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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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Sustainability

Stillpoint Lodge was built with the intention to live in harmony with nature. Reduce, reuse, recycle is our mantra. Protect, preserve, and conserve is our practice.

REDUCE:

  • Our staff strives to make responsible decisions in purchasing to prioritize energy efficient electronics, reduce packaging waste, favor recycled and recyclable products and to rotate and utilize stock to eliminate waste.
  • Non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products are chosen to lessen the use of harmful chemicals and animal products and testing.
  • We strive to reduce the use of single use packaging and styrofoam in our cabins, kitchen and dining area.
  • The single most influential decision we can make for the environment (and our health) is to eat less conventional meat and dairy. We try to buy only local and organic and serve less.

REUSE:

  • Our reusable earthenware coffee/tea mugs, created by local artisans, eliminate the need for disposable cups.
  • Plastic bags, containers, jars and bottles are washed and reused.
  • Empty glass wine bottles have been repurposed for use in lining garden beds, which absorb the rays of the sun and warm the soil.
  • Composting is used extensively for both kitchen and garden waste and then returned to the garden each spring for fertilizer.
  • Food scraps are fed to our flock of laying hens and our reward is fresh eggs!

RECYCLE:

  • For those items that we don't reuse, an extensive recycling system is maintained in the lodge, aligned with the recycling facilities available in Homer.
  • Our log cabins have been made from trees that were victims of the recent Spruce bark beetle infestation.
  • The lodge decking is made with TREX, which is made from recycled plastic grocery bags and hardwood chips from the furniture factories on the East Coast. TREX does not require staining or regular maintenance.
  • The main floor of the lodge is fir planks recycled off an old barge.

PROTECT:

  • Our staff goes through extentive training on all aspects of identifying and protecting our local flora, fauna and habitat.
  • Passive low-e coated windows allow some of the sun’s energy to pass through the glass and help warm the lodge, while keeping out the damaging UV rays.
  • Fresh, spring-fed water flows in from a mountain creek, passes through a sophisticated filtration system and into the lodge and cabins for guests to enjoy.

PRESERVE:

  • Much effort was made to build the lodge, cabins and facilities around the trees, plants and natural features of the property in an attempt to preserve wild space and animal habitat.
  • Biodegradable, chlorine-free, recycled paper products are utilized throughout the lodge and cabins.
  • We support our local farmers market, Alaska Grown and Made in Alaska products in an effort to support our local community and reduce the use of fossil fuels for transportation of goods.

CONSERVE:

  • All of our appliances are energy-star rated and energy efficient LED light bulbs and on-demand water heaters are utilized throughout the facility.
  • Our high-efficiency laundry equipment conserves water and requires less detergent.
  • In addition to passive heat from the sun radiant in-floor heating is used for warming the lodge.
  • For hauling supplies and luggage, our golf carts cut down on sound pollution and the use of fossil fuels.
  • We are currently researching the possibility of integrating alternative energy sources, such as solar panels, windmills and water turbines, to prepare for a more sustainable future.

 

We donate 1% of our profits to environmental causes annually.

Leave No Trace

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare

  • Travel on Durable Surfaces

  • Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Leave What You Find

  • Minimize Campfire Impacts

  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

  • Respect Wildlife

 

 

How You Can Help

REDUCE:
Laundry is typically one of the highest energy and water uses in public lodging. Please only request fresh linens and towels when necessary.

REUSE:
Before you throw away that bag or bottle, consider handing it to our of our staff member to be utilized again and again.

RECYCLE:
Give us the opportunity to organize your recyclables by leaving them next to the trashcan in your cabin, or bring them to the lodge.

PROTECT:
Our guides help to educate our guests on the seven tenets of the Leave No Trace policy. Please do your part to be aware of your own actions.

PRESERVE:
To insure clean air both inside and outside for, please help us maintain our non-smoking facility and grounds.

CONSERVE:
Make sure the windows and doors are closed when your heater is on, and when you leave your cabin, please turn off the lights and turn down the heater.

How to Visit

Alaska's Perfect Escape: Stillpoint Lodge offers a unique combination of eco-adventure, leisure and culture... on the edge of the wilderness.

Be our guest and experience the very best of Alaska... encounter the diverse wildlife of Kachemak Bay, explore the quaint village of Halibut Cove, partake in Alaska’s finest food, outdoor adventures and leisure activities, then return to the lodge each evening for entertainment and rejuvenation in our luxurious and inspiring facilities.

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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