Orca Island Cabins – A Private Island Retreat in Alaska.
Orca Island Cabins offers unique yurt accommodations on a privately-owned island and adjacent mainland property in scenic Humpy Cove, 9 miles SE of Seward, Alaska. Upon arrival at the island via water taxi, guests enjoy comfortable and stylish accommodations with Alaska wildlife and marine life right outside their cabin door. Cabins are eco-friendly yurts, each containing a queen bed with linens and futon, kitchen, living and dining area, propane heater and range, private bathroom with shower and compost toilet, and oceanfront deck with barbecue grill. An 80 foot footbridge connects the island's three 20 foot diameter yurts with the mainland, on which sits two additional yurts. All five yurts have oceanfront views.
From their private decks, guests observe Orca and Humpback whales, harbor seals, harbor porpoise, Steller sea lions, sea and land otters, and bald eagles. Activities include kayaking, hiking, fishing, tide-pooling and bird-watching; or just sit back and relax. Kayaks are available for all guests and a popular kayak paddle is to a salmon stream and majestic waterfall within Humpy Cove itself. View snow-capped mountains and rugged seascapes and landscapes both from the island and while exploring Humpy Cove and nearby waters. Many guests end the day sitting around a campfire.
According to Dennis and Susan Swiderski, owners of Orca Island Cabins, they chose Pacific Yurts as their source for the yurts because of their excellent reputation in Alaska for high quality, durable and aesthetically pleasing structures. The structures also fit well with the Swiderski’s desire to build in a low impact, eco-friendly manner.
“Even though we operate only during the summer months, our yurts are up year round and include snow and wind packages offered by Pacific Yurts due to the harsh winter conditions experienced in Alaska. Even during the summer months, occasional harsh wind and rain conditions elicit comments from our guests who marvel at the strength and stability of the yurts. Our guests consistently congratulate us on our choice of structure that allows in the sounds of nature and provides them with a level of comfort rarely found in a remote lodging facility. Our guests also appreciate the sustainable energy practices that we have adopted and for which we have been granted the gold level of certification by Adventure Green Alaska. Our choice of the Pacific Yurt is, itself, in keeping with our sustainable energy practices.” – Dennis and Susan Swiderski, Owners
Orca Island Cabins
P.O. Box 1815
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: (888) 494-5846