Off the Alaska Highway at Mile 1318.5, down a narrow dirt road and nestled in the woods, you will find the Off The Road House - a European-style wilderness Bed and Breakfast in Tok, Alaska. Its natural environment and surroundings make it feel more remote than it really is. The property is park-like, carved out of the boreal forest over a lifetime. The eclectic architecture evokes the feeling of northern European country houses, both contrasting with and blending into its wilderness setting. The place shows traces of cultivation and pioneering, while its view of the northern forest, mixed with the silence of the woods, inspires serenity.
"Where you can get in touch with nature and art" describes the scene at the Off The Road House. Add culinary attention and international friendship, and you have the Off The Road experience.
The main house is an eclectic structure evolved from the original cabin built years ago. The interior features exposed beams, wood floors, and a central wood-burning stove, typical for Alaskan homes.
Off The Road House stands out from other lodging establishments due to the many personal and colorful accents added within. The original furnishings and art glass creations from the owner's own studio catch your eye and create a warm and rustic retreat.
Helga Wagenleiter, owner and manager of Off The Road House, runs this pension style B&B and gallery. Comfortably inviting accommodations, personal attention, and freshly prepared full breakfasts are the hallmarks of Helga's hospitality. She gets superior ratings for the "goose down comfort" of the beds and the "breakfast of your choice or my surprise".
The owner's favorite time for great conversations about "god and the world", as they say in German, is in the morning over coffee. They can take place in English, German and Swabian. This is when international friendship can be experienced.
Some visitors' comments: "Best kept secret", "We would come back for the peace and spirit of your lovely location", "We enjoyed your stories about the wilderness", "What a delightful Alaskan experience to be in the woods, sleep under cozy comforters, wake up to the sound of a wood fire and the smells of coffee and bacon", "Glad the hotels were full", and, "What a wonderful place with exceptional hospitality".
We welcome you to stay with us. Stay in one of our comfortable rooms when Tok is your destination. Connect with nature and art. Join us for Yoga practice. We invite you to view our art production in the small art gallery on the south side of the house, and take home distinctive handmade gifts by Alaskan craftsmen and artists.
As locals we will be glad to answer your questions about the area and Alaska. Ask us for assistance if you need help with logistics or planning a trip.
As bilingual speakers we offer German and English translating services.
And remember, Alaska shows many of its beautiful sides during the winter time. We offer spectacular Northern Lights viewing, cross country skiing, and dog sledding. Experience Alaska in the winter!