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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 4 days ago
sparkboy Anchorage, Alaska
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    5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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schodack landing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Schertz, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

Seward, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband Bruce and I got married at Renfro's three years ago. We will be returning every year to celebrate our anniversary. This place is a gem. We enjoy staying in the cabins on the water. We fish and celebrate every year. What a wonderful place to experience Alaska at it's best. Being an Alaskan it has been absolutely amazing... More

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

I appreciate your support year after year! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Retreat. The two of you are famous characters here at the Retreat as I tell those interested in fishing, what to use, how to use it and when to use it based on your success on the lake. I am elated... More

Washington, DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four stayed at Renfro's recently and we had a very nice experience. The view of the water right in front of the cabin is just beautiful. There are three cabins that are right on the water and I highly recommend them for the view. The location to Seward is pretty good, it's about a 30 minute drive.... 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 you had a great experience and I am thankful we were able to assist in providing wonderful memories for your family. I see that you are recommending the five cabins with the lake view that have a queen bed upstairs in the loft... More

Nekoosa, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at Renfros. Took lots of photos right outside our cottage. Enjoyed having a campfire in the evenings. Took the paddle boat out when the lake was calm and did a little fishing too. Seward was about 20 minutes away so it was easy to go there for the day.

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

I appreciate your time in writing a review of the Retreat! Please share your photos on TripAdvisor if you can, I along with others always like to look at the pictures of the Retreat. The cabins are peaceful and I enjoy just sitting on the porch and looking at the lake and or taking the pedal boats out and looking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family rented one of three lakeside cabins as part of a larger group traveling together. (Our group had 3 lakeside cabins.) I think one of the best memories of our visit for my kids will be playing on the shoreline of Kenai Lake. The driftwood made for perfect childhood memories and a place where they could play for hours.... More

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

I recently wrote a caption for my employees and I of a picture that was taken of us together - "The Architects of Your Memories". It is very fitting for this review as we work hard behind the scenes to ensure your memories are remarkable. The Retreat is a great base camp for the surrounding Kenai Peninsula and what it... 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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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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