Our lodge is located on 40 acres of Afognak Island, just NW of Kodiak Island. We began building in the summer of 2007. The lumber used was milled by a sawyer on Kodiak Island from Sitka spruce trees. We hand built a barn, lodge and guest cabin. Our lodge is partially on land that was originally a traditional Alutiiq Village made up a series of settlements along the beach. The Afognak Village was nearly destroyed by the Good Friday earthquake of 1964. A new community known as Port Lions was constructed on the Northeast coast of Kodiak Island, and the residents of Afognak Village relocated there permanently. The old village site was abandoned. As a result, the area in and around our lodge is rich in history and filled with old buildings and artifacts. The combination of history, artifacts and old growth forest makes it feel like an enchanted forest.
The second largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago, Afognak Island has long been known for its excellent hunting and fishing. Protected bays, majestic mountains with rugged topography and dense old-growth Sitka spruce forest make it a spectacular place to visit and wildlife abounds here. For the most part, Afognak Island is pure Alaska wilderness. Sea lions, seals, sea otters, whales, and porpoises can be seen in the waters nearby. Afognak Island hosts the largest elk herds in Alaska and, of course, the famous Kodiak brown bear lives there as well. Fishing is the main attraction in the numerous streams and lakes with red, pink and silver salmon along with rainbow and dolly varden. Offshore saltwater fishing is also good for halibut, lingcod, kings, flounder, and snapper. One can also enjoy hiking, beachcombing and birding.
Our Lodge is truly a wilderness getaway. The lodge will accommodate hunters, fishermen and adventurers alike. So whether you are looking for that trophy, or merely want to experience the frontier, we can build personal or corporate adventures to suit the needs of your family, group or company.