Couples may want to spend the extra money to stay at one of more than 40 Juneau  B&Bs. Accommodations run the gamut from old miner’s cabins to gorgeous hillside homes. Pick up the Juneau Visitors Guide brochure at the visitors center  for a listing of local places, or check the rack for flyers from many B&Bs. Two good Web resources for Juneau B&Bs are the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.traveljuneau.com ) and the B&B Association of Alaska INNside Passage Chapter (www.accommodations-alaska.com ).
Best known for its bagels and other baked goods, Silverbow Inn (120 2nd St., 907/586-4146 or 800/586-4146, www.silverbowinn.com , $134–199 d) also has 11 bright guest rooms, each with a private bath, a phone, a TV, and Wi-Fi. The least-expensive rooms are small, but one spacious newer unit has a jetted tub. There’s a rooftop deck with a hot tub, a sauna, and views of the harbor. Guests are served a tasty breakfast each morning, along with evening cheese and wine. There is a two-night minimum stay in midsummer.
Built in 1906 and beautifully restored to its foursquare glory, Alaska’s Capital Inn (113 W. 5th St., 907/586-6507 or 888/588-6507, www.alaskacapitalinn.com , $259–339 d) offers sumptuous heart-of-Juneau lodging with commanding views of the city. Four guest rooms are filled with period antiques—including an 1879 pump organ and maplewood floors from a 1920s YMCA—and the entire top level has been transformed into a very private suite with a gas fireplace, a jetted tub, and a king-size sleigh bed. Two smaller garden-side rooms have private entrances, and most rooms also feature claw-foot tubs. Amenities include a flower-filled yard with a gazebo-enclosed hot tub, Wi-Fi and a guest computer, a wonderful five-course Alaskan breakfast, plus evening wine and treats. There is a two-night minimum stay in the summer.
Located on a small pond and surrounded by flower gardens, Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Garden Spa (4541 Sawa Circle, 907/789-3772 or 888/658-6328, www.pearsonspond.com , $349–449 s, $399–499 d) is a sumptuous home with two hot tubs and sauna, a three-level deck, five guest rooms, computers, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and Mendenhall Glacier  vistas. Premium rooms include large spa tubs, rain showers, balconies, and canopy beds. Borrow a bike to ride, paddle a kayak around the pond, or just enjoy the relaxing setting. A full hot breakfast is served in the summer. There’s a two-night minimum stay in summer, but many guests book a week or more. Children are not permitted, but two condos ($250 nightly with a six-night minimum) are perfect for small families.
On the north end of Douglas Island, six miles from Juneau  and close to the Eaglecrest Ski Area, Fireweed House B&B (907/586-3885 or 800/586-3885, www.fireweedhouse.com ) has a scenic and very peaceful setting. Accommodations (all with private baths and jetted tubs) include a room in the main house ($189 d) and an apartment with a kitchen ($219 d). A separate two-bedroom guesthouse ($399 for 4 people, 3-night minimum) sits on a quiet two-acre site away from the other buildings and has its own hot tub. A filling breakfast with quiche, fruit, muffins, and more is brought to your room so you can get up as late as you wish. Kids are welcome, and Wi-Fi is available.
A lovely waterside home on Douglas Island, Gill’s Horizon (907/586-2829, www.gillshorizon.com , Mar.–Nov.) is eight miles from Juneau. Guests stay in the apartment suite ($169 d) and will appreciate the covered waterside hot tub, private beach, lush grounds, driving range, and even a pair of nesting eagles. The fridge is stocked with everything from bacon and eggs to snacks and beer. Larger groups can add on an extra room for $95. There is a three-night minimum stay.
Auke Lake B&B (11595 Mendenhall Loop Rd., 907/790-3253, www.admiraltytours.com ) occupies a prime piece of shoreline on this picturesque lake. The 5,000-square-foot home has a deck with a hot tub for relaxing, two suites ($135 d), and a rather small guest room ($115 d), all with private baths, fridges, and a light breakfast. Borrow the kayak to paddle around the lake.