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Wintertime and the Livin' is Easy

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A March 2011 trip to Anchorage by MilwVon

Fur Rondy Festival (Iditarod Week) Photo, Anchorage, Alaska More Photos
Quote: Another winter trip to Anchorage, this time to take in the last of the Fur Rendezvous events along with the start of the world famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. My winter trips to Alaska are becoming common fodder for discussion and this year my friend Jane joined me.

Fur Rondy Festival (Iditarod Week)

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Attraction | "Fur Rendezvous - Revisited 2011"

Fur Rondy Festival (Iditarod Week) Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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After a great weekend in 2010 (http://www.igougo.com/journal-j73861-Anchorage-Rendezvous_Alaskan_Style.html), I looked forward with great anticipation to this return trip to Anchorage for the second weekend of the Fur Rondy. While the primary purpose of our trip was to take part in the festivities surrounding the Iditarod Trail Race, I was happy that Jane would have the opportunity to take part in the Rondy as well.I shared with her the fun Running of the Reindeer event, which as luck would have it was moved from the first weekend to the second, making it a "must do" on our itinerary. When she saw the photos and some videos on YouTube, she signed up to take part in the run. For the $25 ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Fur Rondy Festival (Iditarod Week)

Anchorage, Alaska

Hilton Anchorage

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Hotel | "Very Nice Downtown Location - Superb Service"

Hilton Anchorage Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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Having stayed at this hotel on my very first ever trip to Alaska back during the summer of 2006, I was very familiar with its location and services. It was very easy to make the choice to stay here for the start of my "five day weekend" to Alaska for the Fur Rondy and Iditarod events in Anchorage. Location-wise, it is in the perfect place for everything along the 4th Avenue!I arrived at the hotel at approximately noontime and they allowed me the early check-in which was very convenient since I wanted to dump off my gear and head over to the Fur Rondy offices before my TA friend Pete was coming to pick me up to head out for a ride into the mountains.I had the standard hotel roo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 272-74119

Flying Machine Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Scenic Dining on Anchorage's Lake Spenard"

Flying Machine Restaurant Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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On my first morning in Anchorage, my friend Pete and I headed over to the Iditarod Race Headquarters at the Millennium Alaska Hotel. It was there that we decided to have a leisurely breakfast with a nice view of the frozen and snow covered Lake Spenard. Serving breakfast until 11:30am, it was a great choice especially since as an Iditarod Race volunteer, Pete's volunteer badge was good for a 20% discount.He had dined here the day before and spoke very highly of their seafood omelet. For me, their seafood eggs benedict immediately caught my attention. Scrambled eggs packed with salmon, shrimp and lump crab atop an english muffin with a light breakfast hollandaise sauce with a side of br...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Flying Machine Restaurant
4800 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
+1 907 266 2249

More Dining Options in Anchorage

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Snow Goose Restaurant Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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In addition to the nice dining experiences at the Hilton Hotel (Hooper Bay Cafe) and the Millennium Alaskan Hotel (Flying Machine Restaurant), I also dined at a couple of other restaurants that came highly recommended by locals and tourists.Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Beauty Brewing Company717 West 3rd AvenueAnchorage, AK907-277-7727With plans to attend the Rondy Melodrama at the Snow Goose Theater, this made good sense to plan for dinner before the show. Initially we were told they were not accepting reservations, but after speaking with their manager, we were taken care of for a 6pm table.As one of the first brew pubs in the city, it was ...Read More

Americas Best Value Inn Executive Suite Hotel Airport

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Hotel | "Convenient and Clean - Priced Right"

Americas Best Value Inn Executive Suite Hotel Airport Photo, Anchorage, Alaska
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When Delta Airlines made an undesirable change to my flight into Anchorage, it turned my arrival plans upside down. Fortunately for me, they were able to get me in a night earlier. The downside would be that I would not have a car and would be arriving in the middle of the night (12:30am to be exact).The America's Best Value Inn Executive Suites Inn became a very viable option through Hotels.com at a prepay price of $66. What made this a logical choice was its close proximity to the airport (less than two miles away) plus complimentary 24/7 airport shuttle service on demand. Very convenient. Need more reason to stay here . . . the complimentary continental breakfast and free in-room w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 12, 2011

Americas Best Value Inn Executive Suite Hotel Airport
4360 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
(907) 243-6366