Bubba and Deb Ketchersid, owners of the Bear’s Den bed and breakfast, had to clear some more room on their mantel for their second award in three years from TripAdvisor. In 2016 TripAdvisor named them the fourth best bed and breakfast in America, and last January TripAdvisor awarded them tenth best B&B in America.
A recent review posted on TripAdvisor sings the Bear’s Den’s praises.
“We stayed at the Bear's Den B and B for 2 nights while visiting Page, AZ. Really enjoyed meeting Bubba and Deb. They made us feel right at home and Bubba gave us great suggestions for things to do in the area and good restaurants to visit. Also, he makes a great omelet for breakfast!”
Since July 2012, Bubba and Deb Ketchersid have been joyfully hosting visitors from far and wide to stay in their bed and breakfast that they call home, and after five years in the business their TripAdvisor wall is plastered thousands of such complimentary comments.
With reservations already fulfilling their books up to October and a thrilling 60 percent of their guests traveling from overseas, the success of the Bear’s Den precedes itself.
The hosts’ consistent nature and drive to please their guests holds this lodging as an esteemed destination. The Ketchersids aren’t guessing when their next guest will be rather who their next guess will be.
“We are defined by the company we keep,” Ketchersid says.
In harmony with a beautiful location, the original home has been redesigned to keep its guests cozy during their time inside while interpreting the outdoors with log cabin fashion to inspire activity outside.
Those who rent the Ketchersid’s abode, whether via Airbnb or TripAdvisor, will wake up to a fresh-cooked breakfast, desert mesa views, and friendly hosts eager to advise them on the most suiting activities based on the preferences they communicate.
“We both worked on the lake for 30 years so we love talking to, and hosting people,” said Bubba. “We are very familiar with all the surrounding areas and love helping people plan their trips.”
The Ketchersid’s main goal is to take care of their guests the best that they can.
“I have driven to the Kanab Visitor Center before for a guest to try to receive permits for them to visit The Wave while they were in town,” Bubba said. “What is important to my guests is important to me.”
“We want to go way beyond the stale hotel experience. Some guests want to have their privacy,” Bubba said, “but we feel strongly about the importance of spending time getting to know our guests so we can best take care of their needs during their stay.”
Though the house hosting or space sharing business isn’t for everyone, we can all agree the Bear’s Den represents one of the best of Page hospitality.
The rapid spreading and sprouting of different hotels will continue to occur along the mesa, and likewise the city of Page will continue to fight to balance the sacred feel of the intimate community. The Bear’s Den, even in its renowned status, adheres to the integrity it found in this landscape initially.