The Wise Old Hunter 1470 Sq Ft, 1-1/2 Story Building With Beds For 10.
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 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 their own private Alaska at Bear Paw Adventure. For those who come to Alaska to enjoy nature, this is the place to stay.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect spot near Homer
We only got to stay one night but it was perfect for our group of 5. The back deck is great for relaxing with a cold one after a day of sightseeing. The beds are comfy and the kitchen well stocked!
Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you again soon, and that your schedule will then allow you to stay longer and enjoy our unique property. John
Stay for 2 nights
Would recommend to anyone. I will return
Thank you, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Old Wise Hunter lodge
We were lucky to find this amazing place to rent for the week in July 2016. The cabin was just perfect! We had never been to Alaska and planned the whole trip on our own so that we were able to do what we wanted. We went to Homer and went out fishing with Falcon Charters Captain Tony and had a blast. We did meet John Ogle and his wife that were both very nice! Alaska is a trip of a lifetime and so blessed our trip was perfect! Thank you John! Hope to be back to see you again soon! Chris & Skip Oberheim, & Kelly Davis
Chris, we're happy you found us too! It really makes our day to see our guests have an exceptional time on the Alaska Kenai Peninsula.
Log cabin lots of charm and warmth
What a wonderful place to stay! Lots of room for a large group or seclusion for a romantic getaway. Close to Homer and the Kenai Peninsula. The deck and covered BBQ were great gathering places. The owner was very accommodating even when we had to cancel and re-schedule. Could not wait to show pictures to friends of the wonderful place we found at the Wise Old Hunter.
Thank you so much for staying with us in the Wise Old Hunter Lodge. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit.
Perfect stay at Wise Old Hunter Lodge!
My husband and I stayed at Wise Old Hunter Lodge for our honeymoon in Alaska. The owner/property manager of Bear Paw Adventure was extremely accommodating since we wanted the adventure package with a different cabin than what was offered on the website. He worked it out so that we could get the adventure package with the cabin we wanted. The owner/property manager helped us schedule all of our adventure activities during our stay at Wise Old Hunter Lodge, which was a beautiful cabin that perfectly suited our needs. The activities scheduled for us included bear viewing at Katmai National Park and Preserve (the adventure of a lifetime!), a halibut fishing charter (we’re still enjoying all of the delicious halibut we caught), a hiking/kayaking combo trip (we did this one in the rain, but it was still fun), and a Kenai Fjords cruise (this adventure activity is a must—you won’t be disappointed!). We loved all of the activities that were scheduled for us. Having someone else schedule our activities for us was a tremendous help planning our trip to Alaska. We hope that we get to return to Bear Paw Adventure for a longer visit someday. One week was not long enough! We’re grateful to Bear Paw Adventure for ensuring our trip to Alaska was as amazing as we hoped it would be. We highly recommend staying at Bear Paw Adventure if you’re planning a trip to Homer or Anchor Point!
Thank you so much for the comments and we are really glad that you stayed at Bear Paw Adventure on your honeymoon. Thank you also for the Katmai bear photos that you sent to us – they are fantastic. Enjoy the halibut and the memories and we hope to see you back regularly on your anniversaries.
Well outfitted with rustic charm. Great base for Cook Inlet Fishing and Peninsula tourism. Very comfortable with a surprisingly well equipped kitchen. Will definitely stay again.
Thank you for the great comments and we look forward to your return.
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 steelhead 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, flightseeing, dog sledding, and ecotourism. The Anchor Point beach is a popular spot to see and film bald eagles and shorebirds.