Private lakefront home, just off South Big Lake Road only two blocks from South Port Marina, offering private access to rooms, 1000+ square feet lower level walkout including large recreational room, private deck, southern exposure, mountain views. Easy access to snowmaching, boating, fishing, cross country skiing, Iditarod Trail. Enjoy all year long.
Oversize bedroom with luxurious new queen size bed, private access to deck overlooking Echo Lake and view of the Chugach Mountains. Direct access to bathroom.
Spacious bedroom directly off large shared guest family room which acesses guest deck. King sized bed with laminate flooring. View of Echo Lake and Chugach Mountains from bedroom and family room.
4.0 on September 10, 2013
Pleasant setting. Sharon told us up front she did not do breakfast and that suited us just fine. We felt at home away from home. Our son recently moved his family to wasilla so this was our first visit to Akaska. Staying here made the whole visit so much more enjoyable. Our grandchildren loved it; our daughter in law definitely appreciated the serenity. We will definitely stay here again and will recommend this to the in-laws. As we were the only pnes staying there, we especially appreciated there being no intrusions as there generally are in hotels and other B&B's. Thank you for a delightful stay. We even enjoyed the dog dropping in! Tommy and Debbie Folsom
1.6 on July 20, 2011
This is not a Bed & Breakfast.... It's just a bed. I have no idea why it's even on this site. The day we arrived we noticed there was a coffee maker in the kitchenette, but no coffee. When we informed the owner's son that there was no coffee or filters he told us "There's a grocery store 2 miles down the road." A continental breakfast was never supplied as mentioned in add. The only food in the room was 2 cans of tuna that I'm sure were left by the guests before us. There was no VCR or DVD player as stipulated in the add and the TV only gets 5 channels. There was a dog though.... It barks a lot. New towels were never supplied. There was a slight smell of stale cigarette smoke. The only time the inn-keeper (Sharon) ever came to check on us was the last day of a 5 day stay when she asked for a Credit Card to charge. We did hear her every morning though. She get's up a 6am and bangs around so loud upstairs that she woke up all of us downstairs (and we're not that light of sleepers). As I mentioned, this happened every morning, so if you want to sleep past 6am, find another place. The only positive thing was the view from the patio, but it's Alaska, so beautiful views are everywhere and for what I paid to stay here, I feel robbed. I wouldn't stay here again at half the price.
I think this last review came from one of the individuals in my last guest party and here is what someone from the party wrote in my guest book, “Sharon, Thanks for a great stay – place is just beautiful and so comfortable. I advise everyone to take a River Fishing Excursion with your son Garrett – we had a blast.” I can take something positive from this review because you learn from everyone who stays with you. I will make better accommodations to keep my new dog quiet and I will seek ways to be less disruptive as I prepare for work in the morning. I provide basics for breakfast upon arrival but cannot prepare the food. Guests have a full kitchenette and a BBQ on their private deck to enjoy their own meals and privacy. It is hard to be everything to everyone but I thoroughly enjoy sharing everyone’s enthusiasm for Alaska!
3.4 on May 20, 2011
This is not what you might think of as a typical B&B. It's actually the lower half of a two story home. It's very spacious and the views are spectacular! There is a small kitchenette that is very handy. You can buy your own food and prepare it at the B&B which saves quite a bit of money on eating out and you can save your money for some real Alaskan adventures! There is no dining facility at the B&B and don't expect Sharon to cook for you. If you need something (ie clean towels) you will have to ask for it; Sharon pretty much leaves you alone to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of her home. Sharon knows Alaska like the back of her hand and can make all kinds of great recommendations for things to do. She knows the Best fishing guide! Her dog Blaze is such a sweetie and if you leave your exterior doors open in the am Blaze will usually stop in for a visit. Although you will not receive the same type of hands on service you would get at a hotel you cannot beat the beauty of the Echo Lake B&B it is truly a one of a kind experience!
4.8 on September 10, 2009
This is a beautiful place in the lower level. It has a huge living room with loads of great books to read, very well kept and very nice, with TV, stereo and more. There is a sink and small counter, small ref. which she supplied with milk, butter, english muffins, etc. and a small microwave. She had a selection of cereals and probably more. The private bathroom is also very nice and can be entered from living room or bedroom. The bedroom is also great!. Both LR and BR have outdoor access to a small neat patio and overlooks the gorgeous Echo Lake. You could stay here and just chill. Thanks Sharon!!
5 on July 22, 2009
My wife and I had a great stay at the Echo Lake B&B. The lakefront setting is great and we enjoyed fishing off the dock. The room is squeaky clean and well furnished with lots of extras. I would not hesitate to recommend this stay.
Airport, Beachside, City, Countryside, Downtown, Lakeside, Mountains, Small town
Anchorage, AK (ANC) 65 miles
On the south shore of Echo Lake two blocks from Big Lake in Big Lake, Alaska. This premium lakeside location is a short drive from Anchorage International Airport. Driving Directions Anchorage International Airport 15306 W. Loon Drive, Big Lake, AK 64.6 mi – about 1 hour 24 mins Head south on W Int'l Airport Rd 0.5 mi Slight right to stay on W Int'l Airport Rd (signs for Anchorage/Postmark Dr/N Terminal) 3.0 mi Turn left at C St 0.8 mi Continue on A St 0.7 mi Turn right at E Benson Blvd 0.5 mi Turn left at AK-1 N/Seward Hwy 1.6 mi Turn right at E 6th Ave/AK-1 N Continue to follow AK-1 N 34.3 mi Continue on AK-3 N/E Parks Hwy (signs for AK-3 N/Wasilla) 18.0 mi Turn left at W Big Lake Rd 3.5 mi Veer left at S Big Lake Rd 2.0 mi Take left on Echo Lake Rd. go two blocks Turn left on Loon Drive follow 90 degree turn to follow shoreline of Echo Lake - 2nd home on lake "L" shaped grey Destination Driving Time Distance Houston 28 minutes 14 miles Wasilla 34 minutes 20 miles Willow 45 minutes 28 miles Palmer 51 minutes 34 miles Eagle River 56 minutes 46 miles Anchorage 78 minutes 62 miles Talkeetna 1 hours 42 minutes 67 miles Seward 3 hours 36 minutes 184 miles Denali National Park 3 hours 12 minutes 191 miles Kenai 4 hours 24 minutes 216 miles Homer 5 hours 30 minutes 280 miles Fairbanks 5 hours 24 minutes 316 miles
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Iditarod Trail & Headquarters, Boating, Golfing, Jet Ski, Boat, Snowmachine rentals, Fishing, Snowmaching, Fourwheeling, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Iditarod Trail & Headquarters, Irondog Snowmachine Race, Ice fishing, Salmon fishing, Paddleboating, Wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, DVD Player, Desk, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance
Private deck w/southern exposure, Wildlife viewing, Fourwheeling trails, Private dock access to lake, Snowmachine trails, Within 1/2 mile of Iditarod Trail
Cross country skiing, biking, downhill skiing, hiking, flower gardens, boating, snowshoeing.