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.
Meet Our Innkeeper
Her love of travel is what inspired Margie to become an innkeeper. She loves meeting new people and hearing their stories, and sharing her own stories in return. She loves to cook and is an attentive and detailed innkeeper. She is originally from Virginia, where she owned a soul food restaurant. She spent 12 years in the military, and has worked in and managed B&Bs around the East coast.
Meet Our Housekeeper
Anna is from St. Petersburg, and is returning to Alaska for a second summer. Last summer she worked at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, fell in love with the state and is excited to return. She is currently attending St. Petersburg State Transport University, where she is studying for a degree in transportation management. She’s an avid cyclist, skier, and swimmer, and she also enjoys dance and cooking. She’s a photography and theater buff, and is a traveler at heart, happy to visit new cities, try new foods and enjoy beautiful places. She hopes one day to open a hotel of her own, but until then, she’s happy to welcome Bear Lake Lodgings guests to her adopted home.
Dennis, Pat, and Margie 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!