Lodges – Solarium Apartment
place with a fine view of Monti Bay for business or fishing, the
Solarium Apartment is centrally located with generous
accommodations and a next-door host for amenities. Accommodating
up to six, there’s a large master bedroom, and the upstairs
mezzanine has two smaller bedrooms and a restroom with shower.
For fishermen, there’s an outside fish table with water, a
freezer on the north covered deck, and in the rear, a smokehouse
with worktable. On the other covered deck, a barbeque with
briquettes furnished. Large laundry room is free and detergent
provided. Contact Jake for availability and rates. (907)
WHAT AWAITS YOU
FOR YOUR YAKUTAT STAY?
host is L.B. Jacobson (“Jake”) who has been in Alaska since 1968 and
Yakutat for over 30 years. I’m Sec-Treas. of ATFM Corporation,
building owner and I reside upstairs in Unit #1. You’ll be
occupying Unit #2 right next door, splitting equally the solarium’s
apartment offers an excellent view of Monti Bay directly overlooking
the cannery and dock, so you can watch the Alaska State ferries and
Alaska Marine Lines barges come and go. It’s as centrally located
and convenient as you can get, being halfway between the airport and
boat harbor, and situated between the hardware store (good place to
get your fishing license and supplies) and post office.
The Apartment can accommodate up to
1 master bedroom w/ queen bed and one fold-away; 2 smaller
bedrooms upstairs in mezzanine, one w/ full bed and fold-away, and
the other has two twin beds; all linens and towels provided.
Over-sized kitchen w/ 2 large refrigerator-freezers; full size range
w/ oven; additional built-in counter range top; microwave; coffee
maker, blender; toaster; dishwasher w/ detergent provided; dishes
and utensils provided.
4 cushioned bar stools at breakfast bar. Seating for 6 at dining
table in solarium.
DVD player. Television. Wi-Fi. Poker chips and cards.
2 washing machines and 2 dryers in the spacious laundry room across
the hall; detergent provided … as are paper towels, TP, and clean
rags for clean-up.
Fish cleaning table. A large charcoal grill on the larger covered
deck. Out back is a smokehouse with its own work table and water
hose … instructions and green alder provided. Also a large chest
freezer on one outside deck.
If you’re not fishing or hunting, there’s more. Yakutat
belongs on every adventure surfer’s checklist. Wildlife abounds for
the patient photographer, and the hike to pristine Harlequin Glacier
rewards with the stunning colors of glacial ice floats. Everybody
goes to Cannon Beach, our local get-away, history included. Local
resident Bob Miller, an avid military aviation buff, has set up a Warbird Museum in the large hangar at the airport and it’s worth a
look-see. An easy walk from the trailhead at the boat harbor leads
to the Kwaan’s totem at the lagoon. And don’t miss the huge and
outstanding mural at the high school carved by local Tlingit Native
Back to fishing: The Situk River offers world class steelhead
fishing in late winter and early spring. Yakutat’s understated gem
is the strong sockeye run, usually eclipsing the silvers. They’re
more wily than silvers, best bet is using wet flies, but are the
commercial net fishermen’s “money fish” and they unarguably smoke up
better than the other species.