Bear Paw Adventure
Looking for a real Alaskan vacation home, cabin, or lodge on the Alaska Kenai Peninsula – then Bear Paw Adventure’s first class lodging is for you.
These unique log buildings and the 14-acre homestead property are conveniently located just off the Sterling Highway near historic Anchor Point at one of the most scenic locations in the world, right in the middle of great outdoor adventures and right on top of the world’s best halibut and salmon fishing.
At Bear Paw Adventure, you will be staying in first class log cabin vacation rentals on a natural, nearly-wild Alaska homestead property while at the same time you will also enjoy the convenience of nearby stores, shops, restaurants, tours and other attractions. Choose from four real-log, fully equipped vacation homes.
Lodging with Bear Paw Adventure
Captain Cook Lodge
The Anchor Point Captain Cook Lodge, with capacity for 8 guests and 1620 square foot of living space, is a fully equipped, first class vacation home with lots of Alaskan décor plus selected items recognizing Captain Cook’s third voyage when he sailed by this location in 1778.
The downstairs includes a full kitchen, large family room, bedroom with queen bed, full bath and laundry. The upstairs loft features another full bath and will sleep an additional 6 guests in one queen and 4 twin beds. BBQ deck on the front of the buildings with a view of the spruce trees, tundra, hills and mountains.
The property includes a circle drive that guests can access from either the Sterling Highway or Camai Road (drive through), and a wooded lot with mountain and forest view.
P.S. On May 27, 1778, Captain James Cook spent the night on anchor in his ship the “Resolution” just off Anchor Point. Based on that, we can say of the Anchor Point Captain Cook Lodge – “Captain Cook slept here.”
Wise Old Hunter Lodge
The Wise Old Hunter Lodge, with capacity for 10 guests, is a 1-1/2 story building with 6 twin beds, a day bed that makes up to 2 twins or a double and a queen bed. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, dining area, family room, full bath and laundry room. The loft has 2 sleeping areas and a half bath.
There is a large open porch plus a BBQ deck with big split-log bar on the sunny, south end of the building. The lodge, with 1470 square feet of living area, has lots of Alaskan décor, including big game mounts caribou, Dahl sheep, moose, lynx, and wolverine.
P.S. The Wise Old Hunter Lodge was named as a result of events that took place on one of the family’s moose hunts in the Alaska Interior. On this hunt, the two younger hunters had to painfully learn to listen to the advise of the older hunter (their Dad), and at the end of the hunt, the two younger hunters were showing more respect for the “Wise Old Hunter.”
You can read more about this and about other of the family’s Alaska big game hunts when you stay in one of Bear Paw’s vacation homes.
Bear Den Vacation Home
The Bear Den Vacation Home, with capacity for 10 guests, has 2 queen beds, 5 twin beds, a day bed that converts to 2 twins and a futon bed. There are two bedrooms upstairs (one with a queen bed and the other with 4 twins. The second queen bed is in a bedroom on the first floor. The day bed is located in the end of the large family room, the futon bed is set up in the front room and the the 5th twin bed is in a small room at the back of the building. The Bear Den has full shower-bath on the second floor and a full shower-tub bath on the ground floor.
On the first floor, the big family room features a leather recliner couch, leather recliner chair, a second couch, TV entertainment center and a foosball table. The first floor also has a full kitchen, work room and laundry room.
Guests will enjoy relaxing on the leather-recliner furniture after a fun day of fun with local adventures. The building has a total of 2177 square feet of living space and is Bear Paw’s largest building.
Moose Cabin, with capacity for 4 guests has 4 twin beds in two separate sleeping areas and a shower bath. The dining room is a south-facing room where guests can enjoy watching for moose and other Alaskan critters.
The Cabin was built along a well used moose trail and these big Alaskan animals are frequently seen feeding or bedding down in the grass near the cabin.
The Moose Cabin, with 840 square feet of living area, has a full kitchen with a combination microwave/convection over-the-range oven (new for 2015). Moose Cabin is Bear Paw’s only building without washer and dryer and dishwasher, but it is one of the most “warm and cozy” of these unique, real-log buildings.
Adventure Charters & Guided Tours
- Fishing is a popular activity and many visitors come to the area for halibut, salmon and steelhead fishing as well as for other species. Guided saltwater charters are available that can be halibut or salmon only trips or combination charters that include both. Other species such as cod and rock fish can be targeted on the saltwater. Guided river trips, fly out trips to remote areas and guided bank fishing are also available.
- Bear Viewing trips depart from nearby Soldotna and Homer. These trips combine a great flight seeing trip across Cook Inlet with remote, up close viewing of giant brown bears or black bears Trips are available that combine bear viewing with fishing.
- Marine Tours from nearby Homer, Seward or Whittier provide great views of whales, harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, glaciers and incredible scenery.
- Kayaking day trips can include hiking and then kayaking on a glacier lake.
- Flight Seeing and photography tours can includes trips across Cook Inlet to Lake Clark National Park and aerial views of glaciers, brown bears, moose, fur seals and active volcanoes. Other trips target views of Kachemak Bay, glaciers, ice fields and wildlife.
- Four Wheeling guided adventures are available, including day, half-day and overnight trips and can combined four wheeling with fishing.
- Dog Sledding is a unique experience and you will be amazed at the power that the dog team delivers.
- Horseback riding guided trips in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Area, Northern Kenai Peninsula and Resurrection Pass Trail are available.
- Guided hiking is available and can include a float plane ride into the backcountry and then guided hiking. Other options are a water taxi ride across Kachemak Bay and access to the hiking trails in Kachemak Bay State Park.
Adventures that Cost Little or no Money
- Relax at the Wise Old Hunter Lodge or Moose Cabin at Bear Paw Adventure, watchfor eagles, birds and moose while grilling fresh fish or steaks on the BBQ decks.
- Play moose shoes (Bear Paw’s version of horseshoes) at Bear Paw Adventure
- Go for a walk on Anchor Point beach and look for gold, fossils, rocks and shells.Watch the eagles and shorebirds and enjoy the view of the volcanoes, the surf andthe bluff.
- Photograph an old Russian Church with Iliamna volcano as a background
- Hike a trail to the beach
- Visit the Normal Lowell Art Studio at Anchor Point
- Drive up the North Fork road to the Russian village of Nikolaevsk for lunch & take
- photos of the Russian Orthodox Old Believers Church.
- Go on a photographing safari and take pictures of volcanoes, moose, Kachemak Bay,eagles, the beach, the view from up on the hill over Homer, Homer Spit and boatharbor, old buildings and much more.
- Visit the Pratt Museum in Homer (Entrance Fee)
- Visit the Marine Research Center
- Wildlife Viewing is available at the Wildlife Conservation Center, which guest can visit on their drive to Anchor Point from Anchorage. This is a great place to see and photograph most of Alaska’s big game animals in a nearly natural environment (Entrance Fee).
- Kenaitze Indian Tribe interpretive site tours offer a great educational experience (Tour Fee)
- Go shopping (well its free if you don’t buy anything) at the stores in Anchor Point or the many shops in Homer and on the Homer Spit.
Come enjoy Alaska the way it was meant to be!
First Class Lodging and competitive rates with Bear Paw Adventure on the Kenai Peninsula.
Mile Post 155 Sterling Highway
Anchor Point, Alaska 99556