Unique and distinctive are two attributes that best describe a visit to a bed and breakfast, and for those looking to capture a slice of Alaska, choosing a B&B for your stay on the Kenai Peninsula is a good way to do so.
From separate cabins to bedrooms with private baths, the amenities of area B&B’s vary tremendously. The facilities listed here would welcome an opportunity to fill you in on what they have to offer. One thing is for certain, you will enjoy a representation of Kenai Peninsula living that cannot be found in a formal hotel or motel setting. For those less familiar with staying at a bed and breakfast, we offer a few points:
· Many homes offer guests private baths, though there are combinations of shower/ tub or shared bath configurations that need to be considered. If a private bath or specific feature is important to you, be certain to ask upon booking.
· While the menu may vary and be as simple as an extended Continental-style breakfast at some B&Bs, the breakfast component is quite often a “chef’s choice” format, generally made fresh just before being served. Alaska favorites include fluffy sourdough pancakes with blueberries, and reindeer sausage and toast served with wild berry jams. Depending on the size of the home, serving times may be flexible to meet your travel itinerary. Additionally, you may find facilities that provide self-contained supplies to cook your own meals to meet your schedule.
· If making your reservation by phone call during hours that you wouldn’t mind being called yourself. B&Bs are not hotels with 24-hour desk clerks although many feature online reservation options via e-mail.
· Pets, smoking or children. Because B&Bs are usually family run small businesses, the individual facility options will often reflect the values of the owners. The beauty of this feature provides a setting that is mutually enjoyable contingent upon your preferences.
Make your reservation early! The Kenai Peninsula is increasingly becoming a visitor destination on a year-round basis.
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