The Bear Den Vacation Home is a fully equipped log vacation home with 10 beds and 2 full baths. The bed count includes 2 queen beds, 5 twins, a day bed that opens to two twins and a futon bed. This is a great place for families or parties of vacationers or fisherman. The building is equipped with Wi-Fi and USB internet access. The first floor has a full kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining table. The big family room has leather-recliner furniture, a log entertainment center, HD flat screen satellite TV, a foosball table and a comfortable day bed for 2. Also on the first floor, a full tub/shower bath, a bedroom with queen-size bed; a laundry room with large capacity washer and dryer and a library room with 3 work or play stations. The front entry room doubles as a sleeping area with a comfortable futon bed and a piano. The second floor has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with 4 twin beds, plus a full shower bath room. The building has an open deck with gas BBQ plus a table and chairs. Out on the lawn, guests enjoy a picnic table, horseshoes, badminton, beach volley ball, lawn croquet and miniature disc golf.
Bear Paw Adventure offers uniquely Alaskan, first class lodging, located right on top of Alaska’s best fishing, exciting adventures and fantastic scenery.
This 14+ acre homestead property is near historic Anchor Point, Gateway to Kachemak Bay, on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula – a 4-1/2 hour drive from Anchorage.
The busy tourist centers of Kenai and Homer are minutes away for you to enjoy and then return to this quiet Alaskan environment. Moose, eagles, and ravens are frequently seen among the spruce trees, alders and wildflowers on this homestead that has been kept as wild and natural as possible.
John Ogle, Sr. is your reservations and pre-check in information contact. John enjoyed working as a professional engineer in the Chemical Industry, primarily in Hydrocarbons and Energy production and on Environmental projects before joining John Jr. in this exciting Alaskan adventure. His hobbies include the Alaska outdoor adventures, photography and gardening.
John Ogle, Jr will be your host when you stay in one of the unique log buildings at Anchor Point. John has lived in Alaska since 1986 and has 5 children. He is a carpenter, log furniture and log cabin builder (he built the log buildings at Bear Paw Adventure, starting with beetle-killed spruce trees) and a retired commercial fisherman and sports fishing guide.
His hobbies include all the Alaska outdoor adventures including gold prospecting and gardening. He also enjoys sailing in Florida and the Bahamas in the winter months. John has hunted and fished much of Alaska and he is a valuable resource for guests seeking advice about fishing or what to see in Alaska.
John Ogle purchased this house in 1993
Bear Paw Adventure’s unique log buildings are situated on 14+ acres of an old homestead site. This use of the property is the first since those homestead days. We have attempted to keep the site, to the extent practical, as we found it. Evidence of the homestead activities can still be seen. The slope of the land protects the property, to some extent, from the brisk winds off Cook Inlet. It is a nearly wild site with lots of spruce trees, alders and wildflower and a great place to watch for moose, eagles, ravens and other wildlife.
The 14+ acre property offers are a great sample of real rural Alaska and the full-scribed log buildings with their Alaskan décor provide interesting and comfortable one-of-a-kind lodging. The busy tourism centers in nearby communities are within easy reach so that guests can enjoy those activities and then retreat to their own private Alaska at Bear Paw Adventure. For those who come to Alaska to enjoy nature, this is the place to stay.
This is a hand made log cabin that has plenty of room for everyone. The kids appreciated the fact that they had their own beds in the Bear Den. They have a great backyard. We took advantage of the great washer/dryer set. This is a big bonus as most rentals do not have this. When you get rained on for several days you run out of dry clothing. This rental is maybe a 15-20 minute drive from Homer. We would stay here again!
After our Alaskian cruise we wanted to experience the Kenai Pennisula together with a fishing charter for those famed Alaskan halibut catches.Anchor Point is the halibut capital of Alaska so we decided to stay there and found Bear Paw and choose the Bear Den House for our group of 3 adults and 2 small children.The rates were more reasonable than the Homer area and its only a 20 min drive to the Homer Spit.Way more relaxing in Anchor Point than all the tourists around Homer.The Bear Den was very easy to find off the main highway.John the owner lives right next door and he was very accomodating for infomation about the area.He let me use his clamming gear and recommended where to clam.Moose would visit the back yard most every morning as well as seeing many moose on the way to and from Homer.
Bear Den has it all...well stocked pantry in case you forgot some spices,flour,coffee,etc.Every room was so spacious,washer and dryer,gas barbecue,horseshoe pit and volleyball sand court.It pretty much has it all for such an out of way place.We felt very safe which was very important traveling with our 2 grandchildren.
Bottom line is that I will definitely chose one of Johns' homes if we return to the area.
WE HAD THE GREAT FORTUNE TO RENT 3 CABINS IN JULY FOR AN EXTENDED FAMILY VACATION. THE CABINS ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL, COZY, WELL STOCKED, AND EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN! FAMILY FROM TEXAS, OHIO, SC, PA, AND ALASKA ALL RAVED ABOUT OUR CHOICE OF ACCOMODATIONS. IT IS SO CLOSE TO HOMER AND THERE IS PLENTY TO DO ON THE PROPERTY. YOUNG ADULTS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF VOLLEYBALL AND NIGHT TIME CAMPFIRES BY THE CABINS. GRILLING OUR FISH AND HAVING A COCKTAIL KEPT EVERYONE HAPPY. MY FAMILY HAS STAYED THERE BEFORE AND HOPE TO RETURN MANY TIMES IN THE FUTURE. MAKE SURE YOU DO A WINE TASTING AT THE LOCAL WINERY. THE OWNER IS ON PROPERTY AND AVAILABLE 24/7- WHAT A BONUS. I WOULD RECOMMEND ALL OF THESE CABINS TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR LODGING IN THE HOMER AREA!
Anchor Point, gateway to Kachemak Bay, is the most westerly point of the North American connected highway system. The location is the home of some 1930 residents and is located 200 miles from Anchorage, 62 miles from Soldotna and 15 miles from Homer, on the west side of the Alaska Kenai Peninsula. This area is world-famous for fishing, including halibut, salmon and steel head trout. The scenery is fantastic with four active volcanoes visible across Cook Inlet and snow covered mountains and glaciers are seen across Kachemak Bay. Explorer Captain James Cook anchored here in 1778, while searching for a northwest passage. His ship the HMS Resolution lost a large Anchor here on May 28, 1778, and as a result, Captain Cook named the location “Anchor Point.” Visitors to Anchor Point enjoy birding, hiking, wildlife viewing and photography and nearby guided excursions including bear viewing, marine tours, kayaking, flight seeing, dog sledding, and ecotourism. The Anchor Point beach is a popular spot to see and film bald eagles and shorebirds.
The daily and weekly base rates are for up to two occupants. Additional guests are $30/night each. However, up to two children under the age of 8 are exempt from this additional charge.