Our Unique Lodge and its Surroundings
Our lodge and outbuildings are located on 40 acres of Afognak Island, just NW of Kodiak Island.
We began building on this beautiful, remote site in the summer of 2007. The main lodge, guest cabin and barn were hand built with lumber milled by a sawyer on Kodiak Island. Our carefully selected furnishings and décor are well-suited to the location, as well as, pleasing and comfortable for our guests. Both the lodge and guest cabin feature large decks for watching the day come to life while enjoying a cup of coffee or relaxing and hanging out after a long fun filled day of fishing. A portion of our acreage was once a traditional Alutiiq Village made up of a series of settlements along the coastline. This village was nearly destroyed by the Good Friday earthquake of 1964. The village site was abandoned. As a result, the area in and around our lodge is rich in history and resplendent with old buildings and artifacts. The combination of history, artifacts, and an old growth forest offers the illusion of an enchanted forest. Our lodge is truly a unique, wilderness getaway; an adventure to be long remembered.
The beauty of the lodge and its surroundings can be enjoyed from the inside or outside.
Handmade meals are prepared daily in our kitchen and dinner may include fish that was caught just hours earlier. Lunches will either be served in the lodge dining room or shore lunches cooked and served outdoors depending on weather. All desserts are made from scratch. Guest can enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the wrap around deck after a long day of fishing and sightseeing.
The second largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago, Afognak Island has long been known for its excellent fishing. Protected bays, majestic mountains with rugged topography and dense old-growth Sitka spruce forests make it a spectacular place to visit with wildlife in abundance. Afognak Island hosts Roosevelt elk herds, Sitka Blacktail deer and of course the famous Kodiak brown bear roams the hills and mountainsides. For the most part, Afognak Island is pure Alaska wilderness. Sea lions, seals, sea otters, whales, and porpoises can be seen in the waters nearby. Fishing is plentiful in the numerous streams and lakes filled with red, pink and silver salmon, along with rainbow and dolly varden. In addition, offshore saltwater fishing is excellent for halibut, cod, rockfish and king salmon to name a few. One can also enjoy hiking, beachcombing and birding.