Where to eat and sleep

Here's where to find great food and lodging stay on a 10-day tour of Alaska


Historic Anchorage Hotel. Built in 1936, this refurbished charmer has 26 rooms. From $199. (800) 544-0988.
The Hotel Captain Cook. The 547-room grand dame of Anchorage is modern and upscale. From $255.(800) 843-1950.
Lucky Wishbone. This 1955 diner's chicken is a local legend. Closed Sun. 1033 E. Fifth Ave.; (907) 272-3454. Orso. Italian food with fresh Alaskan seafood flair. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. 737 W. Fifth Ave.; (907) 222-3232.
Simon & Seafort's. Fresh Alaskan seafood and Cook Inlet views. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. 420 L St.; (907) 274-3502.

GIRDWOOD Alyeska Resort. A grand 307-room hotel with mountain views. From $195. com or (800) 880-3880.
The Double Musky. Dinner Tue-Sun. Mile 0.3 on Crow Creek Rd.; (907) 783-2822.
Seven Glaciers Restaurant. Excellent dining at the top of the Alyeska tram. Dinner at 5:30 daily. (907) 754-2237.


Hotel Edgewater. A clean, basic 76-room hotel near the Alaska SeaLife Center. From $110. (888) 793-6800.
Hotel Seward. An updated 38-room Victorian-style inn. From $139. (907) 224-2378.


Copper Center Lodge. Three daily meals and 19 simple rooms (10 with baths) in an authentic log roadhouse. From $109. On Loop Rd. off mile 101 on Richardson Hwy. (State 4), Copper Center; (907) 822-3245.
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Upscale 85-room lodge serves three daily meals. From $99. Mile 102 on Richardson Hwy. at Brenwick-Craig Rd., Copper Center; (800) 426-0500.
Gakona Lodge and Trading Post. An authentic roadhouse with eight rooms; serves dinner nightly. From $85. Mile 2 on the Tok Cutoff, Gakona; (907) 822-3482.


Gracious House Lodge. A rustic and charming old roadhouse with 20 rooms (7 with private baths); serves three daily meals. From $105. Mile 82 on the Denali Hwy. (State 8), 50 miles east of Cantwell; (907) 333-3148.
Tangle Lakes Lodge. Back to the frontier: 11 log cabins (without plumbing); serves three daily meals. From $75. Mile 22 on Denali Hwy., near Paxson; (907) 822-4202.


Denali River Cabins and Cedars Lodge. 53 contemporary cabins (with showers), 48 motel-style rooms (with full baths); serves three daily meals. From $139. Mile 231.1 on George Parks Hwy. (State 3), 6 miles south of park entrance; (800) 230-7275.
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. 238 luxurious rooms. The Mountain View Restaurant serves three daily meals and has views of Mt. McKinley. From $99. Mile 133 on George Parks Hwy., 106 miles from park entrance; (800) 426-0500.


Café Michele. Fresh, often local ingredients spark chef-owner Michele Camera-Faurot's menu. The food and homey setting are a welcome break from hotels. Mile 13.75 on Talkeetna Spur Rd.; (907) 733-5300.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge. 200 contemporary rooms; views of Mt. McKinley. Restaurant serves three daily meals. From $225. Mile 12.5 on Talkeetna Spur Rd.; (888) 959-9590.


Hatcher Pass Lodge. Rustic, with nine cabins, three lodge rooms; serves three daily meals for guests. From $95. Mile 17.5 on Fishhook-Willow Rd.; (907) 745-5897.