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Hope is a small community located on the northern end of the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 192 residents. Hope lies on the south shore of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet on the 17-mile Hope Highway, northwest of the Seward Highway. The town of Hope began as a mining camp for Resurrection Creek and was first known as Hope City. Parts of the town were destroyed in the 1964 Good Friday earthquake. Hope is a quiet, laid back town with a charming historic district. Other attractions in town include a hundred-year-old bar that is still in operation, a museum chronicling the life of early Hope settlers, an art gallery, and several restaurants. Called "the historical mountain getaway by the sea," Hope is home to several bed and breakfasts and cozy cabins. There' also a retreat center in the heart of Hope, owned and run by the United Methodist Church. It's a great place for family getaways, youth group retreats, or any type of club or organization gathering. There are several trails in the area for hiking, biking and skiing. Other things to do include rafting, canoeing, kayaking, world-class fishing, marine wildlife cruises, even gold panning. For its' small size, the town of Hope has a lot to offer and shouldn't be overlooked for a quiet, peaceful spot from which to explore south-central Alaska.

Surrounding areas: Bird Creek, Alaska (12.7 mi), Girdwood, Alaska (16.0 mi), Pribilof Islands, Alaska (19.0 mi), Anchorage, Alaska (22.4 mi), Eagle River, Alaska (27.8 mi), Cooper Landing, Alaska (30.5 mi), Moose Pass, Alaska (31.3 mi)

Hope Vacation Rentals




Hope Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Alyeska ResortGirdwood, AK16.0 mi.(907) 754-2264
Dimond Center Hotel700 E Dimond BlvdAnchorage, AK17.3 mi.(907) 770-5000
Alyeska Prince Hotel1000 ArlbergGirdwood, AK17.9 mi.(907) 754-2135
Fairfield Inn & Suites Anchorage5060 A StAnchorage, AK19.4 mi.(907) 222-9000
Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage4540 A StAnchorage, AK19.4 mi.(907) 729-7000
Parkwood Inn4455 Juneau StAnchorage, AK19.4 mi.(907) 563-3590
Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage100 W Tudor RdAnchorage, AK19.7 mi.(907) 729-7000
Homewood Suites By Hilton Anchorage140 W TudorAnchorage, AK19.7 mi.(907) 729-7000
Bet Western Golden Lion Hotel1600 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK19.8 mi.(907) 501-1522
Best Western Garden Lion Hotel1000 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK19.9 mi.(907) 561-1522
Hampton Inn Anchorage4301 Credit Union DrAnchorage, AK19.9 mi.(907) 550-7000
Residence Inn By Marriott Anchorage1025 35th AveAnchorage, AK20.0 mi.(907) 563-9844
Extended Stay Deluxe700 E 34th StAnchorage, AK20.1 mi.(907) 646-4208
Anchorage Springhill Suites By Marriott3401 A StAnchorage, AK20.3 mi.(877) 729-0197
Coast International Inn3333 W International Airport RdAnchorage, AK20.3 mi.(907) 243-2233
Anchorage Airport Courtyard By Marriott4901 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.4 mi.(877) 729-0197
Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage4800 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.4 mi.(907) 243-2300
Best Western Barratt Inn4616 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.5 mi.(907) 243-3131
Chandler Inn4540 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.5 mi.(907) 243-4044
Aaa Mexico Hotel3903 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.6 mi.(907) 248-4848
Anchorage Chelsea Inn Corp Dba Chelsea Inn3836 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.6 mi.(907) 276-5002
Executive Suite Hotel4360 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.6 mi.(907) 243-6366
Holiday Inn Express Anchorage Airport4411 Spenard RdAnchorage, AK20.6 mi.(907) 248-8848
Accents On Family Guest Suites2600 Cordova St Suite 100Anchorage, AK20.7 mi.(800) 770-0227
Long House Alaskan Hotel4335 Wisconsin StAnchorage, AK20.7 mi.(907) 243-2133
Hillside Motel2150 Gambell StAnchorage, AK20.8 mi.(907) 258-6006
Puffin Place Hotel1058 W 27TH AveAnchorage, AK21.0 mi.(907) 279-1058
Ramada Ltd Hotel Of Anchcorage207 Muldoon RdAnchorage, AK21.1 mi.(907) 929-7000
Rodeway Inn Anchorage441 E 15th AveAnchorage, AK21.4 mi.(907) 276-3114
Travelodge720 Gambell StAnchorage, AK21.8 mi.(907) 277-1511
Clarion Suites325 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK21.9 mi.(907) 274-1000
Extented Stay Deluxe108 E 8th AveAnchorage, AK21.9 mi.(907) 868-1605
Inlet Tower Hotel And Suites1200 L StAnchorage, AK21.9 mi.(907) 276-0110
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel401 E 6TH AveAnchorage, AK21.9 mi.(907) 276-8700
Days Inn Anchorage321 E 5th AveAnchorage, AK22.0 mi.(907) 276-7226
Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel820 W 7th AveAnchorage, AK22.1 mi.(907) 279-8000
Hawthorn Suites1110 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK22.1 mi.(907) 222-5005
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel239 W 4TH AveAnchorage, AK22.2 mi.(907) 793-5500
Ramada Inn Anchorage Downtown115 E 3rd AveAnchorage, AK22.2 mi.(907) 272-7561
Westmark Anchorage720 W Fifth AveAnchorage, AK22.2 mi.(907) 276-7676

Hope Weather & Climate

South-central Alaska has a subarctic climate, with strong oceanic influences. This region gets less rain, but more snow, than the southeast Panhandle region. Summers are short and cool to mild, and winters are long and cold. There are frequent, strong southeast winds, known as the Knik wind, in this area, especially in the winter. Rains are frequent in late summer. The number of frost-free summer days number 101. The latitude in this region causes summer days to be very long and winter days to be very short. It is also generally very cloudy during winter. Due to the proximity to active volcanoes, ash hazards may occur and are significant, but not frequent.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 24°F 11°F 1.75 in. -
February 26°F 11°F 1.83 in. -
March 30°F 15°F 1.61 in. -
April 37°F 23°F 1.35 in. -
May 46°F 33°F 1.15 in. -
June 55°F 40°F 1.47 in. -
July 58°F 45°F 2.14 in. -
August 57°F 43°F 3.21 in. -
September 48°F 36°F 4.21 in. -
October 37°F 24°F 3.01 in. -
November 29°F 15°F 2.22 in. -
December 26°F 13°F 2.54 in. -

Hope Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located about 21 miles northwest of Hope in Anchorage, Alaska, the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located approximately 50 miles northeast of Hope in Palmer, Alaska, the Soldotna airport (SXQ) located roughly 56 miles southwest of Hope in Soldotna, Alaska, and finally the Kenai Municipal airport (ENA) located around 59 miles west of Hope in Kenai, Alaska.

Hope Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Anchorage Golf CourseAnchorageAK21.8 mi.
Par T Golf CourseAnchorageAK21.8 mi.
Russian Jack Springs Golf CourseAnchorageAK21.8 mi.
Tanglewood Lakes Golf ClubAnchorageAK21.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK16.0 mi.
AlpenglowAnchorageAK22.3 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK22.3 mi.
 
State Parks
Chugach State ParkAK17.8 mi. 


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