Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge

True Alaskan Hospitality

Located in the small community of Halibut Cove near Homer, Alaska’s Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge is an architectural gem hidden in the Alaskan wilderness. It is privately owned and operated by the Sidelinger family and is the culmination of their lifelong ambition and values – to share their small, picturesque corner of Alaska with visitors from around the world. Try halibut fishing, troll for King Salmon and explore the marine life in Kachemak Bay. Visit Gull Island and explore away on a scenic hike to see Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay, Homer, and the volcanoes across Cook Inlet.

Eco-Tours, Bear Viewing, Fishing, and More!

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

Upon arrival to the Anchorage International Airport, you will receive a personal greeting followed by a private transfer to your hotel.  Spend the evening in downtown Anchorage.  Rest, relax, explore, dine, or enjoy your hotel’s many amenities before recharging to tomorrow’s adventure.

Overnight downtown Anchorage.

Day 2

Anchorage to Homer

Travel to Homer, the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World”. Halibut fishing has been integral to Homer, Alaska, since the late 19th century, driving economic growth and shaping the town’s identity. Known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World,” Homer attracts global anglers, contributing to both commercial and sport fishing industries. Beyond its economic impact, halibut holds cultural significance, celebrated in annual events and embraced in the local culinary scene, making it a cornerstone of Homer’s maritime heritage.

Transfer from Homer to Halibut Cove.

Overnight at Ridgewood Wilderness Lodge

Day 3

Alaskan Fishing

Trolling for King Salmon is a popular, ongoing summer event. The fish are caught on spinning rods using various baits and spinning lures. Your guides will determine the best bait to use and help you set up so you to just enjoy fishing. This is a unique fishery in that the fish are usually visible which can make for wonderful opportunities to photograph them in their natural environment.  As an added bonus, the bait you’ll use can also attract whales, so keep your eyes open. The anticipation when trolling makes for lots of excitement and fun!


Day 4

Wildlife Tour

Come explore the marine life in Kachemak Bay and tour the Halibut Cove Art Gallery. This six hour tour begins with the Bird and Wildlife Viewing portion where you’ll have a short boat ride from the Ridgewood to Gull Island. This island is a bird sanctuary and is home to eight different nesting species. Marine mammals are also common here including sea otters, river otters, mink, seals, whales, and porpoises.

The next portion of the tour will include an art and culture exploration of the Halibut Cove galleries. There are over a dozen artists here who are passionate about art and living in Alaska.  You will find a variety of art including octopus ink paintings, water color paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and more.

Day 5

Hiking Tour

This hike begins at the Saddle Trailhead and branches off at the top of the saddle towards Alpine Ridge. This trail is densely forested, until breaking out of the tree line. The trail is well marked but can sometimes be overgrown.  Here guests are free to wander around in the alpine tundra and enjoy the rocks, knolls, ponds and hardy wildlife that thrives here. The views of Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay, Homer, and the volcanoes across Cook Inlet are unparalleled.

Day 6

Return to Anchorage

Transfer from Halibut Cove back to Homer for your flight to Anchorage.

(Overnight in Anchorage)

Day 7

Depart Alaska

Give Alaska your biggest “until next time” as your driver picks you up from your hotel and brings you back to the airport for your return flight home.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

All meals are included and feature an emphasis on Alaska’s wonderful seafood, along with vegetarian sides and homemade breads. The lodge is unable to cater to individual requests when preparing meals, however if you have an allergy to a specific food, please communicate before making your reservation to see if your needs can be accommodated.

The lodge offers a variety of coastal-based activities like sea kayaking, beachcombing, tidal-pool exploration, and coastal touring by boat. Other activities available just beyond your doorstep include hiking, birding, and wildlife viewing. In addition to these daily activities available from the lodge at any time, guests also have their choice of premium activities for each full day at the lodge (not including arrival or departure days).  Premium activity choices include fly-out bear viewing, deep-sea fishing, or flightseeing. (Choices must be specified at the time of reservation).

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