Miller's Landing, 13880 Beach Dr, Seward

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    13880 Beach Dr,
    Seward, AK, United States

    Millers Landing is an unincorporated community in Colusa County, California, on the Sacramento River. It lies at an elevation of 36 feet.

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    Very disappointed. We booked our trip, but when we arrived, they asked for almost double payment than had been arranged (I had wanted to purchase a Groupon, but the person I talked to when booking said to buy it through them - that it would be cheaper.) The staff didn't know what to do, so they pushed us to the side and told us to pay up or get out. Very unprofessional/inexperienced staff, and a huge let-down on our trip. If we make it back to Seward at some point, we will not be using Miller's Landing.

    2013-09-26 1
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    My husband and I have been to Alaska twice & rented an RV both times so we could explore & fish. The first time we stayed at the waterfront "Park" (really a parking lot...literally) in Seward. It's on the waterfront & has good showers & bathrooms, but no privacy and very crowded. One day out driving we discovered Miller's Landing and were VERY sorry we didn't stay there because it was remote and very laid back. The facility is at the end of a gravel road about 4 miles out of town and it is a little aged and well-worn... just what you'd expect in a cozy beachy village... not a dump, just a little weather-beaten and well-used. The next time we came to Alaska we made a point of staying there and LOVED it. The RV was too big for any of the spots in the woods and we were initially disappointed, but they have a number of spaces in a gravel area right on the water and we were able to get a place there. Other RVs were parked right next to us, but it was quiet and still felt fairly private. The view was absolutely stunning. We had electric and water hook-ups so no problem there at all. Our biggest challenge was getting level (but we're novices with RVs so it might have been us... although it is sloped a little). What I LOVED was that there is a "clubhouse" facility... well, really it's where you check in, rent boats, sign up for charters, etc., plus a tiny market for necessities. They have free wifi there and free coffee (with a container for donations) and when the weather is good, there is a covered porch with rocking chairs and hummingbird feeders where you can sit and stare at the gorgeous scenery across the bay, see occasional sea otters frolic, butterflies flitting by, while you sit and sip coffee and send email to all your unfortunate friends who aren't with you. I woke up early every day and spent a couple of hours there every day until my husband and mother-in-law woke up. It was heaven! They also do kayak rentals and fishing charters and I loved being there when the fishermen returned and hung their catch... it was just so perfectly ALASKAN! The tent camping has a distinctly "hippies in paradise" feel and you hear live music and laughter coming from the woods in the evening (not obnoxiously loud... it just adds to the ambiance). I thought the showers and bathrooms were fine and was surprised to see the negative comments from someone else. In short, if you want a casual and uniquely "Alaskan" experience, I would definitely recommend Miller's Landing. If you want something more glitzy and upscale, let me suggest the RV park attached to the Princess Lodge on the Kenai. If you want a place convenient to getting around in town (Seward), then stay in the waterfront parking lot in town which is nice and has good views and no real personality, but is heavy on convenience. We LOVE Miller's Landing and will absolutely go back.

    2013-01-20 5
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    A tip from a friend led us to this place for a boat rental for a half day of trolling for silver salmon on the surreal bay. They allow for do-it-yourself unguided trips which our group of 4 loved. We rented a 14' skiff with a 18 HP motor for a 4 hour trip for around a $100 bucks. As amatuer adventurers :) our knowledge of the sea was limited but we still managed to pull out 18 beautiful coho salmon in 4 hours of fishing. Very accomodating and friendly staff. Will we be back? Absolutely. Not a better value in all of Alaska in our opinion. Upon returning from fishing, the staff allowed for us to hang our catch, helped us take pictures, and had a awesome fish cleaning facility.

    2012-05-24 5
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    My daughter and I went here last summer as novice kayakers. Our guide, Matt, was friendly and knowledgable. The charter boat captain was a hoot. He even stopped to let us film a Sea Otter. The staff were all very friendly. The business is family run and they took a lot of pride in their work. If you want a uniquely Alaskan experience, Miller's Landing should be your first stop.

    2012-03-03 5
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    Arrived August 7, 2010 - Facility is rather junky. Camping is really tight, on top of your neighbor. Updates to bathrooms & showers. They charge you $26 for a tent site and then charge you $3 for an 8-min shower. People behind counter are friendly but at the same time slightly condescending. We booked Kayaking trip (full day). Gear wasn't good quality -- dry bags, kayaking waist gaiters leaked and were covered with mold, and the life vests were wet and moldy. Waist gaiters were make of fabric, not really water proof and covered in mold. We got drenched within minutes when the waves crashed over the boat, onto the gaiters leading to water going into the boat. Guides were friendly but new and not knowledgeable about the area. Whole trip was rushed and didn't get to enjoy the trip. Have had better sea kayaking experiences in other areas of Alaska. Save your money and time. As an Alaskan Resident I would not return here.

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