FAQ's

Legal Information

Prior to your stay at Granite Point Mountain Lodge, a signed copy of the Waiver, Assumption of Risk Indemnity Agreement is required. When you book your stay with us, we will send you an email with the document requiring your signature.

How do I get to Granite Point Mountain Lodge?

This remote property is only accessible by boat or helicopter. Booking your trip to the cabins or lodge is very easy. Seward Water Taxi (907-362-4101) costs $65/person round trip, and takes 30 min from the Seward Marina to the property. Marathon Helicopters (907-224-3616) costs $250 each way for up to 3 people and gear. The flight takes approximately 10 minutes. If you choose to take the water taxi, it will pick you up at the South Public Boat ramp at the time you specify. Parking is directly adjacent to the dock for $10/day. If you choose to take the helicopter, departure is from the Seward airport. Marathon Helicopter's office is the 3rd building on your left on Airport Road. Ample free parking is available there.

Where do I park?


Drive to the Kenai Fjords National Park Service Building. You will see several public parking lots adjacent to the building, park in any of these. Current rates are $10 a day per vehicle.

Do guests come and go during their stay?


Moving back and forth between the property and the town of Seward, is as easy as booking your original boat or flight out. Guests can come and go as many times as they like during their stay.


What are your check-in and check-out times?

You may check in any time after 3PM, and check-out is by 11AM. Please schedule your water taxi or helicopter accordingly.

How do I book my reservation, and receive confirmation of my booking?


To get on our calendar you can always call (907-362-0019) so we can get your booking information. You can also book through VRBO, you can find more information on the Reservations page. You will receive an email confirmation with the door code and a receipt from Square Point of Sale.

What is your Cancellation Policy?


Guests will receive a full refund minus a $100 booking fee if canceling more than 60 days prior to their arrival date. Guests canceling between 59 days to 30 days prior to their arrival date will receive 50% of their total monies. Guests canceling less than 30 days prior to their arrival date will not receive a refund. This cancellation policy is driven by the very short operating season (less than 100 days) and the near impossibility of filling canceled dates on short notice. A 100% refund will be issued for any booking that is canceled due to weather by GPML.

What activities are available on the property?

Kayaking and paddle boarding along the rugged coastline is world class! You will find Thumbs Cove State Marine Park to the North, complete with hanging glaciers and hiking trails. One mile to the South is Humpy Cove, and along the way is a WWII army bunker to explore! All kayaks, paddleboards, PFD's, paddles, skirts and safety gear are provided with your stay. There are fire rings at great campfire locations at each cabin and in front of the main lodge. You are welcome to have campfires on the beach as well. On our private beach, you can explore tide pools and several sea caves at low tide. The fishing in front of the property is amazing! Some folks fish from the kayaks and others cast from the shore. Species include King Salmon, Silver Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut and rock fish. Guests bring their own gear, tackle and bait. These are all available at the Fish House (directly adjacent to the docks). Feel like stretching your legs? We have an incredible hiking trail that starts from behind the lodge and heads up past Wolf Ridge cabin into lush Hemlock forest. The moss-covered route takes you past hidden ponds, across babbling brooks and up into the alpine bowl that leads up to vast rock ridges and mountain tops. The mountains go on forever from there. What are you capable of?? We can customize your trip any way you like! Would you like your anniversary dinner catered? Want to jump in a helicopter and explore the mountain tops, or paddleboard in a glacial lake? Would you like to go deep sea fishing with a private charter that begins and ends on our private beach? If you can dream it, we can make it happen.......so DREAM BIG!!

What is the accessibility like on the property?

Pepper Creek Cabin is located in a secluded set back off of the beach. The Lodge and Fox Den Cabin are located on a 150' cliff overlooking Resurrection Bay. Ascending 84 steps in 4 staircases and a short 30-yard trail, you arrive at a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire bay. Wolf Ridge Cabin is 500' further up the mountain from the lodge.

Are children allowed on the property?

Children are allowed on the property. BUT PARENTS MUST BE AWARE that the main lodge and Fox Den Cabin are very close to a steep cliff and there is no railing. Children must be watched like hawks on the upper part of the property and not allowed to play near these areas.

Are there bears on the property?

While rarely seen on the property, they are native to the area. They are seen most frequently on the hill sides in May when they come out of hibernation or fishing at the various salmon streams that empty into Resurrection Bay. When hiking in bear country keep your head up watching for any activity and make noise (clap or sing) to alert bears to your presence.

How is the food we bring kept cool?

Lodge guests have an energy efficient refrigerator and freezer to use. All the other cabins have bear proof coolers for your use so bring in bags of ice!

What bathroom facilities are provided?

At the Lodge, Fox Den, and Wolf Ridge, we employ the most original compost toilet known to man, a (rather modernized) outhouse. However, hot showers are indoors for Lodge guests. Pepper Creek guests will be introduced to a modern-day compost toilet.

What should we bring?

It's always a good idea to bring;

  • - Hiking boots / good outdoor footwear and extra dry socks | - Backpack
  • - Rain gear | - Extra warm layers
  • - Headlight/ flashlight | - Sunglasses & Bug Spray


Is the water drinkable at GPML?

Yes! Water at the lodge is double filtered rain water, both the Fox Den and Wolf Ridge cabins have rain water collection barrels that gravity feed into the kitchen sink and is potable. Guests do bring in drinking water in case it doesn't rain during their stay. Pepper Creek is also fantastic water for drinking but some guests pefer to bring in a water filter and pump from the creek.