Le Barn Appetit, Seward, Alaska

Yvon van Driessche owns and runs Le Barn Appetit, a funky inn and delicious restaurant in Seward, Alaska. I was looking for a room in Seward and all the hotels I could find on the internet were full, but someone was kind enough to recommend Le Barn. Yup, its actually an old barn. I called and got the “treehouse” room, which is (seriously) a small house built around a tree about 15′ off the ground and quite comfortable. I showed up tired from a long day of travel (San Diego / Anchorage / Seward) and Yvon greets me with good natured ribbing, a risky proposition perhaps but his is a colorful personality that one warms up to quickly. When I mentioned that I would be leaving at sunrise to go hiking the next morning he looked genuinely offended, and was disappointed that I would not be enjoying his breakfast. Yvon is a chef who takes his breakfast service very seriously, and the pride in his cooking is evident. While I usually do not eat breakfast, I agreed to return after my hike and eat. Boy, am I glad I did — his was absolutely, hands down the best Quiche Lorraine I have ever eaten and one of the most satisfying breakfasts I have had for that matter. He offered to serve me any size slice I wanted (its included in the room rate). I had a huge 4″ slice and still I could have eaten more it was so good. The other three guests who were there had what looked like crepes piled high with fruit — amazing. Next time I will get those. Yes, there will be a next time. The combination of unique, off-the-beaten-path, comfortable inn and terrific breakfast is just too good for me to pass up, and I am always looking for a reason to pass through Seward.

Yvon van Driessche, owner and chef at his crepe table, Le Barn Appetit, creperie and inn, Seward, Alaska

Yvon van Driessche, owner and chef at his crepe table, Le Barn Appetit, creperie and inn.
Image ID: 18998
Location: Seward, Alaska, USA

Le Barn Appetit, creperie and inn, Seward, Alaska

Le Barn Appetit, creperie and inn.
Image ID: 18997
Location: Seward, Alaska, USA

Le Barn Appetit, creperie and inn, Seward, Alaska

Le Barn Appetit, creperie and inn.
Image ID: 18999
Location: Seward, Alaska, USA

Le Barn Appetit can be reached at (907)224-8706 or email: lebarn@alaska.com.