"This cabin was better than advertised. It was extremely easy to access but private and quiet, with the most astounding views of the bay. The wi-fi was fast and reliable, hot water and heat plentiful, bed amazingly comfortable, linens in great condition. It has the feel of a rustic cottage in the wilderness but with all of the ease and comforts of home, and is kept in perfect condition. It was really a privilege to be allowed to share such an obvious family treasure! We will be back!"
"This cabin is a jewel! Loved everything from the secluded location in the woods to the fully equipped kitchen! We wanted for nothing as everything was provided and organized. We cooked breakfast and grilled out on the deck and beach everyday. The views are incredible from watching the Eagles soar to the porpoises swim in the bay every morning. The best view in Alaska is right from the deck! We will be back for a return visit!"
"Once upon a time in a not so far off place. There was a cabin in the woods. With a view that fairy tales are made of. The sauna was not too hot nor was it too cold......It was just right, hot and steamy. When I die and go to heaven, I'm sure it will look a lot like Paradise West. Will I return??? Are you kidding it's already booked next year - one week In Haines....Heaven. I mean Paradise West. "
"We really enjoyed this cabin, it had all the amenities that we were expecting and went above and beyond in how it was prepared for us. We made Thanksgiving dinner there and it was really nice to have the full kitchen setup, especially with all the cutlery, plates, bowls, etc and the dinner went perfectly. Sitting out on the deck in the mornings with a cup of coffee, overlooking the ocean and mountains was spectacular, especially once the clouds cleared up and the glacier was in full view, that was amazing. Each morning we were also greeted with views of whales, seals and porpoises, also more eagles than we could count. There really wasn't anything that could have been better or improved, it seems like the owners have thought of everything that guests would need. I liked that it was already stocked with things to do in the evenings such as games, movies, local reading materials, I read the biography of Chuck West which I found was very interesting. Definitely stay again in the future."
"This was the most perfect place for us as a family to stay. We lived there several years ago and were excited to know the cabin was formerly owned by Mr. Chuck West, a true Last Frontier Alaskan. Every detail of this cabin was perfect. The view, the master bedroom, etc. for us. Access to the beach .... access to trails ... the wildlife not only visible but those heard with their chatter or calls and their prints in the dirt .... We could have stayed there longer. Mr. West's book, MR ALASKA was another wonderful read to enjoy. I felt his character jump out of this well written book. We met him briefly in Haines in 1989. I knew he was of a greatness then, but now understand 'how' great his influence and goodness were for this Last Frontier. We are still reliving our stay and were blessed with the most perfect weather. Many thanks to the West Family for allowing this place in space to be available to others."
"Our family would like to express our gratitude to the West Family for making your small piece of Nirvana available to us. We enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cabin on Paradise Cove in one of the most gorgeous places in all of Alaska. The log cabin is beautiful and well stocked with everything we needed for our family get together; all we needed was our suitcase and our groceries. The Sauna was an added bonus for us. The peacefulness of the cove and the views of the glacier gave us the relaxation balm we needed. We’re planning our next trip to Haines and Paradise West already!"
"We absolutely loved Paradise West. It was EXACTLY what we were looking and hoping for. It was stocked with everything and more than we needed, the beds were SO comfy, the view is spectacular. We loved getting water from the spring and having fires on the beach. It was also very neat to learn about Chuck West and how Paradise West came to be. Paradise West was the perfect end to our Northern holiday."
"We traveled all the way from the UK to this wonderful cabin. It was everything and more that we had hoped for. From the sofa we were able to watch whales, porpoises and bald eagles. The cabin was extremely comfortable and very well equipped - there was nothing that we needed. Just amazing!"