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“Love Talon Lodge” 5 of 5 stars
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PO Box 6506, Sitka, AK 99835   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Sitka
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“Love Talon Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2009

This coming summer will be our fifth year back to Talon Lodge. It is located on a small island just minutes from the charming town of Sitka. It is a family owned operation and Phil and Gwen Younger are the perfect hosts. The fishing has always been excellent when we go the first week in August. The food is outstanding, ambience is amazing and the accomodations are very comfortable. It is worth every penny and proves the theory " that you usually get what you pay for". My husband and I look forward to it every year.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

Talon is an upscale fishing lodge located on a small island outside the harbor in Sitka. The lodge itself is beautifully done and meals are prepared by an on-site chef who serves excellent food. Beds are twins but rooms are reasonably spacious and clean. Cocktails and hors d oeuvres are served at an outside bar before dinner each evening in a spectacularly scenic setting. While the off-water experience was great, the purpose in traveling to Alaska is for quality salmon and halibut fishing and Talon didn't measure up to expectations from this standpoint. While the boats are clean and well maintained, the guide on our boat was unable to find active halibut over a 3 day fishing trip---we were not informed by the owner that the limit for halibut had been reduced to one per day from prior year limits, but this ultimately didn't matter as we caught so few. Also, despite being close to the seasonal peak time for silver salmon they were virtually nonexistent. Fish caught were well taken care of and arrived home in very good condition, although the volume of fish received was short of the boat count. Positives: beautiful lodge and scenery, great meals. Negatives: very expensive, fishing far poorer than expected.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 6506, Sitka, AK 99835
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Location: United States > Alaska > Sitka
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Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Sitka
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talon Lodge is Alaska's true luxury resort fishing lodge. Resort services include Gourmet Cuisine, Massage and Spa Services & Oceanfront Accommodations. Our Spectacular Private Island provides views of Alaska's Inside Passage. Our fishing fleet is comfortable and set up for the very best Alaska Salmon and Halibut fishing. A Float Plane can also pick you up at our private dock for an unbelievable freshwater fishing adventure. Only 16 guests are served at Talon Lodge per package date, with 16 staff members who are committed to exceeding expectations. ... more   less 
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