Unique Accommodation at a Former Gold Mining Site for a Getaway near Norton Sound, AlaskaNome, Alaska (United States of America)
Unique Accommodation at a Former Gold Mining Site for a Getaway near Norton Sound, Alaska
Searching for Alaska accommodation? Book out this unique vacation rental near Norton Sound, Alaska
This unique accommodation is located near Norton Sound, Alaska, and can provide two guests with a cozy lodging from which to enjoy an equally unique getaway to the Seward Peninsula. The accommodation contains two twin beds. Guests will also enjoy shared access to a bathroom with a shower and on-demand hot water, laundry facilities, and a great room in which they will find tables and chairs, a television, a wood-burning stove, a water cooler, and a bar with a microwave and a coffeemaker. Here, guests will be served home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner, with sandwiches available for lunch as well.
The accommodation is part of a resort set on the former grounds of a historic mining site where gold can still be found to this day. Guests interested in searching for gold can try their hand at panning, metal detecting, banking, sluicing, and dredging through arrangements with the host who offers historical tours and fishing expeditions as well. Guests can borrow fishing gear and rent ATVs from the host. Combined with the tour options offered by other local companies and the self-led activity options available in the expansive landscape surrounding Nome, guests can enjoy a wide range of adventures in the great outdoors of the Alaskan wilderness.
At the resort to which this accommodation belongs, guests will enjoy shared access to a great room in which they will find tables and chairs, a television, a wood-burning stove, a water cooler, and a bar with a microwave and a coffeemaker. Here, guests can enjoy home-cooked meals for breakfast and dinner. When in season, vegetables grown right on-site are incorporated into the meals. Sandwiches are available for lunch and can be packed to-go for guests heading out on adventures. Snacks and fresh homemade bread are available as well.
The resort is eco-friendly, generating electricity through solar power and minimizing its energy usage and resource consumption through LED lighting, strong insulation, and on-demand electric hot water for the site's showers and laundry facilities.
Complimentary fishing gear is available to borrow, and ATVs and metal detectors are available to rent. Linens and towels are provided.
- 1 Twin/Single bed
- Laundry service
- Linens and pillows
- Lounge/Living room
- Dining room
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Check out: Flexible
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
No Pets allowed
Some spaces are shared
Be kind to the environment and take care of the surroundings.
Location and surroundings
Nome, Alaska (United States of America)
Detailed location provided after booking
- Winter sports
- Whale watching
- Wildlife watching
For hiking, guests can head to Anvil Rock, Anvil Mountain, King Mountain, the Teller Tundra Ridge, Dorothy Falls, and Newton Peak, where they will find trails that lead to spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, as well as opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching. A variety of mammals can be spotted, including wolves, caribou, beavers, river otters, wolverines, grizzly bears, moose, and musk oxen. As for birds, the surrounding region provides a haven for more than 150 migratory bird species, as well as a number of resident species, such as willow ptarmigan and snow buntings.
At Newton Peak, guests can also go skiing and snowboarding. The surrounding tundras provide a wide-open terrain on which to go ATV riding, and ATVs are available to rent directly from the host. Guests interested in snowmobiling can go on tours with Snow Cat Tours. For more outdoor adventure, guests can book a variety of tours through Nome Discovery Tours, such as van tours and guided hikes on local tundras and beaches.
To tour the Bering Sea, guests can book voyages through companies such as Heritage Expeditions. While at sea, guests may spot seals, walruses, dolphins, and whales, as well as birds such as the red-legged kittiwake, which breeds only on Pribilof Islands, Buldir Island, and Bogoslof Island.
A variety of guided, mining-themed activities are also available as package deals through the host. These include gold panning, metal detecting, banking, sluicing, and dredging. For guests who want to hunt for gold on their own, metal detectors are available both to rent and to purchase. The host also offers historical tours of local mining relics and fishing expeditions to local rivers and streams. Guests wishing to fish on their own will find many options, such as the Nome River and the Grand Central River.
Last but certainly not least, guests arriving in March can attend the culmination of the 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the finish line of which is right in Nome.