While visiting Kodiak on business or for pleasure, enjoy the privacy and comfort of rural living with all the amenities expected in a fine hotel. A Smiling Bear B & B offers private deluxe accommodations in a secluded scenic setting 6 miles from downtown Kodiak. Relax on spacious decks after a long day fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing or working, and enjoy the long Kodiak afternoon. . Great for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families, large groups, and furry friends (pets).
A Bonus Bed Room is available for larger parties it has one queen bed and would share the Master bath. The cost is $50.00 per night single or double. Please request by message.
Summer has arrived here in Kodiak. Crab Festival is around the corner, a 5 day community celebration, filled with fun and fantastic events. The reds are in at the Buskin River (Sockeye Salmon) and Kings are starting to arrive in the salt! The island is turning green and wildlife is abundant. The whales have returned. I've been hiking the local trails with my new puppy, Tucker, and we have been finding many Kodiak Rocks (visit Kodiak Island Rocks on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)) which always makes a hike an adventure. Come visit Kodiak!
Kodiak Island Borough Bed Tax is 5% and is covered in the base price.
Parties or events need to be approved before booking.
No smoking within 25 feet of the property, including rooms.
No open flames allowed in guest rooms
Alcohol is permitted in moderation.
No non-perscription drugs
Darlene Turner is your host here at A Smiling Bear B&B.
I arrived in Kodiak in November 1993, to assume the duties as commander of the Kodiak Post of the Alaska State Troopers. I served with the troopers for 23 years and retired in July 2000 to care for my mother.
I was able to travel with the International Police Association (IPA) and hosted many travelers to my home in Anchorage and in Kodiak. I enjoyed it so much that I helped me decide a direction for a new career path in the “Visitor Industry”.
I opened A Smiling Bear B&B the summer of 2002 to our first visitors. In 2014 A Smiling Bear closed at the end of the season due to an injury I received falling from a ladder. Happily, I have been able to reopen the doors to visitors to our emerald isle, July 15, 2016.
I am a member of the Kodiak Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (known as “Discover Kodiak”) and serve on the board of directors. I also serve as a member of the Collections Committee for the Alutiiq Museum and I’m a member of the local Rotary Club. I love to fish our local waters for salmon and halibut and would be happy to give recommendations to make your visit to Kodiak a memorable one.
I fell in love with Kodiak and its people. This is truly the most wonderful place on earth to live, work and play.