Ketchikan, Alaska’s Black Bear Inn is perfectly located on the waterfront just four miles north of the heart of town and midway between the area’s most popular attractions. Completed in 2007, this Elegant Bed and Breakfast and Luxury Vacation Rental was designed for guest’s privacy and relaxation. Its unique furnishings, tasteful decor and numerous amenities can only be matched by the finest of hotels. All of the Black Bear Inn’s rooms have stunning views of the Tongass Narrows. Alaska’s best artists are featured throughout the Inn. Sirius satellite surround sound greets the guests upon arrival and free high speed Wireless Internet is available everywhere on the property. The Inn is open year-round.
The Black Bear Inn can accommodate individuals, couples, or large families, business groups, or fishing parties. All four bedrooms in the main Inn can be rented as a Vacation Rental or individually as a B&B bedrooms with private baths. Groups needing more space can also rent the Eagles Nest Vacation Rental apartment or the Bunkhouse Vacation Rental cabin.
It is ideal for, short-term stays by guests who are departing on, or returning from other Alaskan adventures or longer stays by travelers who choose Ketchikan for their Alaska Adventure. Free booking service for tours and activities is provided. It is best to plan your activities early . The spaces fill up quickly. Free Arrival and departure transportation is provided by the Inn between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. There are always lots of cabs around if you arrive after 9:00 PM.
It is recommended that guests rent a car, for at least part if not all of their stay in Ketchikan, so they can get out to the most beautiful and interesting parts of the Island. The Bus does stop at the Inn each hour and is a good way to get around in town but it does not take you out to where you can see bears or to many of the best trails and parks.
The main Inn has distinctive, beautifully appointed bedrooms with private entrances and baths, fireplaces, flat panel TV’s with DVD’s , refrigerators, microwaves, coffee/tea makers, free local phone and high-speed Internet service. A Free Self-Serve Continental Plus Breakfast is included when you stay in the main Inn or the Bunkhouse Cabin.
The Inn’s well-designed kitchen offers top of the line appliances, a crystal chandelier, Italian tile work and everything needed to prepare that special meal.The living room has a warm luxurious feel enhanced by a hand built designer fireplace in the corner. There is a leather couch and matching love seat near by. The room has a flat panel TV, a DVD player and seating for 10 people. There is a game and movie cabinet and library in the Inn. Indoor and outdoor eating areas are provided for privacy or to accommodate large groups. A guest laptop, printer, copy, scan and fax machine is provided.
The Eagles Nest, a beautiful one-bedroom Vacation Rental Apartment on the top floor on the outside of the Inn, has its own private entrance and covered porch. The Bunkhouse, a private, romantic Vacation Rental Cabin sets next to the main inn.
Ravens and Seagulls perch in the Sixty-year-old Spruce and Cedars that border the property’s park-like garden setting. Multilevel decking wraps around the Inn, providing outstanding spots to sit back and watch wildlife, float planes, barges, fishing boats, world-class yachts, Alaska ferries, and cruise ships. The covered outdoor Summer Kitchen on the waters edge has 10 person Hot Tub, fire pit, BBQ, cooking burners, frig, microwave, toaster over and food prep area. Is the most popular place together and watch Ketchikan’s majestic sunsets. There is an outdoor crab cooker, fish smoker and fish cleaning area for guests to prepare their catch of the day and a freezer to store fish boxes.
Free Laundry service is provided for all guests. The Inn is non-smoking, but covered porches, the SPA area and outdoor patios can be used for smoking. Arrangements must be made in advance if there are children in the group. 1 or 2 small size pets can stay in the Bunkhouse cabin, with prior approval.