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Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge

P.O. Box 147, Hope, AK 99605
Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across Kent & Melanie's place 7 years ago and that was the beginning of our Annual Visits. The entire place is magical and cathartic. Absolutely the best place to stay in Hope. The cabins are clean and welcoming. The food is so good that its beyond description. Do yourself a favor and book a trip to Bowman's Bear... More 

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Melbourne Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did 4 different very good B&B during our trip in July. Bowman was the best and when we ended up with a extra day in Alaska Bowman's was the place we pick to spend it. The ambiance is great because of its remoteness (your at the end of the Hope Road) and beauty. The accommodations are very pleasant, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing little get away that I highly recommend! The owners, Kent and Melanie, are so nice and were very accommodating. Melanie cooked dinner for us and it was DELICIOUS. I went to culinary school and was very impressed with the food! These cabins are like a little piece of heaven, if you have a chance to stay... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My fiance (now husband) and I visited Bowman's in 2011 and decided it would be the perfect place to have our wedding. The food is incredible, the scenery is second to none, and the owners are everything you could ask for in Alaskan hospitality. We were married here in July 2014, and it was the easiest and most beautiful wedding... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

was looking for something off the beaten path after a week on a cruise ship. hope is the place. quiet and beautiful. the Bowmans have a beautiful well maintained place. our cottage was cozy and there is a brook and waterfalls running through the place. an amazing 5 course gourmet dinner complete with homemade rhubarb raspberry ice cream, comes with... More 

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Juneau, Alaska, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The owners were extremely rude from the beginning. We were immediately treated like scum, instead of guests. In the morning we were awoken by a pounding on the door, notified that check out was in a half hour. 15 minutes after checkout, we were changing a baby diaper in the parking lot, and melanie was telling us we needed to... More 

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Kentbowman, Owner at Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge, responded to this review

This group were the most ungracious guests we have ever experienced. When they left we had broken wine glasses at the showers, cigarette smoking in our cabins, pets sleeping in our cabins, drugs left behind. We do not cater to this crowd. They are the only people we have charged extra for damages in our eleven years here. Good riddance,... More 

Soldotna, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We fell in love with Hope the first time we visited it. The people, the scenery, the all out atmosphere of the tiny tone was just lovely. We'd been a few times after and were always pleased. We were very excited when it was decided that we would/could hold our wedding there. Bowman's cabins were like a dream. I loved... More 

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Kentbowman, Owner at Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge, responded to this review

These were the most ungracious guests we have ever experienced at Bearcreek Lodge. When they left we had broken wine glasses at the shower house, dogs in cabins, cigarette smoking in cabins, and drugs left behind. We do not cater to this crowd. These are the first people we have charged extra for damages in our eleven years of business.... More 

St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed here on our last night in Alaska after an 11-day trip to Kennicott, Denali and Seward. This was the perfect spot to end our vacation. As you can see from my pictures, our two boys (and my wife) absolutely enjoyed the splashing in the pond in front of the cabins, walking up the stream, taking out the canoe... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and Daughter and I stayed in one of the Cabins at Bowmans. The cabins are small and rustic but it adds to the charm. They are located just about a mile away from Downtown Hope (which is micro tiny! but full of charm). We caught the red salmon run and did some gold panning on Resurrection Creek. The... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The employees or owners whichever they were, gave us a bad taste in our mouth from the very start. They were rude and belittling and had no sense of customer service. We had a larger group rent the majority of the cabins onsite and paid a lot of money to do so, and in the end it just wasn't worth... More 

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Kentbowman, Owner at Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge, responded to this review

These folks were the most ungracious guests we have ever experienced. When they left we had broken wine glasses at the shower house, dogs in our cabins, smoking in our cabins, and drugs left behind. We do not cater to this crowd. These are the first people we have charged extra for damages in our eleven years here. Good riddance. More 

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