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Custom-Built Log Home : Clean, Beautiful, Spacious

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

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

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Wendy Doughty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Custom-Built Log Home : Clean, Beautiful, Spacious
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

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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Corpus Christi, TX

Russell family trip

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! Chocolate chip cookies awaited us on the dining table. The location was perfect as well as the extra amenities were a nice touch. Wendy made everything simple and easy for us and was always prompt to answer any questions. I want to go back and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, it was so fantastic having your family around! You all had such wonderful energy and spirit. Thank you so much for the great review, and please do come back again one day! It was a pleasure to meet you... Many thanks, Wendy & Dave
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What an incredible place ..

  • 5 of 5

This log home is Beautiful, the owners are incredible and I would recommend everyone stay here. We wanted to enjoy it longer but it was booked

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We, too, wish you could have stayed longer! It was great having you all around, and we're so glad you enjoyed your time in the lodge. Thanks so much! Best, Wendy & Dave
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Mammoth Spring, AR., USA

Perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family of eight! Everything from the location to the little extras such as shampoo, body wash, paper towels, toilet paper and fresh chocolate chip cookies puts this property at the very top of my list....and I've stayed at quite a few. I appreciate the extra details. The house is gorgeous, spacious yet cozy, clean, and had anything we could want and more!! Wendy made the rental process so easy and was available for any "tourist" questions we had. Hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you all enjoyed your stay, and that the house was a good location for your family trip! It was a pleasure to meet you all and have you around for the week... and I really appreciate your taking a moment to post such a kind review. Thank you! And YES - do come back again! All the best, Wendy & Dave
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Bear Paw Lodge.. Seward Ak.

  • 5 of 5

Bear Paw Lodge...was undeniably the nicest cabin I have ever stayed in..This place exceeded what was advertised... Super clean and impressive as you walk in. This is a must see and stay.. Great job.. and thank you..AWESOME

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the lodge! Thanks so much for taking the time to post such a lovely review... and please do come back again one day! We'd love it. With gratitude, Wendy & Dave
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Long Beach, CA

Bear Paw Lodge, Seward, AK Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay here was wonderful! The house is beautiful! The place is even more beautiful than the photos. Everything was so clean and well stocked. We had a group of eight and there was plenty of room for everyone. We stayed here for 6 days and everything was perfect. There were warm cookies at the house upon our arrival which was very thoughtful and enjoyable. I would definitely stay here again if I were in Seward, AK.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting a review! I'm glad our space was so good for your group! We really enjoyed having you all around, and hope you'll come back again one day. All the best, Wendy & Dave
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Seward House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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

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