Alaska-based luxury travel operator Within the Wild Adventure Company recently announced the sale of Redoubt Bay Lodge to the Brewer family, a long-time Alaska tourism presence.
Located on the edge of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Southcentral Alaska, Redoubt Bay Lodge is a prime spot for bear viewing and fishing in the summer. The lodge offers half- and full-day trips and accommodates overnight guests in three cabins. Owned by the Dixon family, Within the Wild Adventure Company has operated the lodge since 1994. The sale was finalized on Thursday, July 5.
The Brewer family operates Alaska West Air, which has been in business since the early 1980s, providing cabin rentals and flightseeing, hunting and bear-viewing tours on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and in Southwest Alaska. Alaska West Air is based in Nikiski, a 10-minute flight from Redoubt Bay Lodge.
The current lodge staff will remain in place through the season, which ends Sept. 15. Within the Wild Adventure Company will work closely with Alaska West Air throughout the transition.
“Alaska West Air is in a great position to care for the lodge because they are a longtime local family and they are committed to the Redoubt Bay area,” said Kirsten Dixon, Within the Wild Adventure Company co-owner. “We’re confident that travelers will continue to have an exceptional experience at the lodge.”
Since purchasing Tutka Bay Lodge near Homer in 2009, Within the Wild Adventure Company has expanded rapidly in the area. The company is opening a café, La Baleine, in Homer this summer. The Cooking School at Tutka Bay, adjacent to the lodge, and RusticWild, a home goods boutique in Homer, launched last summer.