Alaska Homestead Lodge

See the bears on remote Cook Inlet beaches along the shores Lake Clark National Park.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Accommodation: 1 nights
  • Starting at: $1116 / per person
  • Availability: June, July, August, September
  • Highlights: Cozy fly-in only lodge reached from Soldotna or Anchorage, Alaska. Flights land on a remote beach located midway down the coast of Lake Clark National Park's Cook Inlet coastline. Enjoy the hospitality of your hosts, great meals, and world class bear guided viewing along the beaches and inland grasslands. Visitors may be able to see several brown bears from a single location.

Tour Overview

Alaska Homestead Lodge is nestled at the foot of Mt. Iliamna in Lake Clark National Park and near Silver Salmon Creek, a place of unsurpassed beauty. The lodge is reached via airplane from Soldotna or Anchorage, making it a convenient location for an overnight bear viewing stay. The original homestead was established in the 1950’s at Silver Salmon Creek, since then the original buildings have been renovated into a rustic and comfortable wilderness lodge.

Lodge visitors will be treated to great bear viewing on the Cook Inlet coast where Alaskan brown bears graze in the nearby meadows. Bear watchers may also see eagles soaring overhead, seals and other Alaskan wildlife that thrive in the National Park wilderness. Other activities from Alaska Homestead Lodge include fishing, clamming, canoeing, hiking, berry picking – it’s all part of the lodge vacation experience in Lake Clark. Overnight guests enjoy wonderful home cooked meals and comfortable rooms and the great company of the lodge hosts who call this classic Alaska lodge home.

The Alaska Homestead Lodge offers the experience of a lifetime. Besides great bear viewing opportunities (typically June/July), guests learn about the amazing stories of homesteading and living in this remote area, without road access. All bear viewing trips are guided.

What's Included

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Soldotna or Anchorage
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Guided bear viewing and/or other activities
  • All meals as noted in itinerary
  • All taxes and fees

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Tour Itinerary

During mid June and through end of July bear sightings are most reliable; however, bears roam the green meadows all summer feeding on sage grass. Bears might be spotted near the lodge or within a 3-mile radius. Sightings cannot be guaranteed!


Anchorage or Soldotna to Lake Clark

Depart from Anchorage or Soldotna in the morning. After a scenic flight in a bush plane, land on a remote beach. After landing transfer to the lodge by 4-wheeler or walk. After receiving an introduction enjoy guided bear viewing or other activities. Your experienced guide will drive you in an ATV trailer to the best viewing spots (best times for bear viewing June through July). You will be able to get out of the trailer to photograph the bears from safe areas. After lunch, continue watching the bears or stroll along the beach. Enjoy a delicious meal this evening, prepared with locally grown ingredients. Overnight Alaska Homestead Lodge.


Lake Clark to Soldotna or Anchorage

Enjoy a casual breakfast at the lodge prior to your return to Soldotna or Anchorage. Tour concludes.

A stay is based on a 24-hr period. Please plan an overnight in the departing city before and after the lodge stay.

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Browse Dates & Rates

Anchorage Departure: Please contact us for Single or Quad pricing due to charter plane configurations.

Soldotna Departure: Tours are not available Friday and Saturday.

Deposit Policy
Deposit of 50% is required, a reservation is not confirmed without a deposit received.
Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations, including weather cancellations, are subject to a 10% administration fee.
Any time after our written confirmation up to 91 days prior to lodge stay/ tour start: 10% of invoice total.
90 - 61 days prior to lodge stay / tour date: 50% of invoice total.
60 to 0 days prior to lodge stay / tour date: 100% of invoice total.

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