Your Host

Liz Jackson, lifelong Alaskan, has been running Hatcher Pass Bed & Breakfast since 1997. Her experience with and love of log cabins began as a young child when her parents homesteaded on the Kenai Peninsula in a tiny community of Clam Gulch in a log cabin that they built with their own hard labor!

She was born in Bemidji, Minnesota and moved to Alaska with her family when she was 4 months old, settling on the Kenai Peninsula and growing up in a commercial fishing family. Her parents moved to Australia when she was 16 and after graduating from high school at the age 17 she moved to Australia, where she lived for 6 years on the Gold Coast of Queensland. She returned to her Alaska when she was 23 and has lived here ever since, moving to the Matanuska Valley in 1989. Her two daughters, a son—in-law, and four beautiful grandchildren still reside in the Great State, as well. Her son, Josh, now resides in Reno, NV, where he is a professional photographer. To view some of his artistic work including shots of Alaska, visit

Liz runs Hatcher Pass B&B with the support and help of many wonderful workers, family members, and friends. It is her desire to share her love of Alaska with all who pass the doors of Hatcher Pass B&B and help them with travel plans to the best of her ability. She enjoys hiking, biking, berry picking, sightseeing, skiing, cooking, gardening, reading, and continually growing and expanding as she meets people from all walks of life from the world over. She has knowledge and information to share about fishing, hunting, and other recreational activities as well. If you want to do it, just ask Liz and she will give you advice on how and where to have the time of your life!



"The owner, Liz, is wonderful.
She made reservations easy, made our stay pleasant, and kept everything very clean. The grounds are well kept and the individual cabins are spaced fairly and nestled nicely into the pine trees, giving a real Alaska woods feel."
~ Minneapolis, Minnesota Visitor

“A 5 Star – most comfortable and warm atmosphere, I loved every minute of my stay. I really will try to be back.”  
- Natalie Robinson, Haverhill, MA

“Excellent place you have here – thank you so very much for everything – guide service, breakfast, campfire and all with a cheerful smile!”
– Randy & Renee Scott – Puyallup, WA

“Great location, reasonably priced, excellent experience. Thank you.”
– Jennifer Wagner, Brooklyn, NY 


Left - Liz and her sister Michelle and their Dad on the homestead – 1959 – Clam Gulch, Alaska
Center - Liz and her family – daughters Jodi and Cassie and son Josh – taken December 2008
Right - Liz on the deck of one of the cabins in September 2007