Skagway Home Hostel

Address: 456 3rd Ave, Skagway, Alaska, 99840, United States | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by oldbag on Sep 15, 2015

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... had 10 small rooms referred to as cribs, where the madams would entertain their “guests”. The brothel opened in 1898 and the ladies serviced the gold miners in the area for a fee.The men who passed through had a unique way of ordering something personal from the girls. There were 10 dolls behind the bars representing each of the 10 ladies on the second floor. If the doll was laid flat on her back, it meant she was “busy”. If the doll ...

Skagway - Gold Rush here we come

A travel blog entry by pilgrimtraveler on Sep 11, 2015

44 photos

... the pass. The grade really brought home the struggle the miners must have had. The train had to really work at times on some of the grades. When the train turned the right (or wrong) way you got veiled by the black smoke of the steam engine. The best way I could describe the experience was thinking of the time I went to the casinos in Reno in the 80s and the cigarette smoke hanged in the air with a similar wonderful smell (:

We had time when ...

Jeeping in Canada!

A travel blog entry by drbrn60 on Aug 28, 2015

1 comment, 52 photos

... makes it up to them somehow.

We left the ship at 8:00 AM and walked into Skagway. Skagway has about 900 full time residents and about 2,000 summer residents. They get up to 4 cruise ships a day (today there were only 3). The town is 4 blocks wide and 23 blocks long. You would think that it would feel crowded with all the ships in port, but it wasn’t too bad. It took about 15 minutes to walk to the Jeep rental place. After about 5 minutes of paperwork, ...

The 'Cute' little port of Skagway

A travel blog entry by pamandpete on Aug 26, 2015

1 comment, 6 photos

... good, but really the goods are odd! Over 70,000 people died attempting to go to the Yukon gold fields. They had to take enough supplies with them to survive for 12 months. They carried that to Bennett Lake and once they got there they had to built themselves a boat to sail up to Dawson City.

We drove beside Lake Tuschi for quite some time. It is 33 miles long and Candice had not seen the lake so calm. Another photo stop was Emerald Lake and this is one of the most ...


A travel blog entry by f.goldthorpe on Jul 16, 2015

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... drive safely" farewell.

After the border there is a major descent to sea level and Skagway. I could smell my van's brakes during the trip down out of the mountains. The campsite in Dyea was a quiet setting on the site of a former rival town to Skagway during the Gold Rush of 1896-99. Stampeders erected a tent city here too in a bay closer to the famous Chilcoot trail. It's now an historical site that has ...

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