Guests share a full bathroom downstairs with a shower. A hair dryer is provided for guest use, 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 a selection of 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 there are other guests 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. You may store your groceries in the upstairs fridge as well.
Laundry facilities - Guests are welcome to do their own laundry at no charge; detergent, stain remover, bleach and such are provided. You may use the machines between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. We have an iron and ironing board.
Storage - If you need extra luggage or valuables stored during a wilderness tour, please ask.
Telephone - A telephone for guest use is provided in the guest lounge. As is normal in Canada, local calls are free; long distance calls can be made "collect" or
charged to inexpensive phone cards available at local stores. If you require privacy, please feel free to take the phone into your room.
Cell (mobile) phone service - There is cell phone coverage in all or most 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 - A desktop computer is available for all guests to check their e-mail or send a quick message. You can also connect your laptop to the wireless Internet signal from all rooms.
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, 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 on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at the dining table upstairs, and till 10:00 on weekends. 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, grapefruit, or on occasion fruit salad freshly made of several of cantaloupe, strawberries, kiwi, apples, oranges, grapes, and bananas
- Toast and English muffins with tasty jams and jellies, or 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 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