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  •  Type: Lodge
  •  Beds: 4
  •  Baths: 3
  •  Sleeps: 10

Description

Whatever adventures may be planned for an Alaska vacation, a stay in the Wise Old Hunter Lodge at Bear Paw Adventure will go down as one of the highlights of the trip. This building is a unique log structures, made by the Bear Paw family from beetle-killed spruce trees, and constructed using a Swedish full-scribe method that produces tight, wood-to-wood, chink-less joints. Nonsmoking and no pets allowed indoors. The building is partially hidden among the spruce trees and wildflowers, a natural location that creates a private wilderness setting.  Views of four volcanoes and Cook Inlet can be seen from Anchor Point.

The Wise Old Hunter Lodge is a great vacation rental or vacation home. It has 9-beds and 1-1/2 bath. The first floor includes full kitchen, dining and family areas, bedroom with two twin beds, and full bath. The north room has a queen-size log bed, plus a day bed that converts to two twins or a double.

A log spiral stair leads to the loft with four twin beds in two sleeping areas and the half bath. The BBQ deck is two-steps down from the large south porch, and is a great place to relax in the sun and watch for moose, eagles and other wildlife. The BBQ area is covered and features a large split-log bar with log bar stools.

The low rate for your exclusive use of the lodge includes satellite TV, internet service, gas BBQ and use of the fully-equipped and stocked Kitchen and Washer and dryer.

Alaska big game trophy mounts in the lodge include moose, caribou and Dahl sheep. The Wise Old Hunter Lodge is located in a natural area among the spruce trees and wildflowers, right on top of some of the best fishing in the world and surrounded by great Alaskan adventures such as bear viewing, kayaking, dog sledding, hiking, dinning and shopping.

About Location

Why it is Famous ?

Anchor Point, Alaska is so named because the one of the greatest explorers of all time, Captain Cook, lost a ship\'s anchor here in 1778, and he called the place \"Anchor Point\". Anchor Point is also noted to be the most westerly point of the North American connected highway system.

Facts About Destination

In late May 1778, one of the greatest explorers of all time, Captain James Cook, sailed the ship Resolution into Cook Inlet. Captain Cook was on his third voyage for England, trying to find a northwest passage that would connect the Pacific to the Atlantic. On this trip, attempting to travel north up the inlet, the Resolution was able to make progress only by sailing north with the favorable incoming tide and then waiting out the ebb tide on anchor so as not to be pushed by water and wind to the south and back down the Inlet toward the Gulf of Alaska. On one of these ebb tides, the Resolution lost an anchor due to the strong tidal flow and stormy weather, and although effort was made, the crew was not able to recover it. At that time, Cook saw two columns of smoke from native campfires on the eastern shore, and he named the area âSmokey Cape.â The Resolution and the sister ship the Discovery spent the night near that location, at a place that Cook called Anchor Point. That name is still used today for this small community located on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet, just north of Kachemak Bay.

Area Information

Anchor Point is a small, relatively non-touristy-appearing place, but tourism fuels a major portion of the economy of this community that covers almost 91 square miles. The Anchor Point Post Office was established here in 1949. Businesses in the town include small grocery stores, two gas stations, liquor store, hardware store, real-estate office, dentist, and a few restaurants, including sit down and fast food. There is also a golf course, school (grades 1-6), fire station, library and an Alaska state police office. Medical facilities and a hospital are available in Homer, which is about 15 miles down the road, or as they say, at the end of the road. You have probably heard Homer Alaskaâs Tom Bodett on the motel commercials where he promises to âkeep the light on for you.â Visitors will also find great places to stay in or near Anchor Point, including the Wise Old Hunter Lodge and Moose Cabin at Bear Paw Adventure, conveniently located about one mile north of town in a quiet, private, natural area among the spruce trees and wild flowers. 1

How to reach

The drive from Anchorage to Anchor Point is about 200 miles, and the route is fairly simple - just take the only road south out of Anchorage (Seward Highway or Rt 1), then continue on Rt 1 when it turns right and becomes the Sterling Highway, and then follow the Sterling to Anchor Point. If you miss Anchor Point and come to the end of the road â youâre in Homer. This is a very scenic trip, and although the actual driving time is about 4 hours, many visitors will take most of the day, stopping frequently for photos of Turnagain Arm, the mountains, Cook Inlet, volcanoes as well as to photograph moose and Dahl sheep and visit some of the attractions.

Transport system

Most gusts fly into Anchoage and then rent a car or van for their use in exploring the Kenai Peninsula.

Precautions

Watch for moose on the highway and give these and other Alskan wildlife lots of room when you see them along trails or even in town.

Lifestyle

Alaskans like a slow pace, caual life style, with great emphais on outdoor acitivities incuding hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, etc.

Best time to visit

Anytime is a great time to visit Alaska. May through September is the peak tourism.

Languages

Alaskan - which is fairly similar to English.

Budget

moderate

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