Rock Room

Girdwood area Bed and Breakfast - Relax in Turnagain View BnB's ROCK room


Paper Room

Girdwood area Bed and Breakfast - Relax in Turnagain View BnB's PAPER room


Scissors Suite

Anchorage area Bed and Breakfast - Relax in the Turnagain View BnB's Scissors Suite


Welcome to Turnagain View Lodge!

This Alaska lodge is a hand-hewn log home overlooking historic grounds on the shores of Turnagain Arm. Originally a gold mining claim established in 1901 called Strong's Mine, the site is now known as Indian Valley Mine and is conveniently located between Anchorage and Girdwood, Alaska. The mine and Turnagain View Lodge is owned by the Cowles family who now cares for and preserves this listing on the National Historic Registry.

Tours, tales and goldpanning are available in the summer, at our National Historic Site Indian Valley Mine, which is a 5 minute walk down the hill from your room.

Your hosts are long time Alaskans, Roger and Arlene Cowles. We have some great stories to tell, from when sourdough prospectors searched this land for gold a hundred years ago, to our own adventures like, biking the Iditarod trail or sea kayaking Alaska's coasts. Let us treat you to some old time Alaskan hospitality, simple living, and spectacular scenery.

Our backyard is Chugach State Park, home to moose, bears, wolves, sheep and mountain goats, while our front yard, Turnagain Arm, is home to beluga whales, migrating salmon and the second highest tide in the world.

The lodge along with the gold mine are located at Mile 104 Seward Highway. Don't blink, you might miss us!

Both Turnagain View Lodge and Indian Valley Mine are family-friendly. A great spot for private parties, destination weddings, and other celebrations.

The lodge is smoke, shoe, and pet FREE.          We look forward to meeting you.