You’ll find links to Ketchikan B&Bs at www.visit-ketchikan.com , or contact Ketchikan Reservation Service (907/247-5337 or 800/987-5337, www.ketchikan-lodging.com ) or Alaska Travelers Accommodations (907/247-7117 or 800/928-3308, www.alaskatravelers.com ) for assistance in booking a B&B, a room, a cabin, or a guest house.
Captain’s Quarters B&B (325 Lund St., 907/225-4912, www.captainsquartersbb.com , $105–115 d) has three rooms with private baths, harbor views, and continental breakfasts; children are not allowed.
Two miles north of the ferry terminal, Black Bear Inn B&B (907/225-4343, www.stayinalaska.com , $160 d) is an elegant, recently built four-bedroom house with an outdoor hot tub, plenty of privacy, and tall windows facing Tongass Narrows. A separate apartment ($220 d) on the top floor has its own entrance and porch, and a private cabin ($195 d) is also available. Make-it-yourself breakfast is provided.
On a steep hill a few blocks from downtown, Eagle Heights B&B (1626 Water St., 907/225-1760, www.eagleheightsbb.com ) is an impressive 1940s home overlooking Tongass Narrows. A guest room ($105 d) and two suites ($125–135 d) have private baths, Wi-Fi, and continental breakfasts.
Lundberg’s South Shore Inn (907/225-0909, www.innsalaska.com , $145 d, includes continental breakfast) has a private two-bedroom apartment with a kitchenette, a woodstove, a large deck, and a private beach. This very comfortable home is seven miles southeast of town near Mountain Point.
Located four miles south of town and right on the water, Anchor Inn by the Sea (907/247-7117 or 800/928-3308, www.alaskatravelers.com/anchor.htm , $135–160 d) is a fine option for families, with three large suites with kitchenettes. All of these feature private baths and entrances. A five-night minimum stay is required.
Along picturesque George Inlet eight miles south of Ketchikan , Waypoint Inn at Herring Bay (907/225-8605, www.waypointinn.com , $175 d) is a studio apartment with a full kitchen and a big deck for relaxing. There is a minimum four-night stay. The owners also have a comfortable in-town home with two separate units ($135–175 d).
Alaska’s Hidden Cove Vacation Rentals (907/225-7934, www.akhiddencove.com ) has two lovely places north of town: a three-bedroom home ($285 d) and a one-bedroom suite ($125 d); a four-night minimum stay is required.
Red Fish Cottage (907/247-7117 or 800/928-3308, www.alaskatravelers.com , $165 d) is a gorgeous little place perched on a steep hillside a short walk from downtown. Bedroom and living room windows look over Tongass Narrows, and the unit includes a fireplace, a flat screen TV, a kitchen, a sofa bed, and a deck. The cottage was built in the 1920s and lovingly refurbished in 2008. A five-night minimum stay is required. This is a wonderful getaway spot for couples.