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Dreaming of Alaska Adventures?

Travel to Alaska

If you have been trying to decide where to travel this year, and Alaska has been on your bucket list for some time, view this short video. It might help you make the decision!

When you plan to visit, consider staying at Bed & Breakfasts along the way. You will get a much truer view of Alaska than in if you settle for a brand-name accommodation found in any city, as B&Bs are run by local entrepreneurs, serve a limited number of guests at one time, and give you both the privacy and security you desire. B&Bs have amenities - ask the host! Ours has free (and very secure) Wi-Fi, breakfasts that accommodate your preferences, and free parking, among other things.

B&Bs are often located in scenic areas rather in the downtown business district. In Anchorage, nothing is far from museums and shopping, so don’t let a concept of distance limit you. Staying on the hillside, or where you can observe the waters of Turnagain Arm has a bonus: you may have a moose visit to check the B&B’s raspberries or vegetable garden!

It is best to rental a vehicle to see Alaska - most travelers want to go to Denali or Seward, perhaps Whittier or Talkeetna, and on their own schedule. You can stop at Beluga Point to Whale watch, visit the lookout or walk the trails at Flat Top Mountain, and take a side road to shop for Peter Brondz pottery

We would love to host you at Jarvi Homestay! If your party has 1 - 4 travelers, consider our two-bedroom B&B. You will have the lower floor of our home for your use - on strangers, just you and your family or friends. We book quickly, so check our calendar today for your travel dates. Prefer to talk? Call us at 907-561-3349 in Alaska (and please leave a message: I may be out of range when you call!)

Make this the year of your Alaska adventure!

Snow, Soon

We recently visited the Farmer’s Almanac to see when the snow would be in Anchorage.

To quote, “ Winter season temperatures will be above normal, on average, in the north but below normal in central areas and much colder than normal in the southern portions of the state. The coldest periods will occur in early to mid-December, mid-January, early February, and mid-March. Precipitation will be above normal in the northern and east-central regions, much below normal in the south, and near normal in the west-central area. Snowfall will be above normal in the northern and eastern parts of the state and near or below normal in the south and west. The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-November, mid-January, mid-February, and late March.

April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation near normal in the north and below normal in the south. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal elsewhere.

Summer season temperatures will be 1 to 2 degrees below normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation. The warmest temperatures will occur in mid-June, early July, and mid- to late July.

September and October temperatures will be below normal in the northern portions of the state and below normal across central and southern portions. Precipitation and snowfall will be below normal.”
How it will really go, who knows until we are looking back at the days of Winter. While the data accumulates, we will enjoy the longer nights and clear skies. Already, Jarvi Homestay wears its strongs of white holiday lights on the porch and deck railings - with these in place, Winter must remain at bay!

Our Professional Association is So Cool!

The AABBA, our professional association, is up up to date with its new FaceBook page. Want to follow for tidbits on things to do in Anchorage? Follow the AABBA.