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Big Bear Bed & Breakfast

3401 Richmond Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Ranked #29 of 120 Anchorage B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Big Bear is so full of "stuff" that you become claustrophobic--stuffed bears, plastic bears, resin bears, bear pictures, bear skins--everything but a bare table top on which to put your own things. Bad neighborhood--plus a broken window hinge in the Denali room that I had to wire shut myself because the owner just shrugged when I told her about it.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

As others have mentioned in a iffy neighborhood. We heard gunshots one night (it was very warm and the windows were open.) but still very convenient to downtown and airbase. Very good breakfast but be prepared - if you are in a hurry you may want to take a pass. Lots of mementos - bear rugs etc. Good value just... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Although, the neighborhood is spooky, in addition to being a master gardener, Carol is a great cook. We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast, sour dough waffles made from her 200 year starter, fresh berries and berry sauces. Rick enjoyed the deep jetted bathtub in the Denali room. Excellent value for the price.

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Clearwater, FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Don't let the neighborhood scare you. It's an older Anchorage neighborhood, if you drive around, many look like this but we were never worried and we were 2 single females. The grounds are beautiful with lots of flowering plants and a garden in back. The house is nice but a little cluttered but with all things Alaskan which is very... More

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Rockville Centre, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

When we first got here my friends wanted to kill me for making the reservations. They soon were won over by Carol. She runs a lovely bed and breakfast. The breakfast was wonderful. The grounds and gardens were nice. The home is not located in a very nice neighborhood and my room had a bathroom and shower in a converted... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

If you are looking for a stay in a real Alaskan home, this is the place. The rooms are filled with true Alaska artifacts including a bear rug. The breakfasts are, however, the highlight of any stay. Carol cooks true alaskan recipes with local ingredients. Everything is delicious. You won't go away hungry. The rooms are spacious and very quiet... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the Big Bear Bed and Breakfast and the hospitality of Carol and her daughter. We had the Denali room, it is very big. comfortably fit us and our two sons..the atmosphere...excellent..so peaceful and relaxed..the breakfast..AMAZING! If we ever need to stay in Anchorage again this is where I will go..Carol is... More

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woburn, ma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Carol runs a fabulous place at a great price with an amazing breakfast! Just a short drive from downtown anchorage the big bear is a great value with loads of authentic alaskan decor. I suggest the Toklat room and make sure that you save room for the salmon quiche or the home made waffle toppings.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The owner/innkeeper was very gracious, informative and served a wonderful breakfast. The room was comfortable except for the bathroom that was a converted closet with an accordian door that didn't close completely - a little clumsy and tight.

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Eastman, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed here at the end of a mid-summer Alaskan cruise/land vacation. The home was situated in an urban area close enough to the airport for convenience. Our room downstairs was quite large and included a sitting area with TV and a very nice bath with jetted tub and separate shower. It was clean and a nice touch were the... More

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Address: 3401 Richmond Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99508
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Location: United States > Alaska > Anchorage
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Ranked #29 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Anchorage

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