Eureka Lodge

Diner in Tolsona Creek to Matanuska Glacier

A typical roadside Alaska diner where taxidermic animals stand guard over truck drivers tucking into home cooking. The lodge is at a high point on the Glenn Hwy, meaning the weather can go through four different seasons by the time you finish your cheeseburger. Grab a massive muffin and the cheapest coffee in Alaska (25¢!) for the road.

It also rents basic rooms ($115 to $125) if you're too knackered to press on to Glennallen.