For a real Alaskan lodge experience while in Seward stay at the Seward Windsong Lodge. The Seward Windsong Lodge is located just outside the city limits enroute to Exit Glacier. The lodge is set in a wooded setting near the Resurrection River with scenic views. If you have stayed at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge then you will be delighted to know the lodge is operated by the same company and you will experience the same high quality of service and experience in Seward as well.
If you are arriving by car the lodge is very easy to find since it is located on the road to Exit Glacier and follows the Resurrection River. Traveling South on the Seward Highway, you will turn right at about milepost 3 onto Hermain Leirer Road – otherwise known as Exit Glacier Road. The lodge is located a 1/2 mile up the road and is hard to miss! If you are taking the Park Connection Motorcoach service the lodge is a scheduled pick-up and drop-off location. Guests who arrive by cruise ship or by the Alaska Railroad will be delighted to know the lodge offers courtesy shuttle services to and from the cruise ship terminal as well as other locations in Seward.
Taking the Alaska Railroad’s Coastal Classic train is a very scenic way to arrive into Seward and again the lodge offers a courtesy shuttle service to get to and from the rail depot. No matter how you are arriving you will find that choosing a lodge with courtesy transportation is valuable as well as convenient.
The Windsong’s main lodge is a beautiful log structure. The first thing you notice is the large stoned fireplace along with the fresh scent of astoked wood fire that you can hear crackling. It brings back my memories of growing up in Maine on the farm, coming in from cold wintery days and cozying up to the warm woodstove fire. Here you will also found a gift shop, café kiosk and internet business area. Upon entering, the friendly staff invites you in with warm smiles and an expedient check-in process.
The lodge guest rooms are set up in several buildings surrounding the main lodge. Each has its own unique Alaskan name and have two levels. There are two types of rooms you can get here – standard and deluxe. The standard rooms are located nearest to the main lodge and the newer deluxe rooms are located a little further distance away from the main lodge. The deluxe rooms have the same amenities as the standard room but have an added bonus; a deck which is set up with table and chairs. The Alaskan lodge theme continues once you enter your room. Your room has two queen beds, coffee maker, hair dryer, small desk and entertainment center.
The lodge also has suites which if you are traveling with children is a great option. The suites will have two queen beds, a pull out trundle bed, larger bathrooms, a table with chairs, small refrigerator and microwave. The suites are one large room but offers little extra room for everyone. The lodge allows up to four adults and two children to stay in the suites.
The Resurrection Roadhouse is the lodge’s restaurant and lounge and is located in the main lodge. It can easily be reached by a short walk from any of the lodge rooms. Here you will find a fun festive atmosphere serving everything from local seafood specialties, gourmet dishes, and breakfast and lunch specials. They also have a wonderful selection of wines and local mirco-brews. Anywhere you are seated in the dining room provides for wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and the Resurrection River.
While in Seward, you will want to take the time to enjoy some of the popular local Seward adventures including a Kenai Fjords National Park day cruise, a visit to Exit Glacier, sea kayaking, and of course the Alaska SeaLife Center.