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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #2 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Duane241 Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the charming log cabin right on the shore of scenic Kenai Lake. We think this is one of the most beautiful areas in Alaska. You can cook for yourself or be in Seward in 1/2 hour (Chinook is our favorite restaurant there). Gary has local maps and Seward restaurant menus in the cabins. This was our second family... More

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

Thank you for your review! I appreciate you returning and mentioning you will return again in the future. That is a great endorsement! The lakeside cabins have one of the best views of Alaska and one never tires of it. It will be great to see you and your family again! Thank you for staying with us! More

Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find such beautiful place to live during a very busy July 2014 holiday season. We had absolutely magnificent time during 3 days at Renfro's cabin. The cabin was cozy, equipped with everything you can think of for a relaxing vacation away from city. Keep in mind, you will have to book early, since this place will... More

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

I am glad you enjoyed your time here over the 4th of July! You are correct, it books up fast so the sooner you make your reservation, the better off you will be of getting your choice of cabins or r.v. spots. The cabins are fully self contained and I am glad we met your expectations of a warm and... More

Homer, Alaska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in #1, right on the lake. The cabin was very comfortable, and plenty of room for 3 of us and our dog. It was really nice to be able to bring our dog with on a long weekend to Seward. We had a nice campfire and roasted hot dogs in the evening. The only down side was the... More

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

Many thanks for the great review! I am glad you found the cabin comfortable for your family, including your dog! We are glad we are able to be a pet friendly lodging choice. It sounds like you had a great time around the campfire. I sure do hope the spare held up until you were able to get the tire... More

Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in cabin 6, which has a loft with a queen bed and a full-sized futon downstairs. We also stayed at a similarly priced motel in downtown Seward. It's definitely worth the drive of 20 min to come to these cabins than paying elsewhere.

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

Thank you for supporting the out of town lodging choices! I appreciate your candid review of what you get for your money. Of course, in addition to that, you also have full cooking facilities and a great property located on beautiful Kenai Lake. I am delighted you found it worth the drive for this quite place of solitude! Thanks again... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Cabin 8 in the woods. Small, cute, well appointed. Guest book showed guests from all over, fun to read. Gary, the owner, was top notch. I think we were in the oldest cabin, some newer ones by the lake looked bigger with lofts. We had enough space for 2. Stop for groceries in Anchorage on your way.... More

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

I am glad you found the quaint cabin in the woods as well as it being small, cute and well appointed. That is excellent advice for the Safeway Card as our prices here are sometimes much more than you would experience elsewhere. I do have microwaves that I provide on request, just ask for one and it is yours. I... More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed 2 nights with our 10 week old infant and had an amazing time. The cabin was comfortable, warm, and very cute. When we arrived the table was even set! I ran the Lost Lake race and it was such a great to be able to come back to a hot shower. Great times had by... More

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

I appreciate your review! Thank you for taking some time to enjoy the cabin and location after your grueling Lost Lake Run. Those hot showers with on demand hot water can be so comforting after such a run. I am glad we met your expectations and even exceeded a few by setting the table for you. Come back again next... More

Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Alaska for our honeymoon, and stayed here for a few nights. We loved it. Gary and the staff even had a little honeymoon note on the table with cider! The cabin was great and had everything we needed. The kitchen had plates, bowls, utensils, pots, pans, everything. The room was clean, and the place was really cozy... More

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

Thank you for a great review of the Retreat! We take pride in the small things we do to make your stay more enjoyable - such as the Honeymoon cider and note! I am pleased the cabin, property and other amenities were everything you expected. I would love to see the two of you again in the future and welcome... More

Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family stayed there with friends for 2 nights. Nice cabin with great lake view and convenient facilities gave us very warm memory! No doubt, I will choose this one again when visiting Seward next time.

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

I am thankful for your review! The lakeside cabins have the most amazing view of the lake and on a sunny day I could relax in the chairs on the porch and just gaze at it for hours, unfortunately I do not get to do that enough. I am glad others get to experience it though to create those warm... More

New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been fortunate to stay at Renfro's twice now and cannot imagine a trip to the Kenai without staying here. This year we even shipped some of our gear ahead of time and Gary kindly dealt with the hassle of a botched post-office delivery and left our gear in our cabin for us! (sorry again, Gary!) I noticed on... More

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

I am grateful for your review! Thank you for taking the time to cover so many items within your writing space. I do enjoy repeat customers as it tells me this is a special place to them as it is to me. And if you can imagine not staying here during your next trip, then even better! I appreciate the... More

Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are thrilled with our experience at Renfro's. This is the 3 time I have stayed there and I continue to be impressed with how clean, warm and enjoyable our stay was. The kids love playing in the Seward area and getting away from it all at the lake. The paddle boats are a hit and watching all the wildlife... More

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

Thank you for coming to the Retreat again! I appreciate the feedback and understanding that we are exceeding the expectations of our guests in how clean, warm and enjoyable the property is. Our pedal boats are always a hit and our guests really do enjoy them. I am thrilled you were able to take some time and enjoy the wildlife... More

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Address: 27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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