Alaska Wilderness Lodges Reviewed - Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Alaska Wilderness Lodges Reviewed

Travel Muse

January 2008 – by Deb Vanasse

Recommended full-service lodges [An excerpt from the full article]

Though many guests come for the world-class salt-water and freshwater fishing, Alaska’s Boardwalk offers a whole slew of activities in the lush rainforest of Prince of Wales Island and its surrounding waters. Explore historic totems nestled among stately cedar and hemlock trees, wind your way through one of the largest caves in North America, visit sea lions sunning themselves on the rocks, or hike along a network of old logging roads. You’ll return happily exhausted each evening to enjoy a five-course meal and swap stories in the hand-hewn log dining room. The staff-to-guest ratio is nearly one-to-one, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a friendlier group of folks. A minimum age of 10 is recommended. When I was there, three generations of the Smith family from Kansas, including two 10-year-old cousins, were having the time of their lives, staging fishing derbies and reeling in lunkers.

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Deb Vanasse is an Alaska resident and author. Read more about Deb Vanasse on Travel Muse.


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