How It All Began…
John Hall’s Alaska hand selects (and taste tests) culinary adventures that combine home cooked meals with finer fare. When location allows, we offer flexible style dining John Hall Sr’s passion for Alaska began during trips up the Alaska Highway with his father who delivered eggs for Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. They would travel from Minnesota, up the Alaska Highway into Alaska, and the trips resulted in several flat tires, but no broken eggs – or so the story goes.
1983 – John Hall Sr Purchases His First Tour Bus
Food venues range from quirky mom and pop This very first bus was initially purchased to take Minnesota locals to Minnesota Twins games, Vikings games, and local events. Eventually the local tours grew into tours of Nova Scotia, Alaska and warm weather destinations in the winter months. Anderson House Tours, our parent company, was born and named after the historic Anderson House Hotel, also owned at operated by John Hall Sr. at the time.
1986 – Itineraries Now Cover All 50 States
With a fleet of 18 coaches, Anderson House Tours can be found in all 50 states and most Canadian Provinces, but our Alaska itineraries remain our favorites. It is during this time that John Hall Sr. cultivates relationships with Alaskans and together they develop ways to make portions of Alaska available to visitors that were never options before.
2001 – We Officially Become “John Hall’s Alaska”
After shifting gears and departing from the hotel industry, we are able to officially focus on Alaska as our primary destination with the mission of offering the most extensive, immersive and inclusive tours on the market. John Hall Sr and his three children, John Jr, Joseph and Elizabeth, are all still active in the operation of the company, overseeing the guest experience from start to finish.