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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I spent 5 days at the lodge and enjoyed the accommodations , the hospitality, the food and the BEARS! Our Guide (Hunter) was so knowledgeable and helpful in locating the bears and making sure we got the best locations for our pictures. Thanks James and Sheila for operating such a lovely lodge in beautiful Lake Clark National Park.

2 Thank JollieJanie
Ocala Florida
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81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We waited two years to get to this lodge, but it was DEFINITELY worth our wait. Hopefully it will not be our last trip. I can not say enough good things about this magical place. Sheila and James from the first email wanted to make sure we had our bucket list bear viewing trip, we did. The Bears Den was... More 

3 Thank GolfOcalaFlorida
Santa Cruz, California
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I just returned from 6 days with a photography "safari" to photograph the brown bears [aka "grizzlies"] of Silver Salmon Creek. Homestead Lodge is a gem. Our group was treated to 3 home-cooked gourmet meals a day, with fresh produce from the organic garden in the back yard. It was a great experience.

1 Thank Louise W
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

It was an amazing trip. You get picked up from the plane and taken to the lodge. My girlfriend and I were given the eagles nest room which had an amazing view. We went out on the carts and got to see the Bears. It is a lot of walking involved and getting in and out of the cart so... More 

1 Thank JaniceChampion1957
Upper Falls, West Virginia
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

What an amazing place! From the moment we stepped off the plane, we knew we were in bear paradise. You take a small plane from Soldotna and land on the beach. They pick you up in a small cart and you drive a short distance to the lodge for coffee and hot muffins -- and then you immediately go in... More 

Thank TripMollyCat
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015

How do I possibly write how much my stay at the Alaska Homestead Lodge meant to me without writing a book? I would begin with = the best possible place to view Grizzly Bears :) It is an absolutely beautiful lodge, tasteful decor, newly renovated, well kept up & to date, clean and most of all the warm friendly reception... More 

Thank Beverly M
Lebanon, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the wildness of Alaska while enjoying comfortable lodging, great food and friendly guides. There are two lodges that work together to provide guests with plenty of bear viewing opportunities. The scenery is beautiful and there is the opportunity to go clamming or fishing. Homestead's staff and location are first class. We spent two... More 

1 Thank debordfarm
Jerusalem, Israel
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213 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We really wanted to see bears in their natural habitat and this was an outstanding experience. the people at the Homestead lodge were welcoming and the food was great. Michael, the chef, is very talented and could easily cook in a 5 star restaurant. Our guide was Bel and she knew just where to find the bears. there are 20-25... More 

3 Thank shulamit657
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I am an experienced African Safari traveller ,but was invited to go on this trip to photograph bears in Alaska with other wildlife photographers who have the same passion as me.Our group consisted of 9 people and was mostly couples but i took my son as a father/son trip.This was as close to an African safari not in Africa that... More 

2 Thank anthony g
Parkdale, Oregon
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

It took a while to get used to being that close to grizzly (brown) bears. But it seemed like the sows with their cubs wanted to be close to humans, not for dessert, but for protection from competing boars that try to kill the cubs or take the sow away from the cubs. 40 yards (the closest approach distance; a... More 

3 Thank Forrest F

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Additional Information about Alaska Homestead Lodge

Address: Soldotna, Alaska 99669, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, AK
Region: United States > Alaska > Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Alaska Homestead Lodge Lake Clark National Park And Preserve
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“Choose Bears Den Room”
 of 5 bubbles GolfOcalaFlorida, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look at the website and evaluate which room best suits you.”
 of 5 bubbles louisew591, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are beautiful and you don't spend much time in them, so they are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles TripMollyCat, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“we stayed in a new room separate from the house that had more privacy and space, but others might like being in the lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles shulamit657, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Really don't matter. Home is large. Plenty of spots to hole up, nap, or read. Also a large deck to read and watch the delta and wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles forrestf655, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
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