Marsh Creek Inn

4091 Hula Hula Ave, Kaktovik, AK 99747

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Marsh Creek Inn is located on Barter Island in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska. Whether your trip includes viewing majestic Polar bears, exploring the natural beauty and resources of the North or sharing the Inupiat culture, the Marsh Creek Inn offers a place to relax.

We offer quality service, great food, cleanliness and comfort! Amenities include WIFI, laundry facilities and maid service to our Inn guests. Airport pick-up is available. Our Restaurant features buffet meals and an a la carte menu.

Polar Bear Viewing

Polar Bear viewing in the wild on Barter Island is better near Kaktovik.

The best times of the year are in the late Spring and in the Fall months after a bowhead whale has been landed on the beach.

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Food Services

Marsh Creek Inn prides itself on providing healthy well rounded meals perfect for the Arctic.

Professionally cooked meals served daily with special meals on Tuesday and Friday nights.

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Inupiat Culture

Local Inupiat villagers are available seasonally to help visitors learn about their culture.

Subsistence whaling provides food for the Inupiat villagers, and attracts the polar bears.

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Room availability is limited so please call in your reservation in advance.

Showers are available in some double rooms, all other rooms share a common bathroom (separate mens / womens).

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Customer Reviews

"It’s clean and the staff is fantastic!

The food is excellent and Tim always made sure we had a delicious hot meal to come back to! Endless supply of cookies.

Hot hot water in the showers!

We even had a polar bear right outside our window!"


Trip Advisor

"I want to thank Tim and his staff for the great care they provided for us while we were in Kaktovik to view polar bears. While we were out on the bay viewing bears we missed dinner and Tim made sure dinner was saved for us once we returned. His staff was always helpful, courteous and sincere in their efforts to make our stay enjoyable. Our once in a lifetime adventure was enhanced by their care."

Susan C

Trip Advisor

"Amazing, super helpful staff. Everyone was friendly. Staff made sure our dietary needs we’re met. They made us aware of gluten free options they offer. We even got GF brownies.

Everyone was flexible when our flight was delayed. They helped us with directions and connections in the village."

Yvonne T

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4091 Hula Hula Ave, Kaktovik, AK 99747