The Gateway to Alaska
Although there have been Athabaskan settlements around Tok for centuries, Tok itself did not exist until 1942 when a camp was built to support the construction of the Alaska Highway. There are many theories on the origin of Tok's name. Some say it is an abbreviation of Tokyo Camp, another road camp that was later used in WWII as an airway. Some say it is an abbreviation of Toklat River, or the initials of a Norwegian goldminer named Thorine Osric Knornsson. Some say Tok was the name of a pet bear from the Alaska Road Commission camp days, who was so beloved the camp was named after him. Finally, some say it was the call sign for road crews checking conditions at the T-junction connecting Canada, Fairbanks and Anchorage. "Is the T ok?" "T ok." Eventually "T ok" was shortened to Tok. We don't know how Tok got its name, but we know it's a special place. Cleft of the Rock was opened in 1990. It is still going strong thanks to the serene locale and kind-hearted neighbors of Tok.
We serve a hearty, country-style breakfast daily. Enjoy breakfast in our dining room, or in the comfort of your own cabin. If you need to hit the road early, we can provide you with a continental breakfast to-go. ** please advise in advance to any food allergies you may have**
- Hearty Breakfast
Our cabins are pet friendly. Bring your dogs, cats and goldfish. We encourage you to enjoy our open yard to play and let your pets stretch their legs. (They have had a tough time traveling as well.) Please notify us during your reservation as there is an additional price of $25. And as always, please clean up after your pet! **if you have pet allergies please advise us during your booking**
- Bring your Pets
All our cabins come with fresh linens and towels to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for anything else that might make your stay more enjoyable.
- All the fixings
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid in factories.” -Ray Bradbury