House Etiquette for B&B Enjoyment

Sunset Snow Days at JarviHomestay
  • 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.

  • PETS
  • Lucas
    • Enjoy the attention of Lucas. He loves to play catch & will teach you his rules.
    • Lucas, the house dog, loves to escape. Watch that he does not run out when you come in.
  • 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.
  • FOOD, ETC.
    • 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 self-serve from 8 - 10 AM. If you require earlier meals due to tours & appointments, let us know - we can prepare a plate in advance for self-serve.
  • SAFETY
    • 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!
  • MORE
    • 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.
  • BnB Green Certified
    • 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!