Outside magazine called Haines one of the top 10 towns to recreate in.
Population: approx. 2400
Dogs: approx. 1897
Bald Eagles: approx. 4000 (in fall)
Climate: Temparate Rain Forest – Arctic Tundra – Alpine
Haines is adjacent to the largest non-polar ice caps on the planet.
Tlingits were the first settlers to the area and called Haines “Dei-shu” meaning “The End of the Trail”. The area is still rich with Tlingit culture and history.
Getting Here & Away
The easiest way to get to Haines is from Juneau, the state capital.
Alaska Airlines– (800) 252-7522 has daily scheduled flights from Seattle.
From Juneau there are many flights daily with local commuter airlines that make the 35-minute trip to Haines.
Wings of Alaska– (907) 766-2030
Air Excursions LLC– (907) 766-3800
Fly Drake– (907) 766-3679
Alaska Mountain Flying & Travel– (800) 954-8747
The Haines Skagway Fast Ferry is the easiest and most efficient way to travel between Haines and Skagway.
The Alaska Marine Highway operates daily ferries from Juneau, Bellingham, Skagway and all other ports. (800) 642-0066
Regular ferry – 4.5 hours to or from Juneau / 1 hour to or from Skagway
Fast Ferry – 2.5 hours to or from Juneau / 45 minutes to or from Skagway
The Haines Highway is a State Scenic Byway and one of the most spectacular drives in North America, with high peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes all along the way. It connects with the Alaska Highway in Haines Junction, 155 miles north in the Yukon Territory; allow 3-1/2 hours driving time. The highway is well paved and maintained year-round. There are lodges & campgrounds along the highway.
Hotels & Motels
Beach Roadhouse– (866) 736-3060
1 Mile on Beach Road at Battery Point trailhead * Mountain views * Chalet-cabins and rooms with private baths * S=$75-$125, D=$85-$150, 10% Canadian, Senior & Military discounts * Car rentals and courtesy transport
Captain’s Choice Motel– (800) 478-2345
Downtown * View of Lynn Canal * 39 rooms * Courtesy Continental Breakfast, Cable TV, telephone, refrigerator and microwave. * Tour booking service * Room service * Walk to restaurants * Laundromat on premises * WiFi available for a fee. * Car rentals & courtesy van * AARP & AAA approved.
Eagle’s Nest Motel– (800) 354-6009
All non-smoking rooms and suites * Complimentary continental breakfast * Car rental & courtesy van * 10% Military & government discounts * 1 Mile, Haines Highway
Fort Seward Lodge– (877) 617 3418
Historic Fort Seward building * View of Lynn Canal * 10 rooms with private or shared bath * Restaurant & lounge * Courtesy van * Summer rate range=$50-$125 * Kitchenettes with oceanview * 5% Senior and Military discounts * 15% discount if you stay 7 days or longer * Pets are welcome!
Hotel Halsingland– (800) 542-6363
Haines’ only full service Hotel Restaurant & Lounge * Located in historic Fort Seward * Lynn Canal Views * Walking distance to town * Listed on the National Historic Register * Rates $ 69-$109 * AVIS Car Rental available * RESERVATION INFO: During the winter months, Avis reservations for Haines will be handled through the Sitka AVIS office 907-966-2404 or AVIS central reservations 800-331-1212. * Also campground available.
Mountain View Inn– (800) 478-2902
Near historic Fort Seward * 9 rooms, some with kitchenette and view * Walking distance to restaurants
Thunderbird Motel– (800) 327-2556
Downtown * 20 rooms, 6 with kitchenette * Walking distance to restaurants and shops * S=$79.75, D=$89.75, TR=$99.75, Quad=$109.75, Quint=$119.75, Kitchenette=$125 * 5% Senior & Military Discounts * Discounts available for lengthy stays * All rooms have private bath, phones, T.V, and courtesy coffee, refrigerators and microwaves
Bamboo Room Restaurant & Pioneer Bar – (907) 766-2800
Located on 2nd Avenue between Main & Dalton Streets * Breakfast, lunch, dinner * Espresso * Full service bar * Open all year 6am daily * Smoke Free
Chilkat Restaurant & Bakery- (907) 766-3653
At 5th Avenue & Dalton Street * Breakfast, lunch *Open all year * Thursday Thailand Special * Open 7 am – 3:30 pm * Friday & Saturday nights 5 pm – 9 pm
The Commander’s Room Restaurant & Officers’ Club Lounge- (800) 542-6363
In Fort Seward * Espresso, breakfast, dinner * Summer only * Full bar & extensive wine list
Fireweed Restaurant- (907) 766-3838
Local & Organic food.* Beer and Wine. * Fresh Baked Pizza & Desserts. * Seafood. Daily Specials and Soups. * Located in Fort Seward off Portage Street
Fogcutter Bar– (907) 766-2555
On Main Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues * Light food * Three pool tables and dance floor * Open all year
Fort Seward Restaurant & Saloon– (877) 617-3418
Mile 0, Haines Highway, in Fort Seward * Prime Beef & Seafood house, saloon, appetizers, fresh crab (June 15-August 15) * Come enjoy the historic and colorful ambiance. * Dine nightly 5:00 p.m.-9:30p.m. *
Lighthouse Restaurant & Harbor Bar- (907) 766-2442
Beside the Small Boat Harbor at Main & Beach Streets * Espresso * Breakfast * Lunch * Dinner * Open all year
Mosey’s Cantina- (907) 766-2320
New, authentic Mexican cooking. Homemade red & green chile specialties, tacos, enchiladas, chile rellenos, fresh salsas! Open for lunch & dinner. Front porch dining
Mountain Market- (907) 766-3340
Corner of 3rd Avenue & Haines Highway * Beer, wine, spirits, natural foods, organic produce, soups, sandwiches, tortilla wraps, baked goods, espresso bar featuring coffee roasted in the store * Open year round
Rusty Compass Coffeehouse– (907) 766-3941
Located on Main Street, across from the bank. * Offering espresso drinks and food items. * Open in the summer only.
33-Mile Roadhouse- (907) 767-5510
At 33 Mile, Haines Highway * Breakfast, lunch, dinner * Open all year, daily during summer
The Hungry Moose
Located by the Visitor Center * Drive-Thru/Outside dining offering espresso , ice cream, and food. * Featuring smoothies, coffees, soft ice cream treats, burgers, milkshakes & much more. * Open Mid-May to Mid-September.