Sadie Cove Wilderness Lodge was created from a raw, wild beach on the coast of Alaska beginning in 1972 by owner/founder, Keith Iverson. He built this unusual and beautiful lodge from local driftwood that he collected from the neighboring beaches over the course of several years. A few years after purchasing his land Kachemak Bay State Park was established and today there are but a small handful of privately owned parcels on the 11 miles of coastline in the cove. The lodge sits right on the beach on a long wharf where there are private cabins for time indoors and decks for enjoying the sunshine and watching wildlife and the views from the outdoors. All of the buildings, wharfs, and decks were created from the driftwood Keith had collected. This wood was then milled, piece by piece, into lumber. Everything has been done by hand, including digging the holes for the pilings that support the main wharf, and the lodge is a testament to what one man can do with a little imagination, a dream, and the fortitude to make his dream come true. In order to minimize the environmental impact in their home, the Iversons have kept their lodge small. Parties of 8 or more get the entire lodge to themselves and the lodge maximum is 12 guests. At Sadie Cove we often see the marine life such as sea otters, seals, whales, porpoise, sea ducks, and bald eagles right in the front yard without the aid of binoculars or scopes, and for the sights farther out to sea or in the sky, we have a collection of quality Nikon spotting scopes and Celestron telescopes for every guest to use whenever they like. The cabins are all hand built and unique - Sadie Cove is not like any place you have ever been and offers a positive, pleasant, and cheerful atmosphere for those who are looking for something different from the "norm." Sadie Cove is not a sanitized, sheet-rocked, run-of-the-mill accommodation. It is not Disneyland or Las Vegas. It is a simple dream come true made from rough lumber, driftwood, tenacity, and love. An all-inclusive price includes all meals, private cabins, use of all lodge facilities, log cabin sauna and plunge pool, fishing gear, housekeeping, laundry, and more. The website has all of the information at sadiecove.com. Run on non-polluting wind and hydro power, the lodge is totally off the grid while still offering Internet, standard electricity, comfortable cabins facing the southern sun, telephone, full housekeeping services, terrific meals, and the camaraderie of local Alaskans and interesting guests.
We cordially invite you to share our adventure.