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Baranof Wilderness Lodge
Ranked #4 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Sitka
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Once again I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days at Baranof Wilderness Lodge. Mike, Sally and their entire staff are in a word, great. The lodge's location is spectacular and only a short trip from Sitka. The food is fantastic, actually better than fantastic. The "Fun Board" allows guests each night to select the next days activity. The fishing is unreal and the guides are extremely knowledgeable and fun to fish with. You fish in relatively calm shallow waters which makes the days much more enjoyable than fishing in high seas at depths of 400 feet. Can't wait to come back!

Bruce

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Baranof Wilderness lodge is set in a remote and stunningly beautiful location a short float plane ride from Sitka.
The food, recreational opportunities, fishing and natural beauty are indescribably magnificent. The staff sees to your every need and desire with great spirit and professionalism.
I would highly recommend this unforgettable experience to anyone with the means to make it happen.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This Wilderness Lodge has amazing scenery, with Mountain lakes, rivers an amazing hot pool
The staff at Baranoff are fantastic, friendly but very professional and the food is delicious. And of course the fishing is plentiful and exciting. Mike and Sally are wonderful hosts and very passionate at what they do.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank RichardNewman
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Talk about an on top of this world experience! Our trip started off with flying in over snow peaked mountains and landing in the bay! The lodge is serene, peaceful, and is surrounded by indescribable beauty. Mike Trotter could not be a more perfect Santa, unwrapping the next days' presents each evening after dinner. The "Fun Board" is a personalized list of options that each family or group can choose to embark upon the following day. Mike teaches about the ecosystems of fish in Alaska while getting everyone excited about the next days adventure. Why not go salmon fishing tomorrow???? Or for halibut? Or, fly fish in an Alaskan stream? Or, hike to the hot springs? Or, do some whale watching? Or, go shrimping, clamming, or crabbing? There's something for all ages. The staff and guides are highly skilled and world class! It was an unforgettable experience for our entire family.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Shannon F
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Baranof Wilderness Lodge is a remote and pristine lodge set in the scenic Southeast Alaska mountains with world class salt water and fresh water fishing all around and an abundance of spectacular wildlife. The "Lodge" has 5 star accommodations with separate private cabins for the guests, unbelievable meals, a very hospitable staff, and most modern amenities and luxuries that you would not expect to find in a remote mountain setting. But if you prefer to “rough” it more and truly submerse yourself in the Alaskan wilderness, then the "Basecamp" is definitely for you. You stay in propane heated canvas tents, you can assist in cooking your own meals, and you sleep at the base of a mountain and at water’s edge, with the surreal noises of SE Alaska reverberating off the high mountain walls of the bay. Both the Lodge and the Basecamp offer exceptional fishing and wildlife experiences and the choice between the two is really just a matter of personal preference.

As for the wildlife, the diversity and sheer number of species you can see in SE Alaska is hard to beat anywhere in the world. You will not have the concentration of humpback whales, orcas, bears, bald eagles, etc. anywhere else in AK or anywhere in the world for that matter. It is not unusual to see several humpbacks or orcas at close range, countless sea lions, a dozen or so bears, and hundreds of bald eagles in 1 morning or afternoon.

As for the fishing at Baranof, you can catch all 5 pacific salmon (silvers, kings, pinks, chums, & sockeyes), world class halibut (300+ lbs), lingcod, rock fish and much more in the salt water. In the fresh water systems you can catch salmon, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden (aka arctic char) and occasionally you can hook into a big steelhead! Simply stated, the fishing is absolutely world class! And the fresh water salmon fishing is the perfect way for a beginner to learn to fly fish while the more experienced fly fishermen can go for silvers or kings, big Dolly Vardens, cutthroat, or steelhead all in close proximity to one another! Of course, the guides provide spinning rods as well if fly fishing isn’t your thing. Whether you’re a quality or a quantity fisherman, SE Alaska has it all!

Another thing that certainly deserves mentioning is the quality of the staff. They are extremely hard working, yet always friendly and accommodating. It speaks to the quality of the staff and the attraction of the region that almost every member of the team has been coming back summer after summer for several years. Also, the large majority of clients are repeat clients – many having ventured to Baranof 10+ times! I have been nowhere else in my life where the customer retention and satisfaction numbers can compare!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Chase H
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Address: P.O. Box 2187, Sitka, AK 99835-2187
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Region: United States > Alaska > Sitka
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Sitka
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an all inclusive Wilderness lodge nested 20 air miles remote of Sitka Alaska accessible only by boat or float plane. Uniquely situated in a rugged realm of cascading waterfalls, sparkling alpine lakes, snow capped peaks and lush ancient forest. Come explore, adventure or fish our countless protected bays, inlets, and streams teeming with both fresh and saltwater fish and wildlife. Here you will find superior accommodations of our comfortable & spacious guest cabins and Main Lodge. Elegantly furnished pine-paneled cabins feature hot showers, baseboard heaters, private bathroom, and 24 hour electricity from our own hydropower plant. From the peaceful comfort of your cabin you will enjoy panoramic views of the bay and its marine life in the shadow of majestic mountains. ... more   less 

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