Winter Fun in Seward - December 1st

Every year we're lucky enough to experience one of the most fun family events in the winter.  Early in December Santa magically appears in a fire truck and lights the Alaska Sea Life Center community tree.    

The tree lighting is followed by an evening of hot cocoa, cookie decorating and photos with Santa in the Alaska Sea Life Center, all for free!!  Next event, Seward Holiday Craft and Art Bazaar!!

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

The Cutest Cabin!

“This is the cutest cabin! It was raining/sleeting/snowing during our stay in Seward, but this cozy, warm cabin made our trip amazing! The cabin is approximately 5 minutes from Seward and is incredibly quiet! We loved staying here and will definitely be back in the summer. I've already recommended it to friends! Stephanie had a welcome sign out for us and the self check-in was incredibly convenient since we got a later start from Anchorage than we intended! ”

Betsy

What a Cute Place!

“What a cute place!! Very easy and host was super responsive. Description of cabin is accurate and it worked out great for us as a small place to crash at the end of our daily adventures. It is only a short drive to town. The area was quiet. It was a huge plus to be able to bring our dogs with us. the check in and check out process could not have been made any easier. Even though the cabin is small we could easily fit 4 people and 2 dogs for sleeping. Highly recommend to anyone needing a place in Seward! ”

Vanessa

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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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. 


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!