Tutka Bay Lodge
Kenai Peninsula Borough, Homer, AK 99603, USA
Photo courtesy of Tutka Bay Lodge
Tutka Bay LodgeOutdoor adventurers and culinary adventurers alike are drawn to this 11-acre property situated at the entrance of a stunning seven-mile fjord in Kachemak Bay. Guests can kayak through hidden coves to glimpse local otters and porpoise, hike past alpine meadows, or deep-sea fish for salmon. But where Tutka Bay really separates itself from other Alaskan resorts is in its culinary offerings. Guests can dig for steamer clams or visit a local oyster farm for their evening’s feast, and continue the hands-on approach with lessons in Tutka Bay’s one-of-a-kind cooking school, housed in a large repurposed crabbing boat. The focus ranges from Kachemak Bay cuisine to global influences, prepared with regional seafood and homegrown vegetables. Guests have the choice of staying in one of six private oceanfront cabins, the most exclusive of which has three bedrooms and is surrounded by old-growth Sitka spruce trees.