The highlight of a summer visit to Kodiak Island, Alaska, was a stay at the nearby Kodiak Raspberry Island Remote Lodge. Second generation owners Birch and Tiffany Robbins extended the kind of warm welcome and gracious hospitality that reminded us why we crave remote places.
Remote? Yes. The lodge is nearly 20 miles from the nearest community. Roughing it? Not so much. The lodge boasts private guest cabins with indoor bathrooms, delicious catch-of-the-day Alaskan seafood, complimentary beer and wine, hydroelectric power, hot tub and sauna and wireless Internet.
Not to worry though, you won’t forget you’re in the middle of the Last Frontier when Alaska wildness saturates every minute of your stay. The lodge is only accessible by boat or floatplane, but once you settle in, you can hike, sea kayak, fish, or go whale watching or bear viewing.