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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Easy location to the lake, extremely well designed cabins! Very clean and amazing staff!I would suggest to book any of these cabins for any stay near Seward. They have lots to offer and book it for a longer stay. I am sure no one can ever get bored with this place and this stay!

Thank jharnamodi
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your precise but well thought out review! We do our very best to keep our cabins and property in top order for our guests - we take pride in what we accomplish! Yes, book early and stay longer as you can always find something to do even when you are just sitting on the porch and watching...

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this spot. Rented cabin #2 for one night and it was so special !! The view is incredible and we lingered outside around the fire .. Beds were comfy and kitchen is just enough. Would love a picnic table by the cabin to sit outside for meals. Thanks for a great last night in this gorgeous state!

Thank Susan F
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I am glad we were able to make your last night in Alaska a memorable one! The lake view is a special one and even better with a fire. I will keep the idea of the picnic table in mind for the future - another added bonus for sure! Please come again when you make it to back to Alaska!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in a lakeside cabin at Renfro's! The cabin was very clean and comfortable. It was also well stocked with everything we needed. We really enjoyed using the kayaks on property. The views around the cabin were stunning. We would definitely come back and recommend to all of our friends!

Thank samanthac48
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I am happy you enjoyed your stay and contributed your review! Clean, comfortable and well stocked are great descriptions and of course the views are spectacular. Please do come back and invite your friends this time! Thank you for taking the time!

Oakland, Arkansas
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was our first trip to Renfro's and Alaska. I don't think it will be our last trip to either one. I was not sure what to expect and was pleased to see that it exceeded all my expectations. I like my news but was totally okay with not having a television for the short two days we were here....

Thank Carrie L
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Exceeded all of your expectations - great to hear! Privacy and togetherness at the same time is the best of both worlds. I will need to see what I can do to brighten the bathrooms up. I added the transit glass above the bathroom door hoping that would help, but it still may be too dark. Thoughts on what to...

Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This property is located about 20 miles from downtown Seward, making for an easy drive for day trips. We stayed in our RV. This is a quite campground, surrounded by large trees and mountain views. The train tracks run through the property, but the sound of the passing passenger train in no way took away from the serenity of this...

Thank denali73
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I am thankful we continue to get reviews on the r.v. part of the Retreat. They had been lacking for many years and now seem to be coming in line with the cabins. I appreciate your detailed description of the r.v. area along with the amenities of the Retreat - including the passenger train! It goes through once in the...

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a very small RV park but with everything thing you could want. Great views, friendly service and good prices. Renfro's is the best we have found near Seward, we will be staying there next year!

Thank Chris D
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Best we have found - that is awesome to hear! Thanks for the great review and hope to see you soon!

Soldotna, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is our second time staying at Renfro's Retreat and again it was a wonderful experience. Beautiful cabins, property, and scenery. Gary was a delightful and very helpful host. We hope to return again in August with more visiting family members.

Thank Glenna M
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

As always it is great to see you and your friendly smile! Thank you for the great review and I hope to see you soon! I am so glad you enjoy your time here!

Lombard, Illinois
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This place was one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at!! We stayed in the lakeside cabin number 2 for 3 nights. The inside of the cabin is so nicely done and I loved the decorating they did. There are 2 huge windows in the cabin to admire the beautiful lake and mountains. There is a safeway...

Thank TeamMacIntosh
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

That is an impressive statement! Thank you for your thoughtfulness in describing your feelings and cabin #2's charm. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found that the drive into Seward is really not too far based on normal drive times. Glad you recommend us to your family, friends and strangers - we appreciate that!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 July 2016

My teen boys and I had a perfect stay at a cabin (cabin 3) on the lake. The cabin was newly remodeled and it couldn't have been more comfortable, clean or better appointed. There are several cabins, perched at the shore of the lake, with fire rings, mountain views, kayaks, and hurrah, no wifi or tv in the cabins (there...

Thank Joanne T
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Another review for the unplugged traveler! So great to hear! We are special in that we have no phones, no t.v.'s, and no radio's in the cabins - mainly because they would not work! We also have limited WiFi - just enough to get your fix if needed and limited cell phone coverage. I appreciate your candor in regards to...

Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We LOVE this place!! It is so peaceful and our stay is always pleasant. Gary is the best! You would not be disappointed and you will be a repeat guest like us. The view from the loft is just perfect. The living area is sufficient and the kitchen is fully equipped and very functional.

Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

So glad you love this place! Glad we continue to exceed your expectations! We appreciate return guests and look forward to seeing you again! Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review!

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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 

Additional Information about Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

Address: 27177 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Price Range: $109 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Renfro's Lakeside Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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