- Remote lodge in Lake Clark National Park
- Accessible by air only
- Bear viewing
- Roundtrip air transportation from Soldotna.
- 1 or 2 nights accommodation
- Guided bear viewing.
- All meals while at the lodge, as noted in itinerary.
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 Anchorage, Soldotna, or Homer making it an ideal location for both day and
overnight tours. 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
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 or Homer. Chartered flights are available from Anchorage on request
only basis. Flight time to the lodge is approximately 30 minutes from Soldotna;
45 minutes from Homer and 1 hour from Anchorage, each way. The plane lands on a
beach nearby the lodge!
Activities: Bear viewing is
offered as a fully guided activity. During July and through mid-August bear
sightings are most reliable; however, bears roam the green meadows all summer
feeding on sage grass. Sightings are not guaranteed!
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 on own to the Soldotna airport for a bush plane flight to Alaska
Homestead Lodge. After landing on a remote beach, you will have 6 to 7 hours of
guided bear viewing. Your experienced guide will drive you in an ATV trailer to
the best viewing spots. 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.
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 included. Or choose to add a fly-out fishing trip by floatplane to
plentiful remote streams. Overnight Alaska Homestead
|Alaska Homestead Lodge / Lake Clark Nat Park - 1 Night - from Soldotna|
|Jun 01 2014 – Aug 31 2014|
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|Alaska Homestead Lodge / Lake Clark Nat Park - 2 Night - from Soldotna|
|Jun 01 2014 – Aug 30 2014|
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All overnight stays are based on a 24 hour period! Rates
from Anchorage are on request.
Bear Viewing: Although bears roam the
green meadows all summer feeding on sage grass, bear sightings are NOT
guaranteed. The most reliable time for bear viewing is from July through
mid-August. Recommended Gear: Sturdy shoes, warm
clothing, rain gear and insect repellant.
of 50% is required, without reservation is not confirmed! Final payment due 60
All cancellations, including weather
cancellations, are subject to a 10% administration fee.
Any time after our
written confirmation: 10% of invoice total.
60 to 45 days prior to lodge stay
/ tour date: 50% of invoice total.
44 to 31 days prior to lodge stay / tour
date: 60% of invoice total.
30 to 0 days prior to lodge stay / tour date:
100% of invoice total.
TRAVEL TO ALASKA:
Please make sure you have your proper documents (US Drivers License or
passport) with you, your credit card and camera/video recorder.
If you booked a rental car with us that you will pick up upon arrival in
Alaska, please make sure you provide us with your flight arrival information so
that your car is ready for you when you arrive!
Also remember that Alaska has its own time zone. Alaska is 1 hour behind
Pacific Standard Time / 2 hours behind Mountain Standard Time / 3 hours behind
Central Standard Time / 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
WHAT TO PACK:
Temperatures from June through August range between 60°F / 16° C to 80°F /
27°. May and September are typically cooler, with temperatures ranging between
45°F / 7° C to 55°F / 13° C. Temperatures in the winter can range from -40
degrees to 40 degrees.
If summer or winter the general rule for Alaska is casual, comfortable
clothing that can be worn in layers. The first layer should be something thin
and next to the skin (try to avoid cotton). The second layer adds warmth and
allows you the option of removing if it gets warmer (mostly fleece or similar).
The third layer should protect you against rain and wind if necessary.
For day cruises into Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National
Park, for example, we recommend an extra layer including a scarf, hat and
gloves, as it can be chilly on the boats - even in the summer!
Comfortable walking shoes or water repellent hiking boots are also
If you visit in the winter, your outer layer should
protect you against the cold and wind. Even so jeans are comfortable, they are
not ideal when it is really cold. Ski pants are protecting better against the
cold weather. Do not forget to bring a warm scarf, hat, gloves, and boots.