There are just too many options to do in one trip!!
We really enjoyed the B&B environment because you get to make friends with real Alaskans. There are many B&B organizations to search and most B&Bs have their own web site. You'll find everything including simple log cabins, A frames, lodges, and people's homes.
We're trying out two new places this year 'cause you can never have enough friends!!!
Again, the Milepost is very much worth buying to get a feel for Alaska. It is really the traveler's bible up there.
Whatever choice you make, you'll be in one of the most spectacular places in the world!! Enjoy!