Auke Lake B & B is located in a spruce forest on the shores of a lake about ten miles from the middle of Juneau and about one mile as the crow flies from Mendenhall Glacier. The lake is fed in part by the glacier and, also, by the melting snow and runoff of rain from the steep, spruce clad mountains surrounding the lake. The lake is quite cold and stands in contrast to the temp of the hot tub on the deck overlooking the lake. Those bold enough can go from one to the other. In the B & B itself there is a lot of glass on the lake side, and it is a delight to have coffee, tea, breakfast, and snacks overlooking the lake. There are a few neighboring houses about, but they are surrounded by trees, and there is a wonderful sense of privacy and of being in an Alaskan forest. My wife and I stayed a week in order to explore Juneau and the surrounding area at our own pace, and we could not have been happier with this B & B as our base. Our room was quite comfortable and spacious with a micro-wave, refrigerator, sink, T.V., bathroom with shower, queen bed and big couch.The owners, Dale and HoneyBee, are as pleasant as can be, and have full time jobs along with being quite active in the community. It is Crystal and Jake, a wonderful young couple who live on the property, who tended to us. We wanted for nothing with them about. It was a delight knowing all four of these folk. Breakfast is not a full plate of ham and eggs, etc. that one gets in some B & Bs, but is presented as a very satisfying and healthy spread of fresh muffins, bagels, cereals, fruit, milk, juice, coffee and tea that is available in the nice kitchen. Hershey is the sweet and unobtrusive house dog. This place is a gold mine among B & Bs and is a wonderful place to spend some time. We hope we can get back for another extended stay and a visit with the people mentioned above.
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- Auke Lake Bed & Breakfast Juneau, Alaska