Starting at $2020 (+taxes) for 2 guests

The Black Bear Inn brings all the comforts of home to your Alaskan vacation, including assistance in planning your stay courtesy of a true local connection. Your trip is sure to be smooth with Nicole’s personal recommendations.


The Black Bear Inn has all the charm of the classic bed & breakfast experience, complete with the detailed, personal care and hospitality provided by your local hosts Nicole and Jim Church. You will be staying in their beautiful Eagles Nest* vacation rental apartment, a private one-bedroom apartment with wrap-around ocean and mountain views, full kitchen, dining and living area, bath, its own laundry, and cupboards stocked with all the things needed for your continental breakfast each morning. This apartment and the Inn’s grounds are the ideal place to experience the serenity of Alaska after a day out on the water chasing the perfect catch. Here, you won’t have to worry about getting lost amongst a sea of guests sitting shoulder-to-shoulder at the same after-hours watering hole or wondering where you are going to go for dinner. Instead, you can head down to the Inn's summer kitchen and SPA building where you can sit at the edge of the ocean, relax, and enjoy one of our fabulously long sunsets while you cook your very own Alaskan catch for your family or friends.


The Baranof Fishing Excursions marina is located in downtown Ketchikan’s Thomas Basin, just 5 miles south of The Black Bear Inn. We provide one of the highest-rated fishing excursions in Alaska. We’ll pair you with an experienced fishing guide skilled at instructing you on the ins-and-outs of Southeast Alaskan angling while you explore the breathtaking seascape along our coastline. After years of fishing our waters, the crew at Baranof is adept at crafting a fishing experience that will enlighten you to the pure, visceral gratification of catching your own dinner. Explore the fishing excursions below and choose the one that is right for you:


Along with helping you book your lodging & fishing package, Nicole at Black Bear Inn will provide you one-of-a-kind assistance in planning your entire vacation. Whether it’s offering her recommendation for the best place to eat or assisting you with booking an additional excursion, she has years of experience and an amazing amount of deep personal connections in our community, and she can help connect you with the activities that will bring your Ketchikan trip all the benefits of a true local eye. The north end of the island also provides an off-the-beaten path immersive Ketchikan experience, featuring a network of hiking trails, fishing holes, miles of coastline to explore by kayak, zodiac, or sea cycle, and the stunningly beautiful totem poles and clan house at Totem Bight State Park.

To book your accommodations, please call Nicole at (907) 617-7567.

To book the fishing excursion that best meets your expectations for an excellent day out fishing, please call Bonnie at (907) 617-9579.

*If the Eagle’s Nest vacation rental apartment is already booked The Black Bear Inn has multiple options available for your stay, and Nicole can help you decide what’s right for you