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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you're looking for somewhere serene, look no further! The cabins have been recently renovated and you can tell they were done with so much thought and love! Views of the water, lots of natural light, cozy and everything you need! What a wonderful place! Thank you, Gary!

Thank Monica D
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

You are welcome! Thank you for your review to let others know your experience. The renovation was a labor of love, hard work and thought. I appreciate you seeing the workmanship placed into such an endeavor. I hope to see you again soon!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We visited Alaska for 2.5 weeks and stayed 3 nights at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat. It was the the best RV site we stayed at. Facilities spotless i.e. washrooms and laundry. A few minutes walk down to the lake, no bar, no noise, just wonderful peace, quiet and tranquility. Gary extremely helpful.

Thank DavenAnneW
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I am so thankful to read reviews like this! It tells me we are exceeding our guests expectations and surpassing our competition. "It is the best r.v. site we stayed at for 2.5 weeks". Thank you! It makes we very happy! Please stop by and see us again!

Reviewed 22 June 2016

My wife selected this location for it's proximity to the lake and the highway. I had a pretty grand image of the place before we got there. Much to my surprise, it was actually quite quaint. 10 slots with a mix of full / water-elec hookups. The facilities were immaculate. I mean incredibly maintained. The toilet area was better kept...

Thank George Z
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I am glad your wife selected The Retreat for your adventure! I appreciate the honest feedback in regards to the property. We are well known for our cleanliness and do our very best to impress the guests. Just a clarification on the passenger train as it only goes to Seward in the morning and returns to Anchorage in the evening....

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Gary maintains the property and cabins well. Cabin six had a couch/bed downstairs and a queen sized bed in a loft like second floor. It's a peaceful and quiet place to stay. Cabin 6 was slightly removed from the rest. There was easy access to Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park. The only problem I had is the water is...

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on cabin #6 in the woods! I am glad you enjoyed it and described the layout of the cabin so future guests can get a good picture. I am disappointed about your water concern. I have never thought of softening our water through a softener for drinking purposes. Our water comes from our own wells...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We spent two nights in our cabin in the woods. We loved that there was no wifi in the cabins, no phones, no tv. Just quiet, relaxation! The cabin was clean and well maintained. It had everything we needed? The area was beautiful! We loved the lake. Gary as very friendly and helpful! We can't wait to go again, and...

Thank purplicious98
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Picking out cabins for future use is a smart idea. Now just to book it early enough to ensure you get what you want is an even better idea. I so appreciate the unplug piece of your review. We forget how to just relax and take it all in with our busy lives. Thank you for the complement! Come back...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The cabin was beautiful and the whole setting was just majestic. We kayaked and had a nice fire totally loved it! We truly did not want to leave. The cabins are so beautiful and VERY comfortable. We are definitely coming back next year!!!! Thank you for such an amazing experience!

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

We are glad we took a role in your amazing experience! Hearing "we didn't want to leave" is the best statement a Retreat owner can receive. Cabins, kayaks, fires and beauty - some of the best things in life. Thank you for the great review and hope to see you soon!

Fallbrook, CA
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We watched the clouds lift and descend on the snow-dusted mountains across the water; listened to the birds calling out to one another and water slapping on the shore of gray-blue Kenai lake; smelled the trees and flowers in the crisp, cool air and the incense of a fire we made outside our cabin. What a treat for the senses...

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I do believe you are writing a book based on your description! Based on your thoughtful words one can see, hear, touch and smell what we have to offer. What a great review and very unique! Thank you for staying with us during your Alaskan Journey!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had a lakeside cabin, and I was really not expecting much but WOW, this place blew us away! The property is gorgeous, the cabin has everything you need and was immaculately clean. Gary was above and beyond generous and nice. It was really a perfect way to spend a part of our Alaska vacation. My kids had a blast...

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Exceeding expectations and blowing away our guests is a good thing! Thank you for the complement! The cabins come fully stocked to cook your own meals and enjoy time with your family or friends without the use of electronics! Great to unplug and enjoy! Thank you for your review of The Retreat!

Reviewed 1 June 2016

We reserved an RV space for our camper trailer. Park was very well kept, great views of the Kenai Lake, the kids enjoyed basketball, horseshoes, kayaking and paddle boating on the lake. Victor's Creek Trail, right across the highway, was fantastic, as was Ptarmagin Creek Trail and Exit Glacier. Camp Hosts were very friendly and helpful, campground was quiet, clean...

Thank Brent O
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Wow - a 10 out of 10! That is a great review from children. We have so much to offer here and in the surrounding area. It sounds like they kept themselves pretty busy. Thank you for staying with us in the R.V. Park and hopefully you will be able to do it again in the future!

Reviewed 1 June 2016

We decided to take a mini vacation on memorial weekend and came across these cute little cabins and decided to give them a try and we are so glad we did! The owner is amazing and keeps the place well kept. The cabin we stayed in was really nice perfect for pur family of 3. It was well equipped inside...

Thank Thomas H
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

A mini vacation is always a great time here so you can relax and unwind. I am glad you were able to enjoy activities and yet (re)connect with your family without the use of WiFi, Cell Phones or T.V.. We tend to use them as a crutch sometimes. I hope your move goes smoothly and you can come back at...

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of the Kenai Mountains, Renfro's Lakeside Retreat is located on emerald green Kenai Lake. Renfro's offers 8 cabins, five of which are located on the lake and the other three are located within 100 yards of the lake in the spruce trees. In addition to the cabins, we offer 10 R.V. Sites with both full and partial hook-ups. Renfro's offers spectacular views of huge snow capped mountains and a 30-mile long lake. This pristine retreat has the feel of true wilderness and yet is located 20 miles from Seward. This means you are situated within driving distance of the things people want to see or experience while in Alaska. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

Address: 27177 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Price Range: £23 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Renfro's Lakeside Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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