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“Kenai Peninsula Gem ... off the beaten track”

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Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge
Reviewed 9 August 2009

If you're for charming hosts and "free spirit canoes", then take a 16 mile turn via a great asphalt road off the Seward Highway to Hope, Alaska. Kent and Melanie ... the hosts and owners at Bowmans both wear eternal smiles on their faces ... and the quality of their small resort reflects their joy with life. They also run a small cafe with phenomenal food which is alone worth the trip to Hope. My wife, and middle son who had just graduated from college spent three nights at Bowman's Bear Creak Lodge. They have a number of small log cabins which reflect the spirit and beauty of Alaska. In front of the cabins is a small pond with a free spirit canoe (i.e. never tie the canoe up with your done ... Kent want's the boat to drift where it may!). Behind the cabins is a beautiful small mountain stream. The only possible issue some folks might have with Bowman's is the need to use a central shower / toilet building. Your cabin will not have plumbing, but it's a very short walk to the very clean bath house. We spent three great nights here ... enjoying using Hope as a base to do a day trip to Seward and explore Hope (hike from the camp ground and fishing for Silver Salmon in Hope's river).

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2007

We would thoroughly recommend this place. The cabins are cosy and clean and overlook a lovely lake which our children loved playing in as there was a canoe and a pedaloe for their entertainment! The evening meals served at the restaurant gave us the best food we had during our months stay in Alaska except that the restaurant closed 2 nights! We were gutted!!! Sadly they don't do breakfast - an omission I think as we had to walk down the road to a local cafe each morning. This wasn't a problem as such but breakfast at Bowmans would have been preferable as the location is so lovely. Overall a great place with very friendly owners.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 147, Hope, AK 99605-0147
Region: United States > Alaska > Hope
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Hope
Price Range: £95 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge Hope, Alaska

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