1620 Sq Ft, 1-1/2 Story Building, Beds For 8 Full Kitchen And Laundry
About John Ogle
Bear Paw Adventure has been offering lodging service under the same ownership at this location since 1995, although in the early days this family business was known as Bear Paw Charters. John, 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. Once you arrive at Anchor Point, John, Jr will be your host. 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 enjoy 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 1995
Why John Ogle chose Anchor Point
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 the 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 on the land. 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.
What makes this House unique
The 14+ acre property offers are a great sample of real rural Alaska and the full-scribed log buildings with their Alaskan decor 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 their own private Alaska at Bear Paw Adventure. For those who come to Alaska to enjoy nature, this is the place to stay. 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.
We will refund your payment (less 15% of the total cost), if you cancel at least 30 days in advance of check. Service fee is not refundable.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Into the Woods... :)
Beautiful location and property. Very clean and impressive. We enjoyed our stay and have been telling others about the location. We are sure to stay again.
Thank you for staying with us and for spreading the word about the Captain Cook Lodge. Hope to see you again soon.
Very clean cabin
We spent two nights here. Overall nice experience. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. Not much to do around, and walking outside leads you to other properties.
On our first night I called John and asked about a bone fire which our kids really wanted. He suggested that we don’t do it without him arranging a pit and that he should be able to arrange for it the next night. I texted him the following day and we never heard back. Kids were disappointed.
We're happy that overall you had a nice stay in the Captain Cook Lodge.
Our 14+ acre property offers some interesting space for exploring outside. I hope that you had time to enjoy our beach volley ball court. Lawn croquet is also available and of course there is the scenery, wildflowers, trees, birds and occasional moose.
In addition to fun on the property, we offer adventure packages that can include local adventures such as fishing, bear viewing, kayaking, flight seeing, hiking, ATV rides, marine tours, trips to the beach, nature walks, art galleries, museums, sled dog cart rides (great for the kids), etc.
I'm sorry that your children were disappointed about not being able to have a bond fire and apologize for any misunderstanding. We have in the past not allowed bond fires or even smaller campfires on our property, with some exceptions. New: we are just completing an on-property campsite that has a nice stone fire pit, driftwood seating and interesting, stone ground-work, plus other features. This is a new amenity that we will offer to our guests and, at least for now, will require advance reservation and orientation by our property manager (John). Unfortunately, this was could not be made available for your stay. On your next visit, we will be happy to schedule in advance a campfire night for you.
Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your next stay. It was great having your as our guest.
Home away from home
We appreciated the peaceful surroundings and the comfortable accommodations. It was a beautiful lodge that created a comfortable and relaxing stay away from home. We will definitely be using this again if we visit Homer, thank you.
Thank you for staying in our Captain Cook Lodge. It was great to have you as our guests. We hope that on your next visit you will be able to stay longer and enjoy more of our property.
Two words.....Absolutely Outstanding!
Everything about our stay here was outstanding. We felt we had the seclusion and privacy we were looking for, yet we were not far away from everything we wanted to see. The cabin was even better than we expected, and we expected a lot. It is very well furnished and everything....furniture and appliances...look new. The cabin is very well kept, and expertly designed and built by John Ogle. John is a master craftsman he went to great lengths to make this cabin an incredible work of art. And John couldn't have been nicer as our host. He is a fascinating person with many talents and we greatly enjoyed meeting and talking with him. He is definitely a 5-Star host, and he gave us such great tips about exploring the area. We love wildlife and it was such a treat to have two moose wander all around our cabin and one even laid down and slept right in our front yard! Without any hesitation I give this cabin and host FIVE STARS. We had a wonderful vacation, and we THANK YOU, John.
Tom, thank you so much for the kind words. We certainly enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. You are our definition of "Outstanding Guest".
True Log Cabin for a Weekend Getwaway
Quite spot for a winter retreat - with great woodworking and craftsmanship. Comfortable and inviting. And we learned more about the once great Captain Cook...
Thank you so much for staying with us at Anchor Point and we are happy you enjoyed the Captain Cook Lodge. I have long been a student of Captain James Cook and have collected a small library containing a world of information about him and his three voyages.
Perfect Alaskan cabin in the woods!
Everything was perfect. The cabin is beautiful with amazing woodwork and everything to make our stay comfortable and memorable. The location between Soldotna and Homer was great for exploring both towns. John Jr. and son were so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Cannot wait to go back!
Thank you so much for staying with us. We really appreciate your comments and we hope to see you back soon.
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.