Marlee is an amazing hostess/innkeeper/concierge/driver/cook whose hospitality made the experience overall an outstanding one. I was at first hesitant because I had read a review that indicated trouble contacting her. This was not my experience. She was responsive, even though we were booking well before the season started for travel in May, and included so much information on local activities plus offers for discounts and help in arranging activities that we were nearly overwhelmed. The house is not fancy, but is cute and homey. Marlee's e-mails helped us decide what room to select, and it seemed there were rooms in several sizes, for travelers with varied budgets.
Marlee was so nice, picked us up at the train station, arranged activities, etc. etc., and her staff were equally friendly and conscientious. Although we normally "do our own thing" when traveling, Marlee arranged for all the guests to visit Exit glacier our first night, and recommended the local Salmon Bake. We had a ball and enjoyed getting to know Marlee and the other guests. She definitely contributed to the convivial atmosphere. As a plus, she is extremely knowledgeable about the area, which added to our enjoyment of our visit there. (Don't miss the aquarium!)
- Also Known As:
- Ballaine House Hotel Seward
- Ballaine House b&b