Bear Lake Lodgings is owned and operated by Dennis and Pat Perry, longtime Alaskans with diverse entrepreneurial interests, careers and experiences.
As a bush pilot, Dennis has seen parts of Alaska that few other people have ever experienced. A 20-year Alaska resident, Dennis believes that the state is unique among the places he's lived and visited because of its raw beauty and untamed nature. He currently makes his living as a psychologist, and regularly finds time for his favorite Alaskan activities—flying, fishing, hiking, skiing, and all-around adventuring.
Pat is the owner and operator of The Original Gourmet Ice Cream Bars, a business that has become iconic on the Alaska fair and festival circuits. She also has considerable expertise in home design and decorating, and personally created much of the custom-made objects found throughout the B&B.
Dennis' daughter Britta also participates in the family business, as the marketing director and webmaster. Her background is in writing and design, and she loves to travel. Take a look at her blog for more on her travels and writing.
Meet Our Innkeepers
Valerie is Alaska grown and is attending University of Alaska Fairbanks, and is already an accomplished world traveler despite her youth. Hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, camping and berry picking are a just few of her favorite Alaskan adventures. With a vibrant and welcoming personality, Valerie is excited to meet fellow travelers and offer advice and suggestions for Seward activities and more. Meet Valerie from May 17 to June 11.
Erin is a transplanted Alaskan who is returning this summer to bask in the Midnight Sun. Erin grew up in Anchorage and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage, and spent lots of family playtime in Seward during her childhood. She returns this summer with her daughter and Pat's goddaughter Chloe, who will be helping with housekeeping at the B&B and also working in Pat's ice cream business. Meet Erin from June 10 to August 15.
Ginny, summer innkeeper extraordinaire, prides herself on being a meticulous hostess, and will work to make your stay comfortable and unforgettable. Her background in customer hospitality, and her love of fishing and the outdoors, makes her a perfect addition to Bear Lake each summer. Meet Ginny from August 14 to September 18.
Dennis, Pat and Ginny are happy to share their local knowledge of Seward and Alaska with you, and help to plan activities and itineraries during your stay. We hope to help make your Alaskan experience unforgettable!