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Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge

P.O. Box 147, Hope, AK 99605
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Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Hope
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Not only are the cabins homey and comfortable, with wood burning stoves; but the hosts, Melanie and Kent are a pleasure to interact with, and are always happy to provide tips about local attractions and services like white-water rafting companies and fishing guides. What's more, the price a a room also gets you a near gourmet 4 course dinner. For... More

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Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

You have to see this place to believe it. Cozy little log cabins surrounding a small little pond with a free floating canoe (because the canoe has a free spirit too, after all!) We were assigned cabin #3. So rustic and original that you had to duck to enter the short door. Two beds and a wood burning stove is... More

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We traveled to Alaska from Wisconsin by car via the Alcan Higway and experienced a variety of accommodations along the way. We were in between reservations and needed a three day stay. After searching the map, Hope looked like a far from the madding crowd spot. It is, and Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge turned out to be serendipity. We stayed... More

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Possibly the best find in Alaska. We expected nothing more than remote cabins and a bit of roughing it. Instead, comfy cozy cabins with wood burning stoves and a gourmet five course meal included with the room. The owner, Kent, even took us fly fishing and instructed us at a local stream. Though it was our first time fishing my... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had just spent the night in our car in an RV park and were tired and sore when we happened upon Bowman's. We stayed in the "The Hobit House" and found it to be cozy and delightfuly quaint. Although i was a little worried about having to share bathing quarters with the rest of the guest there as i... More

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ft worth
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140 reviews 140 reviews
33 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

If there is a better place in Alaska, then I am not as well travelled as I think. This is the place you want to own if you have an artistic flare and desire to work constantly at making a beautiful natural setting even nicer. The owners care and it shows. Very kid friendly, very adult friendly, very rustic.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This is a gem in a small, out-of-the-way place, one well worth making a side trip to stay. Hope and Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge are in a beautiful setting--but then many places in Alaska fit that description. What makes this place special is the hospitality, the obvious love that owners Kent and Melanie have for this remote spot, and the... More

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Chugiak, Alaska, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Our family had a wonderful time at Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge. It is the perfect get-away with an easy drive from the Anchorage area. Our kids enjoyed the paddle boat, gold panning and relaxing. Melanie is a wonderful cook and her and Kent presented the most delicious dinner. It was great way to spend a couple of days in Hope.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at Bowman's Bear Creek cabins. Kent & Melanie were so welcoming, our girls LOVED paddling on the pond, and the setting was fantastic with an icy creek running through the area. We're not foodies but the dinner was spectacular with shrimp & rockfish from Whittier and several other delicious dishes. Even... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Kent, Melanie and Annie (dog) are wonderful. Our cabin #5 was the perfect size for two, cozy and rustic, located right next to the bathhouse and sauna. The mattress could be a bit more comfortable, but that is our one and only reccomendation. Five course meal was delicious and excellent, one of the best meals had in Alaska. Will certainly... More

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Address: P.O. Box 147, Hope, AK 99605
Location: United States > Alaska > Hope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge Hope, Alaska

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