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June's B & B: June's B & B

This is a condo, not really a B & B. You stay in an apartment in Begich Towers in this quirky little town. June (runs Bread and Butter Charters also, with her husband) rents out a dozen or so of these condos on behalf of their owners who choose to live elsewhere. They are very comfortable, and have great views as the building towers over the rest of the town. June is a chatty sort of person, and delivers your breakfast the night before in a basket. We stayed two nights, and it was the same breakfast - orange juice and Costco muffins. One night she brought it at 8:30 PM, but the other night we couldn't wait for her knock and fell asleep. She woke us at 10 PM! The apartment was quite clean and fully furnished, and there were assorted books, magazines, and videos too.

Almost all the permanent residents live in Begich Towers, and you will meet the mayor, etc. in the elevator. This is really the obvious place to stay, especially in winter, as it is virtually self-contained, with store, library (not open when I was there), bakery, police etc. all in the same building so you have no need to go out. Even the school children have a tunnel from Begich Towers to the school. Be sure to read the bulletin boards on the first floor near the entrance, to understand what life is like here. This is where you find out what is going on - like about the ranger-led hikes in the summer.

This is a good place to stay before or after a cruise, as we did.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Cruise, Seniors
  • Written November 13, 2006

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