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“One of our favorite places to stay in Alaska” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Havenwood Guest House

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Havenwood Guest House
Ranked #20 of 44 Seward B&B and Inns
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of our favorite places to stay in Alaska”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

What a find! Havenwood Guest House was absolutely one of our favorite places to stay during our trip to Alaska. Karen and Duane were the best. We only stayed here two nights but would have gladly stayed longer if we would have known how much we would enjoy it. The accommodatiions were beautiful, immaculate and so comfortable. Relaxed both nights with a glass of wine in the hot tub looking at the spectacular views from their porch. Having so much space, a kitchen, big bathroom, living room, full sized washer/dryer and hot tub all in one place was simply wonderful. Karen baked us a blue berry coffee cake the first morning and banana bread with sweet cream cheese and butter on the second morning. She also stocked the kitchen with coffee, teas, hot chocolate, spices, cereal and so much more. Did I mention the most reasonable price of our entire trip?? I could go on and on but if you get the chance to visit Seward definitely try to stay at Havenwood!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

We loved this place. It was very comfortable and the owners are wonderful people who can advise you on places to go and see things. We really enjoyed our experience there. It is quite spacious, clean and comfortable. We had 4 people which worked great and we could cook our meals right there. She made some very good cookies and bread also. It is a little ways out of town(just a mile or two) but not far so it was still easy access. It was very quiet and peaceful there. It was a great value and you couldn't ask for a better spot to stay!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

We stayed 2 nights at havenwood guesthouse, It was amazing! the place was very clean, Karen was very sweet. She had all sorts of books on things to do, menus form most of the restaurants in Seward. the beds were great, slept very well. Very cozy and comfortable. It was a great place to stay and we will use it again next time we are in Seward.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this location and it was the perfect place to end a land trip in Alaska prior to boarding our ship for a cruise we had planned. The location is great, just outside downtown Seward and an easy drive into town. The guest house was not huge, but would easily hold a small family comfortably. There is a master bedroom downstairs and a small loft area upstairs with two beds one queen and one twin. There is a full kitchen with everything in it one would need. There is also a washer and dryer which was a big plus for us. This allowed us to cut our packing in half since we were in Alaska for two weeks. Karen (one of the owners) is super nice. She had fresh baked cookies waiting on the dining room table when we arrived and a nice little welcome note on the front door. They also had a small library of different books as well as DVD's so you would have entertainment for the night. The cost was cheaper than any hotel and the quiet and privacy was superior to any hotel as well. I would not hesitate to use them again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scott W
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Edwardsburg,
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

What a wonderful place to stay! There were 4 of us and we all felt it was the perfect place. Not only was it cost effective, it was very clean, neat and had everything you could want in a place to stay in Alaska. (washer, dryer, full kitchen, etc.) We were pleased with the Alaska decor also and books depicting things to do in other areas of Alaska. Karen and Duane had the kitchen stocked with essetial food items and we used the grill several times. Not only that we had warm cookies or dessert when we arrived back to Havenwood after a full day of sightseeing and there is a lot to see in Seward! We only planned to stay 2 nights and we loved the area and Havenwood so much , we stayed a third night! Hated to leave the area and we stayed several places in Alaska after we left Havenwood and we never found anything else that compared. Wish we could have taken the place and Karen & Duane with us! Karen & Duane are very friendly but leave you alone unless you come to them for something and they do their best to fulfill your needs. We were going to the IditaRide sled dog Tours and Karen came up with a coupon for us to help make our experience a little more affordable. Again, you won't find a better place to stay in Alaska!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

The other reviewers have said it - this is a great place! The Havenwood Guest House is well appointed, with everything you could want to have your own little place in the woods. I've stayed in other places / vacation rentals before in Seward and this is so far my favorite.

There isn't a detail that isn't missed, and everything is run so well! Even though Karen was not there when I arrived, everything was well organized and the place was perfectly set up for a guest arrival.

There are two beds, one bedroom (nicely appointed furniture), and a spacious loft area with nice memory foam mattresses. The view out of the main area is beautiful -- you could sit in the family room snuggled up with a good book or your loved one and enjoy this gem in the forest.

I was offered to use the hot tub, and, what a treat it was! After a long day of rain filled adventure in Seward, the hot tub was fantastic!

All in all, when I come back to Seward I am staying here, no doubt about it. Great price, great location (about 5 - 7 minutes to downtown Seward), and great accommodation. Thank you Karen!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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hikeamountaingal, Owner at Havenwood Guest House, responded to this review, 20 November 2011
Thank you for your kindness shown in this response! You made my day! We certainly look forward to having you stay with us in the future!

Our best regards!

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Wolfeboro, NH
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55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

One of the best parts of our two week vacation was our stay at Havenwood, top notch in every aspect. It was like we had our very own house to ourselves. The guest house has everything you could want for a extended stay, laundry, kitchen, large bedrooms. We spent two nights here, while traveling into Seward for our day trips. Cookies were made for us daily, we were always asked if there was anything else that we might want. We spent the evenings snuggled up watching DVDs, after we finished our day in Seward. I only wish our vacation could have been longer as I would have enjoyed staying for another couple of nights, as we really enjoyed the peace and quiet of their home.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Havenwood Guest House

Property: Havenwood Guest House
Address: 13670 Oakwood St., PO Box 667, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Seward
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Havenwood Guest House Seward, Alaska

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