At this private, quiet and secluded wilderness destination for two couples or larger family group, you may choose from a generous list of hearty adventures or perhaps we will create a Mindfulness Retreat with morning meditation and gentle yoga followed by activities whose core is the sublime peacefulness of the setting.
As a long time yoga teacher, I have special interest in meditation techniques and yoga philosophy. Mindfulness in wild nature is a soothing balm of stress release in today’s busy world.
Your visit might start with being picked up in Anchorage by a Homer float plane pilot. While more expensive that the commercial one hour flight to Homer it offers one of the world’s most spectacular wilderness flights. You will cross only one road on the flight over mountains and glaciers and wildlife. Brown and black bear, moose, mountain goat and Dall sheep and even wolves may be seen. This allows you to go direct to Loonsong where we will be awaiting your arrival. Michael will keep his floatplane with us for your duration for safety sake. Though he is a licensed commercial pilot, your flights will be with Homer Air Taxi Services.
Our Recent Reviews
Words have not been invented to describe this unique and astounding place. The previous review listed the many experiences and adventures—- and had gorgeous photos taken at Loonsong Lake. I must say, what we had read and seen did not even touch what awaited us....More
I recently had a meeting with the owner of Loonsong, Mr. Michael McBride. We stayed at the Chalet, it is clean, spacious and best described as rustic luxury. The wilderness around the lake is absolutely stunning. If you are looking to get away from it...More
This hand-crafted lodge/home nestled on the peaceful shores of a remote Alaskan mountain lake by itself warrants highest acclaim. Add in the charming sauna, private chef and the most knowledgeable Alaskan naturalist guide I've met, plus float plane trips, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife (river...More
Michael will be there with his float plane throughout your visit.
Order Michael’s book
The Last Wilderness – Alaska’s Rugged Coast describing their lives at the Wilderness Lodge and a whole chapter about Loonsong.
Michael, your host, spent 6 years and flew in a quarter million pounds of freight to build this beautiful hand crafted log chalet.
- He has more than 40 years experience as a wilderness guide, interpretive naturalist and bush pilot.
- A Master Guide with strong expertise in marine biology.
- He is an elected member of the Explorer’s Club and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is a Nationally Certified Yoga Teacher.
- He has served as a Smithsonian National Board Member, and as a Trustee for The Nature Conservancy.
Michael McBride's Wilderness Conservation Pursuits
Documentary :: Feature Film
Hope: The Last Wilderness
Hope: The Last Wilderness is based loosely on Michael McBride's 2013 book, The Last Wilderness, this feature-length documentary offers a ray of hope in these troubled times. Focusing on various individuals and stories - particularly young people - in and around Homer, Alaska who are making a difference in the world around them, the filmmakers seek to inspire a greater vision: A paradigm of Hope. The Children are our future, our 'gold'. We must nurture them and let them lead the way.
Please join us as we explore ways people, both young and old, are working towards change, a 'higher road' for our future.
Join us, won't you? 'Make it a better world'…
Publication :: Autobiography
Creating a Legacy of Stewardship
Your visit will help us underwrite not-for-profit Wilderness Programs at Loonsong for teens at risk in concert with local schools as well as local youth organizations like Girl Scouts.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
We believe in doing our part to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions, the principal cause of global warming. Every time an individual or organization uses electricity for lighting, fuel for transport, etc., additional carbon emissions are released into the atmosphere. We work hard to make decisions minimizing our carbon footprint that result in a measurable reduction in carbon emissions. Please do your part.
I recommend your visit to RMI.org (Rocky Mountain Institute). Perhaps you will see ways to support their important work