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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #3 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 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

Vancouver, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed in cabin 6, which has a loft with a queen bed and a full-sized futon downstairs. We also stayed at a similarly priced motel in downtown Seward. It's definitely worth the drive of 20 min to come to these cabins than paying elsewhere.

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

Thank you for supporting the out of town lodging choices! I appreciate your candid review of what you get for your money. Of course, in addition to that, you also have full cooking facilities and a great property located on beautiful Kenai Lake. I am delighted you found it worth the drive for this quite place of solitude! Thanks again... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed in Cabin 8 in the woods. Small, cute, well appointed. Guest book showed guests from all over, fun to read. Gary, the owner, was top notch. I think we were in the oldest cabin, some newer ones by the lake looked bigger with lofts. We had enough space for 2. Stop for groceries in Anchorage on your way.... More

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

I am glad you found the quaint cabin in the woods as well as it being small, cute and well appointed. That is excellent advice for the Safeway Card as our prices here are sometimes much more than you would experience elsewhere. I do have microwaves that I provide on request, just ask for one and it is yours. I... More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 2 nights with our 10 week old infant and had an amazing time. The cabin was comfortable, warm, and very cute. When we arrived the table was even set! I ran the Lost Lake race and it was such a great to be able to come back to a hot shower. Great times had by... More

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

I appreciate your review! Thank you for taking some time to enjoy the cabin and location after your grueling Lost Lake Run. Those hot showers with on demand hot water can be so comforting after such a run. I am glad we met your expectations and even exceeded a few by setting the table for you. Come back again next... 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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