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B&B in Alaska: What Makes Them Unique?

The best thing about Alaska is the people. Sure, America’s last great wilderness has no shortage of incredible natural attractions, a fascinating history and some of the nation’s best fishing, hunting and other outdoor sporting opportunities; but it’s the people who really make a visit to Alaska so wonderful. So, what better way to see Alaska than by staying with locals? Luckily, Alaska has a thriving B&B scene, with a good range of options and high standards. In fact, much of the state’s most affordable accommodation tends to be B&Bs, though there are plenty of high end alternatives as well. Stay in the heart of the action with a family in Anchorage, experience the countryside with locals or soak up nature in a rustic cabin – there’s pretty much something for everyone. Either way, a B&B can be a great way to learn a bit about local life, or just get inside information on the best fishing spot.


B&Bs can also be a good opportunity to try some classic Alaskan food. While there’s plenty of options that offer typical B&B staples like muffins, fruit or cereal, it’s always worth asking if there’s anything more interesting on the menu. Some traditional favorites include reindeer sausage and salmon quiche. However, for a truly Alaskan breakfast, you can’t pass up a generously portioned plate of wild blueberry pancakes with fireweed syrup. It’s perfect for anyone planning on spending the day seeing the sights, exploring the wilderness or just heading out to the woods for some lumberjack work. It’s also worth noting that like hotels, each B&B caters to its own type of traveler. In Alaska, you can find B&Bs ranging from upmarket businesses accommodation, to eco-tourist paradises. Of course, what makes Alaska’s B&Bs particularly unique is the state’s tradition of hospitality. Alaskans love guests, and when the weather gets cold, nothing is more important than a warm, welcoming attitude. 

Finally, there’s the personal service. You’ll never feel like just another guest in a building. B&B innkeepers like to helps people, talk with them and give the best insights on anything of iterest. Chatting with a local is always a great way of learning unique things about the area not to be found in brochures, and lead to entertaining personal stories that build relationships.

At Beachside Villa B&B we love to treat our guests with care and courtesy. Our unique location ofters unparllel views of the Douglas Channel and is a quiet area where to relax at night. We look forward to hosting you!

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