Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge

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Enjoy the quiet bays and coves of the pristine estuary

Enjoy the quiet bays and coves of the pristine estuary

Having perfected their world-class all-inclusive Alaskan experience, it’s no surprise that Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge has won so many awards. Immerse yourself in exploration, adventure, or relax while enjoying the rustic elegance of this famous wilderness lodge. Nestled in a spectacular ocean and mountain setting abundant with sealife, birds and other wildlife, the Lodge’s remote location is the Best in Alaska. With just five cabins, they take just 10 – 14 guests per week ensuring your stay is quite personal and intimate. Their top-rated local naturalist guides make sure that each guest has a tailored, in-depth experience offering a trip of a lifetime. During your stay, learn about the incredible remote surroundings and the area’s amazing history—it's all right outside your front door. This outstanding area, where the tides rise and fall as much as 25 vertical feet every six hours, is the perfect place for your Alaskan experience. The McBride family has created a Lodge where you'll live-in and learn about the rich ecosystems and natural wonders of Alaska.

An otter floats on its back in Kachemak Bay

At the Lodge view sea otters, harbor seals, bald eagles, black bears, whales, puffins, octopus, wild salmon and so much more!

Remote, Pristine, and Stunningly Beautiful

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge is located on the shores of the China Poot Bay estuary, a half hour boat ride from Homer. Remote, pristine, and stunningly beautiful, the bay offers access to endless trails, beaches, and enchanting coves. The surrounding area is dotted with bird rookeries, glaciers, mountains, forests, marine mammal habitats, and rich tidal flats. It's this diversity and natural health that enticed Michael and Diane McBride to build the Lodge almost 50 years ago.

Michael, a committed conservationist, first saw the area while flying over Kachemak Bay during his time in the Air Force. Shortly after, he bought a cabin here and he and his wife Diane slowly added more cabins and buildings. Today, the Lodge is run by their two grown children, Shannon McBride-Morin and Morgan McBride. At the Lodge, you'll find five wonderful, cozy cabins, all with intricate woodwork and personal touches like stained glass or sweeping roof beams. Each cabin features spectacular views and original Alaskan art and is filled with books about Alaska's oceans, marine mammals, birds, anthropology, and more.

Set Your Own Wilderness Pace

The amazing local Lodge team and personal guides will carefully tailor your experience to your interests, the weather, and the tides. Your days can be quiet and relaxing or filled with action-packed adventures. Some of the many activities available include sea kayaking, hiking, naturalist services, exploring, casual beach fishing, tide pooling, marine and wildlife viewing, boat excursions, beach campfires, bird watching, gathering of berries, and more! Daily personal guide service is included with your stay. The Lodge operates in a covid-safe environment

Lodge Cuisine — Only the Best

The chef creates delectable dishes with ingredients fresh from the ocean and the Lodge's own garden

The chef creates delectable dishes with ingredients fresh from the ocean and the Lodge's own garden

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge features fantastic cuisine prepared by Chef Mindy Lewis. Mindy has been a private chef for over 20 years and is masterful at creating diverse menus that will please any palate. She creates delectable dishes with ingredients fresh from the ocean and the Lodge's own garden and Homer’s Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh wild Alaskan salmon grilled to perfection over an alder fire paired with salad greens picked on the property and local organic vegetables.

If you've picked berries or other wild edibles on your day's adventure, Mindy will happily work them into the menu. If you choose, she will be delighted to spend time with you to learn about Alaskan cooking.

Tailored Just for You

The amazing personal service the Lodge offers begins long before your stay. Our Reservations Manager will help align your visit with a week best suited for you and your interests. Personalizing and tailoring your stay is just one of the many reasons Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge is the best wilderness lodge in Alaska.


Hotel Features

  • All-inclusive stay
  • Covid-safe environment
  • Personalized, daily naturalist guide service
  • Gourmet, locally sourced cuisine including beer and wine
  • Transportation via small boat from Homer to the Lodge and back
  • Private, cozy cabins
  • Large living-dining room with amazing views
  • Open kitchen
  • Finnish sod-roof log sauna
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Solarium with WiFi and large outdoor deck
  • Docks with outdoor cook-out pavilion
  • Professional, local Alaskan team
  • We “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”

Room Features

  • Amazing views
  • Character and charm
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Comfy living room
  • Outdoor deck with lounge chairs
  • Fresh flowers, chocolate, fruit basket and wine
  • Electricity
  • Variety of cabin layouts

Getting There

Latitude: 59.572013
Longitude: -151.300839

By Boat: The Lodge is located on the shores of China Poot Bay, a half hour boat ride across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Guests meet Lodge staff at the new Boat House Pavilion by Ramp #2 at the Homer Boat Harbor near the end of the Homer Spit.

Guests arriving on Mondays have a 11am boat departure to the Lodge.

Guest arriving mid-week have a 1:30pm boat departure to the Lodge.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May 25 - Sept 3
Last Minute Special! 20% off a stay OR a special bear viewing adventure or fishing charter // August 7 – 12 and August 14 – 19 | 2, 3, 4, and 5-night options | Limited availability
Rates 5 Nights // $6600 per person | Arrive Monday – Depart Saturday
4 Nights // $6270 per person | Arrive Monday – Depart Saturday
3 Nights // $5170 per person | Monday – Thursday or Wednesday – Saturday
2 Nights // $4070 per person | Monday – Wednesday or Thursday – Saturday
Exclusive Stay // Reserve entire Lodge property, customized to your needs | Please inquire for more information
Rate Notes Prices are all-inclusive. All-inclusive means; daily personal guide service (hiking, casual beach fishing, kayaking, naturalist services, wildlife viewing, boat excursions, exploring, beach campfires, bird watching, tide pooling, and more!), transportation from Homer, private cozy cabin, amazing gourmet meals, beer/wine, sauna, and hot tub. Also included are Alaska State Park and Native Land User fees. Items that are an additional expense include special charters such as brown bear-viewing and halibut fishing, staff gratuities, sales tax, and if applicable, local bed tax.
Rates are based on double occupancy.
A 50% single supplement applies to solo travelers.
The Lodge operates on a Monday – Saturday schedule. Shorter stays (2-4 nights) are available only during the first and last weeks of the season. With so much to do and see, the five-night option is highly recommended.
Ages 13+ are full price.
Ages 12 and under are 2/3 price.

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge

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