TUTKA BAY LODGE
Alaska Adventure Lodges
Set on the edge of Kachemak Bay State Park, Tutka Bay Lodge is part of Within The Wild, an independent operator of remote adventure lodges surrounded by stunning wilderness, deep in the backcountry of Southcentral Alaska. Owners, Kirsten and Carl Dixon care deeply about Alaska’s extraordinary environment and are inspired by the nature that surrounds them.
"At this lodge on the tip of the Kenai Peninsula, luxury and wilderness work in tandem. Guests spend their days fishing for halibut, kayaking in the bay, hiking on glaciers, or lazing about the property."
"With retreat packages based out of their two Alaskan lodges, only six guest accommodations in each, and a rich local history, Within the Wild is certain to make your foray into the North unforgettable."
Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the edge of Kachemak Bay State Park and offers a variety of culinary-focused experiences including onsite cooking classes showcasing locally sourced ingredients and Alaskan-inspired dishes.
Kachemak Bay, Alaska
$8,415 per person for
a 3-night experience
5 cabins, 8 rooms, 12-20 guests
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Tutka Bay Lodge offers an amazing opportunity to explore the most populated wild habitat of Alaska brown bears. Your day will start with a boat ride to Homer, where you’ll transfer to the airport to board your aircraft. Upon landing on a remote beach, you’ll walk along the same trails as the bears, sit on the same riverbanks as they do, and observe them as they go about their day-to-day life
The Dixon Family has not one but two celebrated chefs: Kirsten and Mandy who have written multiple cookbooks, including "Living Within the Wild" which was published in April 2021. The family also owns a small cafe in the vibrant Homer harbor, and a Cooking School at Tutka Bay Lodge, uniquely housed in a converted historic crabbing boat.
Tutka Bay Lodge was thoroughly vetted by a National Geographic sustainable tourism expert ensuring that Nat Geo’s high standards were met based on the pillars of sustainable tourism: protection of natural heritage, protection of cultural heritage, support for local communities, and environmentally friendly practices.
Within the Wild Adventure Company, a transformative adventure company in Alaska ushers in a new vision for its hospitality offering on the heels of the sale of its Winterlake Lodge to Eleven, which they have owned and operated since 1994. This marks a new evolution for Within the Wild, which is celebrating 40 years in Southcentral Alaska with founders Carl and Kirsten Dixon at the helm.