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Custom-Built Log Home : Clean, Beautiful, Spacious

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is a beautiful, custom-built log home located just outside of downtown Seward. The previous owners spent ten years building the house, and cut down and hand-peeled all the logs themselves. It's a true Alaskan work of art, and there's nothing else like it in the Seward area.

We purchased the home in 2007, and live in a small apartment over the detached garage on the property. So, we are around to help with local activities and information and make sure you get the most out of your vacation! We have two dogs that live with us and play in the yard, but are not allowed in the log home.

This house provides a very comfortable home-away-from home while you're traveling, with all the amenities. The full kitchen is there for your use, there are large common areas - a huge slate fireplace surrounded by leather couches, TV / VCR / DVD / High speed internet computer / Wi-Fi / Stereo, a grill and hot tub on the large front deck, a small covered back deck, etc. We now have a washer / dryer for guest use - all brand new in 2017! The house is modern and very clean, but cozy and comfortable. End your day relaxing in the hot tub or grilling out your fresh catch, while enjoying the view of Mt. Alice from the deck.

Keywords: log, family, mountain view, large, clean

More Details

Owner
Wendy Doughty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Wendy Doughty

We've lived in Seward since 2002, and absolutely love the area and the people! We owned and operated Kayak Adventures Worldwide through the summer 2014 season, and during those years Bear Paw Lodge was run as a B & B. It was a great lodging option for our clients, and others traveling to the area. Now that we've transitioned away from running Kayak Adventures, we've turned our log home into a vacation rental.

One of our favorite parts of traveling is meeting all the wonderful people. By living on the property and running the lodge, we're able to bring that aspect of travel right to our own back yard! It's such a pleasure to meet the people who stay here, and to assist them in maximizing their time in Seward.

We love the outdoors... and whenever we're not working on projects around the house, you can find us hiking, biking, running, fishing, kayaking, or even strumming our instruments around a campfire. Life is good in Seward, and we hope to share that with you!!

Wendy Doughty purchased this house in 2007

Why Wendy Doughty chose Kenai Peninsula

We were both originally drawn to Seward for the kayaking and the lifestyle. Landing at Kayak Adventures in 2002, we quickly realized how much we loved sharing this backyard with others. That winter we purchased the business, and decided to make Seward our home. We lived in the tiny kayak shop for five summers... sharing the space with many guides, customers, dogs, etc. In 2007, we decided it was time to find our own space. And so we found this log home! It needed lots of work, but was well-built and spoke to us immediately. In June 2007, we moved in and began running it as a B & B.

What makes this house unique

Come stay at the lodge, and in an instant you'll know why we purchased this log home. The quality and beauty of construction, the feeling of warmth and home, the space and light, the deck and hot tub, the location... the list goes on and on. We knew this was the property for us the minute we walked through the door in 2007. We bought the house with the intention of sharing it with others, and it's truly perfect for traveling groups.

Amenities

Seward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom near bedrooms - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a shared bathroom.
    Bathroom off kitchen - toilet , shower , This is a shared bathroom.
    Bathroom in Master Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a private bathroom in the master suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This room has a private bathroom.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , The queen rooms and the bunk room share 2 full bathrooms.
    Queen Room - 1 queen , The queen rooms and the bunk room share 2 full bathrooms.
    Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , This room has a twin-over-full bunk and uses a shared bath.
  • The master suite is located on the loft level, with two queen beds, a futon, and a private bathroom. The other three bedrooms are on the main level, and they share two full bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Custom-Built Log Home : Clean, Beautiful, Spacious
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

An excellent location for a family stay. We had six adults and four children in our gathering

  • 5 of 5

This is a top notch property located just outside of Seward. Well located to get to Exit glacier and town. A quiet surrounding. It was clean and well maintained. The flow and layout worked well for gatherings. A large kitchen with attached dining area. There was one large bedroom upstairs with three large beds. The other three normal size bedrooms were on the main floor. It was nice having the TV upper area separate from the lower living room fireplace area allowing space to spread out. The three bathrooms were handy. Wendy and Dave were gracious hosts. We stayed for five nights June 10-15 2017. The chocolate chip cookies on the table were a nice touch when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Craig & Karen! It really was wonderful having you all here, and I'm so glad to hear that the house layout / location worked well for your family. We really appreciate your taking the time to post a review, and we very much hope that you all will be back again one day! Many thanks, Wendy & Dave
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5

Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

While planning a recent trip to Seward, I tried to reserve rooms for my family group of 10 at the military resort. They had no vacancies. I then began my search for at least 3 hotels rooms in town. I was a bit shocked at the price. For kicks I tried VRBO. That's where I found Bear Paw Lodge. Renting the lodge was cheaper and MUCH nicer than any hotel rooms I could have booked. Immediately after I sent my reservation request the owner, Wendy, contacted my via email. After a friendly email exchange our reservation was confirmed. Wendy sent us all the information we needed and checking in upon arrival was effortless. Wendy and Dave even met us shortly after we arrived to ensure everything was as we'd expected. The lodge was spotlessly clean and fully stocked with everything we needed. All we had to bring was the food. A plate of fresh cookies with a welcome note on the table awaited us when we stepped in. The cookies didn't last long. On the counter in the kitchen was a binder answering any questions we could think of and also had a checklist for checking out. There were three bedrooms on the main floor so our elderly parents didn't have to go up and down stairs. Although we only stayed two nights, I wish we could have stayed longer. I will definitely stay here in the future. Thank you Wendy and Dave.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Bill! Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. It was so much fun to meet your family and have you all stay with us recently! I really appreciate hearing your detailed feedback, and am so happy you liked the fresh baked cookies and that both the correspondence and house were what you hoped for! We'll definitely keep an eye out for you and your family in the future. Many thanks, Wendy
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5

Amazing vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Bear Paw Lodge was the perfect house for our large family getaway. We had a group of 8 and we all had such a comfortable stay. I enjoyed how welcoming and cozy it was! Wendy and Dave (along with their adorable pups!) were there to greet us when we arrived and they were amazing hosts. The cleanliness was impeccable and came equip with plenty of cooking supplies, towels, blankets.. anything you could think of!

The hot tub was a plus! I wish we could have stayed longer (we were only there for a weekend) but we will definitely we booking here at Bear Paw Lodge for future family trips!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Alex, Thanks so much for taking a moment to post such a kind review! We really enjoyed meeting you all and having you stay here, and I hope we do connect with you again in the future! You all were a pleasure to have here - I wish you could have stayed longer! We're so glad you enjoyed the lodge and were able to have some good family time in the house! Many thanks, Wendy
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5

I was amazed how fantastic this place was!

  • 5 of 5

The cleanliness was impeccable, the lodge itself is very spacious. The bed was comfortable. The hosts are beyond kind. I really liked the large bay window in the front room of the lodge. I tried to peek out to see the Aurora, but they weren’t out. The hot tub is awesome. I wish I could have stayed longer and hope I get to visit Bear Paw again!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! It really was wonderful to meet you, and we loved having you stay at our place. We hope you'll make it back to Seward to see us again soon!
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5

Gorgeous lodge. Comfortable, clean and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

This is the best place I've stayed in Seward. Perfect place for a family gathering. The best hosts ever.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! It was an absolute treat to have you stay as the first guests of the 2017 season! We appreciated having you here, and hope you'll come again soon.....
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5

Perfect Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for our party of 4 couples. The house was clean, kitchen large and we could visit with each other inside and outside. The owners were friendly and very helpful. We highly recommend that place.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking a moment to post a review for us! It was wonderful having you all around, and we're so glad to hear that the space worked well for your group! We hope you'll be back again one day! Many thanks, Wendy & Dave
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Rates & Availability

Seward House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Rates
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Rates 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Rates 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$625
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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