Our Top Nine Reasons Seward is Not-to-Miss this Winter!

Shorter Days Mean Longer Sunrises & Sunsets!

During the winter months the sun is lower on the horizon, which means long hours of absolutely amazing light.  Winter in Seward is a photographer's, whether you're an expert or a novice.

Hiking, Biking and Skiing the Trails, Mountains & Roads !

There are so many options to get out and explore!  Exit Glacier Road is closed to vehicular traffic in the winter, but it is open to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow biking, snowmobiles and mushing teams.  Visit Kenai Fjords National Park in a way very few people see it, covered in winter snows!

Many of the trails located between Seward and Moose Pass are great for winter snowshoeing or cross country skiing, and the Seward Nordic Ski Club even grooms trails at Divide Ski Area (Mile 12) and at the Trail River Campground.   Most trails will allow dogs, so you can get out and explore with your favorite furry friends!

Take a stroll along our Beaches, Boat harbor or Streets!

Walk our waterfront path, explore the side streets of Seward, explore Lowell Point Beach or meander the docks of Seward's Small Boat Harbor.  Fresh snow really brings out the beauty of Seward!

Stay Warm While You Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center!

The ASLC is the perfect hideaway for chilly days!  Best yet, every Wednesday is 'Free-zing Wednesday' and entry is free for Alaska Residents.  The ASLC is open daily from 12pm - 5pm.

Visit Local Shops & Restaurants for Holiday Shopping!

Seward has a ton of local stores, art galleries, restaurants, a unique library/museum and beautiful decorations over the holidays.  Sip coffee in a historic church, peruse handmade jewelry, relax with a massage or pedicure and enjoy fresh fish or oysters over lunch. 

Get Out and Explore Resurrection Bay!

Did you know you can kayak or take a boat tour all winter long?  Sea kayaking in Resurrection Bay on calm winter days can be a really special experience!  If a motorized experience is more your speed take a boat tour through Resurrection Bay looking for orcas and eagles.  Check out our winter activities page for more info!

See Brave Souls Jump into Resurrection Bay...in January!

Each year Seward hosts the Polar Bear Jump into Seward's Small Boat Harbor to raise money for the American Heart Association.  Watch hundreds of brave (crazy?!), costumed folks jump off the docks to raise awareness and funds.  The weekend long event includes the Jump, a parade, quilt show, soup and steak feeds, winter carnival and turkey bowling!  

Take in a Friday Night Movie...for $2!

Seward is lucky enough to have the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series hosting pre-CD release movies every Friday.  The early film is a family friendly flick, while the later showing tends to be a more adult oriented film.  Each movie is only $2.00 and popcorn, candy, snacks and drinks are only $1.00 each!  

Or, Just Cozy Up in Your Cabin!

Sleep in, watch a movie and sip hot chocolate while cuddled up with your family.  Don't forget to bring your four-legged cuddle buddy!  

Are YOU Ready for a Winter Visit to Seward?

Head to the comment section below and tell us what you plan to do with your winter visit to Seward!

Spotlight Business, Kenai Fjords National Park Service

Kenai Fjords National Park Service

Where Mountains, Ice, and Ocean Meet

At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.

This is a great place to get tons of info. about our area. There is info. about Cruising, Exit Glacier, park info, and much more. 

Check it out. 

Get the low down here http://www.nps.gov/kefj/index.htm


Spotlight Business, Seward Adventure Company

Seward Adventure Company

What an awesome way to see Seward's beauty.

Seward Adventure Company offers bike tours year round. Fat tire bike tours on Resurrection Bay and Mountain bike tours. 

"Every tour is fully guided and includes transportation to and from the trail head, front suspension alloy mountain bike, helmet, snacks, and hydration. 

Find out more here,  http://www.sewardbiketours.com/Alaska_Mountain_Bike_Tours/Home_.html

ibikeak@sewardbiketours.com

907-362-7433  or 907-Do-A-Ride

Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a happy holidays from our family to yours.  2014 was a wonderful year, we are blessed to be able to share some of Alaska's beauty with you, and hope you can come and see us in 2015 to experience it all for yourselves.  Have a safe and happy holiday season, and new year!

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Autumn on Lowell Point in Seward Alaska

With fall comes the rain. With the rain comes beautiful and interesting mushrooms.

I'm not sure I would eat any of these, well because I don't know enough about mushrooms to tell if they are eatable? What I do know is they sure are pretty.

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"Destination Wedding Vacation”

"Destination Wedding Vacation”
5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2013
My husband, son, and I traveled from Massachusetts for a wedding in Seward, AK on June 29, 2013. We stayed in Cabin 1- The Bear! It was so clean and cozy. My son loved the loft!

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2014 Season is Almost Here!

We are so excited to get this season under way.

We will be doing some updates on one of the cabins and can't wait to show it to you.

We have our shopping list ready and just need to place an order and do the shopping and then the crew (Thom and Uncle Bill) can get started on the updates.

The yard is getting a little update too!

We're always looking for ways to improve on your Alaska Experience while you stay with us. :)

I can hardly wait to post photo's of the updates, but alas that won't be until May.

Book early so you don't miss out on staying with us.

Thunder or a Glacier?


This is 

AIALIK GLACIER



Recently while in SW Wisconsin a thunder storm rolled through. There was thunder and lightening everywhere. I love a good storm, the sounds the sights, the smells and how everything looks just a little bit greener afterwards. 
You may not know this but in the Seward area rarely if ever do we get to experience a thunder storm. 
You're probably asking yourself what a glacier has to do with any of this? 
When you experience the majesty of the glaciers close your eyes and listen. The sound a glacier makes with it creaking and cracking sounds very much like thunder. 
When I am viewing a glacier I can close my eyes and imagine I am in a thunder storm and when I am viewing a thunder storm I can close my eyes and imagine I'm in Alaska sitting on a boat or in a kayak in front of a glacier. 

This is 

AIALIK GLACIER CAbin #3



Our little cabin #3 named after the great Aialik Glacier. 


“Nice cabins in a wooded area!”




4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2013 NEW via mobile
We stayed at the cabin#1 for five days and we had a great time. The cabin is located near the sea and my kids had a great time at the end of each day watching the fishermen as they return from the sea and clean their catch in Miller's Landing "dock". Also, there is a wonderful trailhead at walking distance and it was one of the best hiking I have ever done.

The cabin was slightly small for five people but were comfortable. It was very clean and all appliances worked just fine! It is equipped with all you need, including a grill. I will definitely come back.
Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kenai Fjords National Park in our Back Yard


Today I am posting some interesting links and blurbs about The Kenai Fjords National Park.  Which is practically in our back yard.

What an amazing playground.

Come on out and play!

"Kenai Fjords National Park is dominated by a glaciated landscape. The park's glaciers have retreated through the twentieth century, exposing new lands to colonization by plant and animal life. The park also features a significant marine environment."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenai_Fjords_National_Park

Here are some random shots that I had taken while enjoying the scenery.






















Give and Get All in Seward

The sun was out in Seward today, the temperature was a balmy 40-ish so it made for a great combo.

While we are working hard on our to-do list for next season we may just have to take a little break to look into some fun events coming up. 

There are some great activities coming up this month in Seward. One of my favorite charities is having a fund raiser. 

The Seward Animal Shelter is having their Pawsghetti Dinner on Nov. 10th.  Dog's are very special to us, that's why when a guest requests to stay at our cabins with their dog we charge a fee of which a portion is used to purchase something special for our furry friends at the shelter. If you are around stop in for a great meal and a great cause.  

On Nov. 30th Seward holds the annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair. You can find some awesome one of a kind gifts for the up coming holiday season.  Heck, while your in town be sure to check out some of the unique shops.  You'll get all your holiday shopping done in one day! 

The Autumn Leaves are Falling

As we enjoy the beauty of the fall season changes are edging their way into winter.  We have had a dusting of termination dust on the mountain tops and its working its way down to turn our town into a winter wonderland.

Our thoughts turn to the upcoming activities such as Halloween events, Thanksgiving with family and friends,  Seward’s Old Fashioned Christmas festival and holiday weekend, New Years Eve and the Polar Bear Jump on Jan. 19th.

We look forward to hearing from you over the winter months.

Be sure to come on over and like us at our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SewardCabins to keep up with daily events. We would love to see you post your updates, photos and videos too.  Post your Halloween photos. We love Halloween. :)






Rain Rain Go Away...

Its been a rough week on the peninsula.  Rain, rain and more rain is wreaking havoc all throughout the area.

Roads flooding, levies compromised, power outages, bridges washing away or damaged, landslides, railroad damage, you name it.

Thankfully today the rain has stopped and the wind is calm so clean up can begin again.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the hard work and long hours that the crews and emergency people  have been putting in to keep Sewardites safe and taken care of during this tough time.  Especially the guys or gals that run the bulldozer in Lowell Point Creek, all I can say is,  wow, nerves of steel! If I ever find out who you are and I see you in the Yukon, you my friend are getting a beverage on me.

I have complete faith that the awesome people of Seward will jump right back in to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.

Thanks to everyone's positive thoughts and prayers.

If you would like to read more about the rainy days in Seward visit www.SewardCityNews.com