An affordable wilderness resort located in Bear Cove at the head of beautiful Kachemak Bay, Bear Cove Resort is reached by a scenic boat ride from Homer, Alaska. Bear Cove Resort will provide everything you need while you discover adventure
Our visitors enjoy private fully equipped cabins with hot and cold running water, composting toilet and shower house. The main deck offers a wood-fired hot tub with a view of beautiful Bear Cove. Wildlife is plentiful, the sounds are soothing and each magical evening is another chance to recap, regroup and relax under a sky that never gets dark.
On the bluff overlooking Charlie Creek and a canyon carved by tidal action from Kachemak Bay, you may select between 2 comfortable & roomy log cabins. Both have plenty of space around them to insure privacy, as well as easy access to the Shower house, Main Viewing Deck and wood fired hot tub!
The Tidepool cabin (12 x 16) sleeps up to six people with a sleeping loft
The Sea Star cabin (10 x 14) sleeps 4 with a sleeping loft.
Cabin amenities include:
• hot & cold running water
• propane heater and lights
• propane cook top stove
• coffee pot, and basic cooking utensils
including pots & pans
• a freezer full of ice
• Cups, glasses, plates, utensils,
corkscrew and paper towels
• Full sized beds with comfy bedding
• Soap, shampoo & towels are ready
when you head to the shower house You bring:
Each cabin has a private covered deck with built in benches and barbeque grill, charcoal and lighter fluid
The view from the deck of your private cabin is breathtaking and offers prime wildlife viewing. Loons, otters, seals and a multitude of birds may be your neighbors, bringing sounds both peaceful and energizing as you move through the day.
Your stay at Bear Cover includes use of our recreational kayaks. Both single & double kayaks are available. Start your kayaking expedition from our sheltered beach. If you have not kayaked before, don’t worry, one of our staff members will give you instruction until you are ready to venture out on your own. Bear Cove is roughly three miles in length and one mile wide and offers many opportunities to get out and venture along the shoreline. More experienced kayakers will find great paddles outside of Bear Cove to the head Kachemak Bay. All paddlers are almost guaranteed to see wildlife during one of these outings.
We have for your use two, three person row boats. We also offer sightseeing tours aboard one of our fleet vessels. Your host and personal guide Kendal shown in this photo.
Many private trails exist around and above Bear Cove. Due to deadfall many of the old trails are tough to navigate. Several have been groomed and you’ll find both family friendly walks and more adventurous paths. Along them, you’ll find so much to renew & invigorate your spirit. A detailed map outlining all trails is available for you in your private cabin.
Bear Cove offers miles of wonderful shoreline to explore. Marine and sea life are abundant and can be seen in one of the many tidal pools. The unique geologic structure also offers many interesting and photographic opportunities
Many species of sea and shore birds as well as birds of prey inhabit Bear Cove. These species include puffin, loons, old squaw, mallard, cormorant, stellar jay, kingfisher, eagle, and falcon.
Bear Cove has a wide variety of both marine and land animals. We have seen seal, sea lion, octopus, river otter, sea otter, porpoise, whale, lynx, wolf, moose, and bear. Early morning and late evening are the perfect time to have an opportunity of seeing or photographing the animals.
With your Bear Cove map & using the kayaks provided in your package, your may venture out on your own to find glaciers, the old School House, the old fox farms, even an old sail powered fishing vessel or Bear Cove Resort
offers many sightseeing trips out of Bear Cove and the surrounding area. Each trip is customized just for you.
Clam digging or fishing:
The beaches of Bear Cove are rich with blue mussels, butter and steamer clams and the waters hold salmon and halibut. Buckets and rakes or poles are available from Bear Cove Resort. Enjoy these tasty morsels steamed over hot coals from the comfort of your private cabin deck.
Policies & Restrictions
Bear Cove Resort is a member of the Kachemak Bay Eco-tourism Network and is handicap accessible
We allow trained dogs, pen is available if necessary
Your vacation trip to Alaska must include a trip to the most beautiful place on earth, Homer, Alaska and Bear Cove Resort will bring you the real Alaskan experience that you’ve dreamt of. If you’ll be visiting us from within state, this is the place to find that dream again. We can’t wait to welcome you