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Arctic Paradise B&B

 

Imagine sleeping comfortably in your beautifully decorated, cozy and quiet room with private bath surrounded by beautiful colors and stained glass.  Enjoy a full home-made Alaskan healthy breakfasts and gourmet coffee from Costa Rica served in one of a kind stained glass dishes made by your host at your own private dining table in your room.

Browse the book of local attractions, maps and menus in your room and discuss options for great local adventures with your host, a professional wildlife biologist, artist, musician and dance instructor. Decide to take a local boat tour of the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park, go sea kayaking, hike a glacier or forest, go on a sled dog ride, visit Exit Glacier or go fishing for silver salmon or halibut.   Or just browse local galleries, shops and museums.

After your host sets up your adventures for you, you can walk to most anything you decide to do. Maybe you choose to hike the famous Mount Marathon, up through a beautiful rain forest and up into a gorgeous alpine bowl, looking for birds, moose, bears or mountain goats?  Walk to the trailhead a few blocks away.

Or stroll along the pathway along Resurrection Bay a few blocks away and look for sea lions, otters, whales and birds in route to downtown or the small boat harbor.  Enjoy amazing view of oceans, mountains and glaciers.  Have a fantastic day filled with the amazing scenery, wildlife and local hospitality and color. 

When you return, your host provides great recommendations for local restaurants for dinner. Maybe you want to do a little private shopping and view the one of a kind stained glass art and jewelry made on site and available at wholesale costs to you.  Try on anything you like. Or maybe you feel like exploring your creative side and would like to take a private lesson in American Tribal Style Dance, learn how to play drums or learn to make jewelry?

Take an evening stroll along the waterfront or enjoy one of the colorful establishments for a beer or some music.  Watch the cruise ship turn around right in front of the house.

Or relax and enjoy free wireless internet and the library of Alaskan DVD's and movies and books provided in your room. Kick back; watch a movie with hot chocolate and some popcorn.

Finally, have a restful sleep in your antique bed, covered in fluffy flannel sheets and comforters and satin coverlets and dream about your next adventure tomorrow.

Arctic Paradise Stained Glass and Jewelry

I am an artist, and create handmade, one of a kind stained glassware and jewelry inspired by the beautiful Alaskan landscape on site. Have your breakfast served in my handmade stained glass dishes, and if interested, enjoy special discounts on glassware and jewelry as a B&B guest. To see examples of Arctic Paradise Stained Glass and Arctic Paradise Jewelry, please visit my Jewelry Gallery and Glassware Gallery pages. To purchase, visit my purchasing page.

View from Arctic Paradise

  • Check out my photo page to see what Seward holds in store for you.
  • Check out the adventure page to see all the fun things to do while you are here.
  • Check out my one of a kind art in the glass and jewelry galleries
  • Download my catalog
  • Vist my online store on ArtFire
  • Find out about Kaleido World Percussion and Dance Company
  • Take dance, music or jewelry making lessons!

Explore Your Creative Side!

I am also a dancer, musician and certified dance instructor. Let me inspire you to "Explore your Creative Side". I am happy to give private lessons in American Tribal Style Dance, world percussion or jewelry making during your visit.

Why Stay at Arctic Paradise?

"I LOVE the Arctic Paradise B&B in Seward and stay there on every trip. MaryAnn is a great hostess. Abundant healthy food options, great coffee and a warm, cozy bed are a certainty. Many times we have stayed up late into the night playing music on her impressive collection of world percussion instruments and sharing stories, laughter and a bottle of wine. I almost never leave without a new favorite pair of spiral and blown glass earrings made by the wildly artistic Mary Ann. Seward is a jewel of a community with a great harbor, breathtaking views of mountainscapes/seascapes to sketch, paint or photograph, great restaurants, hikes and outdoor options, a charming downtown, and one of the prettiest drives in the world from my hometown of Anchorage. Highly recommended!"  Melissa, Anchorage Alaska.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     "Mary Ann goes above and beyond for all her guests. She is a wildlife biologist and very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna as well as information on any outdoor adventures you would like to part take in. In addition she is one of the most creative and talented individuals I know. She plays numerous musical instruments and makes gorgeous jewelry, glasses and much more. If I did not already live in Seward I would definitely stay with Mary Ann. You will not be disappointed. Gorgeous accomodations and wonderful hospitality".  Deb, Seward Alaska.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Mary Ann's house is wonderful with a breathtaking view! I would definitely stay there (if I did not already have a house in Seward. I also take dance classes from her she is an amazing teacher. We not only learn to dance, we learn the history behind the dance and thoroughly enjoy ourselves! If you have ever wanted to make jewelry but did not know where to start you can take a class. I have been to her house to make the type of jewelry I make and she showed me several ‘tricks of the trade’. Mary Ann is a fantastic lady one who will make your life richer by knowing her!" Judy, Seward Alaska.

We have been providing guide service here in Seward for years and our our customers without excepting have given us the thumbs up on the B&B. We see lots of folks each year and this is the overwhelming consensus that we have recieved from them.

April 05, 2010 by Adventure Sixty North LLC in Seward, AK

 
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