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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat
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Chugiak, Alaska
1 review
“Enjoyed our short stay”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Gary was very accomodating. Cabin was very clean and well appointed. I did miss no tv or radio, but not that much of a problem. Would have liked some blinds on windows since it was so light outside (June). Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your recent review of the Retreat! I see you enjoyed the attention to details commenting on how clean and how well appointed the cabin was. We try to unplug and unwind here from technology, thus no t.v.'s or radios in the cabins, sorry you missed them. Those blinds are a challenge for me as you can see from previous reviews. I will continue to search for a solution that is cost effective and workable. Thanks again for the comments and ideas for the cabins!
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Stayed for 3 days in cabin 7, really enjoyed the idea of no phone service, no internet in cabin and no TV. Just nice peaceful family time by fire pit or walking to lake and just hanging out I would return in the future.

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Your review is appreciated! I hear this so many times with our hectic pace, information overload and the electronic gadgets that we all must have. It is needed sometimes just to unplug, relax, take a deep breath and remember what is important ~ Family! I think many others would like to do the same thing you just described! Thank you for sharing!
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Georgia
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Wonderful stay at a great location. Not inside of Seward, but that is a plus. Short easy drive. You could stay on the property and have a great time. There are also many trails nearby, the lake to play around, Exit glacier nearby, and cruises from Seward. The host, Gary, can give information and help book with a discount. Thanks for a great stay!!!

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
I appreciate your time and effort to write a review on the Retreat! I am pleased you had a wonderful stay and found it to be an easy drive to Seward. We have so many activities in this area, it is hard to choose which one you want to experience. From cruises in the bay, hiking, exploring the lake, horseback riding and the fantastic scenery; all within a short distance form the Retreat! Thank you for choosing Renfro's Lakeside Retreat! I hope to see you in the future!
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

What a great place to spend the weekend! My family and I enjoyed the peddle boats and walking around the woods at Renfro's. It's a very peaceful and beautiful place! We loved how it was centrally located to so many things, Seward, Cooper Landing, Russian River, etc.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Yes, it is a great place to spend a weekend or a week as there is plenty to do! I feel it is the ideal place to stay to explore the Kenai Peninsula and I see you feel the same way. I am glad you were able to enjoy the peddle boats along with the beauty and peacefulness. Thank you for the review!
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Bethel, Alaska
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Renfro's Lakeside Retreat offered a stunning backdrop for a weekend spirituality retreat. With hikes close by and a beautiful lake and shore to explore, Refro's provided a charming and cozy space with new adventures around every corner. I look forward to going back to Renfro's in the future!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
I am grateful you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat and found it a beautiful place for reflection. A new adventure around every corner is a great way to put it as there is so much here to explore. Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review on the Retreat!
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Gary exceeded our expectations with his excellent service and friendliness. Beautiful location on the Kenai Lake. We utilized the RV parking with full hook up, while our friends rented a lakeside cabin.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Another R.V. site review; thank you so much for contributing! We get a few reviews with combination r.v. and cabin stays. We seem to be reserving this type of reservation more frequently. I am glad you found the service excellent and friendly. We will continue down that path!
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We were in Alaska for two weeks. This was our favorite place by far. There were 2 things that really stood out. The first is that the cabin was impeccably clean AND cozy. It's very hard to achieve these things. The second is the attention to detail. Gary was so amazing from the time I made the reservation, until the time we left. He even had a "Happy birthday" sign for my mom as well as balloons and apple sparkling cider. The cabins felt secluded and it was close to Seward. If we ever get a chance to go back, I really hope to stay in the cabins again. We were in cabin 6. Thank you Gary.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Thank you for the fantastic review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your experience here outweighing the others. We do our very best with our attention to detail - trying to exceed our guests expectations. We strive to keep a very clean camp, both inside and outside and have complements on it often. I would love to have you back in the future! Thanks again for your kind words!
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Property: Renfro's Lakeside Retreat
Address: 27177 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Renfro's Lakeside Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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 
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