About Us


About Our Historic Accommodations 


Originally built in 1898 as a bakery the Historic Messerschmidt building now houses the Silverbow Inn.

Silverbow Inn is the result of Owner/Architect Ramiel’s individual style and vision, where edgy and fun meets functional.

Jill was born in Flushing, Queens, New York and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton. While pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Washington she met Ken Alper, a fellow East Coast native and master’s degree recipient.

The couple moved to Juneau Alaska in 1997 and bought the historic Messerschmidt Building. They have been renovating and expanding it ever since. Ramiel and Alper have three children and enjoy their urban Alaskan lifestyle. Ramiel finds the community safe, with endless educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.


Community Involvement

Current Board President – Downtown Business Association

Board Member – Travel Juneau

Winner – Alaska’s Top 40 Under 40 (2007)

Past Board Member – Juneau Economic Development Council Past Board Member – Juneau Jewish Community

Past Board Member – Perseverance Theater

Scholarship Recipient:10KSB Entrepreneurial Studies

Listen to Jill’s Mudrooms Presentation here