Travel: Northern Exposure: MOUNT JUNEAU INN, JUNEAU, ALASKA

MOUNT JUNEAU INN, JUNEAU, ALASKA

The black bears that wander into the backyard can be pretty exciting. But visitors to the eminently cozy Mount Juneau Inn in Juneau, Alaska, tend to save their best reviews for Leo, the bed-and-breakfast's low-key resident MacKenzie River husky. "He's the world's greatest dog," raves New Jerseyite Christine de Vries.

The seven-bedroom house, decorated with the work of indigenous Tlingit and Haida artists, is a warm home base from which to explore considerably icier surroundings. Homemade breakfasts include local delicacies like fireweed honey and salmonberry jam. The inconvenience of shared baths with most bedrooms fades with a scan of the...

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