Home Away From Home
Welcoming The Traveler and Adventurer Alike
We love it here and so will you!
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.” -F. Stark
As a long time, Haines resident with a passion for travel, adventure and meeting the people that pass through Haines on their journeys – I am excited to host you in our home. I have worked in Haines as a boat captain, host at our public radio station and as the Tourism Director. We have passion for Haines and love to share it with our guests.
We are active in our enormous outdoor playground with hiking, biking, skiing, fishing as well as a part of Haines thriving arts community. We also share the house with Olive, the Boston Pug. She is really the one in charge.
Welcome to our home and a place to rest your head on your ventures. Leslie Ross
The Story of The Vogel House
The Vogel House was constructed for one of Haines most flamboyant entrepreneurs, Tim Vogel. Vogel was a member of Skagway’s notorious Soapy Smith Gang and fled Skagway after Smith’s death. Known for being fashionable dressed and strolling the streets in his Chaplinesque style, Vogel had quite the reputation as a “ladies man.” Vogel owned the Haines Hotel and The Club Saloon in Haines, he was a gambler, gold miner and entrepreneur.
The Lammer family purchased the house from Vogel and lived her for 37 years raising 8 kids.
The Vogel house is built in the Pioneer Farmhouse Style with the back wing as an attached World War II vintage barracks.
The Summer family purchased the home in the 90’s and started running it as a bed and breakfast, The Summer Inn, as it is ran today with further renovations, as The Inn at Haines.
Breakfast & Meals
Enjoy a fresh continental breakfast with your fellow guests. Homemade sourdough bread and jam, fresh fruit and yogurt, granola or oatmeal, with coffee, tea and juice. Breakfast is provided between 7 – 9am. Coffee will be on at 6:30am or self-serve for earlier risers. If you have an early departure please let us know and we can accommodate. Let us know of any dietary needs. A guest fridge, tea kettle, and microwave are provided.
We do have a BBQ in the yard that guests are welcome to use for outdoor dinners. The main kitchen is not shared with guests.
Check In /Out
Check in is between 3-7pm. Check out is noon. We may be able to accommodate early or late check-ins/outs with notice. Guests are welcome to leave their bags at the Inn if arrive early or waiting a departure.
All downstairs guests share two showers and two bathrooms. Towels are provided in each room with additional towels under sinks. Bathrooms are cleaned and maintained daily. Upstairs room shares large bathroom with vintage clawfoot tub.
We do not provide daily housekeeping in guest rooms unless requested. For longer stays, we clean every three days. Additional bedding or blankets provided as needed.
We do not provide pet friendly rooms; one dog is enough.
Quiet hours between 9pm – 7am. The front door is locked in the evening and when we are out during the day. Guests are provided two keys, one to guest room and one to back entrance. Guests are asked to use back entrance after hours. Check in is between 3 -7pm, if the innkeeper is out a phone number will be provided to contact and to check in.
Log in will be provided at check in. Haines internet is slow, no way around it. We also ask that guest not go overboard downloading and watching movies. There is no TV service in the house, sorry… get out and enjoy Haines!
Alcohol & Drugs
Absolutely no smoking on the premises or in yard. We do not provide alcohol but guests can bring their own beverages. We have a guest fridge or coolers under the back deck. No parties please. Marijuana is legal but not allowed in public places. Please be respectful of guests and our family.