Wife and I had a wonderful week at the Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. This was part of our third trip to Alaska, and we have stayed at many lodges around the world as a part of our passion for fishing. Homer is, of course, one of the world-class venues for salt water fishing for halibut, salmon and reef fish, but I was delighted to find that there is also excellent fly fishing in the area.
The rooms were much better than I would have expected from a property carrying a lodge name. In fact, they were comparable to many upscale, urban suite properties. The linens and towels were upgraded, the bathroom was large and spacious, and the living room in our two-bedroom "cabin" (more like a villa) even had a television with satellite tv, as well as wet bar, fridge, etc. We had a great wrap around deck, with spectacular views of the bay. The main lodge house where meals are taken is also very well equipped.
The property is exceptionally clean and well-maintained. I saw not one area which needed painting or replacing.
The food was of excellent quality and quantity, and the service was of the highest standards. I especially appreciated that the owners were in attendance at every meal.
The management skillfully handled a very difficult activities agenda for us and the couple we were travelling with. The owner himself graciously ferried us back and forth to Homer in the wee hours of the morning to meet our fishing schedule, and in general every request (of which there were many) was attended to graciously and competently.
The staffing ratio at the property is very high and all of the staff were extremely well-trained and exceedingly pleasant and courteous.
Tutka Bay combines the best elements of a ranch or lodge, a European-style bed and breakfast and the conveniences of a modern hotel. As a former executive of a major world-wide luxury hotel chain, I give Tutka Bay a top rating. If you want a great Alaskan experience at a moderate cost, go there! You will not be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Tutka Bay Wilderness Hotel Homer