Set along an unspoiled cove on the Kenai Peninsula, this wilderness retreat, welcoming a maximum of 12 guests per week, is reached via boat from the fishing village of Homer. Owned by knowledgeable naturalists Michael and Diane McBride, the central lodge contains a lounge with a fireplace, an open kitchen and a countrified dining room specializing in seafood dishes. Five cozy guest cabins come with homemade quilts, wood stoves, original artwork and tile-cedar shower-baths. Activities offered focus on guided hikes, sea kayaking and boat cruises, but private fishing charters can be arranged. There is also an on-site sauna and hot tub. This is a timeless haven for those seeking an authentic taste of the Alaskan wilderness. The lodge is closed from September to the end of May.
Editor’s Choice: All-inclusive two-night package for two, $6,000 (longer packages available).
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.