Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hotline Help Means Personal Service

The Anchorage Alaska Bed and Breakfast (AABBA) Hotline has been helping potential guests find high quality, inspected and approved B&B’s in the greater Anchorage area (including Chugiak, Eagle River, and Indian) for more than twenty years.

Sally, a recent visitor, stayed in Anchorage at Gardenside B&B when she first arrived in Alaska. After going to Denali National Park, she and her daughter stayed at Camai Bed and Breakfast since Gardenside did not have availability for her return. These accommodations were suggested by the AABBA Hotline volunteer.

Over breakfast at Camai, Sally commented, “I called the Hotline and got the association volunteer who was answering the phone. Mary (AABBA’s president and volunteer that week) knew the schedules and knew who would be a perfect fit for my needs.” Sally was delighted to get such personal help with planning where to stay in Anchorage.

The association members send their updated calendars of availability to the Hotline volunteer on duty.  The volunteer answers the phone from 8 in the morning until 9 at night (Alaska time).  S/he listens to your needs and then recommends up to three B&B’s which have the availability you desire.

The trained AABBA volunteer will ask you for your travel dates and the number of nights you wish to stay at the B&B.  You will also be asked the number of guests as well as how many are adults and how many are children. You will be asked how many beds you need. If you have special needs, inform the volunteer as s/he may be aware of the B&Bs that can accommodate them for you.

By staying with an association member, you know you will have a safe and enjoyable stay as all AABBA members have met the high standards of membership including onsite reviews based on more than 60 criteria. The volunteer is likely to have visited most other member bed and breakfasts personally, and has more than a printed description to consult when helping you!

The AABBA Hotline is easy and efficient to use.  Merely call 907-272-5909 to get help with finding just the right bed and breakfast for your Alaskan experience starting in Anchorage… with a local host who lives in Anchorage or environs and knows Anchorage and Alaska.

Caroline Valentine of Camai Bed and Breakfast is an Innkeeper and member of the  Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association


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