4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 9 Sleeps
About John Ogle
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
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 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.
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 to 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
Great place to stay
Great property, nice house and it comes well stocked with the necessities.
It was great having you as our guests in the Bear Den and we look forward to your next visit.
This is the best place!
The large group of us had a great time on our trip. Thank you for this wonderful lodge.
We all had our own space and lots of shared space, as well. This log home is truly amazing. All the amenities; dishwasher, laundry room, lovely kitchen.
Were happy that you enjoyed the Bear Den Vacation Home. Hope to see you back soon.
We had a good time during our family getaway. Cabin had everything we needed. It is very cozy and conveniently located. Management was very friendly. Will stay again.
Thank you for staying in our Bear Den Vacation Home. Hope to see you again soon.
Extremely well equipped, clean and beautiful! Will return!!
Great! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
The Bear Den was the perfect cabin for our group going fishing out of Homer. John is awesome and was very accomidating. He let us check in early and even gave us some good advice about our fishing charter. I would definatly stay there again.
Ray, thank your for staying with us. It was great to have you as our guests. I'm happy that you enjoyed the Bear Den.
Very clean, large, and comfortable!
I needed a single night for 10 people. The pictures made the area look great, but those images can be misleading. I had called and emailed John a couple times with questions, and he was super responsive. Once we got to the home, I couldn't have been more pleased. It was very comfortable and exactly what we all needed after a very long drive. Everyone had their own bed and a warm cup of coffee in the morning. I will recommend this to anyone who asks.
Thank you for the comments and for staying in our Bear Den Vacation Home. It is always rewarding for us to see happy guests. 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.