Destination guide

The charming city of Gateway awaits you

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Gateway. Well known for its cafés, hiking and sporting events, this romantic city won't disappoint. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Gateway

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Gateway a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palmer Golf Course (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Musk Ox Farm (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Reindeer Farm (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Alaska Live Steamers (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Settlers Bay Golf Course (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gateway

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Gateway is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palmer Research Center and Matanuska Experiment Farm (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Bodenburg Butte (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Pioneer Peak (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Eklutna Lake (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks Trail (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Gateway

Fly into Anchorage, AK (MRI-Merrill Field), the closest airport, located 31.5 mi (50.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Anchorage, AK (ANC-Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.), which is 36.9 mi (59.4 km) away.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Gateway?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Gateway. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palmer Research Center and Matanuska Experiment Farm: 124 vacation rentals
  • Alaska Museum of Transportation & Industry: 146 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Baldy Trail: 351 vacation rentals
  • Eklutna Lake: 110 vacation rentals
  • Iditarod Trail Headquarters: 151 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gateway listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gateway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 7 Houses in Gateway. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gateway include:

  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Gateway?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 18 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Gateway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.