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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Losing 3 B&Bs reduces options for overnight travelers


February 15, 2023

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Debbie and Phil Powers purchased downtown property, formerly Rooney's Roost, to run as A Suite Spot bed and breakfast in their semi-retirement.

It's long been a challenge for travelers to find lodging in Wrangell, especially during the spring and summer months, but with the closure of three bed and breakfasts in the past six months, securing a place to stay has become even harder.

With the loss of those short-term-stay establishments, other tourist-related businesses are having trouble attracting clients to the island.

Little Bitty Getaway, Oceanside B&B and The Squawking Raven B&B have all closed since last August. The reasons are various, ranging from retirement to the pandemic.

For Theresa Allen, who owned Oceanside B&B, operati...

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