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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

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27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We stayed in our rented RV here for three nights. This was our third RV campground in Alaska, and Gary was the best host of these three campgrounds. The RV spaces aren't private, there isn't any trees or anything separating the RV spaces, but that was fine. It was fun talking with other people in the RV park, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We stayed at the RV park at Renfro. It's located about 20+ minutes from Seward, at the southern end of Kenai Lake. The surrounding is beautiful. Free use of the paddle boat on Kenai Lake is included. My husband and I tried it for a little while. Due to the wind on the lake, we were out only shortly. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband, brother, and I stayed in lakefront cabin #1 at Renfro's for 6 days/5 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our view of Kenai Lake! Lots of new memories were made as we were gathered around the fire pit and on the porch. Thanks for having a safe, clean place for us. We so appreciated Gary's hospitality!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat! Gary is a great host! He met all of our lodging needs and helped us with everything from restaraunt and tour recommendations, phone service, hiking tips, s'mores and a freezer bag for our fish. We loved the view from our front porch and dining table!...just wish that we had a couch... More 

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Lawrence, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

You simply can not beat this lodging in the area. My father and I stayed in Cabin #5 for two nights and the accommodations were perfect. I woke up one morning and barely had to lift my head in the loft to see beautiful Kenai Lake. You will be 20 minutes away from great food in Seward. Gary has already... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My family and I stayed 2 nights in our new fifth wheel in the Renfro's RV park. This was our first experience rving, and it couldn't have been better. Renfro's is clean, quiet, and beautiful. I walked down to the lakeside and was greeted with probably the most beautiful view I have ever seen in my life. It is like... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stayed 2 nights with my family. Everything you need is in your cabin. Beautiful setting and I don't think I have ever been somewhere so quiet and peaceful! Booked a wonderful cruise through him, was nice to have everything ready for us. I loved this place!

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Olympia, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Typical of Seward in the summer, I had trouble finding last minute accomodations at the standard hotels in town for my recent business trip. Booking.com recommended Renfro's Lakeside Retreat as an alternative at a very attractive price. I checked it out a bit further and saw that it was only about 20 minutes North of town, that it was clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The cabin is fully furnished and neat. The furniture and decoration are so delicate and looks better than the photos showed. The host is so friendly and gave us much help. About 20 minutes to downtown, not a long distance.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our cabin #3 is charming. The dining table is facing the lake with amazing view. My son tried fishing in front of the cabin. We enjoy the short walk cross the railway to the office deck to use free WiFi which speed is high enough. Gary is a great guy who provided very detail directory when reservation confirmed and prepared... More 

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