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Talon Lodge & Spa
Ranked #1 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Sitka
Reviewed 27 August 2015

From the moment you meet the staff in Sitka, you are treated with a five-star service. A short boat ride from Sitka harbor, you arrive at Talon Lodge and are greeted at the dock by hosts Phil and Gwen. While your luggage is handled by the Talon team, you are shown your room and invited to relax and/or join the other guests at the beach bar. Rooms are quaint, with all necessary amenities. The rooms have a view that can't be compared--the beauty of Alaska is right out your window! The Lodge is known for it's excellent fishing. The captains and deck hands are waiting each morning to take guests out for a full day of fishing. There is an option to have fish cleaned and sent to packaging facilities so it is ready to carry home and/or ship. Anyone choosing not to fish can relax on the beautiful private island, enjoy a massage at the Talon Pavilion, or take a short boat ride to town and enjoy exploring the sights of Sitka. Meals provided at Talon are prepared by one of three on-site chefs. Each meal is better than the previous one! Meals are served in the dining room, or on the deck. As you complete your evening meal, perfect weather will provide you with a backdrop of the most gorgeous sunset. Prior to dinner, the Beach Bar offers a chance to share your day with other guests and a chance to participate in a cooking demonstration by one of the on-site chefs. It's a great way to learn how to use all of the fish you'll be taking home! The staff at Talon can't be beat! Their attention to detail and quality of service is excellent. They make your stay at Talon enjoyable with their welcoming spirit, their attention to detail, and their willingness to provide you with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. There is nothing that is overlooked at Talon. They have mastered the art of paying attention to details. From safety to comfort, they excel at what they do. When you say good-bye at the end of your stay, you leave knowing you have experienced something truly special.

Room Tip: Every room has a beautiful view!
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

My husband and I had a marvelous stay at Talon Lodge the end of May. Phil and Gwen are wonderful hosts whose attention to every detail is evident and appreciated. The lodge is located on a private island just off Sitka, Alaska which lends itself to wonderful sunset views and a feeling of tranquility. The staff multi task to make your stay special in every way. The outside bar is a welcoming venue to gather with the rest of the lodge guests after a day of fishing. The chefs always prepare gourmet breakfasts and dinners and pack tasty lunches for our day on the boat. The boats and gear are top notch and our captain and deck hand did a fantastic job of putting us where the fish were and then coaching us on how to land the fish. As a novice fisherperson, I was thrilled to catch a 39 pound king salmon! At the end of the trip, my husband and I were happy to return home with 100 pounds of salmon and halibut which we continue to enjoy and remember our great fishing adventure in Alaska. We give high praise to the Talon Lodge....an experience extraordinaire.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Everthing about this lodge is exeptional. The quarters were great, service five star, and wonderful food. However, the best part of the entire stay was the fishing. Truly amazing. Talon Lodge did a great job in hiring the best captains. I had never fished in Alaska but the captains did everything to teach me the proper way to bring in the big fish. I felt very capable with their assistance. I just can't saw enough about this beautiful place.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I have traveled a lot and don't believe I've stayed at a place that tried as hard to make my stay enjoyable. Especially after a long day of fishing. The fishing, by the way, was world class.
Salmon and halibut mostly and probably more than I wanted to take home. Ship it if you don't want to carry the fish on the plane. Captains and mates were knowledgeable and on top of their game. Only fish we lost was one to a sea lion. Saw whales everyday out. Eagles too.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Talon Lodge & Spa is phenomenal! The lodge is located on Apple Island, just a short boat ride from Sitka, nestled into the lush foliage facing the pristine beauty of Sitka Sound. Eagles soar, dive, perch, feed, and ride thermals right outside your window (better than T.V.). The service is top notch and the staff are warm and genuinely care to provide you with the best experience possible. The owners are attentive to their guests' requests and feedback.
The massage pavilion has the same spectacular view, as you receive a tailored massage with a heated blanket beneath and a heater above. The cabins, rooms, and beds are so comfortable, exactly what you want and need after giving your all to catch your limits.
Don't worry about bringing your own gear, Talon will provide, and the staff are very good about communicating what you need, what to do and when, etc. (they really take care of you).
The food is stellar, with two staff chefs and a visiting chef (the surf n turf was my favorite).
The Beach Bar is fun, with plenty of heaters, comfy couches, a outdoor deck, and a pool table. There is also a hot tub off to the side of the cabins with beautiful views.
There are many lodges to choose from, but Talon Lodge and Spa gives you an unforgettable experience of rugged wilderness, sport fishing, optional excursions, peace and quiet (private island), fine dining, wine pairings, and luxurious amenities.
Book your reservation now! You'll be happy you did.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Talon Lodge & Spa

Address: PO Box 6506, Sitka, AK 99835-6506
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Region: United States > Alaska > Sitka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Sitka
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talon Lodge is Alaska's true luxury resort fishing lodge and spa. Resort services include Gourmet Cuisine, Massage and Spa Services & Oceanfront Accommodations. The Talon Lodge Beach Bar has received acclaim, in numerous publications, as one of the top 20 Beach Bars in America. Our Spectacular Private Island provides views of Alaska's Inside Passage. Our fishing fleet is comfortable and set up for the very best Alaska Salmon and Halibut fishing. A Float Plane can also pick you up at our private dock for an unbelievable freshwater fishing adventure. Only 18 to 24 guests are served at Talon Lodge per package date, with 20 staff members who are committed to exceeding expectations. ... more   less 
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