House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
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 Seward
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.
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Great place in the woods!
Super clean, well laid out, and very prepared for a large group. Our 2 families had fires each night, played lots of horseshoes, and enjoyed the hot tub. There is no guesswork staying here, Wendy has everything thought of and thoroughly explained all the details to help you make the most of your time in Seward!
This house and property was nothing short of breath taking.
We anned a girl trip with a bunch of ladies from our work and had an amazing stay here. The house was gorgeous. The check in and out processes is super easy and I loved how everything is labeled for you. The kitchen was full of everything we needed. The hot tub was so relaxing. The area itself was very peaceful. I loved sitting by the fireplace and reading my book. If you need a good house to relax or hold a celebration with family or friends this is it. The property owners are so friendly and helpful with everything. Thank you for everything.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review for us! We really enjoyed having your group here this past weekend, and we're so happy to hear that the space worked so well for you all. You all have such a fun group of women, and we'd love to have you back any time!
Wendy & Dave
Amazing home near everything in Seward
Our family of 5 very much enjoyed our stay in this home and meeting Wendy, the homeowner who lives in a separate unit on the property. We were greeted by Wendy when we arrived and she offered many suggestions for things to do both before and during our stay. The home is an incredible log home with some great history about its construction all documented in a coffee table book in the living room. The boys loved a quick dip in the Jacuzzi when we arrived. All of the rooms are well decorated and super comfortable. I loved the covered grilling area right outside the kitchen. The location of this home is great - close to groceries, restaurants, and the harbor but far enough away where you don't feel like you are staying in a touristy area. Thanks, Wendy!
Great home and wonderful hosts! Spacious, comfortable, all the amenities we were looking for. Well-stocked and super-clean. We are "particular" about the places we like to stay, and it's unusual for all of our group (particularly the ladies!) to rave about a place the way they did here. Wendy's attention to detail and friendliness are the hallmark of a great hostess and it showed throughout our stay. Thanks Wendy & Dave for a great time!
It was so wonderful to meet your group and have you all here with us! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review, and for the kind words. We're so glad to hear that the house lived up to your expectations and that everyone enjoyed their stay! We'd love to have you all back one day!
Wendy & Dave
Beautiful and comfortable lodge
This is a fantastic place to stay. It’s is well organized and beautiful. Wendy and Dave are very easy to work with and go out of their way to make sure your stay is wonderful. I have stayed in a lot of vrbo’s and this one is tops.
We're so glad you enjoyed your time at our house. It was such a pleasure to meet you all and have you here! Thank you for the kind words, and we hope you'll make it back again soon.
Wendy & Dave
This cabin is even better than described! My husband & our two sons had such an enjoyable stay. You can tell that it has been a labor of love for Wendy & her husband to make this beautiful cabin feel warm & inviting. From the cookies that greeted us when we arrived to the quick answers to any questions that we had - we felt right at home. Do not hesitate to book.
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review for us! We really enjoyed meeting you all and having you here! We're so glad to hear that you found the house comfortable and inviting, and we'd love to have you back one day!
Wendy & Dave