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Check at the visitor center for a referral to one of the many B&Bs. The cute, funny, and hospitable Kelly's Alaska Country Inn, at the intersection of Richardson and Alaska highways (www.kellysalaskacountryinn.com; tel. 907/895-4667), has rooms for $139 double in summer, $119 winter, right in the middle of town. The 20 rooms have TVs, telephones, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens, refrigerators, and coffeemakers; most are small and ordinary, but a funky few are an in old Quonset hut and have arched wood ceilings. This is a family-run business going way, way back.

Alaska 7 Motel, 3548 Richardson Hwy. (www.alaska7motel.com; tel. 907/895-4848), is a small, low-slung building containing standard rooms with lots of amenities, including refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffeemakers, Wi-Fi, and satellite TV for $99 double.

Camping

Alaska State Parks maintains five campgrounds on the rivers and lakes in and around Delta Junction and a couple of public cabins. Right on the highway near town, the Delta State Recreation Area campground lies among large spruce and birch trees, the sites well separated, some with walk-in privacy. It is among the most attractive campgrounds on the highway. The Quartz Lake State Recreation Area, 11 miles northwest of town on the Richardson Highway and down a 3-mile turnoff, has more than 100 camping sites on two fishing lakes. The camping fee is $10. For information, contact the Department of Natural Resources Public Information Center, 3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (www.alaskastateparks.org; tel. 907/451-2705).

To park an RV, or if you're tent camping and need a shower, Smith's Green Acres RV Park and Campground, 1 1/2 miles north on the Richardson Highway from the visitor center, at mile 267.9 (www.smithsgreenacres.com; tel. 800/895-4369 or 907/895-4369), has pull-through RV sites and tent sites among the trees. The place also has cabins, a small playground, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi. Full hookup sites are $36, tent sites $18.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.