Alaska 4 x 4 Rentals Review

June 18, 2021

Caravan Sonnet Blog
Happy Friday friends! Today I am excited to continue recap my Alaskan Road Trip Adventures from 2019. As I mentioned this past week, I wanted to start sharing with y'all some recap posts on the last Alaskan Road Trip that we did in 2019 and I hope that it encourages you to consider taking a road trip of your own this summer to this beautiful part of the world! 

Today I am so excited to share with y'all about the company (Alaska 4x4 Rentals) that we rented our Jeep from for our Alaska road trip in 2019! You may have remembered that I shared in my post, 5 Things You Must Know About Driving in Alaska, that there are several unique limitations to driving in Alaska and they are important to know and understand before you head off on your fabulous Alaskan Road Trip. Definitely check the post out HERE if you are planning a trip because in every single way Alaska 4x4 Rentals helps to answer these problems, especially in regards to the cost and the ability to truly experience the wild and free state of Alaska! 

Here are just a few of the main reasons that I was so thrilled to discover Alaska 4x4 rentals and why I would definitely use them again in the future and why I would recommend them completely! 

1. Unlimited Restrictions
Unlike other rental companies in Alaska, Alaska 4x4 rentals do allow their vehicles over ANY state-maintained gravel road, which includes Denali Highway (that we traveled in 2018 and 2019) and McCarthy Highway (that we conquered in 2019)! This is unheard of in Alaska, although some companies may allow you to drive on Denali Highway (like we were allowed to last year) but there is a hefty price cost associated with this. This is not the case with Alaska 4x4 rentals

2. Unlimited Mileage
Another unique thing with Alaska 4x4 rentals is the fact that they have unlimited mileage with each reservation. This is really wonderful because sometimes you want to stop and explore something that you didn't plan before and it leads to really great adventures, like our hike that we did last year at Worthington Glacier Ridge.

3. Border Crossing
All Alaska 4x4 rentals are also allowed to cross the border (although the company does ask for notification prior to doing so) which is also a rare thing.

4. Family Owned
One thing that I loved about renting through Alaska 4x4 Rentals was the family owned business aspect and atmosphere. It truly just made it a more personal experience. This affected our experience in a really positive way as when Sue and I arrived (Emily arrived many hours after us due to delays) we were greeted by name, they were familiar with where we were going and even offered us a couple of bottles of water. When we returned the Jeep, they drove us over to the other terminal at Anchorage which really was such an incredibly nice thing so we didn't need to carry our luggage everywhere.

5. Current Models
One thing that I really appreciated was how new of a model the Jeep was that we drove. It was a 2019 and the Jeep was great as it really was the newest on the market, something that you don't often find in rental situations.

6. Spare Tire
Our Jeep came outfitted with a full-size spare tire which was also really wonderful... especially after our tire got a puncture wound from a rock on McCarthy Highway. Please do note though that in the fine print you will sign you will be required to pay a fee for the tire if it is damaged. If it is a true puncture wound and can be patched they will charge you $50, but if the entire tire needs to be repaired the cost will be $250. This was a bit of a surprise to me, as it was not my fault that the tire was punctured on McCarthy Highway, but I do understand it was in the contract. My best advice if you are planning on traveling McCarthy Highway (or Denali Highway) is to plan on the charge for the tire ahead of time since the roads are so rough.

Overall I can't recommend Alaska 4x4 rentals enough as they are truly a wonderful company, and I would definitely rent from them again on my next trip to Alaska. To rent a car from Alaska 4x4 Rentals you can find their website HERE or call them at: 907-290-0064

A huge thank you to Alaska 4x4 Rentals for the media rate discount for the rental of our Jeep. ALL opinions are my own.

Want to step forward and plan your trip but not sure how? Check out all of the Alaska Road Trip posts from our trips in 2018 and 2019 which you can find them in the Alaska travel section on my blog by clicking HERE or you can click on the specific links below:

Anchorage: // Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown Video // Beluga Point // 
// Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown// Room 209 Hyatt Place Anchorage-Midtown //
// Anchorage Travel Guide//

Chugach Mountains (Alaska 1-South Drive): // Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)//
// Along the Matanuska River on Alaska 1-South// A Beautiful Lake Adventure Near Chickaloon//
// A Cloudy & Beautiful Drive on Alaska 1-South//

Chugach Mountains: // Eklutna Lake//

Cooper Landing (Kenai Peninsula): // Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Nature Hike// 
// Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Denali State Park Area: //Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Pursuit Collection)// Denali Highway Video// 
// One Last Adventure on the Denali Highway// The Denali Highway: Part Two //
// The Denali Highway: Part One// 
//The Drive to Cantwell// Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge //

Girdwood:  // Winner Creek Trail Video// Winner Creek Trail //

Hatcher Pass Area: // Hatcher Pass Video// Hatcher Pass // Little Susitna River //

Homer (Kenai Peninsula) Area: // Homer Video// Homer Spit// Homer Lighthouse// Bishop's Beach//
// A Brief History of Homer //

Kennicott/McCarthy Area: //Root Glacier Hike //Kennicott // Kennicott Glacier // 
// Kennecott vs. Kennicott Spelling // The McCarthy Highway // 
// An Unfortunate Review of the Kennicott Glacier Lodge //

Seward: //Holgate Glacier// Kenai Fjords Whale Watching Tour//
//A Beautiful Morning Walk in Seward/An Evening Walk at Seward Windsong Lodge// 
//Resurrection Roadhouse Restaurant at Seward Windsong Lodge//
//Seward Windsong Lodge/Room 408 at Seward Windsong Lodge//

Seward Highway Area: //Beluga Point// Scenic Seward Highway Drive (Turnagain Arm Drive)//

Talkeetna: //Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge (Pursuit Collection)//

Thompson Pass Area: // Thompson Pass Area Video 
// Worthington Glacier Hike//
//Worthington Glacier//
// Among the Alaskan Fireweed on A4-S: A Beautiful Symbol of Hope in the Hard Seasons of Life //
// A Brief History of & Drive on Alaska 4-South of the Richardson Highway//Klutina River//
// The Beginning Drive to Thompson Pass// 

Whittier: /Whittier YouTube Video/The Town of Whittier /
//Whittier Tunnel (Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel) //

Wrangell-St. Elias Park Area:
 //The McCarthy Highway // Copper River Princess Lodge //

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