View of Seward from Mount Alice, a great hiking trail nearby.View from Mount Marathon, a hiking trail within a few block of Arctic Paradise.
Arctic Paradise B&B, Seward, Alaska
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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bath
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Winner "Most Charming B&B 2016 - Alaska" - LUX 2016 Hotel and Spa Awards

“Arctic Paradise B&B in Seward Alaska- a great place for women to stay. Fantastic reviews, places to explore, outdoor adventures and creative workshops.Her guest reviews are outstanding" Rosemary Neave - Women Travel the World

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“Arctic Paradise B&B in Seward Alaska- a great place for women to stay. Fantastic reviews, places to explore, outdoor adventures and creative workshops” (URL HIDDEN)

“Her guest reviews are outstanding – it is definitely on my list of places to stay if I go to Alaska” Rosemary Neave- Women Travel the World– April 2016

Imagine sleeping comfortably in your beautifully decorated, cozy and quiet room with private bath surrounded by beautiful colors and stained glass. Enjoy a full home-made Alaskan healthy breakfasts and gourmet coffee served in one of a kind stained glass dishes made by your host at your own private dining table.

Browse the book of local attractions, maps and menus and discuss options for great local adventures with your host, a professional wildlife biologist, artist, musician and dance instructor. Decide to take a local boat tour of the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park, go sea kayaking, hike a glacier or forest, go on a sled dog ride, visit Exit Glacier or go fishing for silver salmon or halibut. Or just browse local galleries, shops and museums.

After your host sets up your adventures for you, you can walk to most anything you decide to do. Maybe you choose to hike the famous Mount Marathon, up through a beautiful rain forest and up into a gorgeous alpine bowl, looking for birds, moose, bears or mountain goats? Walk to the trailhead a few blocks away.

Or stroll along the pathway along Resurrection Bay a few blocks away and look for sea lions, otters, whales and birds in route to downtown or the small boat harbor. Enjoy amazing view of oceans, mountains and glaciers. Have a fantastic day filled with the amazing scenery, wildlife and local hospitality and color.

When you return, your host provides great recommendations for local restaurants for dinner. Maybe you want to do a little private shopping and view the one of a kind stained glass art and jewelry made on site. Try on anything you like. Or maybe you feel like exploring your creative side and would like to take a private lesson in American Tribal Style Dance, learn how to play drums or learn to make jewelry?

Take an evening stroll along the waterfront or enjoy one of the colorful establishments for a beer or some music. Watch the cruise ship turn around right in front of the house.

Or relax and enjoy free wireless internet, TV with cable and internet apps and the library of Alaskan DVD’s, movies and books provided in your room. Kick back; watch a movie with hot chocolate and some popcorn.

Finally, have a restful sleep in your antique bed, covered in fluffy flannel sheets, comforters and satin coverlets and dream about your next adventure.

The room has an antique double bed and is great for a single person or couple. A cot is available for traveling companions. It also contains a small refrigerator and microwave. Laundry service is available. The bath contains a shower and bathtub.

Arctic Paradise B&B has been in business since 2001. Newly remodeled in 2013. Price includes all taxes (11% sales and bed tax). Look forward to meeting you!

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PRICE INCLUDES ALL TAXES

Guest access

Bedroom, bathroom and living room.

Interaction with guests

I am happy to set up tours, and give you great recommendations about places to go, things to see, great restaurants and shops in the area.

Other things to note

I can do laundry for you for a fee which is at the same rate as the laundrymat which is about 4 blocks away. I have a kitty named Clementine which is only invited to meet you if you would like to, otherwise she stays upstairs.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 6PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Check in time is 6:30 sharp unless we make other arrangements. I can offer early luggage storage in my locked shed if needed. Check out time is 12 PM. You can come and go as you please. Breakfast is in the refrigerator in your room each day so you can eat on your own schedule. Microwave and dining table is in your room. Smoking is allowed outside. One cat is on the premises but is confined to a different area of the house unless you want to meet her:). I have a great high powered vacuum cleaner so no one has had problems that has pet allergies. The living room outside the bed and bath is open for occasional use. The kitchen is not open for guest use. I am happy to do laundry for you at the going rate per load in town. I change sheets and towels after 3 days. I refresh the room each day (new food, empty trash, make the bed, do the dishes). I just ask that you keep your room clean, lock the door when you go out and ask me before inviting guests to my home. Thanks!!

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2 nights minimum stay

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Olivia User Profile
July 2017
Great place to stay. Coastal beach feel of the village is reflected in this charming home; step inside for an immaculate, well appointed and comfortably cozy stay. Mary Ann provided great breakfasts, recommendations for local favorites and was a lovely host! Definitely would return!

Ruth User Profile
June 2017
Very pleasant, clean, modern and colorful. Mary Ann provides a great gourmet breakfast for you to warm in your room's microwave, served on beautiful ceramic service. Quiet and charming.

Kathryn User Profile
August 2016
Mary Ann was a fantastic host and her place is great! She gave me a great binder with lots of suggestions for things to do, places to eat, etc. She also always had breakfast made for me which was awesome because I left early every morning and cafes weren't open then. I didn't spend much time staying in but her place felt very welcoming and she had everything I needed and more. Overall I had a great experience and would recommend Mary Ann to anyone traveling to Seward! Thanks Mary Ann!!

Michelle User Profile
July 2016
Mary Ann greeted us upon arrival. Showed us to our room and offered us travel advice. Coffee maker in the room along with a mini fridge, that was already supplied with breakfast for the next morning. Great location in Seward; however, the check-in at 6:30 p.m. and check-out by 10 a.m. was not ideal for the cost of the room. Mary Ann supplied a cot and extra bedding that one of us slept on each night. The dining table in the room was quite large for a small area. We also noticed that our toiletries and various other items were moved around during the room cleaning, certain items were also taken from our room to the bathroom, which seemed odd. We asked if our room could not be cleaned one day since we would be in and out of the room, and preferred our items to left in place, but there was some confusion on that. Unfortunately, the cleanliness of the room did not meet our expectations. Overall, it was an overly priced place to rest our heads.

Chris User Profile
June 2016
MaryAnn was very welcoming and helpful with suggestions and recommendations. She made sure we were comfortable with her cat before letting him down to visit.

John User Profile
June 2016
Mary Ann was a wonderful hostess, with a cute home, and she made us right at home. She had great dinner recommendations and helped us make reservations for our boat cruise. She also made breakfast for us in the morning, which was really nice!
Mary Ann User Profile
Response from Mary Ann:
Thank you! It was a pleasure having you stay. Come back again any time!!
June 2016

Dana User Profile
June 2016
I had an excellent experience staying at Mary's B and B. The breakfast prepared each morning was always a treat worth looking forward to, and as far as location - Arctic Paradise couldn't be more convenient. Mary was extremely helpful in booking various adventures (Paddle boarding, Ice-Climbing, you name it!) for my friend and I. Would recommend to anyone!

Seward, Alaska, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Mary Ann User Profile

Hi! I live in the most beautiful place in the world and would love to share that with you! I am a wildlife biologist, artist, dancer, musician and entrepreneur. I have lived in Alaska for 11 years and started Arctic Paradise B&B in 2002.

My love of animals and nature led me to be a wildlife biologist which I have been doing for 25 years. With my local knowledge of the area, wildlife and other businesses, I can help you make the most of your trip by helping to set you up on some great adventures so that you can see some of the amazing scenery and wildlife of this area whether you want to do it by boat, air, underwater or on foot

I am a really creative person and love to create one of a kind stained glass wine and martini glasses and other items and also create one of a kind jewelry. I like to share that with you by serving your breakfast in stained glass dishes that I created and also offer wholesale prices on my artwork to guests.

I also love dancing and music, and started a music and dance company several years ago called Kaleido World Percussion and Dance. I’m a certified American Tribal Style Dance instructor and regularly teach others how to dance and play middle-eastern music on traditional drums and other instruments. Do you want to explore your creative side? Let me know and I am happy to give private lessons in music, dance or jewelry making during your visit.

Besides all the really fun stuff I already mentioned, I like to fly airplanes, scuba dive, kayak, hike, travel, collect wild berries and mushrooms and hang out with friends.

I have tried to make my B&B everything that I would want if I were traveling. It’s beautiful, comfortable, cozy, safe, private and unique. I hope you will come and visit! If you would like to know more, feel free to check out my
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Languages: English

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