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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 June 2016

What a remarkable place. The care and attention the Swiderski family has put into creating this Resurrection Bay haven is apparent not only in the lodgings and amenities, but in the way they have respected the natural habitat that surrounds the property. We travel regularly and have been fortunate to have countless experiences — from the most rustic to the...

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Dennis and Susa... S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We value your comments which support the approach we have taken in developing our island property. Happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you visit with us again.

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I spent two nights here the first week of June and it was a wonderful place to unwind, kayak and spend some quality time with my oldest son. (My son lives in Denver and I live in Anchorage.) The views are spectacular and the accommodations are clean and comfortable; however the real attraction is Resurrection Bay. The natural beauty, abundant...

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Dennis and Susa... S, Owner at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Glad that you had the opportunity to visit the island with your son. Hope you have the opportunity to visit with us again.

Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for a mini vacay for Memorial Day weekend. Stayed 3 nights and it was AMAZING!!! Gorgeous scenery, abundant wildlife all around, hiking, kayaking...just some of the awesome things to enjoy. Also great place to unplug/de-stress & RELAX. We hope to make it back this summer. Highly, highly recommended!!!!

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a complimentary review about our property. We appreciate the time you have taken to let other travelers know how much you enjoyed Orca Island Cabins. Our property is only made more unique and special by the amazing people that find us, stay with us, and write about us. Thank you for choosing us for your...

Palmer, Alaska
Reviewed 29 May 2016

From the moment we were greeted by Dennis and Simeon at the docks in Seward to saying our Good-byes three days later our trip was AMAZING, views were breathtaking, wildlife was exciting, yurts were beautiful and equipped with everything we needed, quality kayaks/paddle boards/rowboats were available all day long and Susan and her family made us feel like we were...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We love having Alaskan's stay with us at Orca Island Cabins! Because you already live in a such a beautiful place. Writing a positive review after your stay with us is truly one of the best compliments we can receive. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel like family during their stay. Thank you for choosing us for your...

Saratoga Springs, Utah
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This place is a must stay. It's not cheap but that's OK, it's worth every dollar. Don't worry you wont be board. you can Kayak, fish, check out tidal pools, watch wheals, seals and otters. this place is an Alaskan gem!

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our guests are our greatest advocators. The rates are based on providing comfortable accommodations and amenities in a remote location. You will find that other comparable remote lodges are almost double our rates! It is wonderful that you were able to take advantage of all the activities that we have to offer, and that you...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 17 September 2015

My family of four (including 12 year old son and 15 year old daughter) could not have been more pleased with our mid-August stay at Orca Island Cabins. The setting is incomparable. In addition to the abundant wildlife and breathtaking views from the peaceful decks, we enjoyed the kayaks, the rowing skiffs, the stand-up paddle boards and fishing during our...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. As a small family owned and operated business traveler reviews are an essential part of our exposure. We are honored that you chose our cabins as part of your Alaskan vacation, and welcome you to return to us someday soon. Warmest Regards.

Chicago
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I'm not sure we would have come across Orca Island if it wasn't for Tripadvisor, and we'll always be thankful for that. What an incredible experience. We stayed for two nights and wish we could have done a 3rd. The weather was the only negative, as there was rain on and off our entire trip. Everyone involved (Dennis, Susan, Yen,...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

It is truly our pleasure to do that little bit extra to help make sure your stay with us was memorable. Thank you for your kind words. The celebrations that happen at our property really connect us with the people that stay with us, and we are so pleased that are efforts are appreciated. We hope that another special event...

Chesterton, Indiana
Reviewed 24 August 2015

What you have provided for us those 3 days was an experience of a lifetime! From the amazing yurts, the landscape, the wildlife (which was plentiful) to your friendly hospitality and generous spirit (that includes your entire family). You gave us everything we look for when we chose a place to stay. Plus the early morning kayaks was the icing...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for reminding us how much our special place touches the lives of the people that stay with us. We do work very hard to try to anticipate the needs of all of our guests. Summers in Alaska are beautiful and hectic, and your review is the kindest and most rewarding reminder of the reason we work so hard....

Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Despite the rain, our stay was fantastic! What an amazing place. We saw numerous eagles and had humpback whales come right up in the cove where we watched them from our front deck. Yen and Simon were very helpful and attentive. I wish we had stayed longer. We definitely want to come back very soon. This is the true Alaska...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review! It is important that travelers know that the weather doesn't always cooperate, but the wildlife and beautiful tranquil scenery makes up for it. What a treat that you got to view a humpback right from our cove, we are so grateful for guests such as yourself that make the most of an Alaskan vacation rain...

Beaumont, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2015

WOW! There are simply no words to explain how amazing our experience was. We spent two nights at Orca Island and absolutely loved it! Dennis and Susan are great people and were very accommodating. Simon stayed on the island with us and was a great host and help when needed. The serenity of the cove is priceless. From the moment...

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Susan S, Manager at Orca Island Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your amazing experience on TripAdvisor. Many of our guests use the site as a reliable resource for information on their next adventure, and we really appreciate the time you took to write about all the wonderful moments during your stay. Reviews like yours really reflect the passion we feel about sharing Orca Island Cabins with travelers...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique place to stay when visiting Seward Alaska, our nightly rental cabins are comfortable accommodations in a remote setting. Our rates include a 30 minute scenic cruise to the property from Seward as well as all the equipment use including kayaks, stand up paddle boards, rowing skiffs, and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orca Island Cabins

Address: Humpy Cove, Resurrection Bay, Seward, AK 99664
Region: United States > Alaska > Seward
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $814 - $904 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Orca Island Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If looking for more privacy inquire about the yurts on the far side of the property.”
  • Brunch with a view.
 of 5 bubbles SpeechChick, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Remember food! You need to cook; we used the grill, it was great. Be aware that there is limited/no cell/internet service.”
  • Paradise.
 of 5 bubbles andreafK820XI, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Puffin Yurt, and thought the view was fantastic - and just far enough from the south deck to feel extra peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles thelibrarylady2007, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You can't go wrong with this experience. Any yurt would offer great accomodation.”
 of 5 bubbles dinizgj, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All yurts are amazing with breathtaking views.”
 of 5 bubbles cgteach, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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