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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

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27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #2 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Seward
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is located 15-20 mins from Seward downtown. The property is laid out beautifully and its very spacious. Plenty of activities to do on campus. (Hiking, boating). We liked everything except for the bathroom, which was not too convenient. But cannot ask for more in a place as remote and serene as this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to unwind and get away from the stress of everyday life. The cabins are simple, but adequate with everything you need to enjoy a peaceful get away. They were very clean and cozy. Our family stayed here for three nights. It was about a 20 minute drive to Seward. Gary is very helpful, friendly, and... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed very much our staying there. A good location to travel to Seward. Gary, the owner, is very helpful! I have already asked him lots of questions before arrival and he helped us to book cruise tour with discount as well (definitely ask him for that! if you plan to take a cruise in Seward). The cabin is clean,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During our visit to Seward we chose to stay 3 nights in a lakeside cabin at Renfro’s and indeed “retreat” is a very apt description of this peaceful and scenic location. Our cabin looked out over the calming waters of Kenai Lake with the snow-capped alps towering in the distance. Our self-contained two-level cabin was quite spacious, comfortable, quiet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is at approx 20 mile from Seward, right beside Kenai Lake. The cabins are extremely well furnished for a cabin and the location is just magical. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet and beautiful place. Excellent place to spend time with family. The owner is amazingly nice.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a cabin and had a campsite as well. We absolutely loved the campground. Everything was very nice and well kept. Gary is very helpful and knowlegable about everything in the area which made the stay even better.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in cabins 1 and 2 in beginning of June. The cabins were very nice, beautiful views and adequately supplied. Sadly it rained during our visit and we didn't get to enjoy the firepit. It was a bit further of a drive to Seward than I expected but not bad. The only suggestion I would make is... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay in Cabin #5. The mountains were beautiful and our girls loved playing in the water and the fire pit was ideal. It's about 20 minutes from downtown Seward. The cabins are pretty basic, but for a few nights, it worked out perfect. One suggestion is to maybe invest in some blackout curtains. Gotta love the Alaskan... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renfro's Lakeside Retreat was the perfect accommodation for a 3-day getaway in Seward. Its location, just 20 minutes from downtown Seward, provides easy access to all of the conveniences of downtown but in a remote, tranquil and BEAUTIFUL setting. The cabins were well stocked with all of the necessities and easily accommodated our group of 6. Gary was super friendly... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay in Cabin 2 which was about 30 feet from the edge of the lake, with beautiful mountain views across the lake. Cabins are separated so ours was private and quiet. We had everything we needed in the cabin, which was very clean. The drive from Seward is almost 20 miles, but worth it for the beauty... More 

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