Planning an Alaska Vacation Part 3Posted on: December 31, 1969 at 7:00PMPosted in: Main Topic
In Five Parts:
Part 3: Finding Accommodations
Finding Lodging Options
- Contact local CVB’s.They have information on many different types of lodging in their areas. They also have website and contact information. Some even have booking available on their websites.
- Search travel website.This can help by giving you an idea of costs. Don’t forget sites like Trip Advisor for travel reviews.
Make a list of what’s important for you and your travel partners in lodging.
- Consider options like free breakfast & Wi-Fi, in room amenities and transportation to/from the airport.
- Bed & breakfast establishments or vacation rentals can be a nice option. Some have complete kitchens available. Vacation rentals often provide a whole apartment or house.
- Then there are lodges that provide for all your needs, including activities while you’re with them. For more information see previous blog post “Kodiak’s Remote Wilderness Lodge Experience”.
Think about how much time you will spend in your lodgings.
- If you plan to stay busy and just need a place to sleep at night a lower cost could leave you with more money to spend on activities or dining. If you’re planning a more relaxed vacation, you may want a comfortable place to relax in luxury.
Consider other housing options. A hotel is not the only option for vacation accommodations. Consider trying another type of housing when making your travel plans.
- Friends or family may have a guest room that you can stay in. If you vacation somewhere that you have connections, ask around. You may be surprised at the hospitality of even somewhat distant acquaintances.
- Local bed and breakfasts often offer more charm and personalized service than traditional hotels.
- Many vacation spots have condos, houses, or cabins that individual owners rent out themselves or through property management services. Try searching online for “house rental” + your destination.
- Renting a recreational vehicle (RV) or motor home may be a good option for traveling. The RV functions as both your travel vehicle and your hotel room.
- Camping is a fun option for anyone who loves being outdoors. Some camping areas and state parks offer amenities such as bathrooms and showers, so it doesn’t have to be “roughing it” completely!