Bear Valley Lodge is the perfect location to experience the wonders of Southeat Alaska Ideally situated in the northwestern region of Prince of Wales Island, Bear Valley Lodge prides itself with a sunny southern exposure. Shouldered amongst huge cedars and spruce, the lodge is positioned along protected waters and looks out across El Capitan Passage.
The main lodge is a tri-level design with guest reception, dining room, commercial kitchen, and recreation room. A wood burning stove creates the perfect place to warm up and read a book or have a cup of tea.
With reading and conversation areas the recreation room features a wood burning fireplace, and a billiards table. You'll find plenty of room here for that after dinner pool tournament, card game or watch a movie on the DVD player.
The main lodge also contains the dining room where you will be served your breakfast and dinner. Feel free to drop by almost any time for a cup of coffee, a soft drink or a quick snack.
Adjacent to the dining area is an outdoor deck for relaxing, dining, and watching the wildlife on the water. You can expect the BBQ to be busy during the summer and the fire ring is a great place to sit, relax, tell your fishing buddies some "lies" until the coals burn down low and moon is high.
Private Guest Cabins
Just a stone's throw away from the lodge are the guest cabins. The six modern cabins are nestled amongst towering spruce and cedar trees close to all the action, yet private and quiet to insure you get a good night's sleep.
Each cabin is configured to house a minimum of two guests or more in comfortable twin, full and queen beds. Each cabin includes a private full-size bathroom with shower and plenty of hot water.
Each cabin features an ocean view deck. You'll want to rise early and enjoy a cup of coffee while you sit on your deck and soak .
It just doesn't get any better than this. What a great place to enjoy your vacation!
Remote Wilderness with All the Trimmings
Bear Valley Lodge is miles from anywhere but all the comforts of home are available at the fully self-sustained lodge and facilities. Guests have 110 volt electricity and heat in their plush cabins along with fully modern bathrooms, showers, hot and cold running water.
Our large greenhouse is capable of supplying all our fresh produce throughout the season, that's right, fresh salads, fruit and vegetables are served at each meal.
Our guide boats and lodge vehicles are maintained right here on the premises in our large machine shop and boat house. We even have our own saw mill to supply need lumber for ongoing construction projects.
Yes, Bear Valley has it all!
Fish Packing Facilities
Your guide and dock hands will insure your fish is properly prepared for your trip home. Watch while they clean, vacuum-pack and flash freeze your catch in our dockside fish packing facility or let them take care of it while you enjoy refreshments, take a hot shower or keep fishing. Your fish will be packed in an airline approved wet-lock box for maximum freshness. Your fish are stored in our walk-in freezer until your return flight home.
The lodge is set on 14 acres adjacent to thousands of acres of the Tongass National Forest land, offering abundant opportunities to hike and explore. With over 500 feet of beach, there are also tons of opportunities for beachcombing and exploring. If you prefer to sit and relax, check out the benches strategically located around the grounds or lounge on the deck just off the dining area.
Bear Valley's water could be the best you've ever tasted. Fresh, cool, and clean the water is piped from our nearby stream that flows from a Karst Cave on the property. Yes naturally filtered by mother nature( limestone caves). We also process our water through carbon filter, but, if you prefer, bottled water is also available. WARNING: Tap water in our facility has not been filtered and is used for toilets, showers and bathing only. Do not drink from the faucets.
Bear Valley Lodge is all about its spectacular surroundings. Strategically set on the North West corner of El Capitan Passage. The setting at Bear Valley Lodge is so tranquil and the waters so intimate and calm, you'll think you've come to a mountain lake! It's hard to believe the open ocean is just minutes away and the full spectrum of Alaska's marine bounty awaits just off the dock.
The lodge itself is set perfectly between El Capitan creek and its own private deep water moorage. Our guide boats, skiffs more on the nearly new floats. From the deck you can watch ducks, geese, bears, and deer on the mud flats at the mouth of the stream, while at the same time see and hear a humpback whale blow!
Just a few minutes' walk, puts you on a stream teaming with salmon, a mountain hiking trail or the El Capitan Cave. Where else can you find this kind of diversity without standing in line with a hundred tourists?