A Brief History of The Copper Whale Inn
Built in 1939 by local doctor Howard Romig, the main building is historic by Anchorage standards (the city was founded in 1915), and was the first architecturally designed home in the city (that’s still barely a thing here!) The property has served as a private residence, corporate offices, and a few other things before being converted to a bed & breakfast in the 1980’s. The West Building was built in 1996, adding seven new rooms for a total of 15 cozy rooms for your enjoyment.
The Copper Whale Inn was purchased most recently in 2019 by Candice McDonald Kotyk, a life-long resident of Alaska. It is the perfect addition to Candice’s already-flourishing tour business based just blocks away, and the two pair perfectly to offer visitors the best in locally-owned, high-quality Alaskan experiences.
Some Ideas for Summer in Anchorage
More than 19 hours of daily sunlight attract summer visitors to Anchorage, where museums and galleries, fine restaurants and a dynamic urban scene exist alongside outdoor activities, wildlife viewing and untamed wilderness. Our sister company, Salmon Berry Tours, can help you plan and book the holiday of a lifetime! Day tours to Talkeetna, the Kenai Peninsula or Prince William Sound, flightseeing tours to Katmai, Lake Clark or Denali National Parks, hiking and biking on the Coastal Trail or in Chugach State Park, all offer experiences of a lifetime for guests of the Copper Whale Inn.
Complimentary Breakfast (please see the temporary breakfast update below this paragraph, for summer of 2020 procedures!)
Our complimentary continental breakfast buffet includes a wonderful variety of healthy and tasty options like yogurts and fresh fruit, bagels and pastries, cereals and granola, meats and cheeses, dried and fresh fruits, juice, tea and locally roasted coffee. For lunch or dinner, try downtown Anchorage’s selection of fine eateries, most of which are an easy walk from the Inn.
*****BREAKFAST UPDATE FOR 2020*****
In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this year we will not be serving breakfast buffet-style as we have done for decades. Instead, each guest will receive a gift card from Snow City Cafe, located on the next corner. Alternatively, guests may request a bagged to-go breakfast in advance.