Alaska Guardhouse rooms

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Alaska Guardhouse

The Alaska Guardhouse is located in Fort William H. Seward, a registered historical landmark in Haines, Alaska. Completed in 1904, Fort Seward was the first permanent army post in Alaska. When the fort was in operation the Guardhouse served as the jail with 4 cells and offices for the military police.


Your hosts, Joanne and Phyllis, invite you to share their home which is centrally located only 4 blocks from downtown and two blocks from the waterfront. The rooms and living area have been renovated with modern conveniences but still keep the flavor of the original architecture.


Guests have shared use of the common areas of the home.  The expansive living room with views of Lynn Canal and the mountains beyond is where you can play board games, enjoy the log fire, or just visit with friends, old and new. The glassed-in front porch makes a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, basking in the warm sun-filled room overlooking the main military square with historical buildings. The sunny back deck is where you can enjoy an evening cocktail with fantastic views of the town, mountains, and water, or use the Weber grill to cook up your daily catch of salmon or halibut.


The Guardhouse has 4 comfortable rooms to choose from--

Room #1: double bed with bath across the hall. Maximum occupancy 2

Room #2: two queen beds and private bath with tub/shower. Maximum occupancy 4

Room #3: two queen beds, a small sitting area, and private bath with shower. Maximum occupancy 4

Room #4: a basement studio suite with one queen bed, a sitting area, private bath with tub/shower, and small kitchenette. Maximum occupancy 2


All rooms have wi fi, mini-fridge, and flat screen TV with Firestick.

Free shuttle to the Alaska Marine Highway dock and the airport


No smoking


No Pets (A small dog lives on the premises but is not allowed in the guest rooms)

High season: Feb 1-Dec 1


Room 1: 135

Room 2: 145

Room 3: 155

Room 4: 155


Low season: Dec and Jan


Room 1: 115

Room 2: 125

Room 3: 135

Room 4: 135


All rates are for double occupancy. 15/person/night for extra guests.

Plus 9.5% tax

5% discount for 3-7 nights

10% discount for 7 or more nights


Canadian discount available (not combinable with other discounts)


  • no minimum stay rooms 1,2,3

  • 2 night minimum room 4

  • 50% deposit required at the time of booking

  • Balance due 14 days in advance

  • Full refund if cancelled up to 14 days in advance

  • 50% refund if cancelled 14-7 days in advance

  • Non-refundable if cancelled less than 7 days in advance

  • No Pets

  • No Smoking 

  • Check in 3:00 PM

  • Check out 11:00 AM

  • No daily cleaning

  • Maximum occupancy:  2-4 depending on the room



  • Reservations made during the following events must be PAID IN FULL at time of booking to guarantee lodging.

  • NO REFUNDS  unless we can re-sell the space.

Haines Dolphins Swim Meet (January)

Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival  (May)

Kluane to Chilkat Bike Relay (June)

Southeast Alaska State Fair (July)

Bald Eagle Festival (November)