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Hotels 5 Green Stars
Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: unrated
Location: North America
Country: USA

Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge

Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge is located on a privately owned, remote beach inside Alaska's Kachemak Bay State Park, midway between the villages of Seldovia and Halibut Cove, and only 10 miles by boat from Homer, Alaska, the “Bear Viewing Capital of the World.” (and also the gateway town for the Kenai Fjords National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Katmai National Park.)

Custom built in the mid 1970's from driftwood that was milled by hand, piece by piece, into lumber by owner/operator Keith Iverson and accessible only by boat, float plane, or helicopter, Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge offers the visitor a unique opportunity to participate in Alaska's wilderness lifestyle with a couple of true Alaskan sourdoughs

The early Alaskans camped here seasonally to make stone tools and gather berries, clams, mussels, seals, and sea birds for their subsistence. This historic link was recognized by anthropologists who explored the bay in the 1940's searching for the middens and the cave paintings that are on what is now the lodge property. Today, to retain the peaceful atmosphere of the wilderness and to maintain the ecologic sustainability of the land, Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge serves a small number of overnight guests only. Additional patrons are never brought in for meals, equipment rentals, the lodge's signature eco tours, or sales of any kind. With a small guest capacity and a non-commercial, homey atmosphere, you will have the time and space to feel comfortable and form new friendships. At Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge you can surround yourself in wilderness, not tourists.

Green Star Rating Results:
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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Special Achievements:

Green Globe Benchmarked Alaska Green Star Award Sustainable Travel International Supporting member The International Ecotourism Society Sustaining Member Forbed top 10 Eco-Resorts for 2007 and 2008 Conde Nast's Top 10 Eco-Destinations for 2008 Natural Homes top 10 Eco-Resorts on North America

Energy Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Run completely on Hydro Electric Power supplied from a clear mountain stream and a wind power generator. Off the Grid 100% Energy saving appliances and lights. Energy policies and alternative energy information available for lodge guests and employees. Recycling program. Organic produce grown on the lodge grounds. The lodge is comprised of several buildings reducing the need to heat and/or cool one large structure. Only the buldings that are in use at the time are heated/cooled which reduces energy use tremendously when the lodge is not fully booked. In addition, each structure has individual systems so that guests of the lodge can enjoy the temperatures they each prefer in their own cabins.

Water Rating: ★★★ (3)
Staff Comment - Guests choose whether their sheets and towels will be washed each day or re-used if washing is not necessary. Biodegradeable soaps used in all lodge facilities.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - The lodge has a written energy use policy, recycling stations, and all employees are educated on what is re-usable for secondary and more uses often other than what the initial use was. For instance, splitting used plastic pipe from a defunct salmon hatchery to be made into roof gutters, using old milk containers for planter pots, composting kitchen refuse, and encouraging guests to make use of the recycle bins on te property.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Benchmarked by Green Globe Alaska Department of Enviromental Conservation Green Star Award. Sustaining member of Sustainable Travel International. Supporting member of The International Ecotourism Society. Long time member of Responsible Travel International.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Sadie Cove Lodge hires local Alaska guides and staff. Produce is grown on the lodge grounds and supplimented at the local farmer's markets. All dry goodsare purchased in bulk to reduce the enormous amounts of packaging that would otherwise present challenges to recycling.

Contact Details

Alaska's Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge
In Kachemak Bay
State Park Box 2265
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