Guests share a full bathroom downstairs with a shower. A hair dryer is provided, and extra towels are always available. A second bathroom upstairs with a tub can be used.
Forgotten your shampoo or couldn't bring it on the plane? If you need shampoo, a toothbrush or other item, we are happy to provide some complimentary toiletries. If you need an adhesive bandage (Band-Aid, sticking plaster), help yourself. If you want an over-the-counter medication for a headache or sniffles, just ask.
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Facilities at the B&B
In addition to your private room, we invite you to use the guest lounge. Relax and plan your activities for tomorrow, watch TV or a movie, or enjoy the company of the other guests. If other guests are in their rooms, the TV should be turned off by 10 p.m.
For your enjoyment, the antique armoire is stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, iced tea, hot chocolate, popcorn and other goodies. The microwave, refrigerator, small appliances and dishes are for guest use. Another small refrigerator can be placed in your room; you may also store your groceries in the upstairs fridge.
Laundry facilities - Guests are welcome to do their own laundry between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at no charge; detergent, stain remover, bleach and such are provided. You may use the electric dryer, two outdoor clotheslines or an indoor rack. We have an iron and ironing board.
Storage - If you need extra luggage or valuables stored during a wilderness tour, please ask.
Telephone - A 'landline' telephone is no longer provided in the guest lounge as most guests bring mobile (cell) phones; if you do not have one and need to make a call, ask to use the business line to make a brief call.
Mobile phone service - There is mobile phone coverage in almost all Yukon communities, but none between communities. In other words, stretches of highway are dead spaces. Not all cell phones work in the Yukon; some American cell phone plans do not allow calls originating outside the USA. There is a technical limitation as well. The Yukon's cell service is CDMA-based (code division multiple access); that is the system used by Bell and Telus in Canada. GSM-based phones (the system used by the Rogers network in Canada and some European phones) will not work here. For wilderness travellers, the Yukon government's tourism department says that satellite phone networks are accessible across the Yukon and that satellite phones can be rented in Whitehorse.
Computer access - You can connect your mobile phone or laptop to WiFi from all rooms. As we do have a monthly limit on total usage, guests are asked not to download or upload huge files without prior discussion. An older desktop computer is available for guests to check their email or send a quick message.
Safety and recreation - The Four Seasons B&B is located in a very safe neighbourhood. Feel free to go for a walk in the area. We also have several bicycles for guest use. A small forested park with winter skating rink and summer playground is located directly across the street. The Yukon River trail (or here), the Whitehorse Rapids fish ladder and hydro dam, a kayaking area (see super photos), and a skateboard park are only a few blocks away, and trails on the surrounding hills and on Grey Mountain are even closer. Please ask Greg or see the Whitehorse City Guide for directions to these wonderful places.
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We are proud of our full breakfasts, served between 7:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the dining table upstairs. If you need breakfast at a different time please let us know.
A typical breakfast starts with:
- Fruit juice
- Fresh coffee, a selection of teas, or hot chocolate
- Strawberries, blueberries or bananas accompanied by yogurt, cantaloupe, or on occasion freshly made fruit salad
- Toast with tasty jams, or, with advance notice, English muffins or bran muffins straight out of the oven made with wild Yukon cranberries
Main dishes to follow can include:
- Porridge (hot cereal) cooked on the stove, never instant (oatmeal/rolled oats, Red River Cereal, or Cream of Wheat), or any of eight or ten cold cereals.
- Eggs any style you prefer, and bacon. Sausages, vegetarian soy sausage, and some omelette ingredients require advance notice.
- French toast, waffles or pancakes served with real Quebec maple syrup.
Allergies - We want your breakfast to be relaxing and the food appealing. If you have any strong dislikes or allergies, or specific dietary needs, please let Greg know as soon as possible so that we can accommodate you.
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Pleasant company for breakfast.
Dining out and shopping
Dining out - The majority of restaurants are located downtown, a five-minute drive or 22-minute walk from the B&B. Most serve dinner only until 9 or 10 p.m., but a few are open till midnight or 1:00. One franchise sandwich-and-coffee restaurant is open 24 hours a day. Various Chinese and pizza restaurants offer home delivery. Please ask Greg for directions and recommendations, and which restaurants offer discounts to our guests.
Shopping - A modest supermarket called Super A, open till 10 p.m. daily, is four short blocks away on the corner of Nisutlin Drive and Lewes Blvd. It also sells gasoline. (Click to see a neighbourhood map.) Larger downtown supermarkets are open till 7 or 10 p.m. and cozy Riverside Grocery, which stocks thousands of items, is open till 11 p.m. daily. You'll enjoy the wonderful bread from Alpine Bakery.
For non-food shopping, some small Main Street stores are open late into the summer evening. The excellent Mac's Fireweed bookstore is open till midnight.
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Large and cozy sitting room with television and wood stove.
Please call for reservations:
(867) 667-2161 ~ Four Seasons B&B direct
If we are out, we will return your message promptly, anywhere in the world.
From Whitehorse phones, dial just 667-2161. From overseas, use country code 1.
18 Tagish Road,
Canada Y1A 3P5