Situated high up the hill behind Seward , the appropriately named A Cabin on the Cliff (907/224-2411, www.acabinonthecliff.com , $389 d) provides a unique perspective of Resurrection Bay. Originally a trapper’s cabin, this beautiful log cabin has an antique brass bed, a fireplace, a kitchenette, and a large private deck with a hot tub enclosed by a gazebo.
Located on Fox Island and accessible only by boat, Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge (907/224-8068 or 877/777-4053, www.kenaifjordslodge.com ) sits in the heart of Resurrection Bay. Guests stay in modern private cabins (but there is no electricity or phones) and enjoy hearty family-style meals at the lodge. Get there on board a Kenai Fjords Tours boat, and spend a night and two days on the island for $758 d, including meals, kayaking, and an all-day boat tour into Northwestern Fjord.
Angel’s Rest on Resurrection Bay (907/224-7378 or 866/904-7378, www.angelsrest.com , Mar.–Sept.) encompasses a variety of lodging options in the Lowell Point area south of town. They include three waterfront cabins ($199 d) and four guest rooms ($169 d), all with private baths and kitchenettes, plus a separate home with a full kitchen ($199 d, $219 for 4 people).
Nine miles southeast of town in Humpy Cove, Orca Island Cabins (907/224-5846, www.orcaislandcabins.com , May–Sept.) provides a great way to get in touch with your wild side. Three surprisingly comfortable yurts are perched along the shore of this small island, and a floating cabin is adjacent to the dock. All have decks, kitchenettes, private baths (showers and compost toilet in the yurts), and grills. The cost—including round-trip water taxi from Seward —is $310–335 d, plus $25 for each additional guest. Rates drop if you stay extra days, and kayak rentals are available.
Other recommended Seward-area suites and cabins include:
907/224-2323 or 888/227-2424
907/224-3396 or 866/318-4315