Westmark Sitka Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sitka
... a bear wanders into town, indicating a loss of fear of people, it's a death sentence for the bear. If there are cubs, they are also killed, by Alaskan law. Fortress of the Bear's mission is to save the cubs and rehome them to suitable zoos or rescues. They have five long term residents, a pair of twins and a set of triplets, all now grown brown Coastal bears, who live in two large natural habitats. We watched bears and talked to the two young Brits ...
... almost 10PM, are leaving us feeling like beached sea lions before it's even completely dark. Some of us have resorted to getting up in the middle of the night to see the magnificent starshow in our backyard. It's so dark away from city lights that the sky is filled horizon to horizon with stars. So beautiful. Last night Jim distinctly heard the the deep blow of a whale but impossible to see anything on the water in this ...
... Replica totems greet you at every turn making for a fascinating
We stopped by a 200 year old Russian Cemetery where we found
many headstones crafted from the ballasts of Russian sailing vessels.
My fault. I lingered
just a minute and seventeen seconds too long at the cemetery. We just missed seeing the Chicago Blackhawks
win the Stanley Cup.
... inexperienced fisherman like us. His recommendation was to stop by his site and he would teach Leo to fish with his rods. We ran into town to explore and have a snack, pick up some goods. A large cruise ship was leaving and it was nice not to have a lot of folks in the area.
Back at the campground we stopped at Rick's site. He was a really nice. He and his wife have been campground hosts for the last two years. ...
... for nearly two centuries. The Fish Hatchery, Aquarium and Sitka History Museum were educational and fun. Jim stayed at the Museum and I ventured to the Raptor Center and the Fortress of Bears. People are friendly in Sitka. I asked Duke, who was driving by, if I was at the right place to catch the bus and he offered a ride! The Raptor Center eagles beyond rehabilitation would call out to their free brothers in the sky. It was a soulful cry! Almost brought a ...
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- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking