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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
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Ranked #1 of 40 Specialty lodging in Seward
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Alaska for our honeymoon, and stayed here for a few nights. We loved it. Gary and the staff even had a little honeymoon note on the table with cider! The cabin was great and had everything we needed. The kitchen had plates, bowls, utensils, pots, pans, everything. The room was clean, and the place was really cozy... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed there with friends for 2 nights. Nice cabin with great lake view and convenient facilities gave us very warm memory! No doubt, I will choose this one again when visiting Seward next time.

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

I am thankful for your review! The lakeside cabins have the most amazing view of the lake and on a sunny day I could relax in the chairs on the porch and just gaze at it for hours, unfortunately I do not get to do that enough. I am glad others get to experience it though to create those warm... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been fortunate to stay at Renfro's twice now and cannot imagine a trip to the Kenai without staying here. This year we even shipped some of our gear ahead of time and Gary kindly dealt with the hassle of a botched post-office delivery and left our gear in our cabin for us! (sorry again, Gary!) I noticed on... More

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

I am grateful for your review! Thank you for taking the time to cover so many items within your writing space. I do enjoy repeat customers as it tells me this is a special place to them as it is to me. And if you can imagine not staying here during your next trip, then even better! I appreciate the... More

Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are thrilled with our experience at Renfro's. This is the 3 time I have stayed there and I continue to be impressed with how clean, warm and enjoyable our stay was. The kids love playing in the Seward area and getting away from it all at the lake. The paddle boats are a hit and watching all the wildlife... More

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

Thank you for coming to the Retreat again! I appreciate the feedback and understanding that we are exceeding the expectations of our guests in how clean, warm and enjoyable the property is. Our pedal boats are always a hit and our guests really do enjoy them. I am thrilled you were able to take some time and enjoy the wildlife... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at Renfro's and, as soon as we dropped our bags, we remembered why we returned. Our cabin was quiet, warm, clean and well maintained. The cabins sit on the edge of a pristine lake, but Renfro's location let us easily access hiking trails and Seward. Gary is a wonderful host dedicated to ensuring guests have... More

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

Thank you for returning to the Retreat and writing a review! I enjoy reading reviews where the guest feels right at home - that is what we strive for - a quiet, warm, clean and well maintained Retreat! I think we have one of the best locations on the Kenai Peninsula, within a short drive to Seward, Moose Pass, Cooper... More

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renfro's cabins offered us the perfect way to experience the Kenai Peninsula. The cabins themselves are beautifully situated on Kenai Lake. They are the perfect way to feel as though you are in the Alaskan wilds, without missing any amenities. Cabins have just enough in them to make you feel comfortable (oven, fridge, kitchen table, comfortable beds, pots and pans),... More

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

Your review is appreciated! What a perfect stopping point to explore the Kenai Peninsula as we are in the middle of some of the most impressive scenery and activities in the area. I enjoy your description of the cabin, "the Alaskan Wilds without missing any amenities." Yes, we also unplug so to speak here with no t.v.'s, no phones, limited... More

Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We we´re so in luck to find the retreat and loved Renfro´s Retreat... and Gary too! what a beautiful spot, what a quaint a tastfully decorated cabin. EXACTLY what we were looking for and a wonderful Alaska feel. I highly recommend the Retreat to everyone! Probably the of the best cabins in Alaska!!! Enjoy enjoy we did and thanks to... More

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

"One of the best cabins in Alaska!", I will accept that - thank you for your kind words! Sometimes you find those jewels that are a part of your spirit and realize it was exactly what you were looking for. I am here to lend a hand when needed and assist in the guests needs - it is just one... More

Bogota, Colombia
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15 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i know each person has their own idea of what a perfect hotel should be, and for us, this was it! we stayed at cabin number 5 for 3 nights. Mistake number 1: should've stayed for 30 nights, not 3. i dont know if all cabins face the lake, but ours did. if you could picture the house the three... More

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

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this impressive review of the Retreat! You obviously took some of your valuable time to express how you felt. I believe I will let the review stand for itself and defer others to your insights! From your writing, it sounds as if your family had a great time and... More

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Address: 27177 Seward Highway, Seward, AK 99664
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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