The Inn - The Innkeepers
Craig and Caroline Valentine have been operating their bed and breakfast in Anchorage, Alaska, Camai Bed and Breakfast, since May 1981. We are celebrating 32 years! They invite you to enjoy the comforts of their inn during your Anchorage vacation.
The Valentines have lived in Alaska for more than 40 years. Their two children, who no longer live at home, grew up helping with the bed and breakfast. Cecilia, her husband, and three children live in the Seattle area. Cecilia worked as an engineer until she and her husband had children. She is now a full-time wife and mother. Kit and his wife live in Anchorage. Kit is a civil engineer, a P.E. He and his wife have three beagles.
Craig and Caroline are active in their church. Caroline serves as her church’s organist as well as the church’s handbell director. She is a member of American Guild of Organists as well as Handbell Musicians of America. Craig is a faithful handbell ringer in the church choir.
Craig is a retired civil engineer. He has a special interest in keeping Anchorage’s streams clean, specifically Chester Creek which runs through the B&B’s backyard. Craig serves on the board of Anchorage Waterways Council. Craig also serves as Vice President of his Community Council. He is Vice Committee Chair on the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council.
Caroline is a retired public school mathematics teacher. She is now a math adjunct at University of Alaska Anchorage.
After many sedentary years, Craig and Caroline trained to walk a half marathon. In August 2008 they completed the Skinny Raven Half Marathon. In 2009 they both completed the Mayor’s Half Marathon. Caroline and her daughter completed a November 2009 half marathon in Seattle. In August 2010 Craig and Caroline completed the Skinny Raven Half Marathon. Caroline walked her first marathon in June 2011. Summer 2013 she completed two more half marathons. She is training to walk her second marathon in June 2014.
In the summer, both Craig and Caroline enjoy working in their fragrant rose garden. Caroline was in the first Master Gardener class in Anchorage. Their garden was selected to be on Anchorage's Garden Club tour in 1998. The garden was awarded "Best B&B Garden" 2003 Arrington's Bed & Breakfast Journal Book of Lists.
Craig and Caroline are active in the local and state Bed and Breakfast Associations. Craig served as the President of the Anchorage Alaska Bed & Breakfast Association (AABBA). Caroline was the Vice-President of AABBA and is AABBA's immediate past President and member of the peer review committee. Craig and Caroline are currently co-chairs for AABBA Treasurer. Caroline has also been the Vice President of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Alaska and is their immediate past secretary.