Welcome to Uncle Nicolai's Hostel & Inn and the Copper Rail Depot Saloon.
This property is reminiscent of the mining camps that are now a part of Alaska's pre-World War II history. It is 3 1/2 hours road travel time to/from Anchorage and/or McCarthy in Wrangell St. Elias Nat'l Park; 4 1/2 hours to/from Fairbanks; 2 hours to/from Valdez. We have the best prices for overnight stays in the Copper Valley with very clean well-maintained accommodations. Our private rooms are for groups of 2 or 3 persons and include continental breakfast*; Our rooms are dog-friendly. *continental breakfast may not be available during start-up in late-May-early June.
Late check-in is available for private rooms with check-out by noon; Food is available on site at night in the bar. You must be 21 to enter the bar. Food is also available as take-out at lunch time and early evening; laundry is available in women's shower room. All private rooms have fully-made beds with DishNet TV, WIFI access; and coffee in rooms. All rooms are shared bath. We are adjacent the Klutina River and just upstream from the Copper River, known for its Copper River Reds (salmon). A hiking trail goes 25 miles up the Klutina River to Klutina Glacier and Lake. You may also charter to raft this river from well upstream.