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Frommer's Alaska, Fodor's Guide Rate Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa

A "Best B&B of Alaska & America"

Alaska bed and breakfasts begin with Pearson's Pond. A luxury B&B, giving you a friendly atmosphere and an excellent standard of service. MSN, Frommer's, Fodor's and many other publications have given this luxury inn superior ratings. A vacation destination right at the top in both Juneau & Alaska.


Excerpts from a few media mentions of Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn
and Adventure Spa

  • AAA Four Diamond Property Award recipient 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Awarded Best In State for Hospitality and Weddings 2014
  • Featured on AAA Arizona Highroads and The Travel Channel 2012
  • Featured in 2 segments of CBS' "Eye on the Bay" in 2009
  • Top 5 Most Romantic Hotel Destinations in the World by MSN.com & WomenCentral.com
  • 1000 Place to See in U.S. and Canada Before you Die, 2007
  • A Best 100 U.S. Weddings Destinations Globe Pequot Press 2006
  • Most Perfect Stay, Arrington's Inn Traveler 2005
  • A Best B&B of Alaska, Arrington's Inn Traveler 2004
  • Best Rooms of the Year in North American, North American Inns 2005
  • A Best B&B of Alaska and America, Frommer's Alaska  and Fodor's Choice Travel Guide 2006
  • Weddings Featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN , Voice of America and AP, 2005
  • Glacier Weddings featured on The Learning Channel,  A Wedding Story, Extreme Weddings (see it 2/14/07)
  • Featured Inn, wedding and honeymoon destination in Premiere Bride 2006
  • Featured Inn, wedding and honeymoon destination &  Glacier Wedding package in Lovetripper.com ,  2006
  • Featured property TravelAgent Magazine, 2006
  • Featured Inn &  adventure honeymoon destination on Outdoor Channel TV, 2005
  • Featured Inn and Weddings on Voice of America Int'l Network, 2005
  • Featured Inn and Adventure Spa on the Discovery Channel's Fine Living Network, 2003
  • Featured Inn on KING TV's Travel feature "Backroads", 2004
  • Featured prize on the "Price Is Right," 2000-2005 and on "Let's Make a Deal," 2013
  • Featured inn/destination, Atlantic Monthly
  • This unique high quality B&B Inn & Adventure Spa Resort has also been featured in Pacific Northwest, Cross Country Skier, America's Favorite Inns, B&B's, & Small Hotels, Select Registry, Atlantic Monthly, Maiden Journeys, Spa Retreats, Healing Retreats, Juneau Empire, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Business Journal, Cooking Light, Off the Beaten Track, and many others. Read all about it here!
  • Member and active participant in most professional business, travel, hospitality & spa organizations in Alaska and North America (example: Professional Assoc. for Innkeepers International, Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska, Alaska Tourism Industry Association, In'tl Spa Professionals Association. Rotary International, Chamber of Commerce, Juneau Convention and Visitors Association (board) and more.

"Guests at this luxurious private retreat can enjoy an amazing view of Tongass Rain Forest and the top of Mt. McGinnis from an outdoor hot tubthe great blue Mendenhall Glacier. Build on a small lake, the large home has a three-tier deck with two hot tubs and a barbecue grill. The rooms are private and set up for business travelers or families. Efficiency kitchens are stocked with breakfast essentials. Activities include yoga on the deck, hiking or x-c skiing, or relaxing in the hot tub with wine and cheese. you can also bob around the lake in the rowboat, paddleboat and kayaks. Computers and data ports are available. In-room data ports, kitchenettes, massage, fishing, bicycles, laundry service. 

Fodor's Alaska

"Pearson’s Pond epitomizes the affordable luxury that a bed and breakfast has to offer....Pearson’s Pond attracts as many business travelers as vacationers, and guests can earn frequent flier mileage."

TravelAge Magazine 1/98

"Here’s a mental game you can play; Imagine you’re a slightly obsessed bed and breakfast host and you decide to give your guests every amenity you can possibly think of. Now go to Diane Pearson’s house and count how many you missed. What about wi-fi and cable connectivity? Did you think of a private duck pond with a dock, a rowboat, and a fountain? How about a Jacuzzi, car rental and business center, free coffee, and breakfast? To finish the game, you’ll have to check in, but book far ahead, as the place is earning a deserved reputation. It’s located in the Mendenhall Valley, far from the downtown crowds, but a short walk to amazing nature trails."

"Pearson’s Pond Bed and Breakfast, Juneau: Diane Pearson takes the prize for the most obsessive attention to detail at any bed and breakfast in Alaska. Not only are the bathrooms stocked with condoms, but the private pond, with a fountain spraying...."

Frommer’s Alaska Guide (The Best B&Bs of Alaska) 1996

"...The attention to detail doesn’t stop when you step outside. There are bikes, rowboats, & beautiful garden paths to enjoy, as well as a barbecue & hot tubs. In winter, you can go x-c skiing and ice skating."

Fodor’s Guide to America’s Best Bed and Breakfasts, 1997

"Glimpses of theMendenhall Glacier can be seen through the trees surrounding this luxurious B&B Inn [Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn] which will appeal to those who seek comfort and privacy after a hectic day’s sightseeing! The suites have a bedroom with lounge area, a kitchen, complete with breakfast in the fridge, a bathroom, a private entrance, and access to the outdoor hot tubs. Book early!"

North American Highways (Canada & Alaska) 1996

"Soak in the hot tub at Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and see the glacier gleaming beyond towering stands of Sitka spruce. Less than 200 years ago, the glacier covered this very spot with ice thousands of feet thick, carving out the pond which gives the inn its name.

Here, just five minutes from Mendenhall Glacier, is an exceptional haven at the edge of the Alaskan wilderness. Homemade bread and huckleberry jam often welcome guests along with fresh flowers, Alaskan Amber beer and fully stocked kitchenette. Have breakfast on the guest room’s private deck or grill your salmon catch on a common deck next to the whirlpool...

Paddle among the lily pads on the pond or hike to the glacier where ice caves lure the foolish and the daring. Kayakers and anglers head for the Mendenhall River, while mountain bikes beckon off-road explorations on trails lacing the forest.

Maryann or Rachael, who know everybody and operate a travel consultancy from their home, can arrange an glacier flightseeing tour aboard fixed -wind float planes or helicopter. Although helicopters are more expensive than floatplane trips, they often land on a glacier so passengers can walk around, look deep into blue crevasses, and have a sip of 1,000 year old glacier water."

"A luxury suite with a stocked kitchenette ...This is the place where you can watch the glacier as you sit in the hot tub."

The News Herald (Travel) 6/16/95

"By seven o’clock I was happily soaking my feet in a hot tub at Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn, a snug bed-and-breakfast about a mile from the Mount McGinnis trail head and not much farther from Thunder Mountain."

Atlantic Monthly (Scaling Alaska’s Heights) 2/97

"In the valley, near the glacier, Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn is a romantic retreat with spa and fireplace."

Porthole (Destination) May/June 1996

"I’m partial to such B&Bs as ...Pearson’s Pond which is ...romantic and remote and has partial views of the Mendenhall Glacier."

Cross Country Skier, (Juneau) Spring 1995

"In Juneau, Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn is a refuge for business travelers, honeymooners, and relocating employees. "It started as a bed and breakfast five years ago, and now it’s more like an inn. It’s more private than a bed and breakfast. All the rooms are beautiful with private entrances and wi-fi.

The inn is located 12 miles from downtown Juneau and five minutes from the airport. The rooms also have DVD players...Each room at Pearson’s Pond has a deck leading to the hot tubs, which offers views of the Tongass Rain Forest, the inn’s pond and its garden fountains. The owners have completed a dock this summer on the pond and the city of Juneau has finished work on an equestrian and ski trails, which run near the property.

Although the inn is open in winter, customer service manager Pearson also operates a relocation service for the Juneau area. "It’s one of our business avenues in the winter."

The Alaska Journal of Commerce (Business Travel) 7/31/95

Pearson’s Pond... The attention to detail doesn’t stop when you step outside. There are bikes, rowboats, and beautiful garden paths to enjoy, as well as a barbeque and [two] hot tubs. In the winter, you can go cross-country skiing and ice skating.

America’s Best Bed and Breakfasts, Fodors, 1997

Hot Tubs in Alaska! Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Garden Spa offers a Healthy Start Program that includes nature exploration, yoga and massages by the Mendenhall Glacier.

Maiden Voyages, Spring 1997

Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Garden Spa is a featured inn. Guest recommended.

America’s Favorite B&Bs, Inns & Hotels, 1996/97

"Juneau’s highly rated Eaglecrest ski area attracts a regular clientele ... Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn offers packages that provide accommodations, breakfasts, four-wheel drive vehicles and Eaglecrest lift tickets."

Alaska Business Monthly (Alaska Winter Tourism) 2/97

"Pearson’s pond Luxury Inn offers ski packages with Eaglecrest. The rate per couple includes accommodations, lift tickets, and vehicle."

Travel Agent (Alaska Travel) 12/9/96

"Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn. At the inn, built in 1986, you can view glaciers, chance your luck at gold-panning streams, or simply soak in a hot tub surrounded by a lush forest. You can also go river rafting or angling for world-class halibut and salmon. Mendenhall Glacier is within walking distance."

Good Housekeeping (Weekend Getaways) 11/94

"[This is a] modern home in a forested setting overlooking a pond with beautiful gardens . In vicinity of Mendenhall Glacier. Continental breakfast or flexible self-service. Rooms offer a superb amenity package & private patio in quiet surroundings. 2 room suite avail; 3 stories, no elevator,; interior corridors; smoke-free premises. Whirlpool, boat dock; bbq facility, media library including Cds, tapes, movies and books. Services: guest laundry. Fee: massage. Recreation: boating, fishing, cross country skiing, ice skating, bicycles. All rooms: coffee makers, kitchens, microwaves, free movies, shower baths, vcp’s, no a/c/ Cards: ae, cb, di, mc, vi"

AAA Tour Book (Western Canada and Alaska) 1997/98

Pearson’s Pond is included in over 40 other guidebooks & media displays, including CNN's North to Alaska, Sunset, Oregonian, Off the Beaten Track, Romantic Getaways, Juneau Empire, Southeaster Magazine and others...plus B&B Guides for: Non-Smokers, Environmental Sensitivity, Business Travelers, Women, Lifestyle, Seniors. There's not enough room to list them all. 


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Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa
Hosts - Maryann and Rachael Ray, Rick Nelson
4541 Sawa Circle, Juneau, AK
Phone: 888-658-6328 - 907-789-3772