We stayed one night at the Big Bear (in the Glacier Room), and were very charmed by the Owner, decor, and genuine Alaskan hospitality! When we got there, Carol was in themidst of canning 50+ lbs of fresh Kenai River salmon -- an experience in itself to observe! Carol was very helpful when we needed to find a place to get dinner the night we checked in, and gave us coupons for 3 different places as we headed out the door! The rooms are thoroughly decorated by their themes, and I completely agree with the other reviewer that said that this place was like walking through a museum! There are knick knacks, paintings, pelts, and charm everywhere!! Our bed was very comfortable (complete with chocolates on the bedside tables!), and the bathroom was a very creative use of space! I disagree with the reviewer who said they were weird and you couldn't use the bathroom without disturbing your companion...unless you took a shower in the middle of the night, as the light only turns on automatically when you open the door to reveal the shower and closet with towels. Breakfast was fantastic...sourdough waffles, handpicked berries, hash browns, and reindeer sausage. Carol kept us entertained with stories of the history of her sourdough starter, tales of berry picking while moose hunting, and stories of previous generations of her Alaskan family. I wish we would have been able to stay there more than one night, and if our next trip to Alaska requires a stay in Anchorage, we will definitely do our best to reserve a room here again!
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