In May I called the owner of this B & B to get some idea of the accomodations. He advised we take the more expensive room because it had a better view. The room was not worth the extra money. It was right off the kitchen where every one went for "breakfast" . Every morning we were awakened by the owner or chef starting coffee and setting up bread which happened about 5AM.
I had also discussed with Tom (in May) that my husband could not eat sweet breads and items with sugar in them. I was assured at that time by Tom that they would provide other items. We were told ahead of time that for $5 we could have a complete breakfast. In fact, the only thing we were provided was breads with fruit and fresh fruit. Many days the bread was left over from the day before. We did order full breakfast a couple of days and it was just average.
I also felt the owners were less than welcoming. When we arrived we hauled our bags up two flights of stairs and no one was there to greet us. We had to go looking for someone so we could check in. After checking in we went out exploring the town. When we returned in the early evening, Tom, the owner was sitting in the common area in sweats and watching TV. He never introduced himself or asked who we were. When one of the other guests asked for a favor, he very grudingly got up to help but also mentioned this was his day off.
Perhaps my idea of a B & B is a little more luxury, however, this was far below even modest standards.
Also, for those who are not real active, 3 days in Seward is more than enough time to visit. The one activity that is a must is the Fjords National Park Cruise. We took the 9 hour tour and it was fantastic.
As mentioned in previous reviews, the lofts are very difficult to use and the rooms are very small. Also, they do not replace towels or sheets the whole time you are there.
If you decide to use this facility, make certain you do not get the room off the kitchen unless you are a really heavy sleeper. That is my one big warning.
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