Alaska Trip Day 17

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We got up this morning later then we had been getting up.  The toilet plugged up on me I guess too many hours on the airplane yesterday.  The lady the runs the Bed and Breakfast was up in her night gown and bath robe.  She made coffee, juice and pancake with sausages.  It was a good breakfast.  We talked a while and left around 9:00 AM.  We road the 105 mile to Denali Park.  It was a nice slow trip only went 45 mph.  We had a hard time finding the Aspen Haus Bed and Breakfast.  It was located off the main road on a very tuff dirt road.  It looks like a cabin too me but nice and clean.  I sure that we won't hear much noise tonight..  We talked to the lady and paid for the three nights here.  We left at 12:30 and went on to Denali.(about 12 miles up the road)  Just outside the park the place is tourist heaven.  There are many hotels and gift stores just before the park entrance.  We had lunch at Subway, what a zoo it was in that place.  The cash register was broke and all the foreigners trying to order food it took forever.  The subs were as normal and we left and drove to the back of the park(14 miles).  On the way out we stopped by the visitor center and got our tickets for the day trip two days from now.  We stopped by a local dinner and had Reuben's for supper(good meal).

5,200 miles so far!!

Dale

See slide show of today pictures

Plan to head to Denali

Drive from Fairbanks to Denali 120 miles

Aspen Haus B & B

A cabin with a queen bed and private bath...Spruce cabin for $115 per night

Reserved on Friday, January 19, 2007

Aspen Haus B & B is located near the entrance of Denali National Park, Alaska. Two hundred thirty miles north of Anchorage lies the sole road which allows vehicular access to the six million acre park. Home to Mount McKinley (Denali), North America's tallest mountain, an abundance of wildlife, vegetation and vistas, Denali Park hosts thousands of visitors from all ends of the world each summer.

Your hosts at Aspen Haus are Ann Marie Boniakowski-Lowery and Ted Lowery.

Ann Marie is a native of New Jersey and came to Denali in 1989 to manage the employee dining room for 175 employees at a local resort. She has traveled extensively and worked abroad including a year on the S.Y. Sea Cloud, the largest passenger sailing vessel in the world, cooked in restaurants in Puerto Rico and St. John, USVI, managed and cooked for the Wooden Boat school in Brooklin, Maine as well as a private cook in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Ann Marie can sometimes be found singing in the local hot spots.

Ted grew up in Iowa and soon moved to Montana. After a few years in Montana and Colorado, he moved to Alaska. Ted has driven tour buses in Denali Park, worked on NPS trail crews, local construction, and built our house. These experiences and the benefits of being a private pilot, keep the thrill of living near North America's tallest mountain alive. Ted and Ann Marie have two children, Isabel and Dylan . Both were born in Fairbanks and get a charge out of the midnight sun!

Aspen Haus is located in the town of Healy which is 12 miles north of the park entrance. It is situated on 3.5 acres with a separate driveway to the cabins. Our cabins sit nestled in the tundra, each with a view of the Alaska Range and the comfortable necessities for the Denali visitor. (Private bath, queen beds, refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot are in each cabin. ) A tasty breakfast of homemade baked goods, cereals, fruit, juices , coffee/tea, milk and hot chocolate are provided for you to enjoy on your schedule.

Our philosophy at Aspen Haus is to provide quality, local accommodations. Being part of the Denali community, we feel it is important that visitors be exposed to information and choices available to make their visit positively memorable.

~ We can help you choose the best company for local activities that suits your needs (flight, bus and raft tours).

2007 SUMMER RATES:

Willow & Spruce cabins are 14x16 with a queen bed (maximum 2 guests) $115

Birch Cabin is 16x20 with one queen bed and one double bed (maximum 4 guests) $125 for 2 ($10 per additional person)

Family Cabin has 2 rooms with 1 bath-large room 16x20 with eating area, a partitioned bedroom with a queen bed- 2nd room will provide beds for 4 people (maximum 6 guests) $150 for 4 people ($10 per additional person)

Payment Forms Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Checks, Cash, or Money Orders.

E-mail: aspenbb@mtaonline.net

Business Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Alaska Time Phone: (907) 683-2004 Call Toll Free: 1-877-ASPENBB (277-3622) Fax: (907) 683-1004 Mailing Address: Aspen Haus Bed & Breakfast P.O. Box 559 Healy, AK 99743