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Baranof Wilderness Lodge
Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Sitka
Reviewed July 2, 2011

We just returned from Baranof Wilderness Lodge after a week-long stay with nine family members -- all adults and including our most experienced fisherman, my 78 year-old mother! The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. We came for the fishing and left with heavy boxes of fresh salmon, halibut, and rock fish, as hoped. But we were knocked out by the breathtakingly beautiful setting, complete with a quiet fish-filled bay visited by whales, otters, sea lions, and eagles, with the raging Sadie River and Baranof waterfall alongside. Another surprise was the range of experiences our hosts made available to us: salt water fishing (salmon, halibut, and others), fresh water river fishing for trout (fly and cast), crabbing, hiking to stunning Baranof and Sadie Lakes, kayaking in Warm Springs Bay, and beachcombing on Admiralty Island, where we made a short trip through a virgin forest to get an up-close view of a hidden waterfall. Our generous hosts, Mike and Sally, head up an energetic and competent team of top-notch guides, a first-rate chef, and expert facility staff. They (half-) jokingly call themselves “highly trained professionals” but this behind-the-scenes rigor is real: for example, the guides are “fish whisperers” with all the right hands-on boating and fishing moves, but also degrees in environmental science. The lodge consistently receives top state certifications for food and marine safety. Yet, the tone is friendly, upbeat, well-organized, and wildlife-conscious, and fun. They offer a fleet of clean and well-maintained boats, ample equipment, charming and comfortable accommodations, and delicious food. Once you return, you’ll miss many Baranof delights, like having your wake-up beverage delivered to your door, the roar of Sadie River lulling you to sleep, the hilarity of fighting an oversized halibut on the line, the view of Alpenglow on the fireside porch at sunset, and most of all, the people of Baranof Wilderness Lodge. We give this experience our highest possible endorsement.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Address: P.O. Box 2187, Sitka, AK 99835-2187
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Location: United States > Alaska > Sitka
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Sitka
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an all inclusive Wilderness lodge nested 20 air miles remote of Sitka Alaska accessible only by boat or float plane. Uniquely situated in a rugged realm of cascading waterfalls, sparkling alpine lakes, snow capped peaks and lush ancient forest. Come explore, adventure or fish our countless protected bays, inlets, and streams teeming with both fresh and saltwater fish and wildlife. Here you will find superior accommodations of our comfortable & spacious guest cabins and Main Lodge. Elegantly furnished pine-paneled cabins feature hot showers, baseboard heaters, private bathroom, and 24 hour electricity from our own hydropower plant. From the peaceful comfort of your cabin you will enjoy panoramic views of the bay and its marine life in the shadow of majestic mountains. ... more   less 
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