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