The Best Bed & Breakfasts Around Alaska

There are plenty of ways to see Alaska. While many people love to camp and hike across the state, this isn’t always for everyone. Alaska is a beautiful place for exploration in nature, but that doesn’t mean you have to sleep outside too. If you’re more of a comfortable bed and warm meal type traveler, then a bed and breakfast may be better for you. Of course, you can still spend the week exploring the state in your Alaska airport car rentals to see the wilderness but come home to comfort!

So where are the best B&Bs in the state? There are quite a few. And we’ve done the looking for you so you don’t have to deal with the hassle.

Upscale and natural: Bear Paw Adventure Lodge & Cabin

If you’re looking for something that offers ultimate comfort, check out the Bear Paw Adventure Lodge & Cabin. A traditional Alaskan cabin in an upscale style near Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula, you’ll get the wild landscape and the comforts of laundry, satellite, Wi-Fi, and full kitchens.

Around the Peninsula, experience supreme fishing opportunities, bear viewing, marine tours, dog sledding, horseback riding, kayaking, and hiking around the wild. If you want to escape the bustle of urban centers without going too far out of the way, this is the place for you. Right close to Homer, you can still take your Alaska airport car rentals into town for restaurants, shopping, and tours.

Turnagain View B&B

Also on the Kenai Peninsula, the Turnagain View B&B provides a great opportunity to explore the wilderness of Turnagain Arm far from the urban centers. Here, you’ll have the choice of three different suites to stay in comfort after a long day of exploring.

Close by is an old mine, Indian Valley Mine, that will help you learn about the gold-panning in Alaska. You can even try your hand at panning for gold!

And of course, it wouldn’t be a bed & breakfast without scrumptious food. The bed and breakfast offers delicious food, and even an opportunity for your kids to gather eggs from the chickens in the yard.

Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa

Located in Juneau, this offers another luxury experience in Alaska to make sure that you have a chance to relax after a full day exploring the Mendenhall Glacier. Hike around the area and kayak the rivers, between ziplining and fishing. On offer is also flightseeing and biking, as well as whale watching. You’ll be able to park your Alaska airport car rentals and enjoy the wilderness in comfort.

This is also a great venue for events and weddings. Fall is a great time to gather with loved ones, and where better place to do it then in the middle of the wilderness with great food?

Beary Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn

Situated in Homer, Alaska, Beary Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn offers delicious food surrounded by incredible views. There’s nothing like waking up to a hot pot of coffee and reindeer sausages followed by berry-nut breads! A truly Alaskan meal.

Pack your fishing equipment in your Alaska airport car rentals so you can enjoy one of the salmon or halibut fishing trips that can be arranged for you. Like many other BnBs, you’ll be able to enjoy kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling in the winter, and wild-life tours around the area. Beary Patch is right on the sea, so you’ll get the fresh, salty smells wafting across the yard to clear your head and calm you down.

Explore Alaska’s wilds and bed & breakfasts. Reserve your Alaska airport car rentals today to from Avis for a comfortable trip around the state.

Take Your Alaska Car Rentals Out to Halloween Events

You can have spooky good fun in Alaska around the Halloween season. There’s plenty going on to entertain the whole family and get you into the mood for trick or treating on October 31. With your Alaska car rentals, you can pop around and get the kids excited about the upcoming holiday.

The Ooky Spooky Light Show

Throughout October, you’ll have a chance to experience the Thomas Planetarium in Anchorage with a spooky twist. Visuals dance across a screen while classic Halloween music plays in the background to offer you a little thrill. For $6 and museum admission, you’ll have be able to have a fun little Halloween treat from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 4:30 pm.

Zombie Half Marathon and Kids Zombie 2.5k

Here’s your chance to show off your best zombie costume! Dress up in your scaries, brain-hungry zombie outfit and head to the Coastal and Chester Creek trails on October 14 to compete in the half marathon.

The race begins at 9 am from Goose Lake Park and noon for the Kids Zombie race from Kincaid Park Chalet. Price of admission in the races is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Make sure to pack some sweaters in your Alaska car rentals – races run rain or shine!

Igor: The Butcher of Salzburg

Do you like a good bit of theatre? Head on out to TBA Theatre Studio to see Igor: The Butcher of Salzburg from October 20 to 31. Age range is recommended for those 10 years old and up, but be prepared to be spooked! The play tells the legend of the Butcher of Salzburg. It combines horror with history in a thrilling way – be sure to get goosebumps!

Kid’s Halloween Train

Take a ride from Anchorage to Indian on the Alaska railroad. Get a glimpse of the Alaskan landscape while showing your costumes, exploring your crafty side, and enjoying scrumptious treats. On-train entertainment includes a raffle, coloring contest, Halloween-themed bingo, balloon animals, magicians, and, of course, crafts!

The train runs on Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Train tickets are $35 per kid aged 2-11 and infants with their own seat, free for infants who will be sitting on their guardian’s lap, and $69 for adults.

Haunted & Enchanted Trails of Goose Lake

On October 27, take your Alaska car rentals down to Goose Lake for a trip around the enchanted and haunted trails to get into the spirit. For those with younger children, we’d recommend the Enchanted Trail, which is for ages 3 and up and runs from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. For children 8 and up, experience the Haunted Trail. Tickets are $5 per person.

The trails are a blast. This eerie Halloween event provides an opportunity to listen to music in a great community around warming barrels with top-quality Alaskan food trucks. Make sure to dress up in your costume to get right into the spirit of the holiday!

Trick or Treat Street

On October 28, bring your Alaska car rentals out to the downtown core in Anchorage for Trick or Treat Street. This offers you an opportunity to take your kids safely trick or treating to a variety of businesses.

Other events include a run at 11 am, costume contests, horse drawn hay rides, face painting, and a chance to win prizes. Try your hand at creepy, crawly cookie decoration at the Hotel Captain Cook.

These events listed are mainly around the Anchorage area but there are plenty of events across the state. Do you know of any in your home town?

Reserve your Alaska car rentals from Avis to make sure you have a vehicle for the big night out!

Top “Instagramable” Spots Around Alaska

Fall has always been the perfect time for photos. To add to an already beautiful time of year, Alaska is a stunning backdrop for photography. And when you have Alaska SUV rentals, it’s easier to get to the most remote areas where some of the most beautiful photographs can be shot.

But where are these places? If you’re new to Alaska, you may be less familiar with the places across this great state that are perfect for photography. It can take some prompting and research to figure out where you’ll get the right shot for your photography shoot, or even just for Instagram. Look no further – we’ve done the work for you, and found the best places to take a gorgeous photo. All you have to do is hop into your Alaska SUV rentals and get there!

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a stunning example of nature’s overpowering ability to amaze and capture our attention. The refuge offers spectacular views of the mountains towering over coastal plains. Residents of the plains include grizzly and polar bears, wolves, moose, musk oxen, and even the largest herd of caribou in the state.

If you visit the refuge, though, expect to stay for a day or two. It’s difficult to get to, situated in the northeast corner of Alaska. There aren’t any shops or hotels in the vicinity, so you’ll be able to get a little camping in while taking your photographs. Make sure to head out before winter hits in full!

The refuge isn’t accessible via Alaska SUV rentals. You’ll need to take a chartered bush plane in, and explore the rivers and wilds from there. If you are unfamiliar with the Alaskan wild, we’d recommend hiring a guide service such as Arctic Treks or Arctic Wild.

Gates of the Arctic National Park

The Gates of the Arctic National Park is similar in many ways to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The John River offers an incredible place to take pictures in the setting sun. While you can access the park by bush plane, you may also be interested in the hike into the park from the Dalton Highway. You can park your Alaska SUV rentals in a safe place, and hike into the Brooks Range.

Good spots to see around the park include Agiak Lake or Arrigetch Peaks for incredible mountain scenes. Noatak River provides wildlife and landscapes that offer traditionally gorgeous views of Alaska.

Tongass National Forest

If you’re looking for forest views, Tongass National Forest is definitely the one you want to see. One of the best ways to get close enough to see the forest is a cruise with one of the many small-ship companies around the area. The Alaska State Ferry is another great option for more independently planned trips.

The National Forest provides plenty of opportunity for wildlife and landscape sights. Admirality Island is home to brown bears and old-growth forest with trees that are older than we can begin to comprehend. Tongass can boast about being the home of Hubbard Glacier, which is the largest tidewater glacier in North America.

In Tongass, you’ll have a chance to explore indigenous culture before setting out to glimpse whales, seabirds, and salmons abundant in the tides. You’ll still catch sight of the mountains around this beautiful park.

Denali National Park

Denali National Park is well-known with and without Alaska. It’s a popular spot for tourists and residents to explore the wildlife and natural landscapes that this great state has to offer. Fortunately, this park is much easier to get to, as its accessible by Alaska SUV rentals for the first 12 miles. However, the single road that goes deep into the park requires shuttle reservations to access. There are spots to park your vehicle, but make sure to reserve a spot.

However, you can also hike in and backpack around the park. Denali is a beautiful spot for camping and hiking to see the wildlife, like Dall Sheep. Definitely don’t miss the Polychrome Pass that provides picturesque views of the Alaska Range or a view of the mountain from Wonder Lake.

Get some stunning photographs by touring around the state with your camera in your Alaska SUV rentals. Reserve from Avis today.