Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge
Hope, Alaska
email: phone: (907) 782-3141

What People Say About Us

No place in Alaska
has a better host and hostess
than Kent and Melanie!

Thank you

Newman and Lynn Esmond

Kent and Melanie Bowman
Hope, Alaska

Read Melanie's poem Come to Alaska

“Beautiful setting, Great food”
"This is a gem in a small, out-of-the-way place, one well worth making a side trip to stay. Hope and Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge are in a beautiful setting."

“Spectacular time at Bowman's Bear Creek Cabins”
"We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience at Bowman's Bear Creek cabins. Kent & Melanie were so welcoming."

Gerry and I could not possibly have had a better time with you two-

- the wonderful music, the incredible food, and just the two of you!! That we already knew you, and know what genuine people you truly are added greatly to the experience.

"The Bear Creek Lodge is simply the finest "get-away" experience we have had in Alaska in our thirty-plus years of living here. The reasons are simple to express: cozy and comfortable accommodations; exquisite, gourmet food (at very reasonable prices!); Kent and Melanie themselves - these are the warmest, yet most capable host and hostess we know, bar none."

We mean it sincerely when we say, "Why have we waited so long to do this?!" Look for us again soon.

Chuck and Gerry Young

We had a wonderful dinner with you last May-

And we talk about it often. We spent a week driving over 1000 miles while based in Anchorage and our highlight was dinner at your place, you made it feel like it was our place, thank you. We plan on returning, someday. Do you have a webcam or are you planning on installing one? We live down in L.A. and would love to be able to check out the weather in Hope.

Greg Coats
Los Angeles, California

This is our first trip to Alaska-

Kent and Melanie have certainly made it impressive- Their hospitality is wonderful. It's going to be difficult to compete with for the rest of our trip.

What a wonderful way to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary-
The best to Kent, Melanie and Christian.

Miles and Sue Biery
Lafayette, Indiana

Kudos to both of you for your hospitality ! -

You made our first visit an adventure. We all had a wonderful time.

The Hadaways
Jackson, Georgia

P.S. Our homes are open to ya'll when you want to make a trip to our part of this "Great Country" we live in.

We've traveled from Anchorage, AK (my mom and I)-

With our Texan friend to float the Kenai. Thanks for all the wonderful hospitality- A relaxing, cozy cabin, beautiful scenery (as always) and delicious breakfast!

Hope to see you again!

Abby, Jane and Lauren
Anchorage, Alaska

Our first trip to Alaska-

And your hospitality was tremendous, the scenery was absolutely gorgeous. Great food, wonderful nightly campfires- with roasting marshmallows to boot. It was absolutely the most quaint and unique! We'll be back...

Thanks for all.

The Fredheim Family
Merritt Island, Flordia

Kent and Mel-

Sure wish we had a little more time to spend here but we must continue our adventure. Sure has been a breath of fresh air to meet folks that really do care about others' happiness and well-being.

Thanks for the hospitality, I will be back and hope to spend a little )a lot) more time here at the lodge, but there are so many fish and so little time. God Bless.

Steve Stewart, Kevin Williams and Robert Funderbrook
Grand Junction, Colorado

Your smiling hospitality ! -

Campfires and service seem like staying with friends rather than a lodge. Thank you.

Steve, Peggy, Ty and Logan Aden
Fort Collins, Colorado

Our 4 day stay was the highlight-

Of our Alaska vacation! Your hospitality was so warm and welcoming with all of your suggestions of things to do and see (and we did them all!)

The highlight for us was your surprise birthday cake for our son Scott's 18th birthday! That, along with a glass of wine made our day after fishing and bear viewing!

We've learned a thing or two about canoes as well- a slight tumble in the lake taught us that you were serious about how sensitive they are (and we caught it all on video!)

We will definitely be back to your beautiful state. Thanks so much!

Mark, Sue,Todd and Scott Stagis

Our first trip to Alaska-

And it's been a great trip. Always wanted to fish in Alaska and see all the other great things to see. We'll be back- great place to stay.

Jesse and Jean Hartley
Merietta, Georgia

This was the best trip we ever had-

The scenery was great. Had a great trip to Homer, fishing there was unreal. Trip to Seward and Exit Glacier were unbelievable. Fishing the Russian River was the best, and hiking the trail to the falls is something one should not miss.

Thanks for the great hospitality!

Barbie and J. R.
St Louis , Missouri

Had a great time-

Great accomodations, great fishing.

The Jersey Boys
Lodi, Garfield, Clinton and Emerson

WOW! Our first trip to Alaska-

And staying here was like coming to see old friends. Thanks ever so much for all the help planning our trips yet keeping us relaxed. The scenery; oh, the view was spectacular! But the best part was the cozy hospitality and warmness of company and fellowship.

Melanie, you are a wonderful cook! Kent, thanks for the humor and entertainment on the guitar. I'm getting wordy here. Love you guys! God bless.

Steve and Jean Reed
Carthage, Texas

Well, Melanie and Kent-

You have truly made and set the standard for lodges in Alaska. Your hospitality and warm, personal attitude is felt by all who stay. It makes a difference. Thank you! (So much we chose to stay 2 more nights than first anticipated!)

The campfire was great too! We will see you again, next trip.

Sheri and Jeff
Atlanta, Georgis

Had a great trip to Alaska!-

The weather has been record- breaking, beautiful sunshine. The lodge has been a very comfortable and fun place for the family of five. The three boys loved the fire every night and we met some great people there. Great way to end the day and share our stories of the day.

Kent and Melanie have been wonderful hosts! Thanks for wonderful meals, great sightseeing trips and friendly service. We'll be spreading the word of your great place.

The Geth Family
Houston, Texas

Our two boys are avid fishermen-

And we've been wanting to bring them to Alaska for two years- we finally did it for their high school graduation present. We are having an excellent time.

Kent and Melanie have been more than wonderful since our first call the night we found them on the internet. They bend over backwards to make sure you have anything you want. We definitely hope to come back with friends in the future.

The Crockett Family
Escondido, California

Thanks for a wonderful vacation-

Sunsets are awesome. Your hospitality will be remembered as we plan to return.

John and Annette Kapper
Miami, Flordia

Come To Alaska
For all the beauty
You think you've seen
There is no beauty
as pristine as Alaska

Tourquise rivers and
Bright blue skies
Come to Alaska and
Believe your eyes

God has made this land to share
For all his children
Who truly care
Come to Alaska

Take part in nature
Like nowhere else
Where we care for each other
and not just for ourselves

With rainbows so close
you'll think that it's odd
There's ever a doubt about
The works of God

Melanie Bowman

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