My husband and I stayed in Moose Pass (end of May 2007) to get away from the touristy areas, and also because I wanted a location between Seward and Kenai Nat'l Wildlife Refuge. We stayed in Cabin #5 at the Midnight Sun Log Cabins. If you want the cabin experience without roughing it too bad, this is a nice choice. The cabins all look new and are very cute and clean. They're right off the main road, but the area is wooded and the site overlooks mountains and a lake (across the road). The cabin has a queen size bed which was comfortable enough, though nothing luxurious, a shower stall, sink area separate from the bathroom, TV, small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. My only complaint was that the fridge and heater were so loud, I had to turn down the heat and unplug the fridge to get to sleep, though my husband had no problem falling asleep with the noise. Even with the heat way down, we were warm enough all night.
Anyway, I would recommend staying in Moose Pass if you want to get away from the crowds and don't mind driving a bit. Seward was a half an hour away. Homer may be too long of a drive, but it's do-able in a day. We only went as far as the Wildlife Refuge near Soldotna, which was definitely do-able in a day. There is a restaurant in Moose Pass, but we did not get to try it out as it was closed by the time we got there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Midnight Sun Log Cabins provide a scenic getaway in beautiful Moose Pass. 45 minutes away from Seward, the lodge is far enough away from the nearest city to avoid the noise and close enough to enjoy a day trip sightseeing. Located right in the middle of prime hiking and fishing spots, there is always something to do both for the distant traveller and the city-dweller looking for a weekend getaway. ... more less