|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This historic waterfront property is on a second story centrally located in downtown Ketchikan for easy access to all the seasonally bustling town has to offer. With three bedrooms(1 room with 1 twin, 2nd and 3rd room have full size beds), completely remodeled, and a great front sun room, the house is a good place from which to base your Ketchikan adventure or business trip. Avaliable from April thru October.
Keywords: Executive, Historic
I am Betsey Burdett and I purchased the home in 2008. After 3 years of renovations it was finally ready for guests in 2010. My son Jared and I own and run the 30 year old family business, Southeast Exposure, a kayaking, small boat and ropes and zipline company. This year we have installed three auto belay devices on our climbing wall, and a Zipstop for the new Ocean Zip. We now have 9 ziplines. Bikes are also available for rent in town at 1224 Tongass. Betsey just returned from another section of her paddling around Florida. She also likes baking, skiing, and being a host!
Katelyn Gross purchased this apartment in 2008
The home of Marjorie Voss and her dad and mom has been a landmark in the community of Ketchikan since the early 1900's. Marjorie was an active community member and especially loved her dog, writing and cooking. She was legally blind from her youth and used an old typewriter. She was active in the Tongass Conservation Society and also the Friends of the Library. All her pictures are kept at the Tongass Historical Museum in town. She donated her house to the library. I thought it could be turned into something special and decided to pursue her goal of sharing it with guests by purchased it from the city of Ketchikan in 2008. As everyone might imagine, it wound up being a project with many permits, details and required lots of $ and a positive attitude including Army Corps for the deck (the tide comes in under) I thought someday this will be complete and the most sought after short term downtown rental. I hope that business people and cruise line executives,employees, and small families will find the place as it is so close to the docks and downtown. You won't need a car.
The house has a good comfortable feel to it and the house is set back off the street. Being downtown does have its advantages. There are museums, shopping, the USFS Discovery Center, Parnassas Books, Chinook and Company, Parnassus Books and many restaurants that you can walk to. Transportation is usually provided if you are going on tour, and there are cab companies, too. The Deer Mt. Trail is the 'local hike' and it is in great shape. These are some of the activities available from around town. Although we have no glaciers here, you just have to get out of town or out in our 'front yard' -that is, the water! There is an antique store next door, and a Lutheran Church next to that. It is near the docks if you like people watching.
The Voss House: Clean, quaint, charming, historic, and an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere. My husband and I stayed here in late August for a salmon fishing excursion we had booked to celebrate a milestone anniversary. Our stay was delightful. We much enjoyed the history of the Voss House as much as actually being physically there and experiencing it. When we arrived, we were surprised to see that the owner had even provided breakfast treats, laundry detergent and bathroom toiletries and essentials. It was like being at a hotel, but better. Also having a washer and dryer in the apartment was very convenient. I loved the sunroom and the library which were very cozy and warm. We watched the cruise ships pull into the berths and depart. We found the location to be great in that it was walking distance from various restaurants and shops and across the street from the pier.
We rented a car while there and found easy parking close by on the street each night. I would recommend renting a car as you would be able to get around town more easily and be able to access and explore parts of Ketchikan you might not otherwise have a chance to.
Overall, I would highly recommend the Voss House to you, and I look forward to our next visit there while in Ketchikan. The thing I liked best about it is that it felt like a true home away from home.
I would also recommend you google the Voss House to learn about its history.
The home was just what we were looking for. Very comfortable, clean and well maintained. I would recommend it to anyone.
My wife had booked a fishing charter for us and some of our children for our anniversary. She decided to book the Voss house instead of 3 hotel rooms. She made the right choice! The house was extremely comfortable and fit our needs perfectly. Three small bedrooms, 1 bath a nice kitchen and living area gave us just the right amount of room to prepare for and rest up from our day's activities. We had a rental car while we were there and found street side parking right in front of the house every time we were there. The rooms were comfortable and the views from the front windows were incredible. With cruise ships docking right across the street, we enjoyed watching them come and go. I am an aviation nut and loved watching the floatplanes taking off and landing right in front of the house all day long. It was a very short walk to the touristy areas of town. You could definitely get by without a car if that is what you are after. There are a number of stairs to climb but I am a 55 year old fat man and had no problem with them. The people that live in the lower part of the house and the people who run the bike shop in front of it were extremely friendly and very helpful with any questions we had about the house or Ketchikan in general. We watched about a dozen eagles soaring around right by the house every afternoon. It was just a great, very enjoyable trip!
The Voss House was a great place for a week stay while visiting family. It was convenient to downtown so we could walk if we choose, added bonus of only a few stairs which is difficult to find in Ketchikan;you can even rent bikes from the shop right there which was very nice.
The home set up with windows all in front so you can see the bald eagles or cruise ships come in was very nice. Katelyn was an exceptional hostess. We would stay here again.
This is the perfect place to stay in Ketchikan. We have 3 adults and 2 children and fit us perfectly. The kids loved the eating area in the kitchen and we had everything we needed to cook our own meals. Walking distance to the tourist area is less than a mile and a easy walk. I can't say enough about this place except Perfect!!
My 2 teenagers and I had a great stay in Betsey's place. We covered a lot of ground in 3 days because of the Voss house location - we walked and biked to restaurants, shops and grocery store. We highly recommend southeast exposure for zipline and Knudson Cove Marina for a beautiful day on a skiff rental.
1222 Tongass Avenue, set back off the block.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|