Welcome to Gakona in the Beautiful Copper River Valley near Glennallen, Copper Center, Wrangell St. Elias National Park

The Riverview Bed and Breakfast is a spacious log cabin home with detached cabin rooms built along the Copper River in Gakona, Alaska. Surrounded by native Alaskan spruce and birch trees, the house features authentic Alaskan decor. The untamed Copper River Basin is a favorite destination for fishermen in the summer and for tourists and outdoorsmen all year. Winter activities abound and we can help you make arrangements with local guides and backcountry services.

The breakfast area affords spectacular views of the swift Copper River through panoramic picture windows. In the summer, you can sit on the decks and enjoy the cool (or warm) Alaskan evenings. There are clear views of two of the major mountains in the Wrangell/St. Elias National Park. Mt. Sanford, one of the tallest mountains in North America at 16,237 feet and Mt. Drum, at 12,000 feet are most impressive in the evening as they catch the last rays of the setting sun.

  • A moose swims by.
  • Eagles frequent our sky.
  • Bears on the hill.
  • Coyotes visit the area.
  • A friendly fox at Riverview.

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<h1>Enjoy the flower garden.</h1><p>Sit on the benches and tables next to the Copper River, enjoy the mountain views, walk through the woods, and relax after a long days drive.</p> <h1>The vegetable garden.</h1><p>Riverview maintains an extensive vegetable garden each summer.  You can walk down to the garden along the river bank.</p> <h1>Visit the greenhouses.</h1><p>At the garden take a look at the green houses.  Green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and zucchini are usually grown there.</p> <h1>A giant cabbage year.</h1><p>Long days of sunshine in the right conditions will produce a giant cabbage in many Alaskan gardens.  We grew this one several years ago.</p> <h1>Clean & comfortable</h1><p>Our log cabin rooms have comfortable king and twin beds with private baths and hair dryers.  A private deck with comfortable chairs is built onto each room where you can relax after a days drive.</p>

Breakfast in Alaska!

Fully cooked breakfast served daily in the main house from 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Join us in our dining room for a fully cooked hearty breakfast to start your day. If you wish, you may have lighter fare including cold cereal or hot oatmeal. If you have special dietary needs, we will try to accommodate you. Please let us know when making your reservation.

  • Visit Wrangell St. Elias National Park Headquarters.

  • A view of Mt. Sanford from the Riverview yard.

  • Float the Copper River!

  • Sunset over the mountains as viewed from Riverview B&B.

  • Copper River “Rapids”.