Housed within the Presbyterian church, Wrangell’s Youth Hostel (220 Church St., 907/874-3534, late May–early Sept., $16 pp) is clean and well-managed but nothing fancy, with air mattresses for sleeping as well as kitchen and shower facilities. A family room is available if you call ahead. The hostel is open all day.
Centrally located and with many rooms facing picturesque Zimovia Strait, Stikine Inn (107 Stikine Ave., 907/874-3388 or 888/874-3388, www.stikineinn.com) has a variety of newly updated lodging options. Standard guest rooms cost $115–143 s or $134–151 d, and suites are $152–165 for up to six people.
With its quiet edge-of-the-woods location, Zimovia B&B (319 Webber St., 907/874-2626 or 866/946-6842, www.zimoviabnb.com, $100 d) is a cedar-shingled home just a few blocks from downtown. The two guest rooms each have private baths and entrances, and one includes a sauna. Breakfast features home-baked pastries, and the owners provide a complimentary tour plus transport around town.
Rooney’s Roost B&B (206 McKinnon St., 907/874-2026, www.rooneysroost.com) has five comfortable guest rooms for just $75 d with a shared bath or $95 d with private baths. The attractive home is centrally located, and a gourmet breakfast is included. The owners are friendly too.
Located two miles south of town, Grand View B&B (907/874-3225, www.grandviewbnb.com, $105 s or $115 d, no credit cards) is a newly built beachfront home along the Zimovia Strait. Three guest rooms have private baths and queen beds. Amenities include a kitchen and living room, Wi-Fi, and private entrances. Owner Judy Baker serves a filling hot breakfast each morning. Transportation from town is provided.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition