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Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Gary is really nice!! He helped us in everything we needed, and we came from ver far away... Spain!! The campground and the environment are really beautiful and relaxing. Clean, with all services, it´s just what you need on your vacation. Without a doubt, a place to go.

Thank dbjl83
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

We are all just one big family on this planet we call earth. With that in mind, Spain is not that far away. I am glad you found your stay beautiful, relaxing and clean. Please come again and thank you for the complements!

Herrin, Illinois
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We spent the night at Renfros last summer. I have only recently been starting to leave reviews on trip advisor so it says august 2016 but it was actually August 2015. My husband, son and two daughters travelled here from Wasilla for a vacation with our fifth wheel rv When we arrived at renfros we were greeted by Gary, who...

Thank richsgirl0210
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Unforgettable memories is what it is about! To share this beauty we call Alaska and our little piece of it with family is even more special. It is always great to hear our guests describe how they were impressed by the Retreat and surrounding beauty. I am thankful you will cherish your scene of unparalled beauty and majesty. Please stop...

Provo, Utah
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed in September and was in cabin 5. What a peaceful time to be there. We had the lake to ourselves! The cabin was very clean and well taken care of. The bed is up a spiral staircase. The cabin has a microwave, stove, cookware and fridge. There was a coffee machine and coffee also. Love that when you...

Thank 17lize
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

The end of the season - yes very peaceful with less commotion where you can just watch the eagles soar over the lake off your front porch. It sounds as if you partook in quite a few of the amenities including with the Retreat. I am glad you found them to your liking. I appreciate the feedback on the WiFi...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place was so perfect after a day of exploring Seward and to come back to our cottage and enjoy that wonderful views of the lakeland make a fire, have a nice glass of wine. We stayed in Cottage 4 and previous renters are playing a riddle game and hiding two 1 dollar bills. It was really fun playing and...

Thank Kegtessoptheokoala
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the complements - it is what we do - take care of our guests by being helpful. Traveling can be exhausting and weary so why not help each other out? Cabin #4 has had that game going for about four years now and it is always interesting to read the journal to see the clues and investigate...

Casper, Wyoming
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Family of five stayed six nights at Renfros in our trailer. Small RV park but it was perfect. It is conveniently located on the Kenai Peninsula. Beautiful location on the lake. Kayaks, and life jackets available. Gary was very friendly and helpful. Bathroom, shower and laundry facilities were always clean.

Thank Ada2133
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Retreat! I appreciate your candor and description of what you experienced. It is always beneficial for the r.v. park as we do not get as many reviews as we do on the cabins. Thanks again!

Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed 2 nights with our RV's. The parking lot is a basic one, but clean and tidy. Hot showers and a small playground for the kids. The only thing that makes this site 3 stars instead of 4 stars is that the parking lot is not balanced and it took us longer than usual to park the RV correctly.

Thank Shahar O
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the r.v. park. I am sorry we were not able to meet your expectations on a level r.v. site. Most rented r.v.'s will come with some type of leveling system whether that is automatic or with wooden blocks. I have additional wood if these did not come with your rig. These are used to...

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Renfro's was amazing and Gary was great. The cabins are perfect for a couple or a small family. The lakefront cabins were comfortable, quiet, well stocked (thanks for the Fog Cutter coffee Gary!) and the location is perfect for exploring the area, around 25 minutes to Seward. Restaurants are scarce so having a kitchen was really convenient. Best place we...

Thank CaribDivers
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

By Fog Cutter I assume you are referring to Fog Lifter from The San Francisco Coffee Company? I have had many complements on that coffee so I believe we will keep it. Not only is it great coffee in regards to taste but also very environmentally friendly in the way it is produced and packaged. I enjoy the compostable packaging...

Reviewed 27 August 2016

There was so much to love about our stay at Renfro's. The cabin was modern in a 'cabin style' way. The view of the lake was amazing. The place was spotless from top to bottom. We used the kayaks one morning and were so glad we did. We didn't see any sunshine over our couple of days stay, but we...

Thank Joyce L
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Being inspired is a great goal! Did you find something yet? Cabins, Lakes, Views, amenities - just puts you in a better frame of mind on a daily basis. I appreciate you sharing your comments in regards to the views, cleanliness, kayaks, and weather. If I could only control that last one we would have sunshine during the day with...

Reviewed 18 August 2016

My husband and I spent two nights in one of the lake-side cabins at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat in August 2016 and could not have loved them more! This was truly one of the best parts of our trip. Our cabin was tucked away and practically touching Kenai Lake. My parents stayed in the adjacent lake-side cabin which provided the ability...

1Thank Joy B
Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

Wow- what a detailed review of The Retreat! Thank you for spending some quality time in writing it! I am glad we were able to make this the best part of your trip - great memories with family. I see that my name got changed to Greg, but that is o.k., I will go by any name. You wrote about...

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Its a beautiful place located 30 minutes' drive from Seward. Our group of 13 booked all the lake fronting chalets. There was no Wifi and television set in the cabins and this is very refreshing as it encouraged us to spend more time are the lake side either by having barbecue or boating with the kids and spending more time...

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Gary G, Owner at Renfro's Lakeside Retreat, responded to this review

I am glad it was one of the highlights of your stay in Alaska. Your group was able to take advantage of our amenities and enjoy your group time. We were glad to be a part of it. I hope you are able to return some day!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of the Kenai Mountains, Renfro's Lakeside Retreat is located on emerald green Kenai Lake. Renfro's offers 8 cabins, five of which are located on the lake and the other three are located within 100 yards of the lake in the spruce trees. In addition to the cabins, we offer 10 R.V. Sites with both full and partial hook-ups. Renfro's offers spectacular views of huge snow capped mountains and a 30-mile long lake. This pristine retreat has the feel of true wilderness and yet is located 20 miles from Seward. This means you are situated within driving distance of the things people want to see or experience while in Alaska. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Renfro's Lakeside Retreat

Address: 27177 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Price Range: $41 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Renfro's Lakeside Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Cabin on the lake”
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“Upgrade to the Lake-Side Cabins, you won't regret it!”
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“Views, Cabin, privacy, feels like your own cabin, great service and hospitality.”
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