We spent 2 nights in the Denali room. It was conveniently located on the first floor right off the dining room. There was a comfortable queen bed and a huge sitting area with sofa, chair and television. There was plenty of space to put our suitcases and our other stuff. The bathroom had a large Jacuzzi tub and a separate shower. The toilet and sink were in a separate area that could be closed off from the bathroom. This space was a little tight – you may have problems if you are a very large person. We had a view of the beautiful backyard garden from the sitting area. The bed area had a view of the side garden. There was a small fountain outside the window which provided pleasant background sounds to lull you to sleep.
As other reviewers mentioned, the breakfasts were outstanding. Carol requested us to schedule our breakfast time with her the night before. Breakfasts were served in the dining room, and we dined with the other guests. It was very relaxed and enjoyable. It was especially fascinating to hear about Carol’s family life in Alaska.
One point that I did not see mentioned in any other reviews is that guests are asked to remove their shoes upon entry into the house. Just be aware of this fact in case you want to bring slippers or socks. Everyone’s shoes are lined up in the entry hall, and there are 2 chairs so you can sit down to put your shoes on. This can be a small hassle if you are in and out frequently, as in loading & unloading luggage, but the solution is to stage everything in the entry hall and then you only have to deal with your shoes once. There is ample parking right outside the house.
Carol provided great suggestions for restaurants and sight seeing. There is a Laundromat conveniently located a few blocks away. It was clean and safe. The house is convenient to the highway, but far enough away so that you don’t hear highway sounds.
If you are not a B&B traveler (but rather prefer the hotel/motel experience where you dash in and out anonymously), then this may not be your cup of tea. But if you enjoy the B&B experience, then I highly recommend the Big Bear B&B.
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