the weir, and introduced several family members to the lovely town of Haines & Sue's amazing little haven on the river. Thanks again for everything!

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: May 31, 2017

One of the most beautiful locations I have stayed in.

Chilkoot Haven Heaven!

Posted: Oct 10, 2016

We enjoyed the most fabulous 4 comfortable nights staying in the most amazing setting nestled amongst the trees and overlooking the Chilkkoot River and weir watching the bald eagles swooping for salmon, fishermen casting for salmon and with bears "on tap" scooping up the salmon! The Haven was impressive, very comfortable and clean and many thanks to Sue our stay got even better when we were able to spend two nights in the residence! Thankyou for all you did to make our stay as good as it could get! We loved Haines and the friendliness of everyone! Thankyou!

Excellent stay

Posted: Sep 28, 2016

Nice room, adequately equipped. Booking procedure ok. Excellent view on the river. 3 bears very closely, several times every day.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Sep 17, 2016

Great location enjoyed it very much!

Chilkoot Haven: Magnificent Haven

Posted: Sep 15, 2016

Undoubtedly one of the highlights of our Alaskan adventure. We arrived after a fifteen minute drive from Haines to find the room ready and stepped out onto the deck. The Chilkoot River flowed below and in the distance we could see bears feeding on the spawning salmon. Over the next three days we drove and walked around in both sunlight and rain. But our base allowed us comfort and a place to observe the Bald Eagles and bears below. There is a great BBQ that we used on two nights with additional accessories in a room nearby. This is a beautiful, magical place to stay - the Chilkoot Lake is a five minute walk away and the river and mountains make it so special.

Chilkoot Haven: A room with a view

Posted: Sep 7, 2016

Great place with a fantastic view on the Chilkoot river and bears! Very relaxing!

Chilkoot Haven, Haines / Alaska

Posted: Aug 25, 2016

Our stay at the Chilkoot Haven was extraordinary, the location is spectacular, the room so clean and comfortable (unfortunately the heater did not work.... it was quite cold at night though), but everything else was amazing. Loving the rocks around the premises, all done with love, so thoughtful and inspiring. We will definitely come back and advertise to friends. Great place ! 5 ***** Kind regards Ruth Hell

First stay at Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Aug 15, 2016

Chilkoot Haven has one of the best locations and spectacular views along the Chilkkot River. The fly fishing and wildlife are beyond belief in the area and the rooms at Chilkoot Haven of the highest standard and cleanliness. A stay there would certainly please the most discriminating traveler.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: Aug 10, 2016

Highly recommend! One of the most gorgeous views from our patio. Saw a mother bear and her cubs as well as Eagles in the tree tops. We couldn't have been happier. Would definitely stay here again.

Chilkoot Haven: Heaven On Earth!!

Posted: Aug 7, 2016

What an absolutely magical place! We did a 9 day trip and camped in some beautiful places but this night was all of our favourites, hands down. Super clean with the right amount of rustic and a view that can not be beat!! Exceeded expectations and was the highlight of my trip, thank you!

Amazing Excellent. We will return.

Posted: Aug 6, 2016

Our accommodation at Chilkoot Haven was clean and comfortable. The view of the river, the Bears and the fishers was amazing. Would change nothing!

Chilkoot Haven: Love this place....

Posted: Jun 28, 2016

We have been coming here for years and just love it. Great rooms, love that heated floor..the best spot for bear watching and for fishing and the outdoor cooking area is a real nice touch. Overall a 10 out of ten in my book. Have stayed other places in Haines and they don't come close to this.

Chilkoot Haven

Posted: May 14, 2016

This is a fabulous spot. Very clean and the view is breathtaking! We reserved all three rooms and everyone was pleased. The host is very nice.