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Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge

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P.O. Box 147, Hope, AK 99605
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Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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

Boulder, CO
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were excited to be at the best lodge in the small town of Hope! Beautiful setting for rustic cabin experience. The greatest food for miles and miles - worth it for that alone. Melanie is a master chef and accommodated us with wonderful gluten free organs food that tasted out of this world! Hosts work really hard on their... More

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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved our rustic little cabin! No TV, NO internet, no radio ... Just lots of R & R while listening to the fire crackle and the babbling brook behind the cabin. Truly pure relaxation! Dinner which was served up by Kent and Melanie was OUTSTANDING! Multiple courses were served, all cooked fresh by Melanie. She is most definitely a gifted... More

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Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is classic backwoods Alaska with all the comforts. Cozy log cabins with wood stoves nestled around a pond with a canoe and paddleboat next to a creek and waterfall. It is a short walk to clean family style restrooms and showers. Morning coffee was on the porch, but instead of breakfast your room comes with a first class 7:00... More

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Additional Information about Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 147, Hope, AK 99605
Location: United States > Alaska > Hope
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge Hope, Alaska

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