While the adventures you will have while visiting the Kenai Peninsula are often the focus of your itinerary planning, we encourage you to plan ahead for your accommodations as well. Particularly if you plan to travel during peak seasons, you will want to make your reservations early.
The range of accommodations offers you the opportunity to select from a unique B&B experience to distinctive, all-inclusive lodging. To make this element of your vacation as enjoyable as possible, it is important that you ask some questions before securing your reservations.
The amenities profile located here is a good starting point, but what are some other features that you want to have clarified before securing a reservation?
Define “rustic.” In Alaska, this term can be loosely interpreted. Ask about things like baths. Are there private baths, shared baths, or is there a centrally located restroom facility with the complex? For bed and breakfast lodging, a good starting point is the Kenai Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association.
Pets or smoking. There are some laws governing smoking in restaurants in the state, but if you have allergies or preferences, it is a good idea to inquire about these when making your reservation.
What is the cancellation policy of the establishment? A majority of the lodging options on the Kenai Peninsula are family-run businesses. You will find that cancellation policies vary as much as the décor, and it is wise to have this information up front.
When in doubt, ask for references. Even if the business is brand new, Alaska is really a “small” state in terms of our relationships with our neighbors. A reputable business shouldn’t have difficulty providing you with someone to contact if you just ask.