About the property
- House1470 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
The Wise Old Hunter 1470 Sq Ft, 1-1/2 Story Building With Beds For 10.
The Wise Old Hunter Lodge is a fully equipped log vacation home with 9 beds and 1-1/2 baths. There is one queen bed, 6 twin beds and one trundle bed that coverts to two twins. Couples will enjoy this awesome log building and it is a favorite for larger families and parties of fisherman. The first floor has a full kitchen, dining area with table, family room with entertainment center, HD flat screen satellite TV and computer desk with Wi-Fi; full bath with shower/tub; laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer, and a small bedroom with two twin beds. The front entry room doubles as a bedroom with a log queen-size bed and a trundle bed that converts to a double or two singles. A one-or-a-kind spiral log stair leads to the large loft with four twin beds and a half bath. The back of the building has a large open porch and a big deck with covered gas BBQ and split log bar. Guests enjoy the outside furniture on the deck and porch.
Bear Paw Adventure offers uniquely Alaskan, first class lodging, located right on top of Alaska’s best fishing, exciting adventures and fantastic scenery.
This 14+ acre homestead property is near historic Anchor Point, Gateway to Kachemak Bay, on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula – a 4-1/2 hour drive from Anchorage.
The busy tourist centers of Kenai and Homer are minutes away for you to enjoy and then return to this quiet Alaskan environment. Moose, eagles, and ravens are frequently seen among the spruce trees, alders and wildflowers on this homestead that has been kept as wild and natural as possible.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About John Ogle
Bear Paw Adventure has been offering lodging service under the same ownership at this location since 1995, although in the early days this family business was known as Bear Paw Charters. John, Sr is your reservations and pre-check in information contact. John enjoyed working as a professional engineer in the Chemical Industry, primarily in Hydrocarbons and Energy production and on environmental projects before joining John Jr. in this exciting Alaskan adventure. His hobbies include the Alaska outdoor adventures, photography and gardening. Once you arrive at Anchor Point, John, Jr will be your host. John has lived in Alaska since 1986 and has 5 children. He is a carpenter, log furniture and log cabin builder (he built the log buildings at Bear Paw Adventure, starting with beetle-killed spruce trees) and a retired commercial fisherman and sports fishing guide. His hobbies include all the Alaska outdoor adventures including gold prospecting and gardening. He also enjoy sailing in Florida and the Bahamas in the winter months. John has hunted and fished much of Alaska and he is a valuable resource for guests seeking advice about fishing or what to see in Alaska.
John Ogle purchased this House in 1995
Why John Ogle chose Anchor Point
Bear Paw Adventure’s unique log buildings are situated on 14+ acres of an old homestead site. This use of the property is the first since the homestead days. We have attempted to keep the site, to the extent practical, as we found it. Evidence of the homestead activities can still be seen on the land. The slope of the land protects the property, to some extent, from the brisk winds off Cook Inlet. It is a nearly wild site with lots of spruce trees, alders and wildflower and a great place to watch for moose, eagles, ravens and other wildlife.
What makes this House unique
The 14+ acre property offers are a great sample of real rural Alaska and the full-scribed log buildings with their Alaskan décor provide interesting and comfortable one-of-a-kind lodging. The busy tourism centers in nearby communities are within easy reach so that guests can enjoy those activities and then retreat their own private Alaska at Bear Paw Adventure. For those who come to Alaska to enjoy nature, this is the place to stay.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Old Wise Hunter lodge
We were lucky to find this amazing place to rent for the week in July 2016. The cabin was just perfect! We had never been to Alaska and planned the whole trip on our own so that we were able to do what we wanted. We went to Homer and went out fishing with Falcon Charters Captain Tony and had a blast. We did meet John Ogle and his wife that were both very nice! Alaska is a trip of a lifetime and so blessed our trip was perfect! Thank you John! Hope to be back to see you again soon! Chris & Skip Oberheim, & Kelly Davis
Chris, we're happy you found us too! It really makes our day to see our guests have an exceptional time on the Alaska Kenai Peninsula.
Log cabin lots of charm and warmth
What a wonderful place to stay! Lots of room for a large group or seclusion for a romantic getaway. Close to Homer and the Kenai Peninsula. The deck and covered BBQ were great gathering places. The owner was very accommodating even when we had to cancel and re-schedule. Could not wait to show pictures to friends of the wonderful place we found at the Wise Old Hunter.
Thank you so much for staying with us in the Wise Old Hunter Lodge. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
Perfect stay at Wise Old Hunter Lodge!
My husband and I stayed at Wise Old Hunter Lodge for our honeymoon in Alaska. The owner/property manager of Bear Paw Adventure was extremely accommodating since we wanted the adventure package with a different cabin than what was offered on the website. He worked it out so that we could get the adventure package with the cabin we wanted. The owner/property manager helped us schedule all of our adventure activities during our stay at Wise Old Hunter Lodge, which was a beautiful cabin that perfectly suited our needs. The activities scheduled for us included bear viewing at Katmai National Park and Preserve (the adventure of a lifetime!), a halibut fishing charter (we’re still enjoying all of the delicious halibut we caught), a hiking/kayaking combo trip (we did this one in the rain, but it was still fun), and a Kenai Fjords cruise (this adventure activity is a must—you won’t be disappointed!). We loved all of the activities that were scheduled for us. Having someone else schedule our activities for us was a tremendous help planning our trip to Alaska. We hope that we get to return to Bear Paw Adventure for a longer visit someday. One week was not long enough! We’re grateful to Bear Paw Adventure for ensuring our trip to Alaska was as amazing as we hoped it would be. We highly recommend staying at Bear Paw Adventure if you’re planning a trip to Homer or Anchor Point!
Thank you so much for the comments and we are really glad that you stayed at Bear Paw Adventure on your honeymoon. Thank you also for the Katmai bear photos that you sent to us – they are fantastic. Enjoy the halibut and the memories and we hope to see you back regularly on your anniversaries.
Well outfitted with rustic charm. Great base for Cook Inlet Fishing and Peninsula tourism. Very comfortable with a surprisingly well equipped kitchen. Will definitely stay again.
Thank you for the great comments and we look forward to your return.
perfect place , great location ,close to homer and Soldotna. fishing trips and lake flyins were great returning again july 2015
Thank you for staying with us and we are looking forward to seeing you again in 2015.
I live in Juneau and had never been to Homer before. I planned a trip in July 2014 and after some research decided to stay at the Moose Cabin in Anchor Point. I was very impressed with the quality of this facility and how big it was. I instantly fell in love with the place and how quiet and serene this cabin is and yet it had all the amenities you could ask for. Everything is exactly how I would have decorated the place and thought several times how easy it would be for me to live there. I highly recommend staying at Bear Paw Adventure and in the future would not hesitate to stay there again when I'm in the area. The only negative thing I would say is the shower did not have much water pressure so I'm not sure if that was an isolated problem at the time but that did not stop me from enjoying myself while I stayed there.
Thank you for staying with us and we are happy you enjoyed the Moose Cabin. Since your stay, we have put our new water well in service, and this provides better water pressure for the Moose Cabin. We now have 3 drilled water well serving our 3 lots, whereas we only had two during your stay. Another improvement in Moose Cabin since your stay is the addition of a new over-the-range microwave/convection oven that replaces the individual on-the-counter microwave and convection ovens. This provides more counter space and a much better quality oven.
Anchor Point, gateway to Kachemak Bay, is the most westerly point of the North American connected highway system. The location is the home of some 1930 residents and is located 200 miles from Anchorage, 62 miles from Soldotna and 15 miles from Homer, on the west side of the Alaska Kenai Peninsula. This area is world-famous for fishing, including halibut, salmon and steelhead trout. The scenery is fantastic with four active volcanoes visible across Cook Inlet and snow covered mountains and glaciers are seen across Kachemak Bay. Explorer Captain James Cook anchored here in 1778, while searching for a northwest passage. His ship the HMS Resolution lost a large Anchor here on May 28, 1778, and as a result, Captain Cook named the location “Anchor Point.” Visitors to Anchor Point enjoy birding, hiking, wildlife viewing and photography and nearby guided excursions including bear viewing, marine tours, kayaking, flightseeing, dog sledding, and ecotourism. The Anchor Point beach is a popular spot to see and film bald eagles and shorebirds.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The daily and weekly base rates are for up to two occupants. Additional guests are $30/night each. However, up to two children under the age of 8 are exempt from this additional charge.