Alaska Wilderness Cabin In Lake Clark National Park

Visit the cabin of Alaskan Adventurer Richard (Dick) Proenneke
of the book "One Man's Wilderness".

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In August, my husband and I spent a wonderful three days at Windsong Wilderness Retreat.  Our host, Gary was fantastic. Gary personally knew Dick for many years, so he shared several interesting personal stories.  Joe and Gary had a good time hiking behind Dick's cabin. We had full use of Gary's boat to go exploring.  On our last night, Gary caught a beautiful lake trout for our dinner. 

The cabin was immaculate with the added bonus of a propane refrigerator and stove.  The cabin was comfortable, serene and beautiful.  We would highly recommend Windsong to those travelers who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness experience. 

Sherrie Temple 2016


Four of us (two couples) enjoyed a six night stay in the Windsong Cabin on Twin Lakes in June 2016. My husband and I are long-time Alaskans and have experienced much of Alaska. For example, we’ve kayaked on the Wood Tik Chik Lake system, backpacked across Unalaska, and canoed down the Ivishak and other “wild and scenic” arctic rivers. Lake Clark National Park has been on our radar for years as another special Alaskan region we wanted to explore.  We are now older and want to be in wilderness but also enjoy a few more comforts. The Windsong Cabin on Twin Lakes was perfect. Compared to other backcountry lodging options in SW Alaska, the cabin is an excellent value.  We flew in from Anchorage because of convenience, but could also have flown in from Soldotna. The owner of Windsong Cabin, Gary Titus, greeted us when we arrived and provided a helpful orientation. Gary Titus is a retired federal game warden and the author of a book about Andrew Berg, one of the first big game guides in Alaska. Gary’s in-depth knowledge about the history and geography of Twin Lakes greatly enhanced our experience.

The propane frig and stove in the cabin were luxuries for us. Cabin arrangements were well thought out, with good natural lighting and seating to take advantage of the wonderful view.  The outhouse was recently constructed, with absolutely no odor. The skiff provided allowed us to explore the country around the upper lake. Our primary interest was hiking. We took five different day hikes--to Teetering Rock behind Dick Proenneke’s cabin, Emerson Creek, the “Bear Mountain” drainage, and up Low Pass. This is cross country hiking (no trails) at its best.  The terrain is generally open, with good visibility.

A highlight on one of our hikes was watching a grizzly plowing like a bulldozer through mounds of dirt, unearthing an arctic ground squirrel. Although other visitors to the cabin in the past have mentioned black bears in the vicinity of the cabin, this was not a concern during our visit. None of us are avid fishermen, but we caught enough grayling for one dinner and prided ourselves on leaving lots of fish for others to catch. We fished because, unusually for June, we were weathered in for one night.  Fortunately, I had booked a refundable ticket for the return leg of the flight from Anchorage to our home in SE Alaska. Windsong Cabin is a comfortable way to experience a breathtakingly beautiful and wild location in Alaska.  Anyone who experiences it is indeed fortunate!

Mary Therese Thompson and Peter Gorman 2016


From September 10 until September 15, 2016 my two brothers, my brother in law and I stayed at the Windsong Wilderness Retreat, Twin Lakes, Lake Clark NP. Having traveled around the world, including many parts of Alaska, this is the most gorgeous place  I have ever visited. The mountain scenery, the autumn colors, the blue water of the lakes, it was absolutely breathtaking! The cabin was excellent and considering the remoteness of the place, a 5 star accommodation. Gary has a true love of nature and knows everything about the wilderness. And beside this, he is a very nice person and we all appreciated his company.  Walking in bear country in a trail less wilderness we felt safe with him.  Dall sheep are our favorite animals and we were able to watch them from a very short distance. This was not a vacation, this was a life experience. All four of us recommend the Windsong Wilderness Retreat from the bottom of our hearts!

Amsterdam, Tony (Ton), Josh (Jos), Albert/Alfred (Arpad) and Art (Ad)


I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world, but I don't think I have ever seen a prettier place than Twin Lakes.  We spent five days there last summer (2013), and wished we could have stayed much longer.  The cabin is great, and the scenery stunning.  We did a lot of hiking and a fair bit of fishing.  I have never tasted anything as good as the fresh-caught lake trout we fried up in the cabin - unless it was the blueberry pancakes, made with wild blueberries we picked up on the Cowgill Benches overlooking the lake.  We hardly saw a soul the whole time, unless you count the bears!  It is a truly magical place, and I look forward to going back.

Phyllis Dawson
 


My brother and I visited Windsong Wilderness Retreat in August of 2012 and I can't say enough great things about the experience and the service Gary provided before and after the trip.  Our primary goal was to fish and we lost track of the number of fish we landed. We only needed to keep one fish per day to feed us both. We ate like kings! 

The accommodations offered a wonderful balance between the right amount of "roughing it" and all the comforts of home. We didn't miss electricity for a second! The quiet and stillness of this remote place was just what we needed to reset our internal batteries and to take stock of the important things in life.

I have to say, having the only boat on the lake was a thrill for us - coming from areas of the country where fisherman are elbow to elbow at times, it was great to experience the solitude of the wilderness (from the boat as well as from land). 

My brother and I hope to be back some day as soon as our schedules permit. (If it were up to me, I would spend a month there every summer)

Stan Sparrow, Phoenix Arizona
http://stansparrow..com/Twin%20Lakes%20AK.html 


Hi Gary,

We had an awesome time at Wind Song (2013) and can't wait to come back. We hiked every day and decided Emerson Falls was our favorite hike. We really enjoyed the use of the boat as well and taking a tour around Dick's cabin. We saw a Lynx up close our very first hour at Twin Lake, very exciting!
The little jay bird was a cool touch to the place as well. Thanks again, can't wait to return.  

Patti and Jason
 


In August 2012 my wife Roberta, our two sons Carlo Alberto 8,and Lorenzo 5, and I visited Windsong Wilderness Retreat . 1 hour after we were left on the shore by the plane, a female black bear with her cub come and visited us. I still have in my eyes the excitement of the kids, coming from a big industrial Italian city and finally experiencing what they have been seeing for long in TV.
We still have great memories and I firmly believe that thanks to diving from the pier, fishing, feeding the jays, playing with the squirrels, it was the best holiday they ever spent so far!
Hope to be back sooner or later.

Giovanni- Torino-Italy

 


FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL OR E-MAIL:

Gary Titus

P.O. Box 513

Sterling, Alaska 99672

Phone:  907-260-5410

E-Mail:  twinlake@gci.net

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