…..was incredible. We had just finished up a 3 day kayaking trip in the Beardslee Islands outside of Gustavus, Alaska and were looking for a good place to stay in Seward. All I can say is thank goodness for Trip Advisor. I don’t know what I did before this tool existed, but I use it for a big chunk of my research when planning trips. I generally look at the bad reviews first, because those are most telling. Anyhow, I came across the Orca Island Cabins – really yurts – in the Humpy Cove in Resurrection Bay – home to all kinds of wildlife! It is one of my favorite glamping experiences EVER.
A few key things to consider about this place:
#1. It’s not cheap – but it is worth the experience if you want to get away from it all. No cell service, etc.
#2. It rains a lot in Alaska – especially the time of year we went – late August, so you have to be comfortable with this and carry on with your adventures. This cannot slow you down in Alaska!
#3. It is a 45 minute boat ride to get to the yurts, which makes it especially unique. The boat ride itself is worth the price of admission!
#4. The yurts are equipped with everything you need, but you do need to bring your own food, bevies, etc. They are also eco-friendly, in that they run on solar power for electricity and propane for their cabin heaters, hot water heaters and kitchen ranges.
#5. They have Standup Paddle Boards (SUP’s) and kayaks included, however, if you fall in the water from a clumsy SUP accident, the water WILL be cold.
#6. Outside of SUPing and Kayaking, there isn’t much to do but relax and soak in the beauty (birds, wildlife, etc.) of your surroundings on your private deck. And maybe even have a conversation or 2 with your significant other! Take that into consideration when contemplating this place. To me, it was dreamy.
#7. If you do like to kayak, there is a little cove not too far away where we watched Salmon spawning. It was incredible. I had never seen that before.
#8. The owners are absolutely lovely and will do anything to make sure you have a great experience! I promised them I would post this a few years ago (I am slightly behind the 8 ball!)
Check this place out – it should be on everyone’s bucket list for SURE.
The Life Bus