Tutka Bay Lodge: The Experience

Located in Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States

Venture inland to explore the old-growth forests of the Kenai Peninsula.

Climb to a high mountain ridge with your favorite hiking buddy.

Benefit from the instruction of top chefs during a cooking class in the lodge’s Wilderness Kitchen.

Glide down a fjord in a kayak, discovering secret coves and secluded islands.

The lodge has a fleet of kayaks and rowboats available for guest use.

In the Wilderness Kitchen, specific culinary topics rotate, but all lessons teach techniques in “frontier fusion” cuisine.

Explore the beach’s tidal pools when the water levels are low, exposing intertidal species that are not visible during high tide.

The lodge grows its own herbs and vegetables on site.

Soak in a wood-fired hot tub overlooking Tutka Bay.

Summer’s midnight sun encourages late nights around a coastal campfire.

Soar over Tutka Bay on a helicopter ride for a bear-viewing or glacier-trekking excursion.

Tutka Bay Lodge was built on a peninsula where old-growth forest meets the waters of Kachemak Bay—a place where guests can step outside their cabin and turn inland for an invigorating hike through temperate rainforest, take to the water for a deep-sea fishing or whale-watching excursion, or join a stimulating outdoor yoga class overlooking the bay and surrounding mountains. Whichever direction you turn, you’ll experience the unspoiled beauty of the Alaskan wilderness. Expert guides and naturalists enhance lodge excursions, providing guests with intriguing information on the area’s waters and woodlands.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Kayaking
  • Clam and Mussel Harvesting
  • Tide Pooling
  • Fly- and Deep-sea Fishing
  • Culinary Classes
  • Wildlife-watching Cruises
  • Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • Cultural History Tours
  • Bear Viewing
  • Glacier Heli-hiking

Food and Drink

Celebrated chef and lodge co-owner Kirsten Dixon has been using Tutka Bay as her personal test kitchen for years, experimenting with natural ingredients from the surrounding wilderness and perfecting her distinctive sea-to-table fare. Guests have the opportunity to sample local flavors that are masterfully layered in creative dishes, like fresh sockeye salmon atop wild mushrooms and truffle gnocchi. Those who are interested in delving deeper into this unique culinary world can join lodge chefs for a hands-on cooking class in the Wilderness Kitchen.

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