Discover our little ecological niche- the perfect balance of history, art, music and environmental stewardship- Halibut Cove truly is Alaskan coastal living at its finest.

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History of Halibut Cove

From 1911 to 1928, Scandinavian fishermen followed a rich herring run to Halibut Cove. The fishery employed as many as 1,000 people during the height of the season. By 1928 the herring were gone due to poor management of the waste from the processing facilities, called salteries. Halibut Cove soon became a ghost town of old-timers.

In 1948, Clem Tillion came to Halibut Cove. In 1952, he married Diana Rutzebeck, and together they pioneered the community into a fishing and arts mecca. Diana’s Cove Gallery, featuring her work done primarily in octopus ink, opened in 1968.

Today, fine art has become a major industry in this community along with fishing, sustainable shellfish farming and tourism.



Create Your Perfect Journey

Organic Gardens

We Specialize in Groups

Responsible Tourism

Luxurious Facilities

Adventure & Leisure

Private Cabins

Our Focus on Wellness

“If you are searching

for the raw and unspoiled theater of the wild, yet still wish for the luxuries of civilization, Halibut Cove is the place for you.

And no one can better offer you that experience than Stillpoint Lodge.”

–Alaska legend and official balladeer Hobo Jim