Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Hotels

McFarland's Floatel


  • Nightly rate covers up to four guests
  • Quiet setting


  • Restaurant is open only to hotel guests
  • Location is remote

Fodor's Review

Across Thorne Bay from the same-named logging town, quiet McFarland's resort consists of a floating main structure just offshore and four beachfront log cabins where guests spend the night. The cabins sleep up to six people and include a loft, a woodstove, a full kitchen, and a private bath. A 200-foot walkway leads over the water to the main structure, which was built in Ketchikan and floated by raft to its present location in 1981. Now a gathering place for guests and visitors, it also contains the Baskets & Bullets Store, which carries fishing gear, bait, sporting goods, and some snacks. Owner Jeannie McFarland teaches basketry workshops and sells her pine-needle raffia baskets here. She and her husband, Jim, can help you book a charter fishing trip. If you'd rather head out on your own, you can rent a skiff and fishing gear. The property is accessible by floatplane and private boat, or you can drive here from the ferry terminal.

Hotel Information


Across bay from town, Thorne Bay, Alaska, 99919, USA


907-828–3335; 888-828–3335

Hotel Details:

  • Closed Oct.–mid-Apr.
  • 4 cabins
  • Rate includes: No meals

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