Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States of America
At a Glance
Surrounded by the ancient forests and glacial mountains Stillpoint has a unique location on the edge of the wilderness but within the small and exclusive community of Halibut Cove.
It is a nature lovers paradise with immediate access to stunning mountain trails, crisp blue glacial lakes and the marine wonders of Kachemak Bay.
Fly out by helicopter to the best coastal brown bear viewing destination in the world and walk with your guide among these magnificent creatures.
The individual log cabins overlook the waters of halibut cove and are incredibly serene.
The lodge is a labour of love, family owned and managed and service reflects this with the whole team really taking care of each guest like part of the family.
Mealtimes are to be savoured, with fish straight from the ocean, organic produce from the garden and other locally sourced ingredients crafted into fresh, vibrant dishes.
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Still Point Lodge is open from May 1st to September 30th annually. May to September is peak season in Alaska and is when the days are longest and the temperatures are warmest. Peak season is an ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, rafting, fishing and bear-viewing.
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Cocooned in the wilds of Halibut Cove, Stillpoint Lodge is a rustic yet elegant property surrounded by breathtakingly scenic forests, lakes and mountains with access to a wealth of activities, from glacier lake kayaking to hiking mountain ridges.
Framed by mountain peaks and nestled in vivid forests of willow, spruce and birch, the log cabins of Stillpoint spill out from the central hub across the peninsula, each hidden away amongst the lush foliage of this pristine wilderness. Grand yet homely, the lodge is beautifully crafted from local wood, its cathedral-like ceilings soar skywards while floor-to-ceiling windows draw the eye to the natural beauty that lies on its doorstep.Dotted throughout the forests of the peninsula, the log cabins offer a private retreat in surrounds that echo the beauty of the landscape. Wooden walls, a simple colour palette and traditional patchwork quilts create a welcoming home-from-home, albeit one surrounded by captivating views of the ocean, mountains or trees. Sleeping between one and four guests in one or two bedrooms, the cabins are each unique though all offer a private bathroom, wifi, heaters and cosy touches such as slippers and robes.
Whether lazing in the hot tub or easing tired post-hike muscles in the infrared sauna, strolling through the organic gardens or curling up with a book in front of the fire, Stillpoint sets the scene for an utterly relaxing escape. The dining room affords views over the treetops to the mountains beyond, creating a link to the landscape that is echoed in the dishes; locally sourced, organic and with a focus on sustainability. Unwind from a day of adrenaline-inducing activity with a drink in the bar, chat with other guests or sample some Alaskan craft beers as you soak in the views which are never far from sight.
With a range of activities designed to capitalise on the extraordinary natural wonder of the surrounds, time at Stillpoint is likely to be spent amongst the forest, ocean and mountains of Halibut Cove and beyond. Take a trip to Grewingk Glacier Lake to kayak past the electric blue glaciers, try your hand at fishing for salmon and halibut in Kachemak Bay, or paddleboard out to watch humpback, fin, orca and minke whales. With puffins, pigeon guilliemots and black-legged kittiwakes amongst more than 230 species of birds, ornithologists can simply sit on their veranda to indulge in a spot of bird-watching, while moose, bears, eagles and seals are an iconic part of Alaska’s abundant wildlife and may be spotted as you hike the trails the surround the lodge.With its secluded, picturesque location, charming accommodation and extensive activities, Stillpoint Lodge succeeds as both a base from which to explore the wilds of Halibut Cove and as tranquil retreat in which to unwind amongst the scenic splendour of the peninsula.
Stillpoint Lodge’s log cabins offer a secluded hideaway amongst the willow, birch and spruce trees of the peninsula, and many boast spellbinding views over the waters of the cove. Enjoy the early morning silence with a coffee on the veranda, or toast the sunset with a crisp glass of wine. Inside, the crisp white bed linens and warm tones of the wood create a cosy sanctuary while large windows frame the view. With one or two bedrooms, the cabins can comfortably accommodate a couple or a family.
Stillpoint is a perfect destination for children over 6 years old, who will delight in the chance to spot moose, paddle through tidepools, picnic on the beach, visit the chickens, and kayak across the water, amongst many more activities designed just for them. A number of the cabins can accommodate four people in a bedroom and sofa bed, while the two-bedroom cabins can sleep four in comfort.
The central lodge is the social hub of the property, open 24-hours and offering a convivial space in which to mingle with fellow guests, share tales of the day’s wildlife sightings and unwind in the comfortable surrounds. Whether dining on freshly caught fish, organic vegetables from the garden or oysters from the bay, the landscapes of the area are a constant presence. Spend your day fishing and the chefs will whip up a delicious dinner with your catch in the open kitchen. After a day of hiking, head to the massage cabin to have any aches and pains expertly kneaded away, or stretch out with a yoga class from an extensive programme.
It is the adventure offered by the surrounding landscapes that make Stillpoint a true gem. Soar over mountain fjords, ice fields and the glistening waters of Kachemak Bay in a float plane, try to spot bears as you soar over the forests in a helicopter, or head out from the lodge to explore the endless trails that wind through the forests and along the coastline. Whether paddleboarding, kayaking, mountain biking or hiking, a vast expanse of staggeringly beautiful wilderness awaits.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
What I loved most about Stillpoint Lodge is its location. Halibut Cove is the most picturesque and unique community built right on the edge of the wilderness. The lodge is close enough to feel safe in the wild outdoors but still so close to nature. From my cabin I could watch seals playing in the tidewaters that flood the cove daily changing the landscape from morning through to night. The cabins themselves are simple and stylish with warm and cosy dcor and lots of light. Each has its own decked terrace and a separate private bathroom cubicle. I thought I may be against having to shuffle outside but the experience of waking early and heading to the shower in the dawn light was magical. The lodge is run by the passionate owner JT and his parents and this personal and welcomimg touch is present throughout with so much care and attention put into everything they do. Meals are taken communally each evening starting with drinks by the fireplace and then sitting down for dinner in the great hall with the owners and other guests. Similar to safari its great fun and you can hear some great stories from Jim (JTs father) about his days flying bush planes in the 1960s! Each day at Stillpoint is unique and there are some amazing experiences on offer. Guests have the option of one key experience included and this is usually either a helicopter trip out to do bear viewing or deep sea fishing on the lodges' own boat. Fishing is huge here and the lodge offers everything from fly fishing to deep sea sports fishing. Alongside this they have some fantastic hiking trails on property and in the nearby mountains. We did a fantastic hike one day which began by boat being dropped at a local beach on the peninsula before hiking to a glacial lake which we had all to ourselves, not another person in sight. When we reached the lake we took kayaks and paddles through the icebergs towards the face of the glacier stopping off on shore a safe distance away to eat lunch and take in the majesty of the ancient ice as it creaked and groaned in the distance. The lodge picked us up from the beach in their boat and champagne was served as we made our way back into Halibut Cove incredible!
Location & directions
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States of America
Stillpoint Lodge is situated in Halibut Cove and can be reached by crossing Kachemak Bay in one of the lodge’s boats.
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