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
Lydia has just graduated from university and is celebrating it with adventures in Alaska. Coming all the way from Malaysia for the summer, she is excited to explore nature, meet new people, learn about different cultures, and indulge in a variety of local seafood. She believes that good service comes from the heart and loves to lend a helping hand. If you see her around during your stay, let her know if she can make your day better and feel free to share your traveling stories with her. You will be greeted with a warm, cheerful smile and she will enjoy sharing experiences with you as well.
Dennis, Pat, Margie and Lydia 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!