The Lazy Raven is a roomy, comfortable, modern, 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Prime location, yet quiet and completely private. Short walk to anywhere in downtown Anchorage. Full kitchen. Big living and dining area. Fully equipped, high speed wifi, cable & off-street parking included. Breakfast package and wine included.
I am a full-service host focused on making sure my guests have a great stay. Please take a moment and read my reviews. Thank you for looking and for considering The Lazy Raven.
The Lazy Raven Guesthouse is a private and quiet 2 bedroom apartment located in downtown Anchorage. A short walk to all of downtown, yet sited in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood, surrounded by parks. Our guests have complete privacy - no one else lives in the building.
The apartment is a spacious 1,000 sq. ft, with large kitchen, dining and living area, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath (shower), washer and dryer. Fully equipped, very comfortable. Every detail has been thought of - blackout curtains, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, toiletries, toys and books for kids, Port-a-crib for little ones, etc.
Large flat-screen TV, cable, high speed wifi internet (fast!). Includes all linens, towels, silverware, plates, pots and pans, knife set, etc. Also includes basic toiletries, laundry detergent, and other everyday necessities. When you arrive, everything you need is here, including our complimentary Breakfast Package: Eggs, milk, juice, bread, cold and hot cereal, butter, coffee, assorted teas, hot chocolate, cookies, and more.
We have lived in Anchorage for decades and provide a personally-written guide to Anchorage that includes favorite restaurants of all types (including dozens within walking distance), best places to go, things to see and do. We also provide dozens of current Alaska travel books, guides, maps, brochures, and more. I am happy to help you plan your trip to Alaska, make itinerary recommendations, and answer any questions you have about visiting.
One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has one full and one twin. Living room has a queen sleeper sofa. Sleeps 7 total. Great for a family or couples traveling together.
Private off-street parking.
Kid friendly - there are many parks and playgrounds within a short walk. The Imaginarium (children's museum) is 4 blocks. We keep a large bin of toys in the apartment for young children, as well as children's books. We provide a Port-a-crib. We can point you toward all the best local kid activities and places to go (like the new trampoline park).
And every guest gets a bottle of red wine (We will substitute white wine or beer upon request).
Coded deadbolt lock with keys lets you arrive 24/7 at your convenience. And we offer early check-in and late checkout whenever possible.
We have bikes and gear to lend.
Our goal is to provide my guests a great place to stay and great personal service. We want you to have a wonderful, memorable trip. Please read our reviews, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Access is up the stairs shown in the picture, so it is not suitable for someone who is unable to climb stairs. We are happy to help carry your luggage.
We offer 24-hour check-in using a coded deadbolt lock.
I do not impose on my guests, so guest interaction is as much or as little as you like. We have taken past guests on bike rides and walks, and had them over for a backyard BBQ. We have picked up and dropped off guests from the airport, train station, RV and car rentals, etc. We are happy to give you tips and advice on your stay in Alaska, point you toward fun things to do, places to go, my favorite restaurants, etc. And we will tell where not to go and what not to waste your time and money on. We live 100 feet away, so we are always available if needed.
We want our guests to have a great stay. If there is anything we can do to make your stay better, just ask. Schedule permitting, we are happy to provide free pick-up and drop-off to the airport, train station, RV and car rental agencies, etc. If you'd like for us to shop for you beforehand or have anything in particular ready and waiting, just let us know. And we offer early check-in and late checkout at no additional charge when possible.
Check-in is 3 pm, check-out is 11 am. If you need a different check-in or check-out time, please let me know and I will let you know if I can accommodate you.
No smoking inside the apartment. If you smoke, please smoke outside away from the front door, and please pick up and discard your cigarette butts.
Personal marijuana use is legal in Alaska, and I am fine with that, but that too must be smoked outside.
If you fish please don't bring your fishing gear, or fish you caught inside (unless its already cleaned and vacuum-packed), and please do not clean fish inside. I am happy to store any smelly gear in my garage for you.
No candles or open flames.
No extra overnight guests without approval.
Off-street parking is provided for up to 2 cars, directly in front of the stairs leading up to The Lazy Raven, and delineated by a yellow line painted on the driveway. Please do not block the large white garage door.
I have the AirBnB "strict" cancellation policy. However, if you need to cancel or change your reservation months ahead of time I have no problem with that and will give a full refund (less whatever AirBnB keeps). I have never had any problem with any alteration or cancellation requested by any guest.
At checkout I request that you fill and run the dishwasher, leave keys on counter and lock the door behind you. If you have the time and inclination to start a load of laundry, that would be greatly appreciated by my housekeeper, Tammy.
I will be as social with you as you like. Some guests like to say hi, some guests might like to hang out or go for a bike ride, and some guests like to be completely left alone. I'm fine with any of those -- just let me know.
Pets by pre-approval only. No cats (I love cats, personally, but they just don't work in a vacation rental). If a pet is allowed there is nightly pet fee and the guest agrees to take full responsibility for any and all damage, harm or inconvenience caused by or attributable or associated with the pet. This includes reimbursing me for lost rental days.
Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions.