History

ColonyInn

The Colony Inn is the restored Historic Matanuska Colony Teacher’s Dormitory.

In 1935, the Matanuska Colony project, a part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program, brought over 200 families from the drought-stricken Midwest to establish a farming community in Palmer. The restored Colony Inn was built as a teacher’s dormitory along with other facilities which served as the center of activity for the new town.

Enjoy a sense of American history in one of the Last Frontier’s unique small towns, where you can stroll leisurely along the self-guided walking tour through the park to visit the library, go to the store, or conduct business with the Mat-Su Borough or other government agencies close-by. Relax in your individually decorated room with a view of the surrounding mountains, soak in the Whirlpool tub, watch television or take a book to the great room to read in an old fashioned wing-back chair by the bay window or fireplace.

Reservations are made through the Valley Hotel front desk. Call (907) 745-3330, for Intra-Alaska call 1-800-478-ROOM.