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Le Barn Appetit Inn & Creperie
Ranked #29 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Seward
Santa Clara, California
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“Great Stay”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We stayed at the Le Barn Appetit on July 30th and 31st. A gorgeous B&B with a huge room that accommodated 4 people. It was a joy to see all the farm animals. The views were beautiful and they also had a neat sun room. This was my first stay at a B&B and I enjoyed the experience. The crepes at breakfast was out of the world and I loved the conversations that went with the crepes. The decor in the dining room was personal intimate with a lot of memorabilia. I couldn't wait to rush downstairs every morning at 7:00 am to enjoy a long breakfast. My only wish is for some more window treatments in the window to block the midnight Alaska sun. Thank you Yvon and Jane for the good time.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Meeting Janet and Yvon was one of the highlights of our vacation. We went there for breakfast. As soon as you enter, you know you are somewhere special. There are three large tables with Yvon's crepe stand on the side. Just pick a seat and you are in for the experience of a lifetime! There are so many artifacts on the walls and the tables, and each has its own unique story. Just ask Janet or Yvon and they will tell you all about it. From diving with Jacques Cousteau to teaching kids about world cultures in the Seward area, Yvon and Janet have done it all. You are greeted with a warm welcome and right away, you can just help yourself for coffee while Janet brings you fresh glacier water.

Choosing which crepe to order is not an easy task, they are so many interesting ones to choose from! We basically let Yvon and Janet choose for us, one savory and one sweet one. We had the Crepe du Jour (Spinach, reindeer sausage, egg, cheese) and the Crepe aux Fraises Chocolat with additional blueberry compote. Now you have to remember that these crepes are huge and are meant to be shared family style. Both were delicious! So much that our kids asked for another one. As other guests came in, we enjoyed lively discussions with Yvon making crepes in the background. Meeting Yvon and Janet was like meeting old friends. I wish we lived in Alaska and not too far from Seward to be able to enjoy more crepes and amazing stories... Stop by The Barn Appetit on your next trip to Seward for a delicious meal and to discover what the Alaskan spirit is all about. Yvon and Janet's life stories will inspire you to live life to the fullest and embark on brand new adventures of your own. Definitely a hidden gem in the middle of Alaska!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

I would like to echo those who also enjoyed their food and stay at Le Barn Appetit. We spent three nights in July at Yvon and Janet's property and can truly say we will have long-lasting memories of our great time there.
The property is located just outside town and it is very quiet. The breakfast crepes are just great. It is a full meal to give you energy through the day. My 9-year-old son Kevin enjoyed Yvon and Janet so much that one morning he asked to assist them in the kitchen for a while. He washed dishes, served coffee, brought orders to tables, and helped clean up. He did not want to leave the property as he felt Yvon and Janet were his best friends. I can only highly recommend thi B&B and the restaurant as I know everyone will have an unforgettable Alaska experience.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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WHITE PIGEON
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

We were looking for a quick breakfast while in Seward and picked LeBarn Appetit thinking we would eat and run. Not so. The crepes were amazing but the conversation with the owners was really the cherry on top. The dining room is an intimate surprise as is all the stories behind the memorabilia that adorns the walls and tables. Everything has a place and a unique story behind it. Eating at LeBarn Appetit was more like eating a nice brunch with family members or old friends all while feeling like a very special guest. We will definitely be back and recommend this place to any of our friends who are planning to visit Seward, AK.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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janetntjksn, Owner at Le Barn Appetit Inn & Creperie, responded to this review, 26 June 2013
Thanks for your complements! We value our customers and want them to feel at home within our establishment. All our memorabilia is for you to touch, and to share your stories along with ours. You are the purpose of our business and not an interruption. We want to meet and make new friends near and far.
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Yvon and Janet are the warmest people...you walk in strangers and leave friends. They have amazing stories of their adventures in AK and beyond, and the restaurant area is like an archeological museum use to annotate those tales. This isn't a meal, it's an experience...and one you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in AK.

The food is also delicious...super-yummy crepes filled with anything you can imagine. I had spinach and cheese (I'm a crepes purist!), and my BF had the smoked salmon. Both great. We will definitely be back, hopefully to stay at the inn as well next time.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Georgia
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Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

We stopped at this B&B for breakfast over Memorial Day and so glad we did! I had a blueberry and strawberry crepe with saffron, Nutella, and whipped cream. It was soooooo delicious. My husband is more of a savory guy and had a crepe with turkey eggs, spinach, reindeer sausage, and cheese. He loved it but I know mine was better! We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

We did not stay there but we were recomended to go have a Crepe. These are by far the Best Crepes i have ever had!! There huge! Belgium beats France!

Great little restaurant and owners are great. A must in the Seward area!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Le Barn Appetit Inn & Creperie
Address: 11786 Old Exit Glacier Rd, P O Box 601, Seward, AK 99664-9700
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Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #29 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Le Barn Appetit, the first creperie in all of Alaska, was created in 1987 by Yvon and Janet van Driessche, your hosts, and their children. We built the original four-story barn (Belgian-style) which is the tallest building in Seward. Besides the main barn building, there is the "Tree House" and the newest "Jack London's Cabin". We are a B&B/Inn and our hosted guests can be small or large groups. We have cable and free Wi-Fi available to our guests in many of our rooms. With spacious clean rooms, each chamber has a theme with genuine objects to match their stories. Our Inn guests sleep comfortably, and receive a 20% discount for their Crepe breakfasts. Anyone with gluten difficulties, we also use Sarasin (Buckwheat) for gluten-free crepes. Come witness the creation of our gourmet Belgian crepes prepared before your eyes to your liking on our custom Creperie created in the summer of 2004. Try Janet's rich Belgian waffles made from scratch with fresh fruit in season, topped with all the other fixings. Breakfast, meal crepes, and dessert crepes are available to the general public. We are open daily form 7AM to 4 PM. Families are welcome ... more   less 
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