We stayed in the Resurrection Peak Room at Bear Lake Lodgings on a recent 10 day trip to Alaska, and it was our favorite of all the places we stayed during our trip. The house is big, beautiful, and clean. The room we stayed in was on the top floor, with a shared bathroom (with one other room). The room and bathroom were both very clean and nicely done, the bed was comfortable, and the view was amazing.
Pat and Dennis (the owners) were wonderful - very helpful and nice, and the perfect balance of making you feel comfortable and at home while giving you the privacy you want. (Dennis even took the time to get us connected with a flight-seeing tour over the glaciers that ended up being our favorite and most memorable experience of our trip.) Ginny (the innkeeper) was also great - very sweet and helpful, and eager to provide us with (or find) anything we needed! And Trooper, of course, can't be left out - sweetest dog ever!
Breakfast was great both mornings, and we were able to enjoy the delicious food while sitting on the balcony taking in the beautiful scenery. Dessert at night... mmmmm.... what's not to love about hand-dipped ice cream bars....
The lake is literally in the backyard, and you are able to use the kayaks/canoes they have on site to explore. Definitely do this - the lake is beautiful/peaceful and the mountains in the background make it one of the most beautiful places we've been. Plus, it's a free activity! =)
Not sure if the house has been fixed since the reviews about it being crooked... we didn't notice a slant at all while we were there. There was some minor work being done on the house but it didn't disturb us at all - they were even kind enough to wait until we were up and finished breakfast before starting.
All-in-all, a great stay. We will definitely return on our next visit to Alaska (and probably stay longer).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in a magnificent setting on the shores of a forested alpine lake, Bear Lake Lodgings offers hiking trails out the back door, glassy waters perfect for a morning kayak, and a deck that enjoys the late Alaskan summer sun. The ideal base for all your adventures, the lodge features four rooms, each with its own unique characteristics, including two suites with access to viewing decks and two upstairs rooms with tranquil views. ... more less