2015-01-202015-01-20 RV Rental in Haines, Alaska
RV Rental in Haines, Alaska
Just 40 miles from the US-Canada border you will find Haines, the adventure capital of Alaska. This scenic spot is located on the North Lynn Canal, the deepest, and longest fjord in North America. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and hanging glaciers, and offers adventures for everyone all year around. It’s perfect for an adventure in an RV rental.
Rent an RV in Haines with Motorhome Republic
A campervan rental in Haines is easy to organise with Motorhome Republic. Start with a visit to our website, which works equally well on tablet or PC. If you are already on the road, download our mobile app. Next, put some key details into the search engine: your city of pick up, dates of travel and driver’s age. You will be presented with all available campers and you can compare RVs easily as they are shown side-by-side. Do you need a massive RV to house a whole team? Or something simple for just you and your bestie? You can compare brands and prices, and decide which is the most convenient of the RV rental locations in Haines. All the feedback, from our 100,000 road-trippers, is on the independent website TrustPilot, so you can be sure you are getting real reviews from genuine customers. When you find the one that’s right for you, go ahead and book securely on-line, with the confidence of a best price guarantee.
Beyond Haines: where else to go
Haines is part of the Golden Circle Route, a unique and incredibly scenic drive that takes in the Yukon, combining land and sea travel, and two countries. From Haines, a ferry transports both you and the RV to Skagway, the next stop. The route has been a highway for all time, from the Grease-Trail, of the fish oil trading Indians to those on the Gold Rush trail - its modern paved highways let you retrace these historic steps. Haines also has its own regional airport.
Park the RV - where to stay in Haines
For a full service experience, try Haines Hitch Up RV Park, which has 94 sites, and offers cable TV and Wi-Fi. If you’re after a more unspoilt ambience, head to the Chilkat State Park, where they have pull through sites with fire-rings and scenic views of the Rainbow and Davidson Glaciers.
Eating and drinking in Haines
The Mountain Market and Café is a great spot for stocking up the camper or a sit-down meal. It serves up legendary clam-chowder, and Friday is Pizza Night. The Market includes Ripinsky Roasters coffee, roasted on-site and featuring mostly organic blends.
Fort Seward was the first military base built in the state of Alaska in 1904. It was decommissioned in the 1930s and is now home to shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Commander’s Room Restaurant offers fine dining and exceptional deserts, and is open from May until October.
Things to see and do in Haines
There are plenty of attractions in the great outdoors, whether you are after your action adrenaline-fuelled or at a slower pace. For those who like to soak up the views, in summer there is kayaking on the Chilkoot Lake or fishing for Alaska’s famous Pacific Salmon. For thrill-seekers there are jet boat rides and world renowned heli-skiing.
A unique event is the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, held in November. From September to early December over 3500 American Bald Eagles migrate to the Chilkat River Valley, and spectators travel from all over the world to see them. You will find a few other RVs queueing up to watch.
The Chilkat Valley was first home to the Tlinglit Indians, whose rich culture lives on through arts and crafts which are accessible to visitors via museums and art galleries.
Keeping safe, driving in Alaska:
Modern technology allows you to keep up with the changeable weather conditions in Alaska and the Yukon. Websites www.511yukon.ca and www.511.alaska.gov show hazards and road closures, so you can plan each day’s travel with confidence.