Midway between Seward and Homer, this lodge lives up to its name with activities that include natural-history and other soft-adventure options, and a remote bear-viewing camp. The fishing guides are top-notch, and seven world records have been set along the camp's riverbanks. Rates include lodging, meals, most activities, and free Anchorage pick-up. The basic fishing package—two days and one night, all expenses covered, including a fishing guide—runs $1,250 per person.
Also available are group packages, plus a fly-out bear-viewing camp and boat-in kayaking camp. Rooms, which are in the main lodge or in riverside cabins, have fireplaces, artworks, and comfortable seating. Some of the cabins are two stories with spiral staircases.