This 4,000-square-foot bed and breakfast is in a quiet, downtown Anchorage location, atop a bluff overlooking Cook Inlet. The heart of Alaska's largest city -- shops, restaurants and the Coastal Trail -- is nearby.Decks provide sweeping water and mountain views. Mount Susitna, known locally as "Sleeping Lady," is framed by 6-foot windows on both levels of the B&B. Mount McKinley, other Alaska Range peaks and Aleutian Range volcanoes are visible on a clear day, beluga whales surface occasionally, and guests can watch some of the world's most extreme tides roll in and out of Knik Arm. Aurora borealis displays are possible, though rare during Alaska's bright summers.