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Kodiak has more than 30 B&Bs. Beyond the roads, some of Alaska's best wilderness lodges are on Kodiak Island in remote areas and near Native villages. The visitor center posts links to many B&Bs and lodges on its website at www.kodiak.org, or you can call Kodiak Lodging and Reservations (tel. 907/539-5346) for information about a variety of short-term and long-term options.

Recently opened is the Kodiak Island Hostel and Laundry (www.kodiakislandhostel.com; tel. 907/486-0373). Proprietor Rhonda Maker offers sparkling clean rooms with a variety of bed configurations for $30 and up per night.

A Smiling Bear Bed & Breakfast, near Fort Abercrombie (www.asmilingbear.com; tel. 907/481-6390), has suites with Jacuzzis and serves gourmet breakfasts for $150 to $175 double in the high season. The couple that offers the Galley Gourmet dinner cruise also operates the well-appointed Cliff House Bed and Breakfast, with four rooms from $125 to $150 double. It's on a quiet street with ocean views within walking distance of downtown.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.