House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Your hosts, Kent & Nicole, were raised in Utah before taking a respite to build a cabin on a wilderness island in Southeast Alaska. They later moved from the Wrangell area to Ketchikan, where they operated the local radio station for several years. As their next adventure, they explored the southern hemisphere, working abroad for more than a decade in Antarctica and New Zealand. Nicole is a former newspaper and radio reporter, magazine editor and now is a natural resources attorney. After a long career in radio and television broadcast, Kent now leads technical projects for the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program. When not in the Lower 48 or southern hemisphere, Kent and Nicole can be found soaking up the rainforest at home in Ketchikan.
Owner purchased this House in 1998
Why Owner chose Ketchikan
This article, written by Nicole years ago for the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau media kit, helps explain why we keep returning to Ketchikan and consider it 'home:' 'Step onto the dock in Ketchikan and feel it – the rhythm of an island life. Time spent in a place where all roads circle back to center; where the day’s schedule ebbs and flows to the tides, daylight hours, and Alaska Airlines flight schedule. No corporate time clock or freeway traffic here. And any industrial noise is that of an occasional floatplane or the slap of a fishing boat’s lines flying ashore. Bound to a single, sprawling community that stretches some 35 miles from one end of the developed road system to the other, residents of this Alaska town and associated rural borough appreciate a refined sense of cohesiveness that comes from living together in some isolation. At once gritty, eclectic, and yet strikingly civilized, there is something in Ketchikan’s island life that speaks to most everyone.'
What makes this House unique
This home provides a convenient headquarters for exploring the best of the Panhandle. Live like a local and experience the real Alaska.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
no smoking anywhere on premises
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We will return
I really don't want to say a lot of "good" things about this rental property, only because we plan to return often, and I want to be sure it is available :) Everything is as described, we met Nicole and Kent and they are great hosts living next door, responsive if you have a need, great home location, everything we needed. Super comfy. A great find in KTN.
Nice home outside the busy town of Ketchikan
This is a very comfortable home. We really enjoyed our stay.
Home away from home
This was my 6th visit to Ketchikan and the Franklin house. We always feel at home when staying here. Love this place and plan to return many many times!
We loved our four day stay in Ketchikan.
Beautiful property. Beautiful place!! We would definitely stay again!!
Outstanding property !
Could not wish for a more convenient, clean and comfortable stay!
This is on our list of favorite places to stay!