Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge
Where the Mountains Meet the Sea in Kachemak Bay State Park
In Operation since 1981
Celebrating 32 years of wilderness fun and
ecologically friendly lodgings.
Owned and operated by the long time residents of
Sadie Cove - Keith and Randi Iverson who open their
cabins to you and your
Seen on The Discovery Channel, ESPN, and The
Travel Channel and the recipient of numerous unsolicited awards and commendations for sound environmental
practices and sustainability in tourism, gourmet meals, top notch service, and FUN..
|Keith & Randi Iverson
Homer, Alaska 99603 USA
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Recommended by "E" The Environmental Magazine,
Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler, Small and Elegant Hotels, Uncharted
Outposts, Earthfoot, Adventure Quest, Green Globe, Green Hotels,
Luxury Travel Magazine, and Natural Home Magazine.
Join us in celebrating the 32nd anniversary of Sadie Cove Wilderness
Lodge. Rates for 2013are $550 per guest per night all-inclusive, (This is
our cash or check, booked direct to the lodge, discount price) or $650 per
guest per night. (This is our normal price for all other forms of payment.)
plus round trip water taxi from Homer ($150 per guest) plus local sales tax
(3%) and gratuity. Private groups of 6 or more will have the entire lodge to
All of the prices listed on our website are straightforward. Every cost has
been described for you well in advance of your visit. We have no hidden
costs - ever. Guaranteed.
Three excellent all-you-can-eat meals per day
served family-style by cheerful hosts. This is our time to share
stories and make plans for the upcoming days of adventure and
relaxation. A hot, sit-down breakfast is served at the lodge for
early morning fishing charters, followed by the regular time breakfast
for those who arise at a more "civilized" hour.
Lodging in private cabins with peaceful views of Sadie
Cove and Mount Augustine, bathrooms, running water, electricity,
bathrobes, down pillows, fiber pillows, and natural fiber linens and
towels. In the cooler months we use cozy flannel sheets, in the warmer
months, all cotton linens, and always, lots of pillows, quilts,
comforters, and the scents of the great outdoors. All of our cabins are
just that- cabins made totally of wood. We do not offer tents,
"tent-cabins", apartments, or bunkhouses - just cozy, private cabins.
Exclusive use of all Lodge facilities. At
Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge, it is our policy to serve overnight guests
of the lodge ONLY. We have a 2 night minimum stay with an average stay
of 5 nights, making for a quiet wilderness experience with the time and
the personal space to feel comfortable and to form new friendships in a
non-commercial, homey atmosphere. We absolutely, do not ever, take in
additional patrons for meals, tours, trails use, equipment rentals, food
sales, etc., nor do we, in any other way, dilute your experience in the
wilderness. From time to time we may invite local adventurers to share
their fascinating stories by the campfire and it is your choice to
participate or not.
Private hiking trail into the State Park (for the use of
Lodge guests only) to a remote alpine valley looking out over a glacial
braided river, the Harding Ice field, and a second valley with a giant
cascading waterfall at it's terminus. You will not see anyone other than
lodge guests on this trail. It is a unique and invigorating experience
to have so much country to oneself. From one mile up the trail and
from the valley, all you will see has been made by Mother Nature. There
is nothing man-made in your view and this is an excellent opportunity to
watch the wild mountain goats on the surrounding cliffs.
Fishing rods to use from shore for dolly-varden trout
and other species of fish, or from our floating dock for halibut.
Log cabin, wood fired, Finnish sauna
and an oversized outdoor plunge pool. Loaner bathing suits are on hand
as well as lots of very large, plush, cotton towels.
Use of Lodge Kayaks and all related equipment.
Clamming, beachcombing, and birding.
Prime wildlife viewing from all lodge decks and beaches
especially for the resident wild mountain goats on the cliffs next to
the lodge, visiting seals, resident sea otters with their babies in tow,
migratory humpback whales, and resident Bald Eagles who are fed the
previous night's food scraps on the beach every morning. The chatter of
the eagles is everyone's call to begin the day in Sadie Cove.
Morning coffee delivery.
Internet Access on the lodge computer or on your
cellular device or PDA with the lodge's universal signal booster.
Television and VCR with lots of movies.
Complete housekeeping services including laundry.
And one intangible that is included in the cost of your
The knowledge that you are participating in a wilderness experience with
Alaska residents/pioneers who protect their environment by living an
Eco-conscious life. We purposely keep our lodge small to diminish the impact
that tourism has had on other wild places. As we do not believe in trophy
hunting, we do not offer hunting trips or any tours which would otherwise use the environment
in a self-serving fashion. When you stay at Sadie Cove you know that you are
in a special place that is in it's most pristine state.
Sadie Cove was built by hand with driftwood salvaged from
the beaches of Kachemak Bay over the last 30 years. It was then milled by
hand and put in place in it's natural state without preservatives, oils, or
chemicals of any kind. One day, when Keith and Randi Iverson are gone and
buried up the mountain in their favorite spot, the lodge will return to the
earth as do fallen trees in a virgin forest. All that will be left to clean
up will be some nails, roofing materials, and hand tools and we sincerely
hope that these will be re-used by the next adventurer carving out his place
on the wild Kenai Coast.
Parties of 6 or more get the entire lodge
to themselves so make your reservations
early in order to enjoy our special place.
||Hiking (Beach & State Park Trails)
||Fishing from Lodge Beach (gear provided)
||Berry Picking (Aug. & Sept.)
||Sauna & Dip Tub
||Just Plain Relaxing
If you wish to be guided on any of the above
activities, we are available. Please inquire about charges.
Optional Guided Adventures:
All of the adventures described
below are personally guided by reputable, insured, and personable outfitters
who have been living on Kachemak Bay for many, many years. We are all well
off the beaten path and you will find yourself in the wilderness with a
small and intimate group of fellow adventurers. Far from the common tourist
attractions, you will be treated like a friend by your guides and you will
see parts of our world that most visitors never even know about. As a guest
of Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge you have the rare opportunity to spend time
with these folks who will enrich your lives with their backcountry knowledge
and cheerful outlooks on life. You will return home with many positive and
lasting memories of your trip to Alaska and you may even find yourself
thinking more positively about everything long after you return home as a
result of spending time with all of us. In this time when there is so much
unrest and division in the world, we hope that we can give our guests a
taste of a rewarding and peaceful life, far away from the day to day chaos
that people have become so accustomed to. We hope that you will be able to
bring a feeling of serenity back with you to your world and to find a way to
share it with others.
All of the adventures mentioned below are private, personal and, most
importantly, a lot of fun with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of
6. The exceptions are the brown bear viewing which can have as many as 10
participants and the large group sea kayaking
which can have as many as 16 participants. Private guided kayaking trips
have no more than 6 participants.
|Fly out Bear Viewing
|Guided, fly-out fishing with the Bears
|Group Sea Kayaking
Private Sea Kayaking
Private Sea Kayaking Overnight Expedition
Private Wildlife Photography Tour
Private Backcountry Tour
Sailboating on Kachemak Bay
|Gull Island / Halibut Cove boat tour
|Island Rookeries and Kachemak Bay wildlife boat tour
|Seldovia Village Tour
|Customized Float Plane & Helicopter Flyouts
|Halibut & Salmon Fishing Charters
as well as fishing for incidental species such as rockfish, ling
cod, and more
Fly out Volcano Tour and wildlife viewing expedition
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Reservations made
within 60 days of arrival and after May 1 or
anytime from overseas are payable in full when the reservation is made. We
accept cash, check, or traveler's checks, Visa,
Master Card and we offer a discount for payment by check. Time at the lodge
can be booked up to 3 years in advance. Be sure to book early to ensure your
reservations for the lodge and optional guided adventures. Parties of
or more have the
entire lodge to themselves.
We are a small husband
and wife owned company serving very few clients per year and many of our
reservations (especially those of returning guests) are made several years
in advance. Once you are confirmed for your stay your reservation is
refundable (minus a $100. per person re-booking fee) only if we are able to
fill your space with another party. Your stay is confirmed when your
requested dates are determined to be available and you have given your
credit card number to hold those dates. If your itinerary should change for
any reason and you let us know at least 60 days prior to your arrival that
you need to change your dates, you are free to move your dates to any other
time within the same summer for no extra charge. Itinerary changes made
within 60 day of arrival can sometimes be difficult to accomplish but we
will do our very best to accommodate your needs and there is no extra cost
for this service. All changes are dependent upon availability. Cancellation
and date change requests need to be in writing please. Vacation cancellation
insurance policies are encouraged. One that we can recommend for it's
ecological and carbon offset policies is
Well mannered, small adults of all ages who possess a sense
of adventure and wonder are appropriate at Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge. Parents - Although we have none of our own, we welcome families with children of all ages into our home so that they have
an opportunity to share in a unique lifestyle while they are young and
impressionable. Due to the quiet nature of the lodge (and also to basic
safety issues of the wilderness) we do, however, expect everyone to behave
respectfully and not be a burden to other guests and the staff.
Travel to Sadie Cove:
Homer is located just 45 minutes by air or 5 hours by car
from Anchorage. If you have the time, and the weather is cooperative, it
is a beautiful drive. If you choose to fly, Homer is
serviced by Era Airlines, Grant Aviation, and Natron Air. You can make reservations through Alaska Airlines
or by booking over the Internet at
For private float plane charters
There are taxis at the airport and
courtesy phones in case they are off somewhere else. It is a 10 minute ride
from the airport to the harbor where the water taxi will be waiting for you
to bring you across the bay to the lodge.
If you would like to rent a car, these companies are available in Homer:
Polar Car Rental
Hertz of Homer
Homer Jeep & Van Rental (907)235-8640
Parking is available at the Homer Harbor and is free near ramps 3, 4 and 5.
You can leave your rental cars parked there while at the lodge and it is as
safe as one could hope for. Homer is a small town with little in the way of
Drive times to Homer from a few Alaska locations are as follows:
From Anchorage: 5 hours
From Girdwood: 4.5 hours
From Whittier: 4.5 hours
From Seward: 3.5 hours
From Cooper Landing: 2.25 hours
From Soldotna/Kenai: 2 hours
There is also the option of having a car and driver bring you from one town
to another. If you would like to do this try contacting one of the taxi
companies below. Some folks choose to fly one way and have a taxi or rental
car go the other way.
Chux Cab (907)235-2489
Boat Transportation to Sadie Cove:
Our Ferry Service will be at the Homer boat
harbor to greet you. They will provide a scenic trip from Homer to the
lodge. Keep a sharp look-out during this 30 minute boat ride across
majestic Kachemak Bay. There's a good chance you will see eagles, sea
otters, puffins, or maybe even a whale.
What to Bring:
Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a complete information
packet covering all aspects of your visit to Sadie Cove.
If you have special physical or dietary requirements, please let us know
at the time you make your reservations. Smoking is not permitted inside
the lodge buildings, and please leave your pets at home.
[*Friends of Bill W. are welcome]
Even More Facts:
For more information regarding the lodge and life in Sadie Cove, Alaska,
you may order the book,
Alaska Viking, author Keith Iverson (lodge builder and
founder), from our lodge address. $30.00 includes
shipping and handling within the U.S.
Come and share the adventure!
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