Moscow, Russia: “Very cozy and charming place 5 min drive from Ketchikan’s center. Placed on the pictorial cost of the bay, so if you are lucky you can see a whales from the window of the room. Nicole and Jim – the owners – are so friendly and open that you fell like you are in the family circle. Very difficult to leave this lovely place!”
Golden, Colorado: “I went fishing with a friend to Ketchikan, Alaska this past August. What we found was sensational. All rooms beautifully done. It was like we were staying in some fine hotel or a five star lodge. The colors and decor were a true work of art. It would be a great place to take my wife. Nicole truly put her heart and soul into this creation. If you want to get away yet not be so far from home, Then you must stay here. Her paint colors and comforts simply blew me away. Nicole is also very sweat and warm. She is also a very sincere godly woman. We will be back. The inn is located right on the channel, ocean.”
Winston Salem, North Carolina: “My sister in-law and I found this gem quite by accident, best accident I ever had! We went to Ketchikan to research family history. Jim and Nicole made us feel like old friends. Their Inn is five star in our book!!! Our room was large and beautiful, they furnished everything a traveler would need on the road. The views from all the rooms were fantastic. From our deck we saws whales, eagles and seals. My eyes could not believe what they were seeing. I went to sleep at night watching the north harbor light blinking green and white. Watching the cruise ships, ferries and local commercial fishing boats go by was an added treat. My sister in-law has traveled all over the world, she said this was the best place she has ever stayed. Nicole and Jim were very helpful in giving us directions to various places of interest. They made our trip the best ever!
I have waited many years to go to Ketchkian and I was not disappointed. Be sure to check out Family Air for a float plane ride and George Inlet Lodge for a crab feast also.”
We hope your journey to Alaska will include Ketchikan’s Black Bear Inn. While you are here, we can arrange your fishing charters, recreational adventures, catered meals, or shopping trips. We would also be happy to take you on a peaceful mountain hike or share Alaska stories.
To all the special people who have stayed with us over the years we want want you to know how much we have enjoyed sharing our place with you and hope that your travels will bring you back to Alaska. Thank you for finding us and helping to make the Black Bear Inn so popular.
Jim and Nicole Church