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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 today
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Holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Had a wonderfull stay with my wife and our 2 kids. Perfect location at the lake. Decorated with an eye for detail and taste. Parking near the cabin. Breathtaking views. Great place to do some fishing or hiking. Close to Seward.

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Alameda, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We parked our RV there based on the recommendation from the Milepost. They weren't wrong. The bathroom and shower was clean and very nicely built, not your typical RV park bathroom. We especially enjoyed the paddleboats across the lake. It was very relaxing and the view was great. We didn't have time to go to the playground but that's a... More

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Toscana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not so easy to find (our GPS brought us a few miles away...) but conveniently located 10 minutes driving from downton Seward, when you go through the reception and see the cabins in front of the lake, it's impossible to contain a genuine "wow"... The cabin was clean, really well decorated and furnished. The fire pit in front of the... More

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

Thank you for the genuine "wow"! Just a quick correction, we are a 20 minute drive North of Seward. I like your description of "magic all around" as it fits the Retreat nicely. Whether it is a view of the lake, a walk in the woods, the wild flowers or a bear spotted on the mountain - it is a... More

Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot tell you in enough adjectives how amazing this little piece of paradise was. It is exactly as advertised. The cabin was squeaky clean and it was stocked with everything you needed to cook, barbeque and grill. Gary and staff went the extra mile to see that we had everything we needed. The mountain and lake view were beautiful... More

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

I do enjoy sharing this piece of paradise with others and seeing the mood it puts them in - happy campers! Thank you for the review! We have been told on several occasions we have the best laundry facilities many people have seen. Nice and clean and well kept! I can see that peaceful and serene puts you in your... More

Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful, quiet and restful stay I had at Renfro's. Everything was in perfect order, I enjoyed getting away from it all and feeling like I was in the deep woods, when in fact only moments away from the main road. The cabins have everything you need, prices are reasonable and Gary is an excellent host. Many thanks for... More

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

Thank you for your time and effort to write a review on the Retreat! I take it from your review that you slept well, maybe it was the light rain on the tin roof? It helps so many people in addition to it being quite and a restful wooded cabin. I am pleased you found our prices reasonable and everything... More

schodack landing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so beautiful and charming. i do not have enough adjectives to express how nice the cabin was.Gary thought of every little thing that we would need. Stay here, it is a MUST! Heidi Griffin

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

A stay here is a must! - Thank you for your vote of confidence! We try to think of everything and have added a few items over the years, for example the fleece throws this year - great for snuggling up to the campfire. Beautiful and charming are some great adjectives to start with and I appreciate your kind words!... More

Schertz, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of twelve people that stayed in 4 different cabins. We had cabin 1 and found it to be clean, comfortable, and very accommodating. The cabins have a great view and the lack of blackout curtains did not bother my family at all. I thought Gary (the manager) was very nice and helpful during our stay. Overall... 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 on the Retreat! You are one of the few that have said the lack of blackout curtains did not bother your sleep! I appreciate that! We have one of the best views on the planet of the beautiful Kenai Lake making our Retreat desirable from around the world. Clean, comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family (wife and 3 young children) stayed at Renfros for 3 nights. Gary did a great job of making the reservation. Serval days later Gary called asking if we minded partial hookups as he had another customer requiring it. I accepted partial hookups. When we arrived Gary informed me that given the change in the reservation, he was giving... More

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

I am very pleased with your review. Thank you! It is the little things that we do with customer service that sticks out in the guests mind such as delivering a confirmation to your r.v. or making it right with the guest when they were asked to move from a site they originally had booked to accommodate another guest. I... More

Keller, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 12 stay at cabins, 1,2,3, and 6. We loved the experience. The cabins are great! The location is even better. We enjoyed being right on the water, the view was fantastic. The only complaint would be, that the cabins could use black out curtains for the upper window, as the light sure does come through... More

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

Thank you for highly recommending us! From your write up, the family had a great time with the experience, fantastic view, hiking, fishing and best of all those nighttime fires! Our most popular cabins are those that are on the water and they should be as the view is amazing. With your help maybe you can assist me with the... More

Simi Valley, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a group of 6 friends who spent 4 nights in Cabins 4 & 5. LOVED the cabins! The views were spectacular (we were right on the lake) and the cabins clean and cozy. Gary is simply a fantastic innkeeper. Friendly, accommodating, knowledgable...everything you could hope for. I highly recommend Renfro's!

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

Thank you for the vote of confidence! I do my best to run a clean and cozy lodging alternative while assisting the guests with their needs. That is what it is all about, being helpful to those needing it while anticipating the needs of the guest prior to them asking. Thank you for loving the cabins! Please come again during... More

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