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5725 B Ave., Utqiagvik, AK 99723
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Utqiagvik
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Beautifully designed and decorated custom home featuring spacious bedrooms, comfortable lounge areas, well appointed bathrooms and multiple laundry rooms. The large kitchen and dining room serves as the gathering point for hot breakfasts included.The entire house is available to our guests with the exception of the private bedrooms. There is space for luggage storage, outdoor gear, etc....

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197jackwm wrote a review Aug 2022
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I have stayed with Susan and Myron while visiting on business almost every year for 6 years now and I continue to go back. In my opinion, quite possibly the best stay in the state, and certainly in Barrow. Amazing people who are down to earth, bend over backwards for you to help you not only with your stay, but also have helped me with various business contacts and connections for shipping to and from barrow, how to find the best service there, etc. Local knowledge, history and stories to share in the evenings and the food… you may not want to leave. For a very reasonable price you can add meals onto your stay and it will rival some of the bests restaurants in Alaksa. Susan truly makes very good home scratch cooked meals! Meeting others from around the world while sitting around the dinner or breakfast table is always interesting It’s not just a place to stay. It’s like extended family of the North and a beautiful home/BNB… and spotless. They have spent years and much effort to truly make this a little home away from home getaway so I would recommend them for your next stay in Barrow. I will be back again soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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SoCalTravelBirds wrote a review Jul 2022
San Diego, California361 contributions146 helpful votes
After relished an amazing stay at a B&B in Kodiak, we were so looking forward to ending our Alaska trip on a high note arriving in Barrow. But the owners of this B&B disgracefully sullied our last stop that should have been our most memorable had we stayed elsewhere, perhaps at the hotel on the beach that was temporarily closed during last two tourist-seasons. I wish I could give the most appreciative and glorious 5-minute feedback of our stay here. But the saga of our most disappointing stay ever in many years of coming to beautiful Alaska was ruined by the rude, arrogant, inconsiderate, self-serving opportunists because of these whining hosts that duped us into buying a 3-hour Barrow-tour for almost $500, for the very reason tourists want to come to Arctic. We thought when staying with a local, there will be Arctic tales galore of this low-key North Pole Burrow. But this B&B is officially a guesthouse for Govt. and private contractors, since tourists are not shelling out 10k+ for weeks/months like the contractors this B&B house and feed, seemed like the reason enough for the hosts to relentlessly be on a fidget of annoyance when a family comes for a 2-night stay. Arrival and Room: $10 with tip was the airport taxi ride. For $550/night King Room for 3-adults was too dark, dimly lit room. It is an 80’s style designer home with antique old-world décor. The hostess said that this King-room is in fact their personal bedroom when not occupied by guests. The room’s 2-small windows were very dirty to get a peek outside for a view. No access to Kitchen for safety reasons. No laundry offered. Wi-Fi was weak, but that is probably in the entire township. No coffee/tea was offered at 3 PM check-in, so snack/cookie was out of question. No biggie, however, when there is no water-pitcher with glasses offered in the room/dining since entering kitchen was prohibited, we knew the hostess Susan was only interested in cajoling guests into coercion, when she forced us into buying both night’s dinners. Upon booking we had already agreed to eat here for the first night but refusing her second dinner to explore a local eatery in town was not an option. As if we had a moral obligation to abide by how we spend our time and money while we stay with her. First, The Tour: We felt we got played by the ill-tempered, retired builder-hosts. Hostess Susan pushed her husband Myron to split our tour in 2-days. He clearly was not ready to get up to take us out soon after our arrival. Neither him nor us were in a mood to either head out or refuse the hostess’s wish, after watching her walk and talk around like she had a biggest chip on her shoulder. But we did as per her wish and drove away east of Browerville-side of Barrow to almost nowhere, only to check if the northernmost point in North America was still open to take pictures. It was not open. We returned in less than 45-minutes after hearing nothing but a contactor’s tale of how to build on permafrost and live in houses to get a minimum of what is sustainable in Barrow. Interesting, but here is what we had in mind that was not offered in this pricey tour: Learn history and culture of indigenous people of Utqiakvik, visit Inupiat Museum, take polar plunge dip in the arctic Ocean, visit site/statue of Roger-Post, take a picture of landmark multi-directional colorful Barrow signpost (for memento-sake). None of the above sites were included in the tour. And no word on nature and wildlife of this remote arctic town. It was a sham of a tour that owners McCumbers failed to show us around the real township of Barrow. We could have taken a local taxi for $50 to get to these major sites. It seemed like the hosts were on purpose avoiding giving us a proper Barrow-tour due to their on-going personal dispute with the city’s councilmen. Most of the tour’s commentary was the seething meltdown of hostess Susan narrating word to word her conversations with township officials. It was all about how she was so livid with disbelief because the city bureaucrats are stonewalling their efforts in getting their house/b&b sold. At home, the hostess Susan will endlessly ferret out every jejune morsel of her family’s stories. Quite surprised to hear a mother tell her guests that she once flew her ‘not so wealthy’ son and his family to their Ecuador beach-house on first-class tickets, all from “tip-money” earned from guests of this b&b. There is no wine/cocktail hour (alcohol isn’t allowed in Barrow), and no high tea offered here, but we are expected to pay tip! But sure, there was plenty of built-in tip in the cost of dinners and tour. Food: Last day’s breakfast were char-burnt to cinder toasts, but decent scrambled eggs. We threw away the toasts at her trash-bin under her coffee mugs rack. Last night’s dinner was a plate full of rice and curried shrimp (for $32/plate). It was so spicy that we had to sit in between each bite for 10-minutes to distract ourselves from the pain of eating a hot spice of 10-12 level Thai-dish. Not sure how she assumed without asking us, that our family would be okay eating a plate-full of mouth-blistering peppery spiced dish, with a 2-inch ripe banana, raisins on the side, without serving a glass of water. Shouldn’t there be a glass of cold milk or shake offered to combat the spicy heat of the dish? We noticed others on the dining table including herself ate meat, potatoes, and green vegetables, but the healthy, tasty sides were not offered to us. Hostess Susan was too dominating, manipulating and a few times needlessly humiliating, especially snapping when the heavy-duty door of their inside-out dirty, rusty old construction truck would not close gently, but a hard push would make her act annoyed like a petulant child. We came to Barrow to experience peace, love, harmony, and tranquility, but could not enjoy staying with weird, smug and Un-American hosts.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Myron Mccumber, Owner at Latitude71 B and B
Responded Aug 2, 2022
So sorry your visit wasn’t up to your inflated expectations. As is obvious from your vitriolic review you weren’t prepared for the cost of a visit to bush Alaska. We try to please all our guests as indicated by our many 5 star reviews.
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Navigate386901 wrote a review Oct 2021
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Our stay was amazing and we could not ask for better hosts! They were incredibly knowledgeable and had works of art native to the area and Alaska! We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed learning about our hosts! Highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Bob S wrote a review Aug 2021
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Myron and Susan provide a warm, inviting, calm, clean, organized, informative, engaging, and open environment from which to enjoy Barrow. The conversations were engaging and the included breakfast was delicious and accommodating. The evening meals were delicious and the portions are abundant. Myron and Susan set a wonderful example on how to be a couple and build an interesting and ever growing life together. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Patrick M wrote a review Aug 2021
Louisville, Mississippi20 contributions
A very comfortable and pleasing stay. The BnB is very clean and cozy, making you feel like you're at home. Susan is an amazing cook and very accommodating. The beds are very comfortable. She is willing to help with anything you need. Susan and Myron both have a wealth of knowledge about the area.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Justin wrote a review Aug 2021
Palmer, Alaska1 contribution
5 stars isn’t enough for this B&B. The hosts make you feel right at home and like you’re part of their family. The architecture and decor of the home are a must see! There really is no comparison. Susan is an OUTSTANDING cook! Don’t waste your time ordering delivery you won’t find a better dinner in town! Do yourself a favor and book a stay!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Stan B wrote a review Jul 2021
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I joined 4 other people for a bird photography workshop and am glad we stayed at the Latitude 71 B & B. It was a gem hidden amongst the other places in Barrow. Susan and Myron went well out of their way to accommodate our group and crazy hours. We ate all of our meals there and i enjoyed every one of them. I stayed in Barrow an extra couple of days after the other workshop participants left. I had secured lodging at the King Eider Inn because I could also rent a vehicle there. Let's just say that if I had to do it over again, I would book my whole stay at Latitude 71. Thank you Susan and Myron for all of your extra efforts. I wish you the best. The bird photography around the Barrow area was absolutely great too.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Skylance wrote a review Jul 2021
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I've been interested in visiting Alaska for a long time. Finally we got our opportunity, and were able to visit Utqiavik (Barrow) as part of our trip. I wasn't sure what to expect, but my phone and email correspondence with Myron & Susan had me feeling good. We arrived in August, 2020. I can't say enough for the hospitality or the home. We got some good information, and directions about town. The evening we had dinner with some other guests and enjoyed Susan's lasagna. In the morning we enjoyed more of Susan's cooking with some breakfast sandwiches. Our accommodations were excellent, and it was a shame that we would only be around for one night. If we were to be able to return to Utqiagvik, I would definitely look to the Latitude 71 as our first choice to stay. I've passed my recommendations to a few friends, and plan to continue to do so. I'm glad to add another 5* rating for the Latitude 71!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Greg B wrote a review Jun 2021
Huntsville8 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed at Susan and Myron's place for a week as part of a bird photography tour, and had a fantastic experience. I generally prefer hotels over BnBs, but this experience has changed my mind. From arrival to departure, Susan and Myron went above and beyond the call of duty, from getting up early and staying up late to feed us, to helping sort out rental car problems (which are unfortunately all too common in Utqiagvik) to drying our clothes when they got wet. A lovely dose of humanity and comfort in a remote and unique part of the world.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded Jul 4, 2021
Thank you for such a generous review! Hope to see you again next year
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Thomas H wrote a review Jun 2021
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What a fantastic place to stay. A super clean, warm and friendly atmosphere. The food was great and the owners very personable. I had planned this trip to experience Utqiagvik and the arctic environment. I had no idea that my stay at the Latitude 71 bnb would have been such a significant part of it. Kudos to the owners who built this with their own hands and who now provide excellent service to folks who stay there...
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Which popular attractions are close to Latitude71 B and B?
Nearby attractions include Inupiat Heritage Center (0.1 miles), Tundra Tours Inc (0.7 miles), and Will Rogers & Wiley Post Monument (0.2 miles).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Sam & Lee's Restaurant, Niggivikput, and Arctic Pizza.