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Beautiful Home overlooking Skagway Valley and Lynn Canal

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Private spacious 4 bedroom/2 bath home overlooking Skagway and the Lynn Canal. The house has a private balcony off upstairs bedroom with a wrap around deck on lower floor for optimum comfort and viewing of the beautiful valley and all the surrounding mountains including Mt. Harding and Harding Glacier. This historic gold rush town is full of beautiful history and charm! Just a short ten minute drive out of town and up the Dyea road to this private overlook, featuring maple hardwood floors throughout the house. The kitchen has bird's eye maple cabinets and granite counter tops, duel fuel stove( gas burners and electric oven), and dishwasher. Washer and Dryer conveniently located on 2nd floor. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with queen size beds and a queen size bedroom with bathroom on the first floor. For additional sleeping needs there is a day bed with trundle in the upstairs hall/sitting area. The living room has a spectacular view of the Lynn canal to the south and the White Pass mountains to the north and a cozy wood burning stove as an additional heating source along with oil furnace. Whether you are wanting to hike the infamous Chilkoot Trail or ride the historic White Pass Railroad this house is an ideal location for exploring all that Skagway has to offer.

Joanne Korsmo
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Joanne Korsmo

Both my husband Mike and I came to Alaska in 1984, I am originally from CT, I am a station manager for a small commuter airlines Alaska Seaplanes, we fly to many communities in Southeast Alaska. My husband Mike is from WA State, and he is a tugboat captain running boats all over Alaska. We met here in Skagway and immediately fell in love with this beautiful country. Anyone who has spent anytime in Alaska will agree that in just gets under your skin and becomes home. We raised our 2 daughters here and have enjoyed this peaceful safe little town for over 30 years.

Joanne Korsmo purchased this house in 2000

Why Joanne Korsmo chose Skagway

We bought our beautiful house in 2000, there are large windows on all 3 sides of the house capturing all the breathtaking views Skagway has to offer. You can look to the north and see the White Pass Mountain range in the Yukon and also look to the south and see the Lynn Canal all from one room. The location was a draw as well, only 10 minutes from town by car, it definitely gives you the feeling of getting away from it all.

What makes this house unique

One unique benefit of the house is during the tourist season you have a the bird's eye view of the ships coming into port every morning and leaving every night. You can enjoy watching from the upstairs bedroom, or off the balcony or the downstairs living room, and lower deck.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Skagway

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Additional bed trundle in sitting room/hall
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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(9 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Home overlooking Skagway Valley and Lynn Canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Best view in Skagway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home. Our family greatly enjoyed using your home as part of our non-cruise vacation in Alaska. We enjoyed staying at your beautiful and comfortable home. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful home for a vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property for a vacation. A great view, nicely furnished, well maintained, and right off the main road. We were visiting family and sightseeing in Skagway, and the well-equipped kitchen and large deck allowed us to have a couple large meals with family and friends that joined our group of 10 staying at the house. The owners were very hospitable and flexible and checked in to be sure we enjoyed our stay and didn't have any problems. We will absolutely come back to this property when we get the chance to return to Skagway!

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sun Valley Idaho

We had a wedding in Skagway and absolutely loved this house and the Owners!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. Beautiful views, Clean comfortable, Can't wait to come back. Thank You Thank You Tara

  • Review Submitted: 10/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house! We had such a great stay and enjoyed the breathtaking views. Joanne and Mike were most accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The house had great features, beautiful woodwork, and was really comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home met all of our needs. It was very clean, fresh flowers, (not any easy find in Alaska) it had plenty of room, beautiful views, a great kitchen, and a place to create new family memories. Some of our best pictures are out on the deck overlooking Skagway. I look forward to returning in 5 years and would definitely book this house again. Thank you Joanne for opening your home to my family.

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, WA

Awesome Alaska vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for two families to share while on vacation in Skagway. Highlights are the spectacular setting, beautiful landscaping, breathtaking view, well equipped kitchen, comfortable sleeping spaces, family friendly amenities, and the owner's attention to helping her guests feel welcomed and at home. We have stayed many other places in Skagway - this home is simply the best there is. Thank you for making our dream vacation a reality!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Skagway Airport Alaska Seaplanes, Wings
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Elks Lodge/ Eagles Lodge/ Skagway Brew Co
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
110 Miles
Whitehorse Yukon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
White Pass Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Klondike Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Skagway Brewing Co
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Mt. Sima/ Whitehorse Yukon
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Yakatania Point

Skagway is a National Park, there is a Park Service museum and City museum offering lots of wonderful history dating back to the 1898 Goldrush. Beautiful hikes and lots of activities such as White Pass Railroad, Packer Expeditions hiking to glaciers and kayak trips to Fraser B.C. Temsco Helicopters, Alaska Excursions Zipline, Horseback riding and dog sled tours. There is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$202.17
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$673.9

Please contact owner to make a reservation. House available from May 2016 through September 2016
Limited internet access is provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.