Comfort Suites Anchorage International Airport
2919 W International Airport
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: (907) 243-8080
Fax: (907) 243-8100
Filled to the brim, but tidy and charming too, this old house has been beautifully restored and houses an antique shop. You will find hand-stitched wall hangings, embroidered dish towels with the days of the week on them, old copper wash bins, old watering cans for wildflower arrangements, hankies, stools and wheel barrows to use inside or out. Quilts decorate the quilt stands and drape over an old four-poster bed. Closets throughout the shop are cracked to offer a peek of hanging linens.
A tiny little house in the corner of a huge parking lot, this property is one of four city-wide locations. Against the odds of a recent increase of an additional USD1 per pack state tax on cigarettes, this company continues to provide quality tobacco products to its patrons. Selling cigars by Partags, Baccarat, Macanudo as well as pipes and pipe tobacco, snuff, all major brands of cigarettes and lighters; it is a one-stop place for tobacco users.
With more than 11,000 square feet and 125,000 titles, this shop has every category and subject covered. Books, both new and used, are stocked here and it offers a generous trade-in policy. The large online store selection offers many of the books via the Internet and shipping is available to anywhere in the world. Perhaps its best feature for the Alaskan visitor is the wealth of Alaskana titles at reasonable prices. Make sure to stop and talk with the knowledgeable staff.
Step into the soothing sound of "tick-tock" from many clocks. A small shop, the edge is ringed with glass cases holding music boxes, jewelry, pocket watches and a few wrist watches, while the center is lined by back-to-back eight-foot and smaller grandfather clocks. The "Grandfathers'" shiny faces seem to peer down at you with varying styles of revolving suns and moons while their pendulums sweep widely back and forth. The owner and operator, always available, will be happy to discuss the creation and maintenance of the many pieces.
Located inside the Northern Lights Shopping Mall, this sporting gear store appeals to the preppy outdoors person looking for a chic skiing outfit, the hard-core climber needing crampons and protection and the paddler looking for a new dry top. If you have an outdoor sport, you simply must shop here. The first floor is fully stocked with camping gear such as packs, cooking sets, freeze-dried foods, headlamps, flashlights, skis, canoes and kayaks, while the second floor is dominated by a huge clothing section and a book department.
Right behind the R.E.I. store is the radio controller's specialist store! It carries a vast assortment of planes, helicopters, cars and boats, as well as many models, rocket kits and accessories for model crafting. Stocked items span from tools by Foredom and Xacto to supplies used by artists and jewelers. Here you will find trains and accessories, chemistry kits, microscopes, airbrushes, Dremel tools, balsa wood, lathes, telescopes for the child or adult, miniature doll house supplies, clock kits, many craft tools, kites and much more.
Introducing an adventure in eating, this local company brings a new dimension to the typical sausage by adding reindeer meat to the recipe. Try the many reindeer meat products or one of a variety of wild Alaskan smoked salmon. The processing techniques used here are of the "Old World tradition," which produces some of the best and most distinctly flavor-filled products found within the city. For gift packs and product information, please write or call. Shipping via Federal Express is available if your bags are already packed to capacity.
This is the place to start your extreme sports adventure around and outside of Anchorage. The store carries a full selection of books on climbing routes and mountaineering, gear for mountaineering and backpacking, hiking boots, outerwear, Nordic skis and accessories. Sea kayaks are available for purchase or for rent (during the summer). The staff is a group of consummate outdoors people who are climbing and hiking specialists and happy to help you craft your very own extreme Alaskan adventure.
Also in the Anchorage Hilton and the Fifth Ave Mall, these stores are full of delightful mementos of Alaska. The tiny blue state flower (the Forget-me-not) appears on sweatshirts, mugs, T-shirts, coasters and even earrings. Faux moose droppings will appear as gag gift candy and jewelry. A selection of Ulu knives and state-mined jade jewelry is here, along with gold nugget jewelry, watches and money clips. Smaller items include refrigerator magnets and stuffed Alaskanesque wildlife.
Filled with a variety of authentic Native arts and crafts, this shop also happens to be Alaska's largest fur pelt dealer. See the museum quality collector's items like ivory carvings, whalebone jewelry and scrimshaw artwork. Other gift ideas include horn carvings, soapstone, Alaskan jade jewelry, masks made of fox, caribou and muskrat, hats, slippers and the traditional Eskimo footwear, the sealskin mukluk. The exchange also produces some of the fur pelts as coats in otter, wolverine and fox, and carry hats made of wolf, lynx and coyote.
A book lover's delight, this large bookstore has many groupings of overstuffed chairs for the convenience and comfort of browsers. Locally recognized as a place to meet people, more than just books get checked out here. Filled with a wide variety of subjects there is a large Alaska section devoted to dog sledding, geography of the state, wilderness experience stories, grizzly encounters and more. Other specialty departments include the children's section with regular story times on Saturdays. Cafe on-site.
This lovely grocery store is filled with soft smelling soaps, and books on healing and non-traditional medicine. There is plenty of organic produce to satisfy the most organic of consumers, a hot and cold deli available for quick lunches, a "fresh bread daily" bakery, bulk natural foods, natural poultry meats and more. A full line of vitamins and herbs, body care products, skin care and cosmetics fill one section of the store and, in another section you can find pots, pans and kitchen utensils. A senior discount is available.