The Best Waterfront Lodging in Seward Alaska
The best waterfront lodging and small retreat center in Seward, Alaska. Three amazing waterfront cabins sit right on the shores of Resurrection Bay. We also have 4 beautiful view rooms overlooking the bay. OPEN YEAR ROUND. 100% Smoke free property.
Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay is located 3 miles south of the city of Seward, Alaska on a small peninsula called Lowell Point. The Seward Highway ends at Mile 0 and Railway Avenue. After turning right the road will become gravel, but it is rental car OK! :) Lowell Point is an authentically Alaskan area and will provide a unique and up close and personal experience with the Bay and surrounding mountains. Nearby attractions include the Alaska SeaLife Center, the Seward Museum located in our new state of the art Seward Library, Kenai Fjords National Park both by land (Exit Glacier) and by sea (boat tours into the National Park), sea kayaking, numerous hiking trails for all levels of experience, deep sea fishing, shore fishing, lake and stream fishing. Horse back riding, dog sledding on land or glacier, flight-seeing, paddle boarding and ice field hiking are all available depending on the time of year.
Vacation Rental Property
Open Year Round! Angels Rest on Resurrection Bay offers award winning lodging primarily for couples. We have three waterfront cabins each with one queen bed, private bathroom with shower and kitchenette. Outside the cabins each have outside sitting, personal fire rings and propane bbqs. These cabins have direct access to the beach via our private stairs. Across Beach Drive from the waterfront cabins are three buildings. Our Heron Roost building has 4 individual water-view rooms, each with 1 queen bed, kitchenette, and private bathroom with shower. Two of these rooms are a little larger, mini-suites. These units have sitting rooms and offer an additional twin bed, ideal for 2 people needing separate beds. All our lodging is exceptionally clean and our property is 100% share the air inside and out. The grounds are beautifully kept.
Sleeps & # of Bedrooms
Each unit will sleep up to 2 guests in 1 queen bed. Each unit has its own private bathroom. The entire property has a total of 7 queen beds and 2 twin beds, so the maximum number of people we can sleep is 16. Our Gathering House meeting building is beautifully designed with a combination of family style furniture and tables and chairs. Hold a meeting, have a quilt retreat, have a small wedding, or use the space as a large family room for a family vacation, the possibilities are numerous.
All our lodging units have small DVD players and a selection of Alaska videos. The beds are made with flannel sheets, comforters, 6 pillows and a lap blanket. There are 2 rocker glider chairs in every unit (the Gatehouse Cabin, since it is Handicap Accessible, has Morgan style chairs (stable and wide for easy transfer)). Each bathroom has a shower with combo hair/body wash soap, plenty of Egyptian cotton towels, kleenex, tp, hairdryer (the Gatehouse has a barrier free shower and a shower seat). The kitchenettes are stocked with everything you need for light meal preparation. Microwave, coffee pot, toaster, coffee, tea, 1/2 & 1/2, sugar, plenty of plates, cups, etc. along with utensils, bottle openers, wine glasses and binoculars for wildlife viewing. We have free on-site parking for all our guests and free high speed wi-fi everywhere on the property.
You'll receive 5 star customer service from us, from the time you first contact us till the your departure after your stay. We'll provide you lots of pre-arrival information to make the planning of your trip and arrival the easiest and smoothest. We also give our guests discount codes for car rentals and maps of the area are available ahead of time and at check in. Each lodging unit has 3 different information binders. One is all about the lodging unit itself, with information on how things work and where to find what you need. One binder is all about activities in the area and the third is dedicated to all the hiking trails in the area. Lynda and Paul are never more than a phone call, text message or email away and can often be located on the property during the daytime. Your comfort and enjoyment of the area are their #1 goals and they'll do everything they can to make sure you are happy and comfortable! They are available 24/7 to their in-house guests, and are normally accessible via text message or email from 7am to 10pm.
Policies & Restrictions
Our property works best for couples since all of our lodging units have maximum occupancy ratings of 2 guests each. We do have two mini-suite units that have an optional twin bed in a separate sleeping area, ideal for 2 individuals traveling together and preferring separate beds. Couples traveling together will require one unit per couple. Our property is a "Share the Air Inside & Outside" meaning we are 100% smoke free property. All of our units are pet-free with the exception of our View Nest water-view room which can be made Pet-Friendly with advance notice. (Additional fees apply). We have one ADA Handicap accessible unit, the Gatehouse Cabin.
Rates & Availability
We are OPEN YEAR ROUND! We have 5 rate seasons: Summer (May 21- Sept 9); Fall Shoulder (Sept. 10 - 30) Off-Season (Oct - April); and Spring Shoulder (May 1 -20). We have a 2 night minimum year round and from May 1 thru Sept 30 the waterfront cabins have a 3 night minimum booking requirement unless a smaller opening exists. Rates vary in price depending on the season and we suggest visiting our main website to see complete pricing. We offer discounts based on length of stay in addition to season, so the longer your visit, the better your rate! Go Green!
The Seward area is worthy of a visit any time of year! In the off season you'll enjoy fewer people (as in hardly anyone), lots of great lighting, possible northern lights, shorter days and longer evenings, perfect for relaxing, reading, playing games and movie watching. There are some wonderful year round restaurants, and a historic first run movie house!
In the Summer time you'll experience nightless days (or so it will seem); there will be more people, but never what you would call crowds or too many people (with the days exception of the the 4th of July!), and many, many things to do, places to eat, etc. You'll want to spend at least 3 nights to just scratch the surface, several more if you want to "do everything!"
Consider us for a small corporate retreat, quilt retreat, couples retreat or other group get-away!
If you are driving to Seward from Anchorage, you'll leave Anchorage via the Seward Highway.
The Seward Highway is among the most beautiful highways in all of America. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. Be on the look out for moose! South of Anchorage be sure to check out Beluga Point for possible whale sighting and the hillsides for Dall sheep. Please be sure to observe all speed limits, especially those through the little town of Moose Pass, about 30 miles north of Seward.
About 45 miles north of Seward, Route 1 turns east towards Homer and the Seward Highway becomes Route 9 and continues south.
If you are coming from Homer, you'll turn south here, at the wye.
Once you arrive in Seward, continue on the highway to the very end, or Mile 0, as we say. You'll be facing the back of the Alaska SeaLife Center. Turn right onto Railway Avenue. After you pass the large waterfall on the right, Railway Avenue becomes Lowell Point Road. The road becomes gravel at this point, but it is ok for all rental cars! Continue on Lowell Point Road about two miles.
Please observe the 25 MPH speed limit and park only on the mountain side if you decide to stop.
There will be plenty of wildlife viewing along this road, including sea otters, sea lions, humpback whales, eagles and numerous sea birds. As you approach Lowell Point, the road will move inland, and you'll cross a two lane bridge "Spruce Creek." After crossing the bridge, there will be the opportunity to take a "short-cut" to the left (see below); for now continue on as the road bends in several places, eventually making a curve sharply to the left; you will now be on Border Avenue.
You will be able to see the bay again, far in front of you at the end of this road.
To locate the waterfront cabins and Herons Roost, continue on Border Avenue all the way to the water; you'll be facing Miller's Landing at Beach Drive. Turn LEFT onto Beach Drive, and drive through the waterfront campground. After you exit the campground, you'll pass a large "Chugach Massage" sign on the LEFT. Look on your right for the sign for Angels Rest. The Wing, Gatehouse and Cloud 9 cabins are the first you'll come to on the water side, their parking spaces are marked. Check-in is after 4PM; your names should be on the welcome board. If not, please check in at the Guest Services Building across the road. On the left, across from the waterfront cabins and the Angels Rest sign, you'll see the Herons Roost sign the Herons Roost building with the yellow door. Turn left into the driveway just past the Heron's Roost sign, and drive to the back of building. Please be sure to park in the proper spot for your unit. Check-in is after 4PM. Each room has a welcome board by door, please be sure to find your name!
TO TAKE THE "Short-Cut" - after crossing Spruce Creek, you can turn left into the driveway for "Silver Derby Campground" ... you are now driving on private property, but the owner welcomes the traffic. When you reach the waterfront, turn right by the railcar that will be on your left - you are now on the north end of Beach Drive. Drive to just past the building you see with the red roof. The waterfront cabins are on your left and the Herons Roost and our home office are to the right.
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We offer all our discounts based on the Season of your stay, and the length of your stay. Additionally the water-view rooms are priced less than the waterfront cabins, so you we hope you'll find at least one unit of ours within your price range! (Visit our main website for extensive rate details) :)
Please Note: Staying in the off-season is often more than half the cost of summer. If you are looking to really "vacation" as in RELAX, then the off-season is the time to come visit! The view outside the windows, especially of the waterfront cabins, is an unending mural of change and entertainment, and beauty!
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