B&B stays are unlike hotel stays: you are entering a home. Why stay at a local B&B in Anchorage? The ambience is quiet, conversational, & personable. Rules of etiquette are intended to support a quiet, relaxing, unique vacation experience. You have privacy, but also communal opportunities to meet local residents & to learn about life in the 49th state. Pitch in: keep the area tidy.
Enjoy the attention of Pepper, the house dog.. She loves to play catch & will teach you her rules.
Pepper loves visitors AND loves to escape. Watch that she does not run out when you come in. Lock both the outer and inner door and test the lock!
COMPUTERS & PHONES
House computer may be used for email, travel information, & classes. Avoid downloading files & do not open chain mail, even from family. Illegal material is not permitted (porn, gambling, scams). Secured wireless is available for use with your personal computer.
If using the house phone, limit conversations to the minimum required to complete business, maximum five minutes. Our house phone service is for local calls.
No smoking on the premises, indoor or outside, please. Tobacco use of any kind is unacceptable, including chew.
Inebriation will result in loss of your reservation & will be made public to other local B&Bs. We are an alcohol-free facility.
While you may not cook, the kitchen is open for refrigerating & heating food. A food preparation company (Alaska Dinner Factory) allow you to prepare or purchase prepared dishes for home heating & service.
The coffee pot is available each morning and the tea pot is always on. Enjoy!
Please consume food in the dining area, not in the guest rooms.
Breakfast is prepared for dining with us at an agreed to time or self-serve from by request. If you require earlier meals due to tours & appointments, let us know - we can prepare a plate in advance.
Safety is everyone’s business. Note that rooms are accessible by a half flight of stairs. Watch your step.
All firearms must be secured in double locked cases if in the house. Please notify the proprietor of any firearms.
Guests’ belongings are not protected or insured on the premises. Please ask about use of the safe.
Moose are no more safe than bears! Stay aware from them!
Hot tub use requires swim wear. Hot tub may not be used unattended/alone or by minor.
In Alaska, remove your footwear. Please do so when you enter Jarvi Homestay & any other home.
Think green: wait till you have a full load of clothes before doing laundry or dishes. We recycle, reuse, & reclaim. We participate in freecycleAnchorage & container recycling for paper, cardboard, & some plastics.
We are focusing on use of refillable water containers in place of bottled water - could you use a thermos or container?
Keys - if you will be be out late, you may need a key code for entry.
Parking is available off street. Please be certain others are not blocked by the way you park.
Please note that state & local licensing guides many of the etiquette rules...help us keep our status!
Hours Not Conducive to Early Breakfast? Ask about our program. If you want only coffee & tea at the B&B, we will set up for self-service access. Good for May and October visitors only!