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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Want beautiful, pristine scenery, wildlife galore, Kodiak grizzly bears just 10 feet away from you (safe in a small runabout boat) and no crowds jostling for viewing rights? Then get to Kodiak Island, Alaska and fly into Katmai Wilderness Lodge. Hosts Perry and Angela, young guide Chris and chef Roger made our stay a most wonderful experience. There were just...

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1Thank Kerry R
Washington DC
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We traveled to the Katmai Wilderness Lodge in July, 2016 -- it was our first experience in Alaska bear country, and it won't be our last! It's hard to dial down a review of an experience so grand as this one was, but I'll do my best: Angela and Perry who manage the lodge are exceptionally warm, welcoming people. Their...

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Katmai Wilderness Lodge is the place to go if you want to meet people from all over the world, see the Alaska most people never see and hang out with grizzly bears! Every detail is perfect, from take off in the float planes, to wearing hip boots all day and wine with a delicious evening meal. We traveled to the...

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3Thank Denise E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I came on the recommendation of someone who I met on an expedition cruise - a like-minded person who loved watching animals in their natural environment. I was not sure what I expected, other than the opportunity to see the real-deal brown bears and perhaps get a better understanding of their behavior. I am not a photographer - I am...

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Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places on earth with the best people. This is my fifth trip here, and I intend to come back every year. Bears, otters, foxes, seals....beautiful scenery. Perry and Angela are wonderful hosts. Perry is a knowledgeable and personable guide...knows the area and the animals. The food is without exaggeration the best I've had. Every...

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

After coming to Katmai National Park for 8 years, I have stayed many times in portable tents, "hard shell" tent camps with cooks, and large boats designed for bear viewing. Katmai Wilderness Lodge is by far the way to go! The lodge and rooms are incredibly comfortable, and the freshly prepared meals will rival the best meals you have ever...

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Buderim, Australia
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

When you travel from Australia for 2 months in Alaska and Canada, the bill is not much less than AUD 100K. Now you can do it cheaper but you'll get half the experience. Now on a Tauck Grand Alaska Tour, we thank our lucky stars that we accommodated the expense to spend 4 nights at Katmai Widerness Lodge. The lodge...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed November 17, 2015

…but so much more! Our visit to KWL was easily a world Class adventure that was shared with one other fantastic couple whom we met at the lodge and the excellent management and staff of the Lodge. My wife and I have traveled extensively and that included visits to other bear watching facilities in Alaska that were not anyway near...

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2Thank DIKTHAI
Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed October 8, 2015

We stayed at Katmai WL in August 2015, but this is the first chance to write a review. Not sure how much more we can say than the excellent reviews already posted other by July and August guests. Simply put: we agree with them that this is the best place to go for wildlife (especially bear) viewing. It is the...

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4Thank Geoff D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is the BEST holiday we've ever had. So close to the incredible beauty and wonder of the natural world, and in complete comfort with delightful hosts and guides. Great food, and everyday an adventure. So close to the bears I couldn't believe it, and with confidence that we were completely safe because of the knowledge and respect of our...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Katmai Wilderness Lodge is located on the remote coast of Alaska's Katmai National Park offering intimate and personalized bear viewing. Completely isolated and with limited guests capacity (12 max), we offer small, intimate guided wildlife excursions for a truly unforgettable Alaskan experience. We offer 3, 4, and 7 night all-inclusive tour packages that include round trip airfare from Kodiak, comfortable overnight accommodations with private bathrooms, exquisite meals, and guided nature excursions on and around the shores of protected bays along the Katmai Coast. While bears take center stage, many of our guests also see harbor seals, sea otters, eagles and a variety of marine bird life. On special occasions we also see wolves, moose, red fox, whales, porpoise, sea lions and river otters. Our highly skilled and professional lodge staff ensures everyone's enjoyment and safety while visiting Katmai Wilderness Lodge. ... more   less 

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Address: Kukak Bay, Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK 99615
Location: United States > Alaska > Katmai National Park and Preserve
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Katmai Wilderness Lodge Alaska/Katmai National Park And Preserve
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“All are great.”
 of 5 bubbles DeniseE937, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“They are all equally cabin-like and rustic. The published photo looked just like my room.”
 of 5 bubbles Matollygirl, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles DIKTHAI, Nov 17, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are fine. Angela will pick the one best suited to you”
 of 5 bubbles jake69, Aug 9, 2015 | Read review
“our cabin was the last one in the row of cabins, had a nice view out to the water”
 of 5 bubbles kokosandiego, Jul 9, 2015 | Read review
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