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 Pearsons
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
- 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
- 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,
- 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.
"Pearsons Pond epitomizes the affordable luxury that a bed and breakfast has
to offer....Pearsons Pond attracts as many business travelers as vacationers, and
guests can earn frequent flier mileage."
TravelAge Magazine 1/98
"Heres a mental game you can play; Imagine youre 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 Pearsons 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, youll
have to check in, but book far ahead, as the place is earning a deserved reputation.
Its located in the Mendenhall Valley, far from the downtown crowds, but a short walk to amazing nature trails."
"Pearsons 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
Frommers Alaska Guide (The Best B&Bs of Alaska) 1996
"...The attention to detail doesnt 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."
Fodors Guide to Americas Best Bed and Breakfasts, 1997
"Glimpses of theMendenhall Glacier can be seen through the trees surrounding this luxurious
B&B Inn [Pearsons Pond Luxury Inn] which will appeal to those who seek comfort
and privacy after a hectic days 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 Pearsons 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 rooms 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 oclock I was happily soaking my feet in a hot tub at
Pearsons 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 Alaskas Heights) 2/97
"In the valley, near the glacier, Pearsons Pond Luxury Inn is a romantic
retreat with spa and fireplace."
Porthole (Destination) May/June 1996
"Im partial to such B&Bs as ...Pearsons Pond which is
...romantic and remote and has partial views of the Mendenhall Glacier."
Cross Country Skier, (Juneau) Spring 1995
"In Juneau, Pearsons 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 its more like an inn. Its 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 Pearsons Pond has a
deck leading to the hot tubs, which offers views of the Tongass Rain Forest, the inns
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
Although the inn is open in winter, customer service manager Pearson also operates a
relocation service for the Juneau area. "Its one of our business avenues in the
The Alaska Journal of Commerce (Business Travel) 7/31/95
Pearsons Pond... The attention to detail doesnt 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.
Americas Best Bed and Breakfasts, Fodors, 1997
Hot Tubs in Alaska! Pearsons Pond Luxury Inn and Garden Spa offers a Healthy
Start Program that includes nature exploration, yoga and massages by the Mendenhall
Maiden Voyages, Spring 1997
Pearsons Pond Luxury Inn and Garden Spa is a featured inn. Guest recommended.
Americas Favorite B&Bs, Inns & Hotels, 1996/97
"Juneaus highly rated Eaglecrest ski area attracts a regular clientele ...
Pearsons 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
"Pearsons 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
"Pearsons 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, vcps, no a/c/ Cards: ae, cb, di, mc, vi"
AAA Tour Book (Western Canada and Alaska) 1997/98
Pearsons 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.