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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #2 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Los Angeles, California
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16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in a lakeside cabin on Aug 2014. I was lucky to get the last cabin #3 by the lake. It gets booked fast so don't waste time thinking about it. Gary gave us easy directions to the retreat and we found it without problems. The location, the view and the beautiful cabin were what sold... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review of the Retreat! You have captured the essence of the Retreat and have been very informative for future and past guests to get a great idea of what we offer. I do enjoy reading the reviews as it assists me with what the guests find... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My family and I stayed at Renfro's in early June and it was beautiful. The cabin was clean and the view was gorgeous. My family had the best time! Internet access wasn't so great, but it made for great family conversations and time away from electronic devices. I would highly recommend Renfro's Lakeside Retreat. We will definitely stay here again... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review of the Retreat, it is much appreciated! Yes the views are gorgeous and one should never get tired of them. I do enjoy the different season here and although we are not open during the winter, it is some of the most spectacular winter scenery... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a wonderful trip into beautiful Alaska and our visit at Renfro's was one of the best parts. We stayed in Cabin no 5 on the side of Kenai Lake. Its private and waterfront. We cant wait to go back to enjoy some more time there.

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

I appreciate the time you took to give us a review even though your stay was in 2013. Of course, you threw me off as we are not open in December so I had to go back through records to see that you actually stayed in July of 2013. Everyone raves about the lakeside cabins and it looks like you... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have stayed at Renfro's Resort before , and as always , top notch service , clean , comfortable , remote , beautiful . You name it , they got it ! Hope to stay again next year , fall time is sooo pretty !!!! The Russ Black family

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

I appreciate your review and feedback! Thank you for noticing the top notch service , how clean and comfortable the cabins were and the beauty of the area. I can take responsibility for all of them except the beauty part; it took years in the making for that! I am pleased that you had a relaxing weekend, despite some rain... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Renfro's Lakeside Retreat features a set of cabins either on the shoreline or in the nearby rainforest along Kenai Lake. The cabin we stayed in came equipped with sleeping accommodations for four people, a kitchen, outdoor fire ring. There is a great heater in the cabin we stayed at which kept us warm through a chilly autumn night. Cell phone... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Retreat! It sounds as if the amenities you were looking for were found such as the great heater, fire pit area, accommodations for four and a kitchen. I am also pleased that you found no television very appealing. It is good to get away from all the hustle... More 

Salem, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed for one night in Cabin #7, nestled into the beautiful woods along the side of Kenai Lake at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat. What a pleasure all the way around! Gary was welcoming and very relaxed upon our arrival. The cabin was everything and more than was described (including an adorable table set with cute dishes!)...The bed was beyond comfortable,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the cabin and the amenities that are provided. You listed quit a few and I am pleased that you took notice - including the set table. It is one of our signature pieces that we consistently get great comments about. Yes, we are a pet friendly lodging choice and very proud that... More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It was really a nice place for staying. We stayed in cabin 3 & 4. We got a great view of the lakeside. We took a lot of funny and beautiful pictures. The cabins are clean and comfortable. The view is terrific. The host, Gary, is such a kindness man. We got his help a lot. Thanks Gary for your... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! It was great meeting you and your seven sisters. What an energetic group you were with all your fun pictures. I take it that you and your sisters found the cabins to your liking being clean, comfortable and with a great view. I am also glad I was able to assist you with your... More 

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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 September 8, 2014

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 September 5, 2014

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 

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Address: 27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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