About the property
- House1620 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
1620 Sq Ft, 1-1/2 Story Building, Beds For 8 Full Kitchen And Laundry
The Anchor Point Captain Cook Lodge is a fully equipped log vacation home with 6 beds and 2 full baths and 1620 sq. ft. of living area. Two of the beds are queen beds. Couples will enjoy this awesome log building and it is a favorite for larger families and other groups. The first floor has a full kitchen, a dining table that seats 8, family room with entertainment center, HD flat screen satellite TV, leather recliner furniture and computer desk with Wi-Fi; full bath with shower/tub, laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer, and a bedroom with a log queen-size bed. A one-or-a-kind log stair leads to the large loft with four twin beds, a log queen-size bed plus a full shower/tub bath. The front of the building has a large open porch with a gas BBQ and table and chars. There are lots of special features in this this building including extensive hand carvings and articles recognizing explorer Captain James Cook who anchored off the beach here in May 1778. Cook named this location “Anchor Point” after his ship the HMS Resolution lost a large anchor here on May 28, 1778.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 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 decor 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. 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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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
True Log Cabin for a Weekend Getwaway
Quite spot for a winter retreat - with great woodworking and craftsmanship. Comfortable and inviting. And we learned more about the once great Captain Cook...
Thank you so much for staying with us at Anchor Point and we are happy you enjoyed the Captain Cook Lodge. I have long been a student of Captain James Cook and have collected a small library containing a world of information about him and his three voyages.
Perfect Alaskan cabin in the woods!
Everything was perfect. The cabin is beautiful with amazing woodwork and everything to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The location between Soldotna and Homer was great for exploring both towns. John Jr. and son were so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Cannot wait to go back!
Thank you so much for staying with us. We really appreciate your comments and we hope to see you back soon.
Fire pit would have been nice, otherwise very enjoyable and comfortable.
Thank you for staying in the Captain Cook Lodge. We enjoy camp fires as well, but because of outdoor burning bans and for the safety of our guest, our use of a fire pit is very limited.
Thank you for staying in the Captain Cook Lodge. We hope to see you back soon.
We really enjoyed or stay in the captain cook lodge. Everything was good. Nice clean home. One small thing. House is close to the road and it's a bit noisy.
Thanks for your hospitality John.
We loved it.
Greetings from the Netherlands
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Captain Cook Lodge. This building is convenient to the Sterling Highway but there is a good buffer of alders and spruce trees growing between the Sterling and the lodge that block most of the sound. Also, the 1-foot think spruce logs that the building is constructed of provide additional sound insulation.
As amazing as it looks!
We LOVED this house. Everything you could want was provided. Since it gets dark so late, we still had time to enjoy the front deck and the beautiful scenery after a full day of fun. One note; if you are sleeping in the loft during the summer, bring a sleep mask so you can have some darkness, if you need that. We would definitely stay here again.
Thank you for staying with us in the Anchor Point Captain Cook Lodge. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit.
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 steel head 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, flight seeing, 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.