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Elegant, Affordable, Private, Waterfront Rentals just 4 miles north of town

Bedrooms 2
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Featuring the romantic Bunkhouse Cabin with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with ocean view

The Black Bear Inn offers many unique options for 1 to 16+ guests. The Bunkhouse Vacation Rental Cabin can accommodate 3, The Eagles Nest Vacation Rental Apartment can accommodate up to 4, and the main Black Bear Inn can host 12 when rented as a Vacation Rental. When the main Inn is not rented out as a Vacation Rental, it functions as a Bed and Breakfast. Each bedroom suite overlooks the Ocean and has 2 beds and a large private bath. The B&B units can accommodate one night stays. The Vacation Rentals require a 2 night minimum stay. The Inn is open year round. Prices listed on HomeAway are for the Bunkhouse Cabin. Go to for pricing on other units.

If you are looking for a larger Vacation Rental please call Nicole about the the others units the Black Bear inn has available or go the the Black Bear Inn's Official Web site to find out more about your other options.

When you are ready to book your stay, just go to the 'Book a Reservation' page of the Official Black Bear Inn web site and put in your information.

All of the Black Bear Inn's rentals include:

Elegant bedrooms with fireplaces, cable TV, free local phone and high speed wireless; Covered porches with dining tables and refrigerators overlooking the water; Beautiful private baths, quality furniture, bedding and fine Alaska art; A Large Spa and BBQ building on the water’s edge with tables, chairs, fire pit, and grills; Beautiful gardens and decks for bird, whale and sunset viewing; Free pickup and drop-off at ferries and docks; and free off street parking.

Ravens and Seagulls perch in the Sixty-year-old Spruce and Cedars that border the property’s park-like garden setting. Multilevel decking wraps around the Inn, providing outstanding spots to sit back and watch wildlife, float planes, barges, fishing boats, world-class yachts, Alaska ferries, and cruise ships. The covered outdoor Hot Tub, fire pit and BBQ building, on the waters edge, is the most romantic place to watch Ketchikan’s majestic sunsets. There is an outdoor crab cooker, fish smoker and fish cleaning area for guests to prepare their catch of the day and a freezer to store fish boxes.

Laundry service is provided, free of charge, to all guests. The Inn is non-smoking, but covered porches can be used for smoking. Arrangements must be made in advance if there are small children in the group. Pets are accepted in the cabin with prior approval.

More Details

Nicole Church
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017

About Nicole Church

Nicole a former teacher, and university and hospital administrator, with degrees in education, art, interior design and psychology. She also has an extensive background in the performing arts and has had her own business in public relations, marketing and interior design for years. Cooking and landscaping are two of her favorite pas-times. She enjoys swapping recipes and gardening tips, giving interior decorating advise and sharing information on how to smoke fish.

Jim and Nicole are also avid readers and have a strong interest in American and World History and well as current events

Nicole's husband Jim Church, is forth generation Alaskan. He worked with the family business until his father’s death in1978. His experiences as a DuPont Explosive distributor, float plane pilot, tugboat operator, fisherman, and business owner have provided him with extensive knowledge about Alaska’s history and the typography of South East Alaska.

Nicole Church purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Nicole Church chose Alaska

Jim and Nicole bought the property in 2004. They designed and built the Inn themselves with the help of a few friends.They were motivated by the knowledge that there was a real need for water front accommodations where guests could feel they had found their 'home away from home' and would go back home knowing they had experienced the best Ketchikan had to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is magical. It offers all who visit, a private, peaceful, unique place to relax and enjoy nature. Everything needed for a outstanding stay is provided. Jim and Nicole will fill you in on all of the best places to go and things to see and do. You will feel like the Black Bear Inn is your home away from home.


Ketchikan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The beautiful bathroom has a over sized sink and a large travertine walk-in shower. A hair dryer, toiletries, robes and lots of extras are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Entry room bedroom - 1 twin/ single , • The entry room has a memory foam single captains bed.
    Main bedroom - 1 queen , The main room has a memory foam / pillow top queen bed.
  • The bedrooms walls are finished in white-washed red cedar and the floors are done in porcelain, travertine and slate. There is a beautiful wall fireplace, a ceiling fan, and a eating and sitting area for 3 in the main bedroom. There are large picture windows overlooking the the main room and a large picture window in the other bedroom that looks out over the rock and flower garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The Bunkhouse is a very romantic private cabin that sets beside the main Black Bear Inn. It overlooks the Tongass Narrows. It was originally floated to the property in 1940 from a cannery camp up north and opened for guests in July of 2007. When guests rent the Bunkhouse cabin along with a unit in the B&B they are invited to come into the main Inn's kitchen for the Continental Plus breakfast.


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Nearest Airport
2.3 Miles
Ketchikan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Roadway Inn
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Alaska Marine Highway Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Roadway Inn
Nearest Beach
The Inn is on the beach
Car: recommended

You will not be bored in Ketchikan. With dozens of attractions designed to educate and/or entertain everyone from the history buff and the outdoor enthusiast to the naturalist or Native art lover, there aren’t enough days in a week to take them all in!

See the Ketchikan Visitors Center' web site for info on Ketchikan's wild history, native heritage, culture, and Totems, Alaska arts, crafts, and jewelry, salt and freshwater fishing, black bear watching, and all of the other opportunities that will allow you to enjoy nature at its best.

Please go to the Black Bear Inn's Official Web site to see a list of some of the main attractions for visitors .

Nicole is happy to help you plan your stay in southeast Alaska. She will book your activities and tours for you. She does not charge to you this service.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

Please look over our cancellation policy. From May through September cancellations must be made 60 days ahead a time, for the deposit to be returned. In all cases a $50 cancellation fee and a credit card processing charge will be retained from the deposit. When the cancellation involves more than one room, the cancellation fee is higher. If the cancellation is made after the cut off date a credit is given. The credit is good for 2 years and can be used by the original guest or anyone they choose to give or sell it to.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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