We list a variety of Bed & Breakfast Inns and Vacation Rentals in the Ketchikan, Alaska area with detailed information, online availability, photographs, and pricing. We're sure you will find the perfect bed and breakfast or vacation rental when you visit Alaska's First City, Ketchikan, Alaska.
Ketchikan Bed & Breakfast & Vacation Rentals
Ketchikan is known for its sportfishing (five species of salmon and halibut), native culture, nature trails, and wildlife. We encourage you to visit the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau for activities and calendar of events in Ketchikan. Also visit Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce for more information about our area. (Remember to click your browser's “Back” button to return to our site.) You can also visit the Prince of Wales Chamber of Commerce to learn more about our neighbors on Prince of Wales Island.
Ketchikan is the “First City” in the Innside Passage. It is a two-hour flight on Alaska Airlines north of Seattle, Washington, or 30 hours north of Bellingham, Washington and six hours north of Prince Rupert, British Columbia by the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system. You can use Ketchikan as your hub to many outlying areas and communities including Misty Fjords National Monument, Prince of Wales Island, Hyder, Wrangell and Petersburg, Alaska.
Bed and Breakfast Hosts Our friendly hosts strive to provide comfortable accommodations to make you feel welcome. Breakfasts range from Continental to home-cooked meals. We also have suites and apartments with outfitted kitchens for a self-serve or “cook-your-own” breakfast with breakfast foods provided. Some of our vacation rentals may not provide breakfast. Be sure to check the individual property page for information regarding breakfast at each property.
Transportation is not included to your bed and breakfast or vacation rental, however, some hosts provide transfers. You will need to contact your host upon arrival in town to arrange transportation. Check-in is after 4 p.m. and check-out varies from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. If you need an earlier check-in or later check out, arrangements will need to be made with the host prior to your arrival.
Ketchikan and the airport are separated by water and transportation to the town is by the airport ferry which meets all flights. The Airport Shuttle transports on the ferry from the airport to the town side for $10 per adult passenger. Tongass Water Taxi also meets flights at the airport, weather dependent. You will see their personnel in the baggage claim area or you can call Rich at (907) 225-TAXI.
Taxi cabs are available on the town side at the airport ferry dock and at the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal. To homes outside the city, it is usually better to rent a car. If you would like to rent a car, we recommend Alaska Car Rental. They have offices in town and at the airport. They offer courtesy transfers. You can get a discount with Alaska Car Rental if you book online and use my code KRSWANDA or by calling toll free 800-662-0007.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Transit System operates three routes within the city limits and along Tongass Avenue as far South as Mile 4/Rotary Beach (GREEN LINE to RED LINE); and North to Mile 10/Totem Bight State Historical Park (BLUE LINE) Monday-Friday only. The fare is $1 (Adult) and $.50 (student 5 years and up) per person (exact change required in U.S. currency). No charge for immediate transfer to next bus. See the The Bus Route and The Bus Schedule online. Bus Schedule and Rate subject to change. You should check their web page for up-to-date information.
Deposit and Confirmations
Full payment is required on one and two night stays at the time the reservation is made. A minimum advance deposit of the first two nights paid in full or 50% of the total reservation is required on stays of three (3) nights or more. Upon receipt of your deposit, a confirmation will be sent by mail, fax or e-mail with your bed and breakfast or vacation rental information, map, directions, and travel insurance information. The balance due, if any, is payable to KRS 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival and can be paid by personal check, cashier's check, postal money order or a major credit card.
Cancellations and Refunds
We appreciate notification as early as possible if you need to cancel or change your reservation. All cancellations are subject to a processing fee of $25 plus tax. Cancellation penalties are as follows:
Stays 1-6 nights:
Cancellations made prior to 30 days before the scheduled arrival date are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled arrival date.
Stays 7 nights or more:
Cancellations made prior to 60 days before the scheduled arrival date are entitled to a full refund less a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 60 days of the scheduled arrival date.
Travel Guard covers your vacation investment. Coverage includes (but is not limited to) trip cancellation and interruption benefits, medical and medical evacuation benefits, and 24-hour travel assistance. The cost is 7% of your total reservation and will be included unless you choose to decline coverage. Select the Travel Guard link below for more information. Details will be sent with your confirmation.
RECEIVE ALASKA AIRLINE MILES when you use KETCHIKAN RESERVATION SERVICE to book your B&B or vacation rental at this participating property. Reservations will earn one mile for every two dollars you spend for lodging excluding tax.
To qualify, you will need an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Account. Miles will be posted directly to your account at the end of the month following your stay. You can check your account online at www.AlaskaAir.com.
Win a Smoked Salmon Fillet when you make your Reservations Here! YOU MAY WIN A SMOKED SALMON FILLET! You and your host are automatically entered in a drawing to EACH win a smoked salmon fillet. Every reservation you make through Ketchikan Reservation Service entitles you to one entry! Three names will be drawn on October 1st. (Due to postal restrictions, guests from some foreign countries are not eligible for the drawing.)