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Beautiful Home overlooking Skagway Valley and Lynn Canal

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Private spacious 4 bedroom/2 bath home overlooking Skagway and the Lynn Canal. The house has a private balcony off upstairs bedroom with a wrap around deck on lower floor for optimum comfort and viewing of the beautiful valley and all the surrounding mountains including Mt. Harding and Harding Glacier. This historic gold rush town is full of beautiful history and charm! Just a short ten minute drive out of town and up the Dyea road to this private overlook, featuring maple hardwood floors throughout the house. The kitchen has bird's eye maple cabinets and granite counter tops, duel fuel stove( gas burners and electric oven), and dishwasher. Washer and Dryer conveniently located on 2nd floor. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs with queen size beds and a queen size bedroom with bathroom on the first floor. For additional sleeping needs there is a day bed with trundle in the upstairs hall/sitting area. The living room has a spectacular view of the Lynn canal to the south and the White Pass mountains to the north and a cozy wood burning stove as an additional heating source along with oil furnace. Whether you are wanting to hike the infamous Chilkoot Trail or ride the historic White Pass Railroad this house is an ideal location for exploring all that Skagway has to offer.

Joanne Korsmo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2016

About Joanne Korsmo

Both my husband Mike and I came to Alaska in 1984, I am originally from CT, I am a station manager for a small commuter airlines Alaska Seaplanes, we fly to many communities in Southeast Alaska. My husband Mike is from WA State, and he is a tugboat captain running boats all over Alaska. We met here in Skagway and immediately fell in love with this beautiful country. Anyone who has spent anytime in Alaska will agree that in just gets under your skin and becomes home. We raised our 2 daughters here and have enjoyed this peaceful safe little town for over 30 years.

Joanne Korsmo purchased this house in 2000

Why Joanne Korsmo chose Alaska

We bought our beautiful house in 2000, there are large windows on all 3 sides of the house capturing all the breathtaking views Skagway has to offer. You can look to the north and see the White Pass Mountain range in the Yukon and also look to the south and see the Lynn Canal all from one room. The location was a draw as well, only 10 minutes from town by car, it definitely gives you the feeling of getting away from it all.

What makes this house unique

One unique benefit of the house is during the tourist season you have a the bird's eye view of the ships coming into port every morning and leaving every night. You can enjoy watching from the upstairs bedroom, or off the balcony or the downstairs living room, and lower deck.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Home overlooking Skagway Valley and Lynn Canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Sun Valley Idaho

We had a wedding in Skagway and absolutely loved this house and the Owners!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful. Beautiful views, Clean comfortable, Can't wait to come back. Thank You Thank You Tara

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house! We had such a great stay and enjoyed the breathtaking views. Joanne and Mike were most accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The house had great features, beautiful woodwork, and was really comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Boston, MA

Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home met all of our needs. It was very clean, fresh flowers, (not any easy find in Alaska) it had plenty of room, beautiful views, a great kitchen, and a place to create new family memories. Some of our best pictures are out on the deck overlooking Skagway. I look forward to returning in 5 years and would definitely book this house again. Thank you Joanne for opening your home to my family.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, WA

Awesome Alaska vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect place for two families to share while on vacation in Skagway. Highlights are the spectacular setting, beautiful landscaping, breathtaking view, well equipped kitchen, comfortable sleeping spaces, family friendly amenities, and the owner's attention to helping her guests feel welcomed and at home. We have stayed many other places in Skagway - this home is simply the best there is. Thank you for making our dream vacation a reality!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Joanne has created an incredibly comfortable home with beautiful views of the many ships coming in and departing each day. The house has a warm, cozy feel, kitchen is functional and well equipped, the beds are comfortable and the linens are excellent.

We had spent the previous 3 weeks hiking in the Yukon and enjoyed both the hikes in Skagway and also the great restaurants filled with a variety of superb and incredibly fresh seafood. A very special place with a unique history.

Highly recommend refreshing and nurturing yourself with a visit at Joanne's home and enjoying this charming town with such a rich history!


  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We struck Gold in Skagway

  • 5 of 5

This home is so much more than the listing shows. The house and decks are in great condition and the setting is breathtaking. The owners have taken great care to make the home comfortable and have decorated with beautiful local art. The location just outside of town was a welcome respite from the busy downtown when all the cruise ships were in port. The home is close to all kinds of outdoor adventures from hiking, zip lining to sightseeing. Everything our family needed was provided from great beds with quality linens to laundry facilities and a well stocked kitchen. A really nice surprise for me was sharp knives in the kitchen!! The owners even provided a bag of delicious shrimp for us to enjoy! I have rented VRBO properties for over twenty years and this property is one of the nicest I have had the pleasure to stay in!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Skagway Airport Alaska Seaplanes, Wings
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Elks Lodge/ Eagles Lodge/ Skagway Brew Co
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
110 Miles
Whitehorse Yukon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
White Pass Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Klondike Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Skagway Brewing Co
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Mt. Sima/ Whitehorse Yukon
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Yakatania Point

Skagway is a National Park, there is a Park Service museum and City museum offering lots of wonderful history dating back to the 1898 Goldrush. Beautiful hikes and lots of activities such as White Pass Railroad, Packer Expeditions hiking to glaciers and kayak trips to Fraser B.C. Temsco Helicopters, Alaska Excursions Zipline, Horseback riding and dog sled tours. There is something for everyone.


Rates & Availability

Skagway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Korsmo Vacation Rental
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Deposit $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please contact owner to make a reservation. House available from May 2016 through September 2016
Limited internet access is provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Skagway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Additional bed trundle in sitting room/hall
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

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