Many Alaskan Lodges, Camps, Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Resorts, and other accommodation services are in place throughout this vast state to host you on your next vacation to the Last Frontier. Most of them are top notch services that we are confident would not let you down! However, each of us are different. Below is a list of characteristics that set us apart from the rest, and we feel are important to whether you choose to visit Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge, or not.
Location Location Location! By now you know we’re located on remote Raspberry Island in the Kodiak Island Archipelago, right on the shore of Raspberry Strait. There isn’t a town or city on Raspberry Island, so don’t expect to see many other people. We are surrounded by the wilds of Raspberry and nearby Afognak Islands, and live among the area’s rich and diverse flora and fauna. We don’t have to go far to catch fish and kayaking and hiking expeditions typically start right at the lodge. Many other lodges in the state and in the Kodiak area are located in a town or village.
What We Do and How We Do It: We pride ourselves on the fact that we specialize in each of the activities we offer and have a full compliment of quality gear here at the lodge to outfit our guests from start to finish. Our activities are also fully staffed by knowledgeable guides who are willing and able to host you on these daily adventures. Fishermen: Our primary platform is a 37’ Maxweld Maxcat, a custom built aluminum catamaran with twin diesel inboards outputting over 600 horsepower. All fishing gear is provided and includes brands like Accurate, Penn and Ross Reels, G. Loomis, Lamiglass and Sage Rods, and quality braid and hollow core lines. We also provide Simms Waders and Wading boots. Kayakers: We have a total of nine Necky kayaks, both double and singles, and use comfortable LLBean Life Jackets, skirts, and Werner Paddles. Hikers: You need to bring your own boots, but we have light weight rain gear available, as well as light weight walking sticks. Bear Viewers: Appropriate hip or chest waders are provided. Our goal is to make your vacation as successful as you imagine it. Upon booking we will send you a copy of our personal data sheet, which will better help us prepare for your specific trip, as well as our list of recommended things to bring.
Second Generation Hosts: Birch was raised on this exact piece of property. His parents, Lee and Cilla Robbins, bought the bare piece of property and moved their family into Alaska’s Bush when Birch was five years old. Everything on our piece of property has been built by two generations of Robbins families, much of it from lumber Birch’s dad milled with a chainsaw sawmill. Tiffany and Birch met in 2001 at the lodge, and were married on our main observation deck in May of 2003. Buying the lodge from Birch’s parents in the spring of 2008, we now live at the lodge year round and are raising our two kids, Fisher and Sage, here. This intimate knowledge of the locale and experience we have gained through such history is revealed every day.
Our Lodge and Cabins: Our lodge has been designed and developed to offer a comfortable resting place between the day’s activities and a relaxing base camp in the middle of some of Kodiak and Alaska’s most beautiful environment. We do not offer rooms in our lodge; instead we have five private guest cabins on our property. Each is built to ensure privacy, demonstrates the abundant view, and has it’s own bathroom. We never mix groups traveling independently from one another into the same cabin, and couples always receive their own cabin. Supporting our cabins and lodge is an outdoor jetted hot tub, wood fired banya (sauna), and variety of observation decks. Our facility is powered by a quiet, clean hydro electric system, providing electricity to the entire property 24/7.
Food: We carefully handcraft each meal every day from scratch. We like to feature fresh Alaskan Seafood, choice cuts of meat, hand made breads, crisp salads, and of course, complimenting, daily prepared desserts. Many of our recipes are refined through two generations in this business and all are welcomed by our new and returning guests.
Complimentary Beer and Wine: Our lodge liquor license enables us to serve you alcohol, and enables you to legally consume it outside of your private room or cabin upon arriving. We offer two kinds of beer on tap, brewed right in Kodiak, Alaska, by the Kodiak Island Brewing Company, and a variety of quality wines paired to our recipes by a sommelier.
Our Packages: The variety of packages we offer are meant to easily combine the activities we provide into one trip, or specifically focus on one or two of them during your stay. Further, we do not require a specific length of stay, nor do we request you arrive and/or depart on a specific day. Our extensive website helps define each of the activities we offer, and our list of popular packages on our reservations page give you an idea of what we can do and what we charge for each scenario. We have also built our one of a kind Package Creator, which you can use to create your own custom package and receive immediate feedback as you hone the activities you’d like to include to your travel budget. Please also view our list of discounts on our promotions page. Lastly, yet perhaps most importantly, we always welcome your questions, comments, and thoughts regarding a trip to Alaska via email or telephone, and will give you honest feedback.