Opportunities for adventure here are only limited by your imagination! We can customize your trip to include anything from helicopter assisted glacier dog sledding to private deep sea fishing trips! If you can dream it, we can build a trip to fit! The ocean activities begin on our private beach that catches the afternoon sun, featuring booming sea caves, colorful tide pools, and a small salmon stream. Explore the rugged coast line by kayaking or paddle boarding with GPML's large top of the line fleet of kayaks, boards, and paddle gear. Bring your poles and try your hand at beach fishing for all the salmon varieties, wander up the stream to the waterfalls, or enjoy a bonfire and roast some marshmallows while watching the sunset. Feel like stretching your legs? Set your sights above the lodge for some world class hiking, wildlife viewings, mountaineering, and back country skiing. Explore hidden ponds and caves on your journey up through lush hemlock forest and climb unexplored ridges and peaks above gorgeous alpine bowls and streams for truly elemental views. The mountains go on forever from here... What are you capable of?
You can reach Granite Point Mountain Lodge by an exciting landing craft ride provided by Seward Water Taxi (907-362-4101) or a scenic helicopter tour by Marathon Helicopters (907-769-3050). Are you interested in your own private boat for fishing or touring the bay? Check out Seward AK Boat Rental (907-362-0019) There is good anchorage in front of the property, so feel free to come out on your own private boats or kayaks.
This is a remote setting and guests will be ascending four steep lofty staircases and traversing a short (30 yard) trail to reach the lodge. Travelers should be self reliant and in good physical shape. Backpack style packing is suggested. Avoid suitcases as you will be carrying your gear up the mountain. Bring appropriate gear for your particular pursuits. It is important to include sturdy hiking boots, full rain gear and insulation layers. Due to the steep terrain and proximity of the lodge to the cliff, children must be of at least 12 winters.
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Accommodations here at Granite Point are top notch. A fully equipped gourmet kitchen complete with gas range, refrigerator, and breakfast bar, stand ready for all or your culinary desires. You will find high tech LED lighting throughout the lodge powered by a renewable energy system, and a unique rainwater catchment and gravity fed water structure. Relax after a long day of adventuring next to the inviting wood stove and curl up on our comfortable couches. When you are ready to retire there are two cozy bedrooms each with a Queen size bed with private views of the ocean coves below.
This beautiful solid cedar cabin is located on top of the cliff near the main lodge and sports a truly incredible view! The cabin features a well-equipped kitchenette with a two burner cooktop stove and small oven with pots, pans, dishes, silverware and cooking utensils. There are two queen beds to sleep up to 4 people and a perfect deck to soak in the view. The cabin is heated with a direct vent propane heater to keep you toasty warm in the evenings. Kayak use is included with the cabin rental and the Fox Den Cabin rents for $200 per night.
This cozy 12x14 solid cedar cabin with loft is located on the beach of our lodge property. This cabin is equipped with a covered porch, propane heater and stovetop, LED lamp lighting, and a sink with basic kitchen amenities. To retire you have the options of both California King size bed and a Queen size bed. It's available to be rented along with the main lodge for more room or on it's own for $200 a night with a 2-night minimum. Use of kayaks and paddleboards are included with cabin rental.
The lodge was incredibly difficult to build and is an engineering feat. Being in a remote location and on top of a cliff presented numerous building challenges that had to be overcome. A helicopter was recruited to fly in the large beams, concrete, and set roof trusses in place. Over 40 heli-drops were conducted. Tens of thousand of pounds of construction materials were brought in on a small open skiff during endless trips through out the entire winter and painstakingly carried up the mountain by hand. A culmination of two years of dedicated effort went into the land preparation and construction of this amazing lodge.
"I have lived in Alaska for over 20 years, spending most of my time exploring Alaska's wilderness by kayaking, hiking, back country skiing, boarding, hunting, and fishing.
My vision in creating Granite Point is to share my love of the wilderness by creating an elegant base camp from which travelers and locals alike can explore the surrounding area and immerse themselves in the beauty of Alaska." - Jeff Erickson