...And Welcome to www.SoutheastAlaskaBnBs.com,
the most comprehensive listing of Southeast Alaska Bed and Breakfasts
(and other accommodations) on the internet. We believe that at this
location you can find nearly every BandB, Inn,
Hotel, Motel, Overnight Lodge, and Hostel in Southeast Alaska.
Map courtesy of US Forest Service,
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There’s even a section about renting one of the U.S. Forest Service’s 150-plus “cabins in the wilderness” within Tongass National Forest. (Well, one of them isn’t exactly a cabin and it's not really in the in the wilderness; it’s a converted and very comfortable White Pass & Yukon Route railroad caboose located five miles up the tracks from Skagway!)
Reserving the rooms listed at this website – for one night or a week, or a month – could not be easier. From the list of towns and villages at left, simply click on the the community where you’d like to overnight then scroll through the list of B&Bs, inns, hotels, motels, and other accommodations. You’ll find telephone contacts for all of these innkeepers plus, for many of them, fax numbers, email addresses, websites, amenities, and rates.
So... Examine. Explore. Enjoy! Your visit to Alaska may well be the most pleasurable and satisfying you have ever undertaken!
Cheers and best wishes.
Mike Miller, Publisher
Special note: You will notice that the email addresses shown in these listings do not contain the usual "@" symbol. Instead you will see the word "AT." We do this in order to be less vulnerable to "phishers" searching the internet for the "@" symbol in order to locate spam victims. If you write an email to an innkeeper, use the "@" symbol. Using "AT" will not work. For instance you would address your note to firstname.lastname@example.org, not innkeeperATexample.com.
Alaska’s State Ferries...
Consider Them Your ‘Bed and Breakfasts Afloat’
Publisher’s note: Before you navigate from this page to our nearly 300 Bed and Breakfasts and other accommodation listings for Southeast Alaska, you may wish to know about Alaska’s splendid system of passenger and vehicle ferries . A brief overview follows:
For singles, couples, or families who enjoy the B and B experience or other independent accommodation choices, the passenger and vehicle ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway System are made to order.
Alaska Ferry Vessel Taku departs ferry docks at Auke Bay
near Juneau. The clearly visible glacier is the Mendenhall,
which flows like a 12-mile-long frozen river from the
1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. (Mike Miller photo)
For one thing they provide a pleasurable way to get from one community to another in a region without connecting highways between major towns. Bring your own car if you wish. Or your bike (be it motorized or pedal-powered). Or rent a car in the places you wish to visit.
And remember, the Alaska ferry system extends all the way to Bellingham, WA (north of Seattle) where the stateroom-equipped passenger and vehicle ferry Columbia departs each Friday from the “Lower 48” to Ketchikan, Alaska and ports north. Similar Alaska-bound departures are scheduled almost daily in the summer from highway-connected Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Want to plan for one day in a particular community? Then three days in another? Maybe even more days in other fascinating cities or villages in the Southeast Alaska panhandle? When you plan your travel with the Alaska Marine Highway System you’re in charge.
And if you select Alaska ferry vessels with staterooms (most have them) your ships themselves become rather like B&Bs afloat. The rooms are clean and comfortable – some with two bunks, others with four. (The M/V Kennicott has small, economical two-berth roomettes.) Some rooms offer complete bathroom facilities including private showers and toilets. For others these features are “down the hall.” There are, of course, no complimentary breakfasts but the reasonably-priced meals available for purchase range from snacks and sandwiches to full-course breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Wild Alaska seafood is a frequent option.
After a hard day of scanning the waters and beaches for sea creatures, wildlife and birds, or attending presentations by rangers and naturalists from the U.S. Forest Service, passengers may relax in comfortable cocktail lounges found on most vessels. Award-winning Alaska-brewed beers are a frequent and popular beverage choice.
There's almost always a photo-op available
from the deck of an Alaska ferry vessel.
This is one of several picturesque
Alaska lighthouses which, in decades
past, provided then-vital navigation
aid to passing cruiseships, freighters,
and smaller craft. (Mike Miller photo) The scenery just outside your stateroom window, or seen from a spacious lounge, or (better yet) from an open deck, is ever changing, ever awesome. Mountains. Sparkling glaciers. Thick lush green forests. Whales and other sea life in the water. Wildlife on the shores. Eagles, ravens, endless other birdlife in the air.
Sound tempting? All it takes is a little bit of advance planning. Call the Alaska Marine Highway System reservations office (1-800-642-0066) to request a copy of the current year’s summer brochure containing schedules, fares, destinations and other information. Or visit www.FerryAlaska.com on the web.
Too, you can find more information at our sister website
http://www.AlaskaCruisingReport.com. Click the page there called “Cruise Alaska by Ferry.”