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Brownell Homestead Inn on First Ave

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,361 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Historic Home Near Downtown!

The Brownell Homestead Inn, established in 2017, offers guests premium accommodations in one of Seward's oldest residences. Located on First Avenue close to downtown, this home was built in 1903 and is known locally as the Brownell Homestead. It was also one of the main settings for the movie Sugar Mountain which was filmed in Seward in 2014. Our Inn features three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level, along side an eat-in kitchen and large family room. The spacious kitchen is outfitted with everything you'll need to prepare meals for your whole group. A concrete patio on the front of the home offers a perfect spot to relax in the sun and barbecue on summer evenings. Guests will enjoy beautifully preserved historic details throughout the home including hardwood floors and stately wooden beams that hint at the home's original log cabin facade. A master suite comprises the whole upper level of the home, where the bedroom offers views of Resurrection Bay.

Nestled on a large lot with mature trees, this property has a very private feel, while still within walking distance to historic downtown Seward, the waterfront park and the Alaska SeaLife Center. Brownell Homestead Inn is your group's perfect home base for your visit to Seward!

Doug Wight, the owner of Brownell Homestead Inn, is an avid mountain runner and a proud sponsor of Seward's famous annual Mount Marathon footrace. Racers, including Doug himself, race right past the Homestead on their ascent and descent of the mountain each Fourth of July.

The master suite will feature a queen size bed and twin-size day bed and each of the bedrooms on the main level will have a queen bed.

PLEASE NOTE: 2018 will be our first season of operation, with updated photos including furnishings coming in late May. Much of the furniture is being custom made by local woodworker Resurrection Woodworks. If you have a Facebook page and would like to keep up to date on the progress of the furniture, please check out the Brownell Homestead Inn Facebook page. Type in Brownell Homestead Inn in the Facebook search to see finished pieces and examples of furniture that is under construction.

More Details

Property Manager
Seward Properties
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Seward Properties

The property is managed by Seward Properties and owned by Doug Wight.

Seward Properties is a locally owned real estate brokerage specializing in sales, property management and vacation rentals.

Seward Properties purchased this house in 2017

Why Seward Properties chose Seward

Doug, the owner of Brownell Homestead Inn, is an avid mountain runner and a proud sponsor of Seward's famous annual Mount Marathon footrace. Racers, including Doug himself, race right past the Homestead on their ascent and descent of the mountain each Fourth of July.


Seward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2361 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours: This is a residential area so please observe quiet hours from 10:00pm to 8:00am.
  • The washer and dryer are located in the basement. Access to the basement is limited to doing laundry.
  • Please do not cook fish inside the house. You are welcome to use the grill outside if you are cooking fish.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Suite bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Three bedrooms have their own bathroom. The fourth bedroom (downstairs) would need to share a bathroom with one of the other bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Master Suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The living room will have a sleeper sofa that can sleep two people.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
130 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.35 Miles
Many nearby
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Seward Train Depot
Nearest Restaurant
0.35 Miles
Many nearby
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Additional $25 per guest/per night over 8 guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.