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Alaska Homestead Lodge is nestled at the foot of Mt. Iliamna in Lake Clark National Park, a place of unsurpassed beauty. The lodge is reached via airplane from Soldotna or Anchorage making it an ideal location for an overnight stay. The original homestead was established in the 1950's at Silver Salmon Creek, and since then the original buildings have been renovated into a rustic and comfortable wilderness lodge.

Lodge visitors will be treated to great bear viewing on the Cook Inlet coast where Alaskan brown bears graze in the nearby meadows. Bear watcher's may also see eagles soaring overhead, seals and other Alaskan wildlife that thrives in the Lake Clark National Park wilderness. Other activities from the Alaska Homestead Lodge include fishing, clamming, canoeing, hiking, berry picking - it's all part of the lodge vacation experience in Lake Clark. Overnight guests enjoy wonderful home-cooked meals and comfortable rooms and the great company of the lodge hosts who call Alaska Homestead Lodge home!

LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY

INFORMATION

Location: 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 lodge!

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.

ITINERARY

Day 1/Arrival: 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 Lodge.

Day 2/Departure: Enjoy a casual breakfast at the lodge prior to your return to Soldotna. Tour concludes.

If 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 Lodge.



Tour Highlights

  • Remote lodge in Lake Clark National Park
  • Accessible by air only
  • Bear viewing

Tour Includes

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Soldotna or Anchorage.
  • 1 or 2 nights accommodation
  • Guided bear viewing and/or other activities.
  • All meals while at the lodge, as noted in itinerary.

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