This was a very pleasant place to stay and is a great price-point for Sitka. My wife and I stayed here 4 nights. Ann was very nice and made us feel welcome. I really liked the detailed walking tour she laid out for us immediately on arrival. There is also a hot tub that you have unlimited access to, which was great (we used it several times late in the evening). The breakfasts were also very hearty and delicious (although mostly processed-think powdered pancake mix, frozen Tyson sausage patties, hollandaise sause from a jar, etc. I guess we have been spoiled with natural, organic from scratch cooking at B&Bs!), and the host even offered to cook whatever we wanted for breakfast our final morning. There is even a spectacular DVD/VHS collection, all of which can be viewed from the room, plus access to cable TV if needed.
The only thing that made the stay "average" was what another reviewer already noted--too many rules. Unfortunately, it felt like we were being nagged by a picky mom. For example, as mentioned by another reviewer, you couldn't take your coffee around the house without a saucer underneath. My wife was even nagged for trying to do so early one morning as I studied for a test in the basement (yes, it was a working vacation). My wife remarked that she felt like she was walking on eggshells at times while in the B&B, which isn't how you want to feel while trying to relax.
Perhaps it was too much like staying in somebody's house--and that somebody is very particular and has a lot of rules that you feel you have to follow--rather than staying in B&B free from all worries.
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- Ann's Gavan Hill Bed & Breakfast Sitka, Alaska