by Phil Corless
This all-inclusive lodge in the heart of Lake Clark National Park is as close as you might be able to get to an active volcano. Mount Redoubt, which last erupted in 2009, is only 8 miles from the lodge. There are six cozy log cabins, each containing a queen and twin beds, two comfy chairs, a spacious bathroom and plenty of flannel blankets for cold nights. The main lodge is where you’ll spend most of your down time, enjoying three gourmet meals a day, relaxing in the lounge next to the fireplace, watching satellite TV, and using the Wi-Fi connection. There’s a wood-fired sauna and hot tub to enjoy in the evening as well.
Redoubt Mountain Lodge is the only accommodation on the shore of the glacier-fed Crescent Lake, and is only accessible by float plane. You’ll have stunning views of the lake, the volcano, and the Chigmit Mountain range while embarking on your daily activities and excursions. The lodge offers a host of things to do, including hiking, fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and bear viewing. In fact, the Crescent Lake area is considered to be the best in the state for viewing Alaskan Brown and Black Bears. Kids will be enthralled watching these massive animals feasting on spawning salmon. You can go out on a motorized boat or, even better, kayak quietly along the lake while the bears go about their business. The Redoubt Mountain Lodge is definitely a one-of-a-kind destination that will leave your family with the best memories of Alaska.
Our Editor Loves
- Kayaking on the glacial lake
- Bear viewing
- Gourmet meals
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
We took a day trip to Redoubt Mountain Lodge to see bear and what an amazing experience!! The staff is super friendly and professional. Our guide Evan, was so knowledgeable. A biology student from Oregon, provided a ton of information about Lake Clark, the wildlife at the lake and of course BEARS! We saw moms with cubs, siblings and huge boars we counted 13 in total. In addition to bears we saw several eagles including a baby eagle with its mom. Around noon we took a break for lunch at the lodge and the food was delicious! Freshly caught salmon, rice, salad and desert. This was truly an experience of a life time and we highly recommend Redoubt Mountain Lodge!
From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, you are treated to a once in a lifetime experience!!
The bear viewing and the fishing are unbelievable, truly amazing.
Add in the unmatched customer service and the great food that the staff provide, this place will leave you speechless.
I feel humbled and extremely fortunate to have experienced Redoubt and cannot wait to get back.
A special thanks to Savanna, Sasha, Brittany, Keegan and our outstanding guide, Al!
Thank you all for an unforgettable experience!