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Bear Country Lodge #1

Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

A lakefront lodge and spectacular mountain views. You may never want to go home!

The Bear Country Lodge has two private smoke-free houses on the shores of Lake Eyak. Both houses have fully equipped kitchens, wrap-around decks with grills overlooking Lake Eyak, TV, VCR/DVD players, and free wifi internet. Our Lodge feels like home, is comfortable, spotlessly clean, and decorated with many Alaskan treasures from local adventures.

The two beautiful and unique Lodges on the property each have a separate VRBO listing. Lodge # 1 is listed as VRBO 713117....and Lodge #2 is listed as VRBO 1330574. So, if you don't find exactly what you need in one Lodge (or it is not available), please check out the other listing.

This Lodge:

Lodge #1 will comfortably fit 4-7 people...depending upon how cozy you choose to be! Photos will show the loveliness of this clean and simple chalet, which offers unparalleled mountain views all times of the day or night. This lovely chalet-type home is fully furnished, 1.5 stories, and includes a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower.There is one bedroom on the main floor that has a queen-sized bed. There is also a loft, accessed by a ladder, that offers another queen and 3 twin-sized beds. Please be sure to look at the ladder in the photos to be certain you can safely climb it! Additionally, the living room has a queen-sized sleeper sofa. The living room looks directly out to the lake and mountains, both of which are stunningly gorgeous.

Bear Country Lodge offers privacy and quiet to refresh your spirit....and access to almost any type of outdoor activity you can imagine to rejuvenate your sense of adventure.

Did we mention you might not want to go home????

More Details

Joan and Robert Behrends
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

About Joan and Robert Behrends

Bob and Joanie, the new owners of the Lodge, welcome you to their back yard. They live on the same lake (1/2 mile away), they LOVE Cordova, and their priorities include family, friends, visitors, and God.

Not necessarily in that order....

Joan and Robert Behrends purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Joan and Robert Behrends chose Cordova

Cordova is a plethora of stunning sights and earthy smells and lively personalities. We cannot drive home without feeling blessed to live here, as we look at Queen's Chair. We cannot walk down the streets without seeing someone stop in the middle of the road to say "hi". And we cannot go through a year without some new great Alaskan story. It's a wild, constant adventure....all mixed up with moments of serenity.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

We chose to buy this particular property because the neighborhood is gentle and quiet....the spectacular views change by the moment...and the time was right to start a new adventure.It will only take an evening watching the colors on the mountains to see why anyone would love this place.... come see.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Cordova

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ours is a quiet, respectful neighborhood. We ask that you drive slowly for the children at each end of the road.
  • Please treat our neighbors and our homes with all the love, dignity and respect that they deserve.
  • We welcome children ...of all ages. But please leave your pets at home.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , This is in Lodge #1- main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 3 single bed , This is in Lodge #1- up in the loft, accessed by a ladder
    Bedroom 3- not really another bed...but a comfy pullout - 1 large double bed , It is located in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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(1 traveller review)

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Bear Country Lodge #1
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Berlin, Germany

Little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and boys ages 8 & 10 loved staying here. The view can't be beat, and Bob and Joanie are fabulous. We visited friends in Cordova and were out and about every day hiking, fishing and exploring which worked out well as the common and dining area is pretty compact. The cabin was very clean and had some very nice touches. Would love to go back sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Mudhole Smith Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Numerous in town
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
AK Marine Highway
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Copper River Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Powder House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Mt. Eyak Ski Area
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Our beach !
Car: recommended

For a true Alaskan Wilderness Adventure,, wildlife, hiking, skating, skiing, and boating...plan to visit Bear Country Lodge in magnificent Cordova, Alaska!

In summer, you will find world-class salmon and halibut fishing and quiet kayaking on the lake or sea... as well as salmonberries, blueberries, and nagoonberries to pick when you are not out on the water. In the winter, you can experience ice skating amongst the icebergs, downhill skiing with the most beautiful mountain views you can imagine, cross country skiing in the mountain meadows, or watching the Northern Lights on a lucky (clear!) night.

We welcome children ...of all ages. But please leave your pets at home.

Bring your "I don't care if it rains" attitude, a set of rain gear for if it DOES... and your hearty adventurous spirit. You may never, ever want to go home....!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house around the Cordova

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Winter Season 2018- 2019
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Please feel free to contact owners (or refer to website) for questions or other specifics. Additionally, long term rates shall be negotiated with the owners and will include damage deposits.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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