There’s a reason why the Alaska Garden Bed and Breakfast gets so many repeat customers. With comfortable, quiet rooms; gorgeous mountain views; delicious breakfasts; and beautiful flower gardens, there’s a lot to love.
For those from out of state, staying at the Garden Bed and Breakfast is an opportunity to see a side of Alaska you won’t see from a tour bus or cruise ship.
The bed and breakfast is part of an 80-acre farm, where hosts Bonnie and Rick Stillie have lived and worked for more than 20 years. These days they grow potatoes, carrots, lettuce and other vegetables inside a 10-foot-high garden fence to keep out the moose. They also keep three greenhouses full of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. The extensive flower garden and pond between the big house and the cabins, one of the largest private flower gardens in Interior Alaska, is the result of countless hours of planning, planting, weeding and rock-hauling.
If you’re lucky enough to stay at the Garden Bed and Breakfast during the summer, you will most likely get fresh garden vegetables as part of your breakfast, along with such specialties as Bonnie’s wild blueberry waffles, made with berries picked on nearby mountains; eggs scrambled with sausage and cheese; pecan pancakes; or toast with homemade jam. If you have dietary restrictions, just let us know.
Rick and Bonnie are more than happy to share their knowledge of the area with guests, unless you ask them to reveal the locations of their top-secret blueberry patch and gold-panning stream.