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Black Bear Inn-Ketchikan's

5528 North Tongass HIghway , Ketchikan, AK 99901 USA (Show map)
4.7
34 Reviews
$100 - $230
per night

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About

The Black Bear Inn is Ketchikan's most Elegant Waterfront Inn. It's unique furnishings, decor, original Alaskan Art, and numerous amenities can only be matched by the finest of hotels. You can rent one B&B bedroom with private bath, the whole Inn, a one bedroom luxury Vacation Rental Apartment or a two room Vacation Rental Cabin. It is the perfect place for a Romantic Get-A-Way or for a family gatherings, retreat, business and fishing group. There is a covered Hot Tub and barbecue on the water's edge and multilevel decking around the Inn for viewing wild life and the fabulous Alaska sunsets. Guest bedrooms have private entrances, baths, porches that overlook the ocean, fireplaces, fine bed linens, Cable TV, radios, DVD and CD players, refrigerators, Coffee makers, and phones. The Inn has Sirius Satellite surround sound and free Wireless High Speed Internet. Short term and extended stays are welcome. Visit our website for additional information and to book a reservation.

Rooms & Rates

Homestead Bedroom

The Homestead has a pillow top/memory foam queen size and full size bed with room for two single air-beds, when needed. It is on the far end of the first floor and has easy access. There is an award-winning fireplace built into one wall across from two 5ft mirrored closets. 6ft sliding glass doors lead to a covered private deck that overlooks the ocean. The room is richly appointed in muted shades of gold, mauve, and apricot, with fine linens and quality furniture. The large private bath has a deep over sized soaking tub, shower, and two sinks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $190/$125

Ravens Haven Bedroom

The Ravens Haven is perfect for honeymooners. This second floor room overlooks the Ocean and has a private covered balcony with a spiral staircase leading to the first floor deck and on to the water. The room has a memory foam California King bed, a beautifully designed corner fireplace, mirrored closet doors, and is decorated in lavenders, purples and shadow beige. One of Fred Machetanz's best polar bear paintings hangs above the bed. The attached private bath has a high cathedral ceiling with a large skylight, a glass walk in shower and decorative porcelain tile on counters.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $180/$110

Eagles Nest Apartment

The Eagles Nest Vacation Rental Apartment is on the top floor of the Inn. It has a private entrance and covered porch. The kitchen and living area have wood floors. Decorative Italian porcelain and adorn the kitchen counters, bathroom, laundry room and front foyer. There is a full kitchen stocked with the thing you need to cook your own meals. The eating area and living room have, large wrap around windows overlooking the ocean and mountains, a freestanding gas fireplace, a gathering table, two leather love seats and a flat panel TV. There are 2 full size beds in the bedroom and a second TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $230/$150

Bunkhouse Cabin

The Bunkhouse Vacation Rental Cabin is a charming, private two room cabin that sets beside the main Inn and overlooks the Ocean. It is perfect for special occasions.It was originally floated to the property in 1940, from a lumber camp up north. It has a memory foam queen bed in the main room and a memory foam single bed in the other. It has a fireplace, large picture windows facing the water, an eating and sitting area, a bath and a kitchenette. It has cable TV, Sirius Radio and Wireless Internet. An outdoor porch and viewing deck can be used for smoking, dining and watching the sunset.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $210/$140

Bears Den Bedroom

The Bears Den is in the middle of the house on the first floor with easy access for those with limited mobility. The room has a memory foam queen size bed, a cozy sitting area, cable TV, and a mirrored closet. 5ft sliding glass doors lead to a private covered deck overlooking the water. Carl Brender paintings and warm deep rich fall colors adorn the walls. The large private bath features an oversize deep soaking tub and shower, two sinks and a makeup area. The porcelain tile work is outstanding.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175/$110

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.3

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Awesome!

4.0 on January 26, 2012

Stayed at the Black Bear Inn in 2008.Was born in Ketchikan and always wanted to return. 52 years later I did. Best time I've ever had by myself. The Inn was excellent!Everything was perfect! Will be returning this summer with my daughter.After listening to me rave about the place and my stay there she bought a gift certificate at the inn for us. Am looking forward to my return and talking with Jim and Nicole again.


Best kept secret

5 on July 04, 2011

What fabulous hosts, what an amazing stay. Not only is Ketchikan an amazing oasis but this inn is truly a haven in the wilderness. There are so many things to do in Ketchikan and this is the most wonderful place to stay. The Church's provide exceptional service. The rooms exceptional with every single detail down to the water decanters in the rooms. I will definately visit again but next time for a week. Thank-you so much for making our Alaskan holiday PERFECT.


A Black Bear Stay

4.6 on October 14, 2010

We visited the Black Bear a second time in lAugust 2010. We came back because the rooms were really comfortable and very well appointed. The location is lovely and the sunsets and sunrises while sitting in the outdoor covered hot tub are really beautiful. Even more than that, Nicole and Jim are extremely hospitable. There kitchen is open to guest us (even though they don't do meals) and Nicole even washed our laundry for us and put it back by our room! We often sat around with our friends and our hosts and discussed all sorts of topics - a very relaxed atmosphere. If you visit Ketichikan, stay at the Black Bear! Lowell & Leslie


Outstanding

5 on July 06, 2010

Dear Reader, Unitil you've stayed at the Black Bear Inn in Ketchikan, AK you've not experienced SERVICE, value, cleaniliness and dining anywhere, and when I say anywhere, I mean anywhere in the world. My husband and I just stayed here for 4 nights - we've travelled and stayed all over the world, but Black Bear Inn in Ketchikan exceeds anywhere we've ever stayed - it also exceeded any expectations we had prior to arriving. Their web site pictures and write ups does not do the Inn or the owners justice. Thank you Nicole and Jim for everything - we'll be back. The Marshalls.


Great Place

4.0 on June 16, 2010

We booked a room at the last minute and didn't know what to expect. The Inn was fabulous. Great room, view, hospitality - wished we could have stayed longer.


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Countryside, Island, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

Ketchikan, AK (KTN) 2 miles

Directions to property:

Take the Airport ferry across the water to the Ketchikan Airport Ferry Terminal. Turn left (north) when leaving the terminal. If you turn right, you will go into town. The Inn has plenty of free off street parking on-site and additional parking for RV's, boats, and boat trailers near by. If you do not rent or have a car we are on the bus route and cabs are readily available. Pickup and drop-off from the ferry terminals is available. It should be requested in advance of your visit.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Saxman Native Village, Great Alaska Lumberjack Show, Deadliest Catch-Aleutian Ballard Trip, Misty Fjords, Tongass National Forest, Metlaktla Native Community, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snorkeling, Bear Watching, Motercycle Rentals, Gold Panning, Flightseeing, Deep Sea Diving, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , Fish Freezer, Fish Smoker, Fish Cleaning Area

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Snorkeling, Bear Watching, Motercycle Rentals, Gold Panning, Flightseeing, Deep Sea Diving, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

Check Dates

Policies

  • Check In:: 3-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Prior approval from innkeeper required for younger children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: We charge 1 to 3 night stays at the time of booking, or 50% of the entire stay when more than 3 nights are booked.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 2 weeks in advance of arrival in low season and 30 days in advance in May and September, and 60 days in June, July, and August, in order for deposit to be returned. A $50 processing fee and a credit card cancellation fee will be deducted in all cases.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nicole and James Church

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

James is a fourth generation Alaskan whose great grandparents came to Alaska in 1898. He has extensive knowledge about Alaska and the typography of South East Alaska. Nicole is a former University and Hospital Administrator. They enjoy cooking, landscaping, fishing and hiking. They designed and built the Black Bear Inn themselves.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus or cook your own

  • Time Served: Self serve - 6 to10 daily
  • Serving Location: viewing deck, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Spicy Cheese and Egg Bake


Deals

Hot Deal

Elegant Waterfront Room, Bath and Fireplace

Regular Rate: $175 now $120 (31% Savings:)

Beautiful, waterfront room with private baths, and fireplace. High speed Internet Wireless. Covered Olympic Hot Tub Spa on the water's edge. Complimentary breakfast. No minimum stay.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Senior 65 and Over Discount

We are offering a 10% discount from October through April to Seniors 65 and older, on any room available. Be sure to mention this Senior Special when you call to book your stay at the Black Bear Inn.

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5528 North Tongass HIghway , Ketchikan, AK 99901 USA (Show map)

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