LODGE INFORMATION AND
Alaska Homestead Lodge is nestled at the foot of Mount Iliamna in Lake Clark
National Park and accessible by air only. Scheduled flights are available from
Soldotna. Chartered flights are available from Anchorage. Flight time to the
lodge is approximately 30 minutes from Soldotna; and approximately 1 hour, 15
minutes from Anchorage, each way. The plane lands on a beach nearby the
Experience: The Alaska Homestead Lodge offers
the experience of a lifetime. Besides great bear viewing opportunities
(typically June/July), guests learn about the amazing stories of homesteading
and living in this remote area, without road access. Fishing, clamming,
canoeing, hiking, berry picking...it's all a part of the Alaska Homestead Lodge
experience. All bear viewing trips are guided. The trained guide will escort
small group with an ATV and comfortable trailer behind. Bears might be spotted
nearby the lodge or within a 3-mile radius from the lodge. During mid June and
through end of July bear sightings are most reliable; however, bears roam the
green meadows all summer feeding on sage grass. Sightings are not guaranteed!
What to bring: Walking is an integral part of the
experience; it's recommended that you bring sturdy shoes, warm clothing, rain
gear and insect repellent. Rubber boots are provided.
Transfer in Soldotna or Anchorage on own. Depart Soldotna or Anchorage in
the morning. After a scenic flight in a bush plane, land on a remote beach.
After landing transfer to the lodge by 4-wheeler or walk. After receiving an
introduction enjoy guided bear viewing or other activities. Your
experienced guide will drive you in an ATV trailer to the best viewing spots
(best times for bear viewing June through July). You will be able to get out of
the trailer to photograph the bears from safe areas. After lunch, continue
watching the bears or stroll along the beach. Enjoy a delicious meal this
evening, prepared with locally grown ingredients. Overnight Alaska Homestead
Day 2/Departure: Enjoy a casual breakfast at
the lodge prior to your return to Soldotna. Tour concludes.
you stay longer: After a casual breakfast at the lodge, begin a full
day of guided bear viewing. Lunch and dinner will be provided at the lodge.
Other activities, such as fishing, photography, hiking, canoeing, and berry
picking are also available and included. Or choose to add a fly-out fishing
trip by floatplane to plentiful remote streams. Overnight Alaska Homestead