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Kachemak Bay, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States
Starting at $1,000 per person per night
Nestled in a spectacular ocean and mountain setting abundant with sealife, birds, and other wildlife, Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge’s remote location is the best in Alaska. The lodge is on the shores of the China Poot Bay estuary, a half hour boat ride across Kachemak Bay from Homer. The bay is surrounded by Kachemak Bay State Park and offers access to endless trails, beaches, and enchanting coves. The area is dotted with bird rookeries, glaciers, mountains, forests, marine mammal habitats, and rich tidal flats. It is a wonderous world waiting for you to explore.
Unique Features: If the tides are right during your visit (during the weeks of a full moon and new moon) you can explore the tide pools teeming with abundant marine life, octopus and colorful sea stars. Gather blue mussels and dig clams for dinner. There’s also great bird watching around the lodge. From bald eagles soaring overhead, to loons calls echoing across the water, you will find dozens of species including black oystercatchers, puffins, Steller’s jays, harlequin ducks, woodpeckers, and so many more.
Accommodations: Each of the private cabins and accommodations feature spectacular mountain and ocean views. From intricate woodwork and personal touches like stained glass, sweeping roof beams, and local Alaskan art, each has a special character all its own. All cabins have electricity, cozy bedroom(s) with luxurious bedding, bathroom with shower and robes, living room, and deck. Fresh flowers, chocolate, fruit basket and wine will greet you upon your arrival.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the cabins. With just five cabins, they generally host 10-14 guests per week. The friendly and knowledgeable Alaskan team offers customized personal daily guide service.
Dining: Locally sourced gourmet meals featuring wild Alaskan seafood are served daily and are included as part of your all-inclusive stay. A talented Chef creates masterful dishes with ingredients fresh from the ocean, from the Lodge’s own garden and greenhouse, and from the local Homer Farmers Market. Home baked breads and pastries compliment your dining experience. Gourmet non-seafood options are also available.
Activities: Guests love the sea kayaking. Even beginners can sea kayak. Cruise the quiet bays and coves of the pristine estuary and visit the nearby sea bird rookery. Hiking trails range from an easy walking trail through the forest that includes a beach walk, to a challenging all day alpine hike. Your naturalist guide can take you on a hike to the Grewingk Glacier, a guest favorite. Follow ancient game trails to overlooks where you may see black bear, sea birds, eagles, sea otters and seals.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center but Yoga and massage are available.
Location: The Lodge is located on the shores of China Poot Bay, a half hour boat ride across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Most guests visiting Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge fly into Anchorage. From Anchorage, taking a short, 45-minute commercial flight or driving by rental car are the most common ways guests to travel to Homer.
Closest Airport: The nearest airport to Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge is in Homer. Anchorage to Homer is a 45-minute commercial flight or 4.5-hour scenic drive.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed at the lodge.
Weddings: No. They don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: Enjoy flowers on your hike in the woods and to the glacier, along the cliffs, meadows and beaches. Your naturalist guide can identify edible plants and flowers. Take an adventure in the big canoe. The canoe works for an entire family! It is safe and comfortable for all ages and abilities. Float with the tide while your guide navigates. Watch for eagles, sea otters, black bears and other wildlife. Stop at a remote beach for a campfire and picnic lunch.