Immerse yourself in authentic Alaska

The 25-guest, secluded Stillpoint Lodge is nestled in Alaskan wilderness on Kachemak Bay, near Homer on Southcentral Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This exclusive, seaside wilderness lodge offers a unique, eco-experience blending active adventures, relaxing amenities, and learning about Alaskan culture.

"Command Central" for Alaskan Adventure

Day 1

Arrive Anchorage

Whether your Alaskan visit begins with an arrival into Anchorage’s Airport, or you are coming from another Alaskan destination, an overnight in Anchorage is typically recommended.  A private transfer will be provided to your included hotel accommodations.  Depending on your schedule you may have time for a private bicycle ride along Anchorage’s scenic coastal trail, or perhaps a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center with a private guide.  Take advantage of the long daylight hours with a late meal and local pint before turning in for the evening.

Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 2

Anchorage to Stillpoint Lodge by Floatplane

Meet your private driver in the lobby of your hotel after breakfast for a private transfer to Anchorage’s Lake Hood floatplane base – the busiest anywhere in the world.  Board your private plane for the scenic flight over Kenai Peninsula to the coastal waters of Kachemak Bay.  Your destination is secluded Halibut Cove where your ‘home away from home’ for the next several days awaits.  Your pilot will pull the plane alongside the Stillpoint Lodge dock and your luggage will be whisked away to your private room while you enjoy a meet and greet with your lodge hosts.  This afternoon there will be plenty of time for a quick excursion – perhaps a kayak or stand-up-paddle board adventure around the cove with your private guide.  This evening enjoy your first nightly reception and gourmet dinner.

Spend the next several nights at Stillpoint Lodge.

Day 3

Get Active Outdoors: Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Hiking or Biking

Your stay at Stillpoint Lodge is customized to the adventures of your choice, based on your particular interests, activities, and length of stay. Guests have unlimited access to the lodge’s kayaks to go boating on glacier-fed lakes, try paddleboarding, or enjoy guided hikes on nearby hiking trails. Wildlife and birding – complimentary!

Glacier Lake Kayaking

Keep an eye out for wildlife as your captain takes you to the Grewingk Glacier Lake trailhead.  From here you will hike down to the lake with your guides where your kayaks are waiting.  Enjoy a day on the glacier-filled lake as you glide your kayak toward the crystal blue ice and have the adventure of a lifetime. Paddle amidst icebergs and shorebirds as you approach the face of this ancient glacier. Enjoy your picnic lunch on the shore overlooking the 13-mile ice field, surrounded by towering mountains.  The valley is full of wildlife including moose, black bear, mountain goats, and a wide variety of birds.  This full day trip includes gourmet picnic, snacks, and drinks.

Paddleboarding on Kachemak Bay

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on Kachemak Bay combines the fastest growing sport in the world with opportunities to relax and take in the stunning scenery of this area! Glide across the open water in silence… getting wet not required! No minimum skills are needed and this sport can be learned quickly with a little coaching by the lodge staff. Easy and fun!

Day 4

If land-based adventures are more your speed, you have lots of diverse hiking options as well as biking routes nearby Stillpoint Lodge, for guided or self-guided fun.

Heli Hiking on Red Mountain

Experience Scenic Red Mountain with spectacular views in all directions on amazingly easy hiking through the soft alpine tundra above tree-line. Land near a now-closed mineral mine that was strategic during World War II for chromium and gypsum. You can scope for local wildlife then hike down for a boat pick up OR you’ll be picked up on top!

If land-based adventures are more your speed, you have endless hiking options as well as biking routes all nearby Stillpoint Lodge.

Ascend Alpine Ridge or Goat Rope Spur

Challenge yourself up a mountain trail, past spruce forests, through alder thickets and finally above tree line to wildflower alpine and unforgettable views of Kachemak Bay, Grewingk Glacier and the glacier river.

Mountain Bike or Alaskan Fat Bike

Boat through a scenic ocean passage full of wildlife, mystic islands, intriguing rock outcroppings and majestic mountains, then disembark for a guided ride on the sturdy and well-maintained bike of your choice. Peddle along remote logging roads that lead to lively lunch options at the nearby village of Seldovia.

Day 5

Bear Viewing Excursions

The nearby Alaska Peninsula has the highest concentration of brown bears in the world.

Helicopter Flights

Take a scenic flight across Cook Inlet to the Alaska Peninsula and visit the bears of Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park, infamous for some of the best bear viewing anywhere. Fly one hour directly from the lodge across Cook Inlet in a helicopter to the Alaska Peninsula, viewing active volcanoes and scenic wilderness along the way with running commentary from your pilot/guide.

Floatplane Trips to Bear-Viewing Hot Spots

Moraine River and Funnel Creek are far away from the crowds and developed trails, perfect for a 3-5 mile day hike by a naturalist guide who acquaints you with Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears and the amazing country that is their home. 

Brooks Falls Bear Camp is a 1.5 hour flight followed by a self-guided wildlife adventure. Ascend to convenient bear viewing platforms which allow you to watch the bears catch salmon as they leap upstream.  You have the option of adding an archeological tour on to this experience.

Crescent Lake is home to all five species of Alaskan salmon and the bears love fishing along the shore. Knowledgeable bear guides captain comfortable, covered pontoon boats for guests at a safe a respectful viewing distance. This is the most kid-friendly bear viewing experience and includes a hot lunch of fresh salmon.

Day 6

Meet the Locals or Go Sightseeing by Floatplane

Meet the Locals

The seaside village of Halibut Cove near Stillpoint Lodge is rich with history. Many Halibut Cove residents are hardworking fisherman or artists (or both!) who exhibit their work seasonally at the local fine art galleries along the boardwalk. You can also discover delicious cuisine and local brews, and the allure of a place centered around a love of land and sea… hearty folk who have bravely settled in the last frontier, who understand that nature still reigns.

Sightseeing by Floatplane

Take off right from the dock in a float plane and see breathtaking Halibut Cove and Kachemak Bay from the air. Float over shellfish farms and commercial fisherman working their nets as you keep a lookout for whales and schools of salmon headed upstream. Learn all about the natural history of the area as you fly over gorgeous mountain fjords in search of bears, mountain goats and moose. Explore the beautiful Harding Ice Field full of glaciers, and if weather allows, you can head over the top of the ice field and catch a glimpse of the Gulf of Alaska.

Day 7

Sportfishing and Fly Fishing: Fresh Water or Salt

Hike in or fly in to a local river or mountain lake, or fly in via float plane or helicopter to visit hundreds of miles of surrounding area rivers and streams. Spend a day fishing for rainbow trout, dolly varden, arctic char, grayling or salmon depending on the season.

Stillpoint has all the gear and expert guides using spinning reels or fly fishing gear depending on the conditions and location.

Rainbow Trout Fishing

Fly in by floatplane to a beautiful nearby mountain lake for unlimited rainbow trout fishing. Fish from the shore or venture out in a super-stable inflatable double kayak with your guide to access the whole lake. The rainbows are usually biting well throughout the summer season.

Halibut Fishing

Join your captain on a stable 8- or 12-passenger vessel for a full or partial day halibut-only trip fishing on the bottom of the ocean for these creatures of the deep. 

Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing is also offered full day or partial day on 6-passenger boats equipped with downriggers, trolling gear and light tackle rods and reels. Fish for five species of salmon in Kachemak Bay and you may keep what you catch as long as it is within the ADF&G limits.

“Coho” Silver Salmon Fishing

Fly in to a “secret”, remote fishing hot spot, on your way to an unforgettable fishing adventure catching delicious silver salmon. Silvers, also known as Coho, are the most acrobatic salmon and these are among the biggest you can fish for late August into September.

Day 8

Whale Watching for Orca, Humpbacks, Fin or Minke

Whether from a kayak or a paddleboard, from a boat or a plane, whale watching in Alaska is an unforgettable experience. Being in the presence of these mammoths is a special and unforgettable honor. Four species of whales– Orca, Humpback, Fin and Minke– can been seen in the nutrient rich waters of protected Kachemak Bay, home to the National Estuarine Research Reserve. On your private cruise, your captains and guides will help educate you about these magnificent mammals as well as upholding sustainable whale watching practices, with a focus on preserving the marine environment.

 

Day 9

Say Farewell to Stillpoint Lodge

After so much exciting and authentic Alaskan adventure, you may need a vacation from your vacation!  But you are more likely to depart this special place with a renewed sense of spirit and appreciation for these ‘wild’ Alaskan lands and people.  Your private floatplane will pick you up dockside and bring you back to Anchorage, or wherever your next adventure begins.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Main Lodge

The gorgeous main lodge offers cathedral ceilings, stunning stonework, and an indoor creek to bring a hint of nature within. The open-concept kitchen allows guests to visit with the staff as they work and meals take place in the adjacent dining room. The outer deck provides a scenic sanctuary overlooking the lovely garden and trails.

Guest Cabins

The 8 private guest cabins at Stillpoint Lodge are scattered across the property with varying configurations, including 4 duplex-style cabins. Each has its own private bathroom which is connected to the cabin by an outside covered walkway. While the bathrooms are not located in the cabins, they are still private to each cabin.

The lodge is accessible by air or by private boat from Homer (about 25 minutes boat ride) or by float plane from Anchorage (about 1 to 1.5 hours flight time). Most itineraries include a flight transfer to or from Stillpoint Lodge in order to maximize your time at the lodge and minimize transfer time.

Gourmet meals are included at your all-inclusive stay at Stillpoint Lodge. Locally grown and harvested ingredients provide 3 delicious meals a day, prepared from scratch by their award-winning Chef. The farm-to-table menu highlights the lodge’s organic gardens with vibrant, seasonal salads, and ripe vegetables and berries.  Chef preparations also highlight the wild and fresh seafood, game, and Alaska-raised meats and grains.

Each stay at Stillpoint Lodge is customized with the adventures of your choice. Guests can enjoy local sportfishing, glacier lake kayaking, guided boat tours, and fly-out bear viewing excursions as well as have unlimited access to the Lodge’s kayaks, paddleboards, and hiking trails. For those who wish for a more relaxed stay, guests can enjoy the lodge’s sauna and hot tub and every adult guest at Stillpoint receives a complimentary massage.

Premium activities must be booked in advance, including local sportfishing, glacier lake kayaking, guided boat tours, and fly-out bear viewing excursions.

 

 

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