Frequently Asked Questions

What time are check-in and check-out?
Check-in begins at 4 PM Alaska Standard Time

Check-out is at 11 AM

What time can breakfast be served?
Breakfast can be prepared for you anytime between 7 AM and 9:30 AM

What is served for breakfast?
Coffee or tea, fresh fruit, and your choice of french toast, pancakes, or eggs and toast are typical options to ensure you a full hearty home-cooked breakfast. Please advise of dietary restrictions upon your reservation.   

Where is The Cliffhanger Bed and Breakfast located?
You will find The Cliffhanger ideally located - perched high upon Mount Ripinsky - within Haines, Alaska city limits, yet exclusively remote.  It can be accessed near Mile 2 on the Haines Highway in the Cathedral View Subdivision or spotted at a distance from several locations within the city. This inn is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet getaway at a Bed and Breakfast in Haines, Alaska.

What are the driving directions to The Cliffhanger?
You will journey up a steep and narrrow road high upon Mount Ripinsky, just on the edge of Haines, Alaska.  Occasionally this unpaved road may become difficult due to rock falls and wash outs, so feel free to contact me if you would prefer an SUV escort, or shuttle service.  Upon receipt of your deposit, detailed directions including confirmation of your reservation will be forwarded to you via email. Transfers from Haines Airport or Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Terminal can also be arranged.

Do you adopt green practices?
Measures are taken to ensure that every effort is made to make The Cliffhanger eco-friendly.

Do you allow smoking?
The property is 100% smoke free, however, smoking outdoors is allowed in designated areas.

What kind of water system do you use?
Due to the extremely remote location of The Cliffhanger, unconventional water and septic systems are used. A well from deep within Mount Ripinsky provides excellent drinking water while toilet waste is handled by odorless, indoor composting systems.

What amenities are included with my stay?
Amenities are listed on the right-hand column of the lodging page.

May I bring visitors?
The Cliffhanger is a very private place and use of the property is reserved exclusively for our registered guests.

Do you allow children to be guests?
While availability is very limited at this exclusive, romantic retreat (and out of a courtesy to other guests) small children are discouraged as guests. Should you choose to book both rooms as a family, arrangements can be made upon your reservation.    

What outdoor activities are found at The Cliffhanger?
Hiking, skiing and showshoeing are all favorites as one of Mt Ripinsky’s main trailheads is found on the property site.  Visit Area Information for further information regarding local activities.


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At the time of booking, a deposit of 50% is required to secure your reservation. The full balance is due upon arrival. Upon receipt of deposit, a written confirmation, and detailed driving directions will be forwarded.

You are required to notify me in writing of any change/cancellations prior to 30 days of your arrival. Transferable gift certificates will be issued for the full value of your deposit.

If, for any reason, you find it necessary to make a short-term cancellation (30 days or less), you are required to forfeit your deposit unless I can rebook the room.  Please consider travel insurance.

All rates listed are based on 1 nights accommodation per room, double or single occupancy, excluding a 5.5% sales and a 4% lodging tax. The rate also includes a full hot breakfast.

Check in runs from 3 PM to 9 PM.
Check out is at 11 AM

The property is 100% smoke-free, however, smoking is allowed in designated areas outdoors.