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Bear Lake Lodgings B&B

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Nestled in a magnificent setting on the shores of a forested alpine lake, Bear Lake Lodgings offers hiking trails out the back door, glassy waters perfect for a morning kayak, and a deck that enjoys the late Alaskan summer sun. The ideal base for all your adventures, the lodge features four rooms, each with its own unique characteristics, including two suites with access to viewing decks and two upstairs rooms with tranquil views.
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We stayed for 3 nights and wished we had been able to stay longer. Pat is so welcoming, we immediately felt like home away from home, her house is clean and has the perfect location(outside but minutes to Seward downtown), we love all the little details in the house and the bear
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We enjoyed our stay. I’ve never stayed at a B&B before so I have no comparison but Bear Lake was great. The location was convenient to our Seward activities, the House was clean and the kayaks and ice cream were a great touch. Margie was nice and helpful too.
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This was our first time at a B&B so we can not compare to other places. We ultimately needed a place to stay for a few nights. Our stay was enjoyable. Clean and tidy! Breakfast was exceptional both mornings and we did not miss “hand-dipped” ice cream bars for the evening.
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Response from Patricia P, Owner at Bear Lake Lodgings B&B
Responded 3 Nov 2018
Reviews are a mixed blessing - this is one. The Guest enjoyed everything we provided and we really appreciate all the detail mentioned in the review for future guests to consider. We do offer a substantial amount of extra complimentary items not found at any other B&B in our area - or maybe the world for the hand dipped ice cream bars each evening! We have tried to think of all the helpful extras a guest may need to make sure their stay and experiences in the area are comfortable. Another guest in past reviews did mention has this guest has too - that we do have a guideline sheet for information about staying at the B&B. We do offer some different activities on the property and the information is needed to keep the guests safe. Located directly next to a lake we are required by insurance to offer specific guidelines to insure guest safety. Just the general information provided in any situation where open water is available. As the guest mentioned in the review - some people do need these types of guidelines (watch your children on the lawn next to the lake, all children on the docks must wear life jackets). The most unique item next to the lake, is a float airplane - we ask guests to not stand on the floats to take photos. This item is for the safety of the pilot and anyone else flying in the airplane - should something be accidentally tampered with by a child or other - it’s FAA rules! We regularly have non-guests drive into our driveway and walk out by the airplane, stand on it, or walk our docks with children. We recently placed a guest only sign on our large B&B sign welcoming guests to the B&B, So.... yes, expect a few signs for your safety and an attractive restaurant menu holder with a single sheet of guidelines and general information in your room. Our guidelines and information list is truly helpful for guests who did not make the reservation and never read our B&B policies - only the person making the reservation. Always nice to know - what time did the Innkeeper say the ice cream bars are served and hours for breakfast? Good to know we think! We really enjoyed our time sharing with this busy young couple who were on an escape without the kids. Do hope they can return again and let us try to achieve a 5 star rating. Do, also, hope that they will continue to try staying at B&B’s to receive that personal touch given in a home stay.
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The owners are so nice. We enjoyed kayaking and the home made ice cream. The owners also fired up a camp fire for us to roast hotdogs and enjoy the wonderful weather. I would recommend everyone who want to find a place to live in town to live here since it only take 10min to get
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Response from bearlakepilot, Owner at Bear Lake Lodgings B&B
Responded 13 Sep 2018
Reviewer has mentioned a point that is good for future guests to know, we are only a short drive to the main action in our small town of Seward. The short distance provides a peaceful and serene lake setting with all our unique complimentary options not found in any other B&B in our area. Please take a look at our website which offers a direct link from TripAdvisor - our website highlights our special added extras! Plus, lots of photos to give future guests a feel for our area. We always greatly appreciate direct bookings from our website! Direct bookings with small properties both saves proprietors substantial commissions and gives guests direct contact to our B&B experience! Thank you for taking the extra time to leave a review, and especially since this was your FIRST review!!! We feel honored! :)
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Our stay was absolutely wonderful here. We spent over a week backpacking and car camping in Alaska and we were ready for a place to rest. We weren’t expecting to have such accommodations that made us feel right at home and we loved every minute of it. Pat makes an awesome
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View of Bear Lake from Resurrection Room
Starry Night overlooking Bear Lake in Seward AK.
what a refreshing view!
our neighbour!
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The best time in the whole state to see the Northern Lights is January and February due to the cold temperatures. The storms pass through without leaving clouds and fog as often as they due in the fall. Weather plays a HUGE role into whether you see the lights or not. Typically, the further north you go - the better your chances are of getting to view them - that is why most visitors head to Fairbanks. We would love to have you visit us in Seward - but counting on seeing the Northern Lights in Seward is very optimistic. The University of Fairbanks has a website for forecasting the Aurora - please reference their website for lots of information at the Aurora - Northern Lights! gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast We are open in the winter months - please call and check to be sure we are planning to be around! Our winter rates are VERY good and Bear Lake is usually frozen allowing for xc skiing, snowshoe walks or snow hikes. The Alaska Sealife Center is open year round in Seward too. THANKS for asking! Pat
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"Get a lake view room if possible."
"There are 2 rooms that face the lake"
"Not all rooms have a private bath."
"Lakeside Suite is under the lliving/dining room, but they have quiet hours after 10pm to limit the noise."
"Ressurection Peark Room has a great view to the lake"
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PRICE RANGE
US$123 - US$334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesAlaskaSeward
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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