The historical Air Force Lodge is simultaneously the oldest and the newest building in the small northern community of Watson Lake, Yukon. It is a heritage structure that has quickly become one of the most attractive and affordable stops along the Alaska Highway.
This place is cheap and clean, but that is about all that can be said to its advantage. The bathrooms are down the hall, as are the public showers (!), and the proprietor demands that you remove your shoes the second you walk through the door; which might be o.k. except for the fact that the floor is freezing! The beds are rock solid, and so is the one pillow provided per bed. If you are looking for a retro summer-camp experience, this is your place. Sadly, not mine!
The Air Force Lodge was friendly, comfortable and a good value for the money in the North country.
It is more of a B&B than a hotel run by a friendly Geman couple. Originally a US Air Force Officers quarters there are two beds to a room with seperate (mens/womens) shared bathrooms. Lights out and door locked by 11:00 PM...but not much to do in Watson lake after that hour.
Driving back thru to Fairbanks again this year and will definitiely stay here if the itinerary ends a day of driving in the area.