Within the Wild - Tutka Bay Lodge

Explore the Last Frontier like a true Alaskan.

Owned and operated by Alaskan natives Kirsten and Carl Dixon, Tutka Bay has been a source of wonder and adventure since the day it’s doors opened. The glorious adventure lodge is situated on a 9-mile flord near the historic Herring Islands and the village of Seldovia along the diverse and unique Kachemak Bay. A private sand cove is ringed by ancient rocks that hold archaeological secrets from the past. An adjacent private two-mile hiking trail is located nearby for guest use. Vistors can take an afternoon stroll along a sheltered cove and a peek off of the dock at low tide presents the opportunity to see sunstars, anemones, jellyfish and other sea creatures.

Highlights & Activities

Tide Pooling
Explore the intertidal zone to witness Alaska’s sea stars, anemones, chitons, and mussels come to life at low tide.
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Cook Authentic Alaskan Cuisine
Experience maritime culture and cuisine firsthand at a daily cooking class, with ingredients sourced from the wilderness of Kachemak Bay.
Coastal Brown Bear Viewing
Fly by Cessna-206 to a remote beach location to watch coastal brown bears graze along the shoreline and in sedge grass fields.
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Within The Wild – Tutka Bay Lodge
Sealife Kayak Safari
Kayak alongside seabirds, otters, and whales on Tutka Bay’s majestic shoreline and dazzling Herring Islands.

Regenerative Impact

Tutka Bay Lodge invites guests to explore Alaska’s rich coastline in low-impact, sustainable fashion.

As with all other lodges under the Within the Wild umbrella, Tutka Bay Lodge is purposefully kept small and personal, private and sustainable as part of its commitment to the environment. WIth only six guest accommodations in each lodge, Tutka Bay Lodge’s footprint is small and manageable.
To minimize packaging waste, Tutka Bay Lodge buys non-perishables such as rice, beans, flours, grains in bulk; these are then stored in sealable air-tight (and pest-proof) bins to maximize their shelf life. Perishables and fresh products are sourced from farmers who deliver in returnable boxes or in totes the lodge provides, sending them back for refills. Kitchen waste and food scraps are weighed and discussed, then placed into tubs and sent to a local farmer to be used as compost and animal feed.
Tutka Bay Lodge uses water gathered from a local spring and stores it for seasonal use. It also has its own off-grid self-contained sewer and water systems. Besides buying from local farmers, it prioritizes the use of ingredients found in its natural landscapes, both wild and cultivated. The lodge also uses high-tunnel greenhouses to grow its own organic harvest as well as water catchment for watering these spaces.

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Historically a commercial hub connecting India and Tibet, Pokhara evolved to be a metropolitan city with far more to offer than just trade. Tucked into the Himalayas and sitting on the picturesque Phewa Lake, Pokhara let nature lead the way. The name for Nepal’s second largest city comes from the Nepali word “Pokhari” meaning “pond” so it’s no surprise that natural formations are Pokhara’s greatest protagonist.

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Hotel Location

Within The Wild – Tutka Bay Lodge

Located near rugged nine-mile fjord in the greater Kachemak Bay with views of Broken Knife peak and Grace Ridge.

Lodge sits on eleven acres surrounded by tide pools, natural estuaries, and thirty acres of old growth Sitka spruce

Hotel Address

Alaska, USA

Closest Airport

Homer Airport

Travel Time From Airport

Water taxi from Homer with a duration of approximately 1 hour

RT+ Membership Perks

Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay
– Complimentary private cooking class. Experience maritime culture and cuisine with ingredients sourced from the wilderness of Kachemak Bay
– Complimentary copy of “Living Within the Wild” cookbook

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