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5528 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, AK 99901-9008
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#1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Ketchikan
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Elegant waterfront lodge with Bed and Breakfast suites and 2 elegant Vacation Rentals. The Inn was built for guests who want privacy and expect the finest furnishings and amenities. Rent a one B&B suite, the whole Inn 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. Complimentary breakfast, free wireless, parking and laundry service provided. The guest Summer Kitchen and Hot Tub building is a great place to cook out and watch Alaska's beautiful sunsets after a day of fishing or hiking in the Tongass National Forest. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Hiking
Free airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Private beach
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
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Hair dryer
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Tim B wrote a review Nov. 2022
Long Beach, California35 contributions17 helpful votes
As the editor of a Travel magazine I have the occasion to stay in a lot of places during the year. Nicole and Jim at the Black Bear Inn are amazing. They add a sense of comfort and home to one of the most incredible places I have ever stayed at. The inn is perfect in every way. I cannot imagine any one not falling in love with this place. From location on the water to amazing rooms and beds with awesome comforters the list is endless. I have stayed with them several nights and it seems to get better every time They are not the most inexpensive place in town but worth every penny.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Robert Dochler wrote a review Aug. 2022
Harrisburg, Missouri2 contributions
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Nicole and Jim are great hosts. Their knowledge of the area helps you tailor your trip to meet your needs. We wanted to see Ketchikan away from the cruise ship chaos and the Black Bear Inn, along with guidance from Nicole and Jim, helped us do that. Location is amazingly beautiful and close enough to the airport without being on top of it. The Inn Itself is beautiful, cozy and well maintained. It was nice to return from a long hike, open the windows or sit on the deck and listen to the sound of the waves hitting the shore and watching eagles fly by. Very relaxing. I will miss talking with Jim and Nicole.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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will s wrote a review Sep. 2022
Round Rock, Texas24 contributions6 helpful votes
We arrived at the Black Bear Inn on August 28th and was greeted by the man of the house and were taken to the Inn. It had just cleared up and the sun was shining. The Inn looked amazing. We had been there 9 years ago but only stayed for a night. Our room was the cabin and was available for us when we arrived. We were surprised by an update that added a living room and a full-size kitchen. What an upgrade!!! All new appliances and completely furnished! Everything was what we expected it to be. A lot of our time was spent running around Ketchikan, but we always stopped early to go back to the Inn to sit out back on the stairs leading down to the water's edge. Several seating areas at different levels and a beautiful view of the water. I'm a bit jealous of the people that will be staying at the Inn in the near future as a new spacious deck for the water is being built.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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TXscubaRN wrote a review Sep. 2022
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We stayed for 5 nights and wished we could stay longer. We were in the Homestead room and loved the porch area that looks out over a lovely patio area and the water. It was very nice to have a fridge/freezer and microwave on the enclosed porch, and we loved keeping the windows open there for fresh air. We used the well-stocked outdoor kitchen for a few meals and spent evenings sitting down by the ocean watching the float planes go by. Nicole and Jim are very accommodating and genuinely want you to enjoy your stay in Ketchikan. Jim even drove us to meet the ferry to the airport! Lovely area, lovely people, lovely stay!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Gennifer G wrote a review Aug. 2022
9 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great experience at the Black Bear Inn. Owners Nicole and Jim are friendly. We had the bigger house on the water and it was super clean, comfortable and quiet. We slept really well. It is a good location as well. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Megan K wrote a review Aug. 2022
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We had a wonderful time at Black Bear Lodge. The owners were very accommodating and selected two suites next to each other for my family and my parents. Quiet,, safe location with all needs met. Everything we could have needed was available in the suite. Thank you for a wonderful visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Janelle T wrote a review Aug. 2022
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We stayed at the Black Bear Inn for a week. Stayed in the bunkhouse. It was amazing. Very comfy and homey. Our own kitchen and living area. Plenty of space for our family of 3. Tips and advice were spot on! We will return!! Thank you Nicole and Jim!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kathryn M wrote a review Jul. 2022
10 contributions2 helpful votes
We can not wait to come back. Everything was 100% perfection. Great Inn and amazing hosts. The best place to spend my 60th B'day. We loved it so much. We had everything we needed and more, we absolutely recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Hilary M wrote a review Jul. 2022
Sandy, Utah2 contributions
My family had a wonderful experience while staying at The Black Bear Inn. When I first called to book our stay, Nicole spent over 20 minutes on the phone with me telling me all the things we can do while staying there and the best place to get a car rental. When we arrived early, she and Jim took our luggage and got it into our room as soon as it was ready while we were out exploring. Nicole and Jim were wonderful to talk and interact with, and went above and beyond to make us feel at home and have our needs met. We had our son come last minute and Nicole went out of her way to make it work and make him feel invited and cared for. She even followed up with an email to check on his health as he had an injury while visiting. Jim went out of his way to let us know when wildlife, such as Orcas, were close by so that we had the opportunity to see and experience it. We loved the open kitchen for breakfast with the many choices provided. We loved our room, our porch with the amazing views of the ocean, and the big bathroom that was stocked with everything you could possibly need. We tell everyone to go visit Ketchikan and stay at the Black Bear Inn. It has been our best bed-and-breakfast experience so far! We HIGHLY recommend a stay here!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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mark wrote a review Jul. 2022
Bakersfield, California1 contribution
All the hotels were booked when we were coming to Ketchikan. Took a chance and called a Black Bear Inn and spoke with Nicole. She could not have been more helpful and nice. Told me it was a busy time but she had the Bunkhouse Cabin. And at a very reasonable rate. They had just completed a total remodel. She met us at checkin and showed us around the 1200 sqft. Cabin. Absolutely amazing. And a I saw the other units. Also amazing. Fully furnished and equipped as a house would be. The Black Bear Inn goes above and beyond in every way. And a Nicole and her husband Jim are there always in whatever you need. Personally I don’t want to leave. That good.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$227 - US$304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Bear Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Black Bear Inn?
Nearby attractions include Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show (7.8 km), Totem Bight State Historical Park (4.4 km), and Southeast Alaska Discovery Center (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Bear Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Black Bear Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Black Bear Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Bear Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Bear Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Alaska Fish House, The Asylum Bar, and Bar Harbor Ale House.
Does Black Bear Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Black Bear Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Black Bear Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Black Bear Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Bear Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totem Bight State Historical Park (4.4 km) and The Soho Coho (7.6 km).
Does Black Bear Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.