If an island paradise is what you’re after, step right up and get prepared to have the most life-changing hospitality experience of your life. This
luxurious hidden resort in Southeast Alaska is nearest to the town of Sitka on both Baranof Island and Chichagof Island. Apple Island is where you’ll find Talon Lodge and Spa, and the magic that you’re sure to unlock will completely raise your Alaska adventuring standards in every way imaginable.
From above it might look intriguing but as you approach and slowly get closer and closer you'll start to unleash all the magic that this luxury hidden resort near Sitka, Alaska has to offer.
Apple Island is where all the Talon Lodge magic comes to life. This private island is exclusively home to this resort, and nothing more. Well, other than all the Alaskan beauty and adventure that you've been dreaming about your whole life.
Once you make it to the beautiful little coastal town of Sitka, you'll just have a short 10 minute boat ride that will transport you to Talon Lodge. Once you step onto the island you'll be rewarded with a beautiful sandy beach and the bright colors of fireweed in the distance.
After you check in, you'll be escorted to your private living quarters. The most incredible thing about Talon Lodge is that they truly do focus on quality and attention to detail, so the lodge only accommodates up to 16 people at one time. This makes it the perfect place to having a private getaway, business retreat, family reunion or just about occasion imaginable.
Every bedroom at Talon Lodge has a million dollar view. From the first step in your room you will quickly realize that it was constructed and designed from start to finish with the guests' best interest in mind.
If you want to get on the salt, the salmon fishing from the waters surrounding Talon Lodge is phenomenal from start to finish.
As you can see, the halibut fishing isn't too shabby either! Good luck reeling in your body weight (trust us, your arms will be feeling it the next day). This is an awesome experience that is guaranteed to provide fun and excitement all day long.
In fact, when you're fishing on the ocean, you never know what you might reel in. Octopus anyone? Yummy!
Most people would expect to catch this tropical opah fish (otherwise known as moonfish) in Hawaii, but a few years back one was actually caught on a Talon Lodge fishing excursion. Incredibly rare and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Let's be honest, fishing isn't just for the boys. Round up a group of your best girlfriends and escape to Talon Lodge for some wining, dining and 'reel' outdoorsy fun.
Talon Lodge offers more than just incredible saltwater fishing. If you love the experience of freshwater fishing, you're in luck!
The incredible freshwater fishing trips that are offered feature native steelhead in the spring, native rainbows and cutthroats throughout the summer and a variety of wild Alaska salmon. We must say, catching silvers on the fly is probably one of the most exciting fishing experiences out there!
When you go freshwater fishing you are guaranteed to be rewarded with breathtaking views from start to finish and you're sure to build memories that last a lifetime. Fishing in low streams against waterfalls? Only in Alaska!
Because really, can you think of anymore more romantic than taking your sweetheart out for a fishing date and sharing the best spots with a couple bears? Now THAT is an 'Only in Alaska' kind of date experience that is worthy of writing home about.
Only an exclusive luxury resort would actually wine and dine you in the middle of the wilderness. At Talon Lodge, that is what you can expect.
Take a break from stripping lines and enjoy a soft spot on the grass to sit down, a campfire lunch and a couple glasses of wine before getting back at it.
If you want to keep to your healthy exercise routine, be sure to enjoy the private island yoga only available at Talon Lodge. Fresh air and million dollar views make this a sport that you'll never tire of.
If you want to see some sides to Alaska other than fishing, you can also enjoy awesome activities such as ATV'ing, kayaking, whale watching and painting.
After your day's activities have come to a close, head back to the lodge and enjoy a pre-dinner appetizer. Get cozy and relax by the outdoor fire-pit while enjoying fresh sushi.
Pull up a chair and enjoy dinner with a view.
At Talon Lodge, their service standards are highlighted by three chefs that serve creative gourmet cuisine to exclusive groups. Attention to detail is everything here and the guests can truly feel it from start to finish.
With the bounty of wild, natural, sustainable seafood that surrounds Talon Lodge, it's no wonder that the gourmet focus is on offering a decadent seafood smorgasbord.
There is just something so delicious and riveting about eating fresh Alaska salmon that you caught earlier that day. Plus when it's prepared by a master executive chef, you know it'll turn out simply mouthwatering.
Before you turn in for the night, you better make sure that you embrace your 'vacation' status and indulge in one of the homemade gourmet dessert options available.
The dedication to superior guest satisfaction is probably what makes a stay at Talon Lodge really brag-worthy. Sure the view is incredible and the accommodations are utter perfection, but what you'll remember the most is the way you were treated. The kind, outgoing and genuine treatment that you'll receive from every single Talon Lodge team member will make you feel like you're royalty.
After a long day of fun, fishing and exploring, you need relaxation. Enjoy the best hot tub view in the world or get a fabulous massage at Alaska's only open-air, on the water massage pavilion. No matter what choice you make, you're sure to love the outcome.
Even if you're beat and dog tired at the end of the day from all the fishing, fun and good food - be sure to stay up late enough to try and soak in the sunset. We promise you won't regret it!