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A Bald Eagle in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Photo Credit: Stefan Manigatterer, 2015

Alaska Lodging

April 12, 2016
Sea Otter. Photo Credit: Stefan Manigatterer, 2015 Tufted Puffin. Photo Credit: Martin Fey, 2015 Local Seal sleeping on an old dock in Halibut Cove. Glacier Kayaking in the Kachemak Bay State Park Fishing in Kachemak Bay, Alaska

Several times over the last few years, we’ve received calls from potential guests that would like a list of reasons to stay at a Wilderness Lodge vs. a bed and breakfast or local hotel. Quite frankly, the main reason to choose a Wilderness Lodge for your Alaska vacation is it’s quite unlike anything else available in the United States. Most Alaskan Lodges are accessible only by boats or float planes, and offer a peace and tranquility not easily found these days. In addition to the stunning beauty of your surroundings, most lodges in Alaska offer unique activities for your family to choose from; there are Alaska Bear Viewing Lodges, Fishing Lodges, and even some that offer skiing or dog mushing.

One of the most common things we hear when guests arrive at the Ridgewood, is “This state is HUGE! We had no idea!” Further conversation reveals that they tried to see as much of the state and accomplish as many things as possible in a 2-week period, which of course translated into 2 (or more) days of their vacation just traveling between destinations, rather than relaxing and enjoying their trip.

After hearing this repeated so often, we decided to create a “destination Lodge” with as many activities as possible so our guests could experience the many things Alaska has to offer without wasting time traveling from place to place. For example, our guests can participate in a day of Bear Viewing on the Alaska Peninsula that rivals that of any of the Bear Viewing Lodges in Alaska, and be back at the Ridgewood in time for dinner. The following day, our guests can hike to the top of a mountain or go kayaking on a Glacier Lake.

Frequently, wives will hesitantly ask if they can do something else while their husband is out fishing for a record breaking Salmon or Halibut – the answer is, OF COURSE! You can choose to spend the day photographing marine wildlife with your guide, or simply spend the day relaxing with a good book in the gardens. It is your dream vacation, so we can tailor your trip any way you’d like!

We hope this helps with the planning side of your perfect vacation, and we hope you choose to join us here at the Ridgewood! If you have any other questions or need help with arrangements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re here year ‘round and are happy to help with anything you need.

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