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Recent Ketchikan reviews

  • Great house!

    "I loved this vacation house. It truly looks like the pictures. We rented the larger boat and had a blast. They took my husband and boys fishing . They caught halibut and crab. One morning on the boat we saw an orca whale and it's baby. Hiking was great on ketchikan. We are come back again. Would love to live there."
    Guest: Annalisa T. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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  • Nantucket

    "This house is owned/operated by good people. If you do not mind walking up steep hills...the location is perfect. It is all about the view here. The downstairs or upstairs units are nice. I recommend this place"
    Guest: Ed S Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 29, 2014
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  • PERFECT!!

    "Breathtaking views. Perfect place to quiet your mind and be still. A seal visited us every day. I worried about my toddler's safety because of the proximity to the water. The house is very safe. Maura and Joe are very thoughtful and not at all intrusive. Maura shared vegetables from her garden! Kitchen is very well appointed. So many kitchen gadets, yay!"
    Guest: Sylvia Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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  • WE LOVE ANCHOR INN BY THE SEA

    "We have been visiting Ketchikan once or twice a year for nine years. Anchor Inn by the Sea is our favorite place to stay. The views are spectacular, the grounds are beautiful, the accommodations comfortable and well stocked, pride of ownership is evident in each well appointed apartment, and the owners, Mary and Greg give us just the right amount of attention to make each stay enjoyable and memorable. Views from the kitchen table and the porch include fishing boats of all sizes and types, passenger ferries, cruise ships, cargo barges, local skiffs, and kayakers. Float planes fly to and from fishing camps and other destinations. Marine life includes humpback whales, orcas, porpoises and salmon. We have seen eagles fishing and watched ravens, mink and other wildlife. Sunsets are stunning."
    Guest: CuzcoPam Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 22, 2014
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Ketchikan Travel Tips

Nature Lovers Will Enjoy Staying at Ketchikan Vacation Rentals

The area surrounding Ketchikan is a nature lover’s paradise. Bears, birds and other wildlife are frequently spotted by those who embark on hiking and kayaking excursions. Special birdwatching or nature excursions can be arranged with local outfitters. The scenic beauty of the area provides a tranquility that you can only truly appreciate once you are there.

Traveling to Ketchikan Cabins Is an Adventure

If you plan to travel by air, the most convenient way to get there is on the daily flight service from Seattle. The flight takes approximately 90 minutes. Ketchikan International Airport is located on Gravina Island which is a five-minute ferry ride from downtown. There are shuttle and water taxi services that meet all incoming flights and assist passengers with transporting luggage. Alternate and more adventurous ways of traveling to Ketchikan are by float plane, ferry service, cruise ship or on the Alaska Marine Highway System. The AMHS allows you to take your car and travel between various communities on the inland waterways. In the city of Ketchikan, it is quite easy to get around. There is an efficient public transport system consisting of buses and ferries. There is also a complimentary downtown shuttle bus service that operates between May and October. Many of the locals get around on bicycle and rentals are available at many local stores.

Interesting Attractions and Things to Do near Ketchikan Lodging

The City of Ketchikan was originally formed around the local creek by its original inhabitants the Tingit natives. Today, Creek Street is one of the most impressive wooden boardwalks in the U.S. It is lined with a wide variety of superb restaurants, shops, art galleries, museums and gift shops. You can spend several hours browsing the various stores and museums, and end your day with a delicious meal at one of the restaurants.

If you have an interest in birds and birdwatching then take the time to visit the Deer Mountain Tribal Hatchery and Eagle Center. The center provides insight into Ketchikan’s salmon hatchery industry. It also has a rescue and rehabilitation program for injured raptors and other birds. Most birds are brought to the center when they have been injured and the center takes care of them until they can be released into the wild. The Totem Heritage Center which is located just across the creek has a collection of 19th-century totem poles that were rescued from abandoned native villages. The center has a process of restoring and protecting these national treasures.

The Misty Fjords National Monument features some of Alaska’s most impressive natural scenery. Carved by centuries of glacial activity, the monument can only be reached by float plane or on a boat cruise from Ketchikan which takes between two and three hours. It’s one place that you will want to take loads of photographs. This is also a favorite destination for kayaking excursions. Local outfitters offer day trips or multi-day excursions where you stay in forest cabins along the way.

Ketchikan has always been known for its salmon run and great sport fishing opportunities. There are several species of salmon to be found in the local waters as well as other species such as red snapper and cod. Charter operators offer a range of different tours from family outings to luxury fishing tours.

Stylish Alaska Vacation Rentals in Ketchikan

The vacation homes available for rental in Ketchikan offer stylish comforts and a place where you can really feel at home. Choose from cozy apartments to larger homes with multiple bedrooms. Well-equipped kitchens and spacious living areas provide every convenience to make your stay pleasurable.

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