Location: Kachemak Bay State Park, Alaska
Lodging cost: $450 per guest per night
Remotely situated on a beach amidst Sadie fjord, 10 miles across the bay from Homer, Sadie Cove’s Wilderness Lodge can only be accessed via boat, float plane, or helicopter. Owner/artist Keith Iverson built the lodge in the mid-1970s from hand-milled driftwood and it is powered completely by wind and hydro power.
Guests can stay in one of five private cabins that have no TVs, but which offer instead stunning mountain and ocean views from their decks. Facilities include a lounge, log cabin sauna and bathhouse, and a huge fire pit. Staffers are on hand to advise on hiking, kayaking, exploring tidal pools and touring the nearby villages.
Meals at Sadie Cove consist of sustainably sourced seafood straight out of the bay including salmon, halibut, and scallops, and fresh produce from the garden, and according to a review on TripAdvisor.com, carefully selected scraps are fed to the neighboring wildlife.