There's always something interesting happening at Stillpoint Lodge.
We love to share our stories and hope you enjoy this little peek into our lives in the seaside village of Halibut Cove... on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness.
Kachemak Bay is home to many amazing, energetic and ambitious people, and the multi-talented Michael and Maddie O'Laire are no exception. Michael has helped build Stillpoint and is a commercial salmon fisherman in the summer. Maddie's delicious salmon blog has captured attention all over the world as she distributes Mike's wild-caught, healthy, sustainable salmon from Alaska.
Our chunky, chewy Orange Cranberry Cookiesare packed with walnuts and can be made vegan or gluten free to please everyone this holiday season.
This is one of our most requested recipes... and an easy cookie to have on-hand in the freezer. Our native cranberries, or lingonberries, get ripe late in the season, just in time for the first California oranges to start showing up in Alaska.
These little beauties hold up well in a packed lunch, too, making for a energy-packed trail food for our guides. Our cuisine features low sugar recipes that avoid highly refined ingredients.
Stillpoint is a second-generation, family owned and operated lodge. Long time Alaskans Jim and Jan Thurston originally built the lodge, christened The Alaska Center for Creative Renewal in 2003, to host retreats for artists and interfaith spiritual groups. A transition to the name Stillpoint Lodge in 2007 marked an inclusion of more events such as board retreats, weddings and continuing education credit workshops.
Since 2015, under the new direction of son JT Thurston, Stillpoint Lodge is now opening its doors to not only cater to groups, but also welcome individual vacationers, families and executive travelers. Pairing playful eco-adventures with revitalizing leisure activities and traditional lodge offerings has created the "Perfect Escape".