Testimonials | Alaska's Harvest Bed and Breakfast in Palmer, Alaska


We can't tell you how much we enjoyed staying in your wonderful home and great suite! This is by far one of the best and most beautiful places we have seen. We never will forget it.

Rita and Klaus Felser, Germany

From the first second you walk into Alaska's Harvest B&B you feel like your right at home. The attention to detail is obvious and its authentic, like your host Joe and Collette. From my first conversation with them to saying our final goodbye Joe and Collette made you feel like family. This B&B is 5 star all the way, do not hesitate you will not regret it. OH yeah, the view off the back deck with your morning coffee, "priceless". I will recommend this B&B to everyone, thanks again to Joe and Collette for a wonderful time.

Rick C. - Palmer

What a wonderful and beautiful place to spend our 40th anniversary vacation! It made us feel just like home! Thank you for your thoughtfulness of adding all the extras. We will certainly recommend your B&B to any of our family and friends who may be traveling to Alaska.

Daryl and Dorothy Blythe, Williamsburg, Iowa

Alaska’s Harvest will always be remembered as one of the high points in our trip to Alaska! A beautiful place to relax and remember why we love to travel...

Garry V. Kear - Tennessee

My husband surprised me with this incredible night of "escape". Thank you for the beauty and serenity of your Christian home. God bless you.

Richard and Linda

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us. My father and I have traveled through much of the world and your B&B is the BEST we've ever seen. We will surely be back and will definitely tell our friends about you!

Daniel & Jeff Stewart - Saskatchewan & Florida

This has been the greatest relaxation and spoiling since I returned from Afghanistan. Thank you so much for sharing "your" Alaska with us. The house has such attention to detail and care for everyone's comfort. This was great. I truly hope we can do it again. We have savored every moment of this visit. It's been literally more than we dared hoped or dreamed. Alaska~~ what to say? The beauty everywhere just shouts God's glory and love! Your home is a peaceful, joyful respite. So beautiful in every detail. Thank you

Larry and Michele Adams-Thompson, Wahiawa, HI

After a few bad experiences with Bed & Breakfast places up north, we were very fearful as to what we would find here... but we then pull up our car to the B&B Taj Majal! The food was plentiful, room was huge, beds were great and we enjoyed your book collection and maps of sights in the community. Thanks so much for making the end of our trip pleasant and peaceful, you truly have the gift of hospitality. P.S. We saw the top of Mt. McKinley!

Linda, Tim & Betty - Columbus, OH

The Hands have made their home into a place where travelers feel like they have come home. Their bed and breakfast accommodations are exceedingly comfortable. A charming Alaskan wilderness décor makes the visitor ‘feel’ they are in a remote location, while being able to enjoy all the amenities of living in a modern suburb. Concern for their guests is shown in all the thoughtful conveniences that are available. We never tired of the breathtaking view of the beautiful snowcapped mountains out our bedroom window. Thank you Joe and Collette for providing a place where we could enjoy a much needed time of rest and relaxation….

Martha Buckingham

PERFECT! This was absolutely wonderful. The drive up from the South had been stressful due to a fatal accident and freeway closure. The tension melted away almost immediately after I entered Alaska's harvest. I've already told a number of people to stay here and I haven't even left yet! Clean, quiet, peaceful, private, spacious and a view to sooth any troubled mind. I give it a 10!

Michael Olesen - WI

This place has been quite the refuge for our health related hassles. I can't imagine anyone's hospitality exceeding that of my hosts. We have been made to feel completely at home at every turn. We certainly hope to return very soon!

Richard Eder - Hurst, TX

Your home is absolutely a "bit of heaven", a sanctuary of quiet retreat. I have taken a zillion pictures even through the windows. I will send you some. The soothing Christian music as we entered makes us feel so at home. Thank you so much for sharing your home.

Ed & Kathy Osborne - Salem, OR

What a piece of heaven! We couldn't have asked for a nicer way to spend our honeymoon. We were awestruck at the beauty. Thanks for going out of your way to make our stay very enjoyable. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who might be coming to Alaska - and we'll try to come back again ourselves!

Leslie & Ed O'Donnell

We have been to many B&Bs and this is the most beautiful and welcoming place we have ever stayed! We travel a great deal and we will be back!

The Staples, FL

Your bed and breakfast is so wonderful! I am going to tell our travel agent to direct all her business your way.

Leon and Dorothy, IN

In the summer of 2003 I spent three wonderful weeks of vacation at the Alaska's Harvest Bed & Breakfast. Coming over from Germany I found a really unique treasure. The house with its charming rooms is gorgeous and the view of the spectacular surrounding mountains is breathtaking. The owners, Joe and Collette Hand, extended me a heartfelt welcome. Their warm hospitality was overwhelming. I made friends with them and shared their beautiful home again, for three months in 2004. I felt at home 8000 miles away from home,it was an especially memorable time. I enjoyed the beauty,serenity and recreation this place has to offer. Meanwhile I got married and I'm living in Washington State. My husband and I are looking forward to spending an unforgettable vacation at this Bed & Breakfast in the near future. It's not just a place to live, it's a place to love!

Gaby, Germany

You really have outdone yourselves. This place is absolutely breath taking! The view is so beautiful and the warm atmosphere makes you feel right at home. It is hard to say goodbye to such a beautiful place. Thank you so much for everything in making our stay here so enjoyable and memorable. We will most definitely be recommending you to others! God bless you.

Hack and Jodie Kent, AK

We were here last week in a different room. Last night we had reservations at a different B&B in Seward. BUT we all wanted to come back here so badly that we even paid a cancellation fee to change our plans. We love it here!! We are from New Jersey and travel all over the world. This is among our most favorite places so far!! If you're ever in New Jersey, please come stay with us.

The Chopa's

We had a great trip and stay at your place. When visiting anywhere within 200 miles of Anchorage, we wouldnt think of staying anywhere else!

Derek Harbula, NY

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for all the warm hospitality, warm bed and delicious food. After a great day of glacier hiking and ice climbing it was wonderful to fall into a warm room for the night.

Conya Gilmore, Washington, DC

Beautiful home and breathtaking view. I really enjoyed my stay here. This is by far the most beautiful B&B I've stayed in! I love all of the extra touches you've added to the rooms. I feels like I am truly a special guest in your home.

Robin, LA, CA

Thank you! We are so grateful for this stay! It's our last night in Alaska after the longest trip ever and we did save 'the best for last'! The view, the sheep, the rooms, a pool table and all the details! Wow! Most important was your hospitality!  With love, Star and Steve, Manchester, NA

Star and Steve, Manchester, NH