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Starting at $250 per person per night
Starting at $2,000 per person per night
Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the entrance to a splendidly rugged seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay, near Homer, Alaska. The area offers rugged coastlines, deep fjords, dramatic mountains, quiet beaches, old growth Sitka spruce forests, and amazing tidal fluctuations. Situated on an eleven-acre property, Tutka Bay Lodge offers a main lodge, six private guest accommodations, a sauna, hot tub and boat house, all connected by a boardwalk. The large deck offers seating as well as an area for helicopter landing.
Unique Features: Weekend cooking programs are available, one weekend a month, to guests staying at the lodge. Cooking classes take place on the Widgeon II, a re-purposed crabbing boat which was originally a World War II-era troop carrier. Located on a lagoon across from Tutka Bay Lodge, the boat was moored to shore during a high tide by a previous owner, who then built a two-story wooden structure onto the deck.
Accommodations: There are six private accommodations. The Oyster Catcher Cabin is privately set apart, and offers an expansive view of Tutka Bay, forests and mountains. The chalet includes one bedroom, private bath, sitting room, large balcony and a fabulous view. The Eagle’s Nest is a romantic, private haven situated on a knoll. It sleeps five (two down, three up). The Kittiwake is a cozy cottage located on the sweeping main deck. The upper floor offers three twin beds or one king.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Stellar’s Jay. Situated on the main deck with a private porch and views of Tutka Bay, the Stellar’s Jay sleeps up to four: two on the main floor and two upstairs. The Loon is the most accessible cabin, located close to the Main Lodge with a private balcony and ocean views. The building is perched on pilings above the Little Tutka Bay lagoon, which empties when the tide is low and fills with crystal clear water and fish at high tide. The 650-square-foot Loon features two bedrooms.
Dining: Adventure is found in the wild and vast beauty of the natural world, but it’s also found each evening at the dinner tables. They source organic, natural and local Alaska ingredients, often from their own gardens or foraged from nearby wild places. The select curated “menus of the day” pairing them with wines from favorite vineyards. They accommodate special requests, offer children’s menus, and they are always flexible in understanding guest preferences.
Activities: Bear viewing at Tutka Bay Lodge is one of the adventure activity options. Fly by Cessna-206 to a remote beach location to watch coastal brown bears graze along the shoreline and in sedge grass fields. On the flight over they fly past some of the most amazing and dramatic scenery in Alaska. You will have the opportunity to see at least 7 different active volcanoes, giant glaciers and maybe whales in the water below. When the weather allows they try and fly over the top of an active volcano on the way.
Spa & Fitness: Guests get a complimentary massage as part of the lodge stay. This relaxes you and washes away the world, and sets the tone for your stay with us in Alaska. They offer complimentary yoga classes twice a day. And, for the more adventurous, try SUP yoga on the water, meditative walks in an old growth forest, or gathering wild edibles with a forager for afternoon tea. There’s also hot tubs and a wood-fired sauna.
Location: Tutka Bay Lodge is located nine ocean miles from the charming seaside community of Homer, Alaska, along the Kachemak Bay. Access to the lodge is by a twenty-five minute water taxi south across the bay from Homer. Along the way, you might observe various shore and water birds, sea otters, sometimes Orcas, Humpbacks and other marine mammals. Guests can fly from Anchorage to lodge by float plane, but most guests drive to Homer, where you catch a boat ride to the lodge, it’s a 25-minute ride across Kachemak Bay.
Closest Airport: Tutka Bay Lodge is accessible by boat from the village of Homer, or directly by float-plane from Anchorage. Most guests arrive at Tutka Bay Lodge via water taxi from Homer. To get to Homer, there are several choices. One is to rent a car and drive down the scenic Seward Highway from Anchorage to Homer. This takes about four to five hours. Another way to get to Homer is to fly commercially on Ravn Air. Ravn offers frequent jet flights throughout the day and cuts the travel time to about 50 minutes.
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, unfortunately, they simply don’t have the space to accommodate large groups.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: Tutka Bay Lodge sits in a private cove within a rugged 9-mile ancient glacial fjord at the edge of the Kachemak Bay State Park. The main lodge at Tutka Bay is a small intimate building where guests can enjoy pre-dinner appetizers, dine, play games, or explore the National Geographic library and nature nook. Your package include either a bear-viewing trip along the Katmai coast or deep-sea fishing with your stay of two or more days. They can arrange as add-ons (with additional charge) cultural tours of the area, overnight remote rafting or camping trips and incredible glacier landings.