Travel and Leisure

United States AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VI VA WA WV WI WY


Select from Pulldown

Country



Travel and Leisure News

If you want to catch salmon, trout and or halibut Big Sky Charter and Fish Camp is the place to be.  We have been in business for 40 years here in Sterling, Alaska on the bank of the Kenai River.  Our guides are highly qualified and knowledgeable and they utilize the best tackle, gear and equipment that money can buy.  Two of our guides have been spending the past 20 plus summer's sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with our guests. They are both teachers in high school K12 systems, one in Alaska and the other in Oregon. Our camp is located on 5 acres with 400 feet of Kenai River frontage where there are docks and decks to both fish and recreate from.  Our guides live on the premises and thus are available to assist our guests with shore fishing needs as well as their spending time with them at the central camp fire pit talking about fishing adventures and successes. Big Sky has 9 fully furnished custom cabins of different size and composition; some being single and others two story.  Each cabin has a front deck and there are several portable cook out grills that get moved around.  The main lodge is also a gathering location as it has a large wrap around deck with chairs and tables.  Inside there are also tables and chairs along with a wide variety of animal hides and trophy's of past successes both fish and hunting wise including a king salmon mount that is actually longer than the current king salmon world record! In addition to the 5 Willie guide boats that we will run this summer here on the Kenai River we have a halibut charter boat that will be located in Homer and fish that area of Cook Inlet for halibut and other bottom fish.  During both the early and late portions of that fishing there should be some good winter king catching opportunity.   Take a look at our web site at:www.kenaiguide.com  and you will see that we offer a variety of packages that included various fishing trips along with lodging.  However, we also can build you a person plan that meets your individual interests and desires.  Simply let us know what you are thinking.  Big Sky has a extensive fish processing set up.  We have a building that contains two large commercial vacuum packaging machines, a variety of freezers including a large walk in one.  You catch is processed daily and when you are ready to leave camp it is packaged in a two party airline travel approved box.  All you do is write your name and address on it. In addition to the fishing and lodging activities we can also provide you with a variety of other experiences including: fly out fishing/bear viewing, Kenai Fjord Glacier Cruises, dog sled/mushing trip, hiking trips to a variety of river, lake and mountain locations, we also have some serious bear viewing options to places across Cook Inlet where you can stay over night and be catered to.  There are other adventure type options not mentioned here.
The Wellington Inn is a bed and breakfast located in downtown Traverse City. Built by one of Traverse City’s lumber barons, this spectacular neoclassical mansion has been fully restored to its original grandeur. The property features period antiques throughout the eight guest rooms and attached private baths as well as the rest of the property including, the dining room, living room, library and ballroom.Walking through the doors of the Wellington Inn is like taking a step back in time. This historic home in the heart of downtown Traverse City has been a labor of love for the current owners who have gone to great lengths to preserve this beautiful piece of the past. In1999 Barb and Hank Rishel purchased the mansion. Following an extensive 4 year restoration, they opened the bed and breakfast in 2003 as Antiquities' Wellington Inn, the landmark Bed & Breakfast and downtown jewel it is today. Each morning guests are treated to a sumptuous full breakfast in the turn-of-the-century dining room. Refreshments and snacks are always available in the guest kitchen located off the 3rd-floor adjacent the magnificent ballroom. If planning an extended visit to Northern Michigan, the two 2-bedroom Carriage House apartments provide guests with a home away from home, allowing a leisurely multi-day exploration of Traverse City and the surrounding region. As Wellington Inn is situated in a unique downtown neighborhood in Traverse City it is within a short walk to fine restaurants, shops, recreational trails and the spectacular beaches of Grand Traverse Bay. Perfect for small business retreats, Wellington Inn can accommodate with a very unique experience and all amenities needed. Please visit us online at www.wellingtoninn.com for more information about this historic landmark and to book your group or individual stay.”
Walters Cove Resort is a luxurious fishing lodge, owned by the Kyuquot Checklesaht First Nations.  Located in Canada, on the NW side of Vancouver Island in Kyuquot Sound, we provide a first class, all-inclusive fishing experience for salmon, halibut and bottom fish.  Offering your choice of flying into the lodge from Vancouver, BC, driving in to Fair Harbour, BC or even bringing in your own boat, we can provide any of your transportation preferences! Our small, intimate lodge holds a maximum capacity of only 18 guests which allows us to provide exceptional customer service and cultural experiences such as our signature Beach BBQ.  Our Red Seal Certified Chef prepares incredible meals offering both meat and local seafood options prepared with fresh produce and the highest quality ingredients, sure to satisfy any palate!  Enjoy the most consistent salmon, halibut and bottom fish fishery on the West Coast while using top of the line fishing equipment (Abel and Avet reels) aboard large, luxury 23' ft. Grady White boats powered by well maintained, 300 HP Suzuki motors.  Our boats are also equipped with onboard flush toilets for your comfort while spending the day on the water.  Our local, experienced, certified guides have grown up fishing these waters and know where to take you for a safe and productive fishing experience! Our Provincial Fish Processing license allows us to fillet your catch and cut them into meal sized portions, vacuum pack and freeze them within minutes of landing at the dock so you go home with the freshest, highest quality product possible that you can enjoy for months afterward. With the exchange rate currently being so favorable, now is the time to join us as all of our packages, starting at $3195/person, are in Canadian dollars.  For more info go to www.walterscoveresort.com or call us at 1.844.466.9453.