The Farm Lodge is amazing in every way. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous around the lodge. Our cabin was great. This is the perfect place to stay for exploring Katmai and Lake Clark NPs. We had the most incredible adventures seeing the bears at Katmai and exploring both parks by float plane. The food was outstanding as well as the service. WiFi works fine in main lodge. Used it to stay in touch and enjoyed unplugging for most of our stay. We did not want to leave. Everything was awesome. Look forward to returning again one day!
Traveling during covid-19 we knew it would be tricky. I kept in contact with the staff at Farm Lodge before our visit. The flight from Anchorage, the weather was beautiful with Denali (Mt. McKinley), Mt. Foraker, & Mt. Hunter in the Alaska Range and the volcanic peaks of Mt. Spurr, Mt Redoubt, & Mt. Iliamna in the Aluetian Range were are visible on our flight into Port Alsworth. Once we landed the staff took our bags to our lodge room. Everyone was friendly & professional. They even had the store open even though there were very few guest in the area during our visit. Our cabin was overlooking Hardenberg Bay. Right in the heart of Lake Clark national park, there were many hiking options. We hiked to Tanalian Falls. The few residents of the town were helpful as well. Great food in the dining area. Dinner was socially distant & the food was outstanding!!!! I'm not sure if my words can do this amazing place justice! One of my best vacations ever!!!! Whenever staying inside of a national park, you are paying for the whole experience, nature, scenery, & potential wildlife. The day we were leaving we were delayed by a few hours due to weather. We got to stay in our cabin until a staff member notified us our plane was arriving. The cabin was clean, our only regret we should have stayed longer. Keep that in mind Alaska weather can be fickle even during the summer. No complaints without hesitation we will return to stay at the Farm Lodge!…
I highly recommend the Farm Lodge! They coordinated everything with Lake Clark Air for my day trip from Anchorage. The flight over was awesome- make sure you have a camera with you! When I arrived, a staff member greeted me and explained logistics. They had prepared a very generous sack lunch for me (sandwich, water, juice, trail mix, chips, cookie, candy bar). There is an espresso shop with homemade goodies as well as essentials like bug spray. Staff was fantastic and even found me a phone charger to borrow after my phone died. I will be back!
I understand why business like this have punitive cancellation policies. They are harmed and lose money if guests don't show up at the last minute. Our cancelation, months in advance, was forced on us by the pandemic and our travel being shutdown. While virtually every other Alaskan business has waived or reduced cancelation fees ($20), this company is keeping HUNDREDS, and they actually expect us to feel appreciative that they are not keeping hundreds more. We regret booking with them because there are many places we could have gone. I feel it's important to warn people to consider this before booking here. The bookings are expensive, and their policy of keeping 10-20% will cost you significantly if you need to cancel ... even if the cancellation is not by your own doing.
The flight to Port Alsworth alone is a treat if the weather is nice. Great scenery and lots of glaciers along the way. Once you arrive at the airstrip your luggage is taken care of and you're taken to the lodge. The rooms were quite big and very clean. The food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) was excellent, and considering the fact that you're almost in the middle of nowhere makes it even more special. All staff members have been extremely friendly. This place is definitely in my Top3 of the best places I've been to and I'll surely plan to come back. I can strongly recommend staying at the Farm Lodge!