“I didn’t know you guys even existed!” is a sentence we have heard many times over the years. But, somehow Great Alaskan Holidays has managed to quietly grow from humble beginnings, in 1985, to Alaska’s best motorhome rental company. As with most businesses, growing was not easy, but innovation combined with a demand for excellence paved the way.
The principle under which Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc. was founded came to owner Daryl Bennett when he first visited Alaska and rented a motorhome. He was unpleasantly surprised by hidden costs such as renting linens, cookware, and all the other essentials needed for a comfortable trip. The worst part was finding out, at the end of his vacation, he was expected to clean the motorhome inside and out, dump the holding tanks, and refill the fresh water tank for the next customer. Working in management for Hilton Hotels at the time, he knew guests shouldn’t be asked to rent sleeping bags or basic linens or clean their room before leaving.
For over a quarter century, success in the motorhome rental business has meant leadership in providing better and newer motorhomes with more high-quality amenities and services without additional charge. It has meant the best customer service in Alaska at competitive prices. It has meant being first to offer free cleaning, dumping, and flushing of holding tanks; first to offer a toll free telephone number, fleet-wide generators (without a hidden hourly charge), rooftop air conditioners, two coach batteries, and microwaves; first to provide a fleet of motorhomes with slide-out rooms for greater comfort; first to place a “Live Cam” with weather information on their web site, and offer complete “start-to-finish” rental reservations online; first to offer ‘Freshen Up’ service; first to be awarded the prestigious status of Ford® Warranty Station for the proper care and maintenance of motorhomes, the status of which has been maintained for 15 years; and the first rental company to become an Onan® Warranty Station for the proper care and maintenance of motorhome generators. Five times Great Alaskan Holidays has been awarded the “Top Rental Dealer of the year in the Nation”, and six times earned the Circle of Excellence RV Dealership award from Winnebago Industries.
With the new, state-of-the-art facility at 9800 Old Seward Highway, Great Alaskan Holidays continues its tradition of innovation and excellence. We have an automated motorhome washing facility and unsurpassed detailing of RV’s for retail delivery. We offer a ‘V.I.P. Owner’s Club’ with many special benefits for our family of RV owners. Many years ago we created the Pre-Sale Program, January through August, where RV buyers may reserve and purchase showroom shiny Winnebago Chalet motorhomes from our rental fleet while still in rental service. They are priced near, and sometimes below wholesale prices. After the motorhome’s rental service life is over the purchaser takes delivery in September after it has been serviced and detailed.
Looking forward to meeting you in Alaska!
Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc