Tapping into the local knowledge pool only to discover that accommodations with kitchenettes in Haines Junction are "as rare as rocking horse $#!%" was discouraging, and Plan B (commuting back-and-forth between Whitehorse and Haines Junction along elk-infested roads) crossed my mind more than once.
Fortunately, as so often happens, challenging problems force one to investigate better solutions. Digging deeper and deeper, I discovered a solution that even the locals (at least, the ones that I talked to) weren't aware of.
The Kluane Green Sprout B&B is SUPER AWESOME!!!
I'm sure that I'll be kicking myself for letting the word get out but... WOW!
(Photos courtesy of Norris Cheung)
And so, I conclude this post on a speedy Internet connection by the warmth of the fire blazing away in the woodstove by saying, "That was a lucky letdown. It can be so great when things go wrong."