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“Remote and Rustic”
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Kayakers Cove
Ranked #30 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Seward
Reviewed August 16, 2012

While we didn't sleep at Kayaker's Cove, we dropped anchor from our sailing yacht in the cove. We paddled over and the people staying and working there were very welcoming. They fired up the wood burning sauna, the only way to warm up after being chilled to the bone and we ate dinner and sat around their campfire before paddling back out to our boat. Paddling back out at night we were able to see the bio luminescent algae that light up the water on every paddle . Amazing!

There is a nice hike that goes up the mountain from behind KC. A little tricky but well worth the views. Also, many nice places to paddle out to. I recommend the spit on Fox Island.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank robbhull
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

I stayed here 3 nights, and it was a highlight of my Alaska trip. Beautiful location, very helpful staff, great kayaking, comfortable accommodations. There's no electricity, but there's a warm stove in the main cabin. Bring some wood when you come out. Bring all your food, and plenty of charged batteries for cameras. No showers, but you can get the sauna heated up. This is not the place for those who don't like rustic and require many amenities. Hence, it attracts a great crowd of like minded travelers. Owners run a cool coffee shop in Seward. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

I've been to Kayaker's Cove multiple times now. Every time it has been wonderful. It is such a unique and beautiful place. It's rustic, but comfortable. This is my favorite spot in Alaska.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank TimothyTimbuktu
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Reviewed August 26, 2011

A highlight of our time in Alaska. A full on rustic wilderness experience with a cabin with a warm fire- ideal.
Well equipped communal kitchens etc. We stayed in a cabin which we loved. Was rainy but had two beautiful paddles- one to jumpy cove- saw a bear catch a salmon, an one to fox island, puffin rookery and saw porpoise. Beautiful. The outhouse gets pretty stinky, there is no electricity and all the walkways are well slippy-but don't anyone dare change it! It all adds to the charm.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Thank Salandmatt
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

We stayed at Kayakers cove for 3 days 2 nights and it was one of the most memorable stay of our time in Alaska. The owners and caretakers dont make you feel as if they are running a business, it has a very family atmosphere. Very basic and Rusty, no electricity, no proper bathrooms, but you feel soo much closer to nature. There is a very nice trail that goes up with an amazing view, as well as very affordable Kayaks that you can rent to see sea lions, running salmons etc. So much wild life. Except for the water taxi, that does add to the cost, the place itself is not expensive. Very highly recommended.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
Thank ayush1982
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

This place was a great find. Our group of four stayed in a cabin with a double bed and sleeping loft. Going kayaking is as simple as asking the (immensely helpful and welcoming) caretaker for equipment and setting off from the cove and along the shore in either direction, or across to Fox Island, with a good chance of seeing seals and eagles along the way. (As others have commented, kayak rental here is very affordable compared to renting in Seward - enough so that I think it cost the same to stay here as it would have if we'd rented elsewhere and camped on Fox Island.) The kitchen and common area is well-stocked with everything you need for cozy evenings or rainy afternoons: cooking equipment, games, books, maps, back issues of National Geographic, a guitar, and sometimes the friendly resident dog. Cold running water in the kitchen, outhouse, and surprisingly efficient wood stoves for heat. Definitely a highlight of my time in AK.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank becko59
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

The previous reviewer is correct: this place is awesome.
I'd also second their advice about avoiding Miller's Landing's Water taxi (while we were there they were over three hours late picking up another guest). We used Louis's taxi and he was super-nice and reliable.

Heads up if you're traveling with little kids that there tall decks (and lofts) with minimal or no railings. (Seems like they could easily change that and make it a whole lot more kid friendly and maybe they will soon?) But, besides that, it's a great place to be with little ones (ours are 2 and 4).
Also, it's dog friendly too!
Oh and bring some extra wood if you can. They have wood there but it seems to help if people bring some extra dry wood. Things can get pretty soggy out there.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank kermitthefrog007
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Address: Seward, AK
Location: United States > Alaska > Seward
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Ranked #30 of 46 Specialty Lodging in Seward
Number of rooms: 1

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