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McFarland's Floatel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • nightly rate covers up to four guests
  • quiet setting

    Cons

  • restaurant is open only to hotel guests
  • location is remote

McFarland's Floatel Review

At this quiet resort 2 miles across the bay from the logging town of Thorne Bay on the eastern side of Prince of Wales, each of the four beachfront log cabins sleeps up to six people and includes a loft, woodstove, full kitchen, and private bath. A 200-foot walkway leads to the floating main lodge, which was built in Ketchikan but floated by raft to its present location in 1981. The lodge now acts as a gathering place for Floatel guests and visitors. A bait and food store is also on the property. Co-owner Jeannie McFarland teaches basketry workshops and sells her pine-needle raffia baskets here. The McFarlands can help you book a charter-fishing trip, or you can rent a skiff and fishing gear and head out on your own. The property is accessible by floatplane, private boat, or road from the ferry terminal.

    Hotel Details

  • 4 cabins
  • Closed Oct.–mid-Apr.
Updated: 06-12-2013

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