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Roadtrippin’: A relaxing stay at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge

Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 12:17 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - With atmospheric clouds drifting over the peaks, a soothing pebble beach and wildlife just off the shore, if you’re staying the night on Fox Island, you’re staying at the Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge.

“Most of our guests come out here for a couple of nights. So they come out, they come in on the tour boat, and then they go right into lunch, and then they’ll either go kayaking that day, then relax on the beach,” said General Manager Carlos Gonzzatti.

Nestled between the ocean and a quiet lagoon, the lodge awaits guests looking for a secluded getaway.

“Most of the time there may only be about 20 guests out here at a time, and so they have this entire area to enjoy, it’s quiet and serene,” Gonzzatti said.

The lodge offers peace of mind knowing everything is paid for upfront in one all-inclusive price, including activities and five-star meals.

“Chef prepared meals three times a day, and we locally source most of the food,” Gonzzatti said. “A lot of the fish we catch is right out of Resurrection Bay, so we try and use a lot of the local products available in the area.”

Along the beach, eight inviting waterfront cabins serve as a temporary home for this remote, yet comfortable getaway. Each cabin is equipped with a queen-size bed, queen-size sleeper sofa, full bathroom with a shower and sink vanity, plus heating.

Because Fox Island is so remote, the lodge relies entirely on renewable resources for power, so that means no TVs, no computers, no WiFi, making it the perfect place to unplug and unwind.

“It’s all about coming out to nature and connecting,” Gonzzatti said. “Typically it’s couples that are coming out here, so they’re reconnecting with each other and disconnecting from the city life.”

When you’re on the island, you can tailor your experience to whatever your interests are. The possibilities are endless when it comes to things to do.

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