Why Inspected and Approved

Why Inspected & Approved -- Rest Assured ... and NO Surprises
with the Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska.

When searching for lodging accommodations for your Alaska vacation, you may be looking for charm. Or comfort. You probably expect something a bit different each time. But one thing you don't want when you check into a bed and breakfast is a rude surprise.

The Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska hopes to provide a surprise-free way to know your B&B stay will be a great one. This State Association requires every member inn to be checked and approved.

The inspections are conducted either by our Local B&B Associations or by a peer review system of inspection. They are thorough in scope, covering safety and security items as well as appearance, comfort, and cleanliness.

Jerry Scholand, President of BBAA reports, "Each member inn is required to provide either proof of membership in an approved local B&B Association or a self inspection peer review form on a revolving schedule of at least every 3 years to ensure compliance with our Association standards. In addition, each member agrees to abide by the Code of Conduct adopted by the BBAA. This, in turn, lets guests know that these inns will deliver a consistently clean & safe experience.”

When you’re planning your trip to Alaska, you need only search our member inn listings to find quality travel accommodations. The 2006 BBAA State Site lists over 160 inspected and approved inns. They come in all shapes and sizes (one room to twenty), in all parts of the state. They're all wonderfully different except for one very important thing: the quality of your stay.

Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska Policy

It is the policy of the BBAA Standards & Ethics Committee to investigate all complaints received regarding member B&B’s and to allow the member B&B a chance to correct any valid deficiency regarding the Standards and Ethics under which they have agreed to operate. It is the policy of the BBAA not to intervene in any matter regarding monetary disputes or discussions. Monetary concerns are between the individual business owner, the client and/or the financial institution. The complaint must be against a BBAA member and must pertain to health & safety or ethical violations. The BBAA will only accept complaints against non-member B&B’s as a courtesy and will forward the information to the governing agency deemed by the BBAA to be the appropriate agency. No further action will be taken regarding non-member B&B’s. The BBAA will, by request only, notify the complainant of the resolution of the complaint.

Disclaimer: The Properties listed on this Web site have agreed to abide by Standards & Ethics promoted by the BBAA and/or specific local Industry Associations. These properties have passed a peer review and/or provided the BBAA with a self test checklist regarding Standards & Ethics and have agreed to abide by all regulations contained therein. Should a problem arise with a member property regarding these Standards, the BBAA requests that a timely complaint be lodged with the BBAA utilizing the e-mail address president@alaskabba.com. Procedures will be followed to bring resolution to these concerns. A valid Email address must be included if requesting a follow up response from the BBAA. Please allow 60-90 days for a resolution response. The BBAA will not intervene in monetary disputes of any kind. The home pages, listings, pictures, and descriptions contained on this site are paid advertisements provided by individual innkeepers, and associate members. BBAA makes no representations whatsoever about other web sites that you may access through the links on its web site. The content on these other web sites is developed and maintained independently from BBAA and the BBAA has no control over the content on that web site. In addition, a link to a site other than BBAA does not mean BBAA endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, use, or products, information and services made available through any such web site. BBAA expressly disclaims responsibility for the accuracy of information originating from the various inns, their websites, and their publications and any problems you may experience resulting from the use of such information or your use of the inns' accommodations. The information on BBAA is provided “as is” without any warranties, express or implied. BBAA cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of the information available through its web site or the inns, which advertise on BBAA. Neither BBAA, nor any of its affiliates, agents or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury caused in whole or part by its negligence or contingencies beyond its control in procuring, compiling, interpreting, reporting or delivering the information through the web site. In no event will BBAA, their affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages, for the use of this web site, the use of any hyperlinked website, any decision made as a result of such usage, or any action taken by you in reliance on such information, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data or otherwise.