• Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge

About Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, Fox Island

Jump on board a ferry in the Alaskan port city of Seward and you'll soon find yourself at this exquisite lodge nestled at the mouth of Resurrection Bay. The eight charming cabins are set amongst the woods on the privately owned Fox Island, with beautiful views of the bay on one side and a freshwater lagoon on the other. If you're seeking a peaceful escape here in this picturesque corner of Alaska, look no further. There are are no other lodges on the island, and the comfortable en-suite rooms have been purposefully designed without telephones, televisions, radios or electrical outlets. All this means you're free to unwind and enjoy the tranquil surroundings without unecessary distraction. What's more, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge is powered mainly by solar energy and the property has been certified as an ecotourism destination by Adventure Green Alaska, making it an excellent choice for eco-conscious travellers.

Lodge Details

Style

Water and mountain views, plush leather armchairs, classic wood panelling and a roaring fire: Kenai Fjords takes the quintessential Alaskan lodge and adds a touch of elegance.

Setting

Guests staying at the lodge can explore Fox Island's unspoiled beaches and woodland. American artist Rockwell Kent once spent a winter here, drawn by its quietude and natural beauty, which you can still enjoy today.

Accommodation & Facilities

The eight cabins are located south of the main lodge, spaced out upon a peninsula between the ocean and a freshwater lagoon. Four of the cabins are located in a single building, two facing the lagoon and two facing the ocean. The other cabins are duplexes with water views. Each cabin has a queen and a twin bed with private bath and shower facilities, as well as a battery-powered alarm clock. There are no electrical outlets in the cabins, so make the most of this and enjoy your digital detox!

The main lodge is a short walk away from the cabins and is open from 6am till midnight for the use of guests. The communal and dining areas are warm and cosy, with a woodstove and plenty of spots to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine. There is also a campfire where guests can share stories with each other in the evenings. The main lodge building has a charging station should you wish to charge any devices.

Dining

Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge has its very own island chef preparing gourmet Alaskan cuisine for all. The lodge’s kitchen has been designed specifically to support intimate cooking time with the chef, so don't be afraid to ask for some cooking tips!

Activities

Boat trips around Fox Island give guests the opportunity to really absorb this stunning landscape while watching for wildlife. The waterways here are home to lots of marine life, including the Steller's sea lion, humpback whale, Dall's porpoise and sea otter. Keep an eye on the skies for sightings of eagles, puffins, cormorants, murres and plenty more bird species – there are more than 190 species that pass through or live here full-time! Other activities include sea kayaking with a guide (an optional extra) and interpretive talks with a knowledgeable naturalist guide, who will teach you all about the flora and fauna of the area. Not all activities here need to guided and guests are free to hike the forest trails and comb the fantastic beaches.

Child Policy

Children are welcome at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge, but there are no activities designed specifically for little ones. We suggest you speak to your Natural World Safaris specialist to discuss whether the lodge will be suitable for a family stay.

Responsible Tourism

Most of the power here is provided by sun and wind. Guests are reminded to please turn off lights and electricity when not in use to preserve energy. There are emergency propane generators that are used to provide back-up power if needed. Staff do have access to emergency communications should the need arise.

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