CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. (CATC) is developing a new overnight lodge building to replace the old Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island. The new building is being constructed by Harmon Construction of Seward in preparation for guests arriving in late spring 2013. It will be approximately 3,100-square feet and will include an expansive kitchen to accommodate the new culinary program, which will include a full menu prepared and served on-site.
In addition to the new overnight lodge building, all of the waterfront cabins at Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge have been refurbished with new beds, furniture, carpet, drapes and granite countertops.
As an added amenity, the book written by Rockwell Kent titled “Wilderness” may be found in the lodge reading room and in each waterfront cabin. Kent was an artist from New York who spent a winter on Fox Island in 1918 and wrote the book about his stay there.
To complement the expanded accommodations and renovations, guests will enjoy exceptional service from the lodge staff including coffee and tea delivered to their cabins each morning. Guests may also choose from an array of Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge activities such as naturalist-led walks on the beach, guided walks with a national park ranger, kayaking, a guided trail hike for experienced hikers and a campfire on the beach in the evenings. All meals and appetizers are included with each guest stay that also begins and concludes with a Kenai Fjords Tours cruise.
The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our Shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families.
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is one of 12 regional corporations established in Alaska by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by over 9,100 Shareholders, primarily of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent.