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26 11, 2015

The Jewel of Alaska

2015-11-26T00:31:10+00:00AWL Blog, Blog Debut|

Over the years, Afognak Island has picked up a lot of titles - but our favorite by far is its nickname, 'the jewel of Alaska.' We think this title is well deserved. It's a reflection of the natural beauty and diversity of the region: you’ll find dense spruce forests populated by brown bears, Roosevelt elk, and Sitka black-tailed deer; narrow, meandering bays where sea otters, seals, and sea lions play; and the great expanse of the Pacific ocean, with regular visits from Killer Whales, Grey Whales, Humpbacks, Finbacks, and Minkes - just to name a few. Afognak Island is truly a special corner of this great, wild state of Alaska.

16 10, 2015

The Perfect Lodging for Your Alaskan Vacation

2015-10-16T16:26:37+00:00AWL Blog, Blog Debut, Uncategorized|

What You Can Expect at Afognak Wilderness Lodge Get away, get connected with nature and experience a true Alaskan vacation at Afognak Wilderness Lodge located within the Kodiak Islands. Our beautiful resort on Kodiak Island provides a remote atmosphere where you can truly be and feel free. Wake up to wonderful views of our enchanted forest or the pristine saltwater cove and experience the natural land and marine wildlife that borders our beautiful property. From sea otters to elk, you are sure to see many amazing creatures of all shapes and sizes and also have the opportunity to enjoy a [...]

7 05, 2015

Blog debut: May 6, 2015

2015-05-07T02:02:30+00:00Blog Debut|

We've had a phenomenal Fall/Winter/Spring, with temperatures remaining around 40*F since September, 2014. Consequently, the berry bushes are leafing out at least one month early, the Sockeye (Red) Salmon were spotted jumping in late-April instead of mid/late May and all the big game (Sitka Deer, Roosevelt Elk, Kodiak Brown Bear) populations are healthy and dense. {Current German guests report their own similar long spell of mild weather.} Today, the temperature has climbed to 48*F so the winter forest-debris is being cleaned up, the greenhouse is protective of the many plants/bulbs/seeds which will eventually spruce-up our surrounding virgin Sitka Spruce forest, as ground temperatures continue to warm. Springtime is an enthusiastic, busy time for both folks and all facets of Nature . . . radiating the energy every entity needs to fulfill their seasonal duties. The 2,600 mile Humpback Whale migration from Hawaii to Kodiak's rich feeding waters will likely be equally early. Here, they mingle with the year-round marine wildlife of seal, sea-lion, sea-otter, Killer/Orca & other whales, who put on dynamic displays during their summer "conventions" in Alaska. So, anticipation of another wonderful Summertime-in-Alaska is the invisible fuel that keeps us loving rural life in our corner-of-paradise. Sharing it with fellow appreciators makes it even more enjoyable for us. Here's a link showing a bit of what our unique area has to offer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf-UXsvCOpU We look forward to the great collection of similar-minded "really smart" folks we'll get to share this true-wilderness with this coming Summer. Life is good.