We stayed here the first 3 days of our month long Alaska vacation. Having never been to Alaska these first 3 days were a wonderful introduction to both the beauty of Alaska and the warmth and hospitality of the people. The location is "Alaska Beautiful", the Inn is beautifully decorated, and the quality of the furnishings are first rate. Jim and Nicole were perfect hosts; offering to provide information about where to go and what to do in Ketchikan while at the same time leaving us to our privacy. Upon our arrival Nicole introduced us to our neighbors which was great because we had side by side decks and spent time sharing stories about our day with our new friends. When the guys were napping my neighbor, Nicole, and I sat in the kitchen and visited for hours (like you do with your girlfriends in your own home). My husband enjoyed visiting with Jim so much I had to practically drag him away when it was time to go. We are early risers and the fully stocked kitchen was always ready with an array of healthy breakfast choices; hot and cold cereals, toast, bagels, hot coffee, juices, pastries, and fresh fruit and berries. We were picked up from the ferry terminal by Jim and our rental car was delivered to the Inn the next morning. Nicole had previously booked a Misty Fjords flightseeing tour for us with Island Wings Flightseeing. Island Wings was recommended by Nicole as the best and it was the highlight of our 3 days in Ketchikan. Restaurants and shops were also recommended and greatly appreciated. Nicole did everything, all we had to do was show up on time and pay for it!!! We plan to go to Alaska again and if we find ourselves in Ketchikan the Black Bear Inn is the only place we will stay and will recommend it to friends. To give you some feeling for how I felt while at the Black Bear Inn I am sharing the following entry from my vacation journal: "July 26, awake at 4:40 with the sun, the horns from the boats, and the fish jumping. Nicole had hot coffee & breakfast pastries ready and as the fog lifts slowly I can see the outlines of objects in the water. It's cool here outside, fresh air like I have never breathed before and I still can't believe I'm in Alaska! Hubby is comfortable in bed and I hope will come outside and join me soon. Birds sound just like at home. It's not 5:30 yet and I already love today!"
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant waterfront Bed and Breakfast and 2 vacation Rentals built for guests who want privacy and expect the finest furnishings and amenities. Rent one of the 3 B&B suites, the whole house as a Vacation Rental, the one bedroom luxury Vacation Rental Apartment or the 2 bedroom Vacation Rental Cabin. No minimum stay required in the B&B. A 2 night minimum stay is required in the Vacation Rentals. All of the Bedrooms in the Inn have private closed in porches and entrances overlooking the ocean, large baths, fireplaces, refrigerators, cable TV, and free high speed wireless. The Inn Can accommodate up to 16. There are beautiful gardens, viewing decks and a Covered Spa and Summer Kitchen on the waters edge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Bear Hotel Ketchikan