Ketchikan’s Cape Fox Lodge Takes on Major Transformation

Located amid tall rain forest trees in the Tongass National Forest and accessible from the port of Ketchikan via a 130-foot funicular railway, the Cape Fox Lodge towers above the harbor, offering somewhat of a tree house escape for its visitors.

Built in 1990 as a subsidiary of the Cape Fox Corporation, the hotel boasts a ski lodge-style frame with a traditional interior that greets guests with high ceilings, Alaska Native artwork and scenic views overlooking Creek Street and the Thomas Basin Harbor.

Over the past year, the lodge has seen a major transformation, with renovations being made from the ground up throughout its interior. A stone fireplace, brand new furniture and floors as well as traditional Alaska Native artwork make for an inviting atmosphere. The Heen Kahidi dining room and lounge offer serene spots to take in the scenery while enjoying local cuisine, and 70 newly renovated guest rooms enhance the lodge’s comfortable modern feel.

The lodge also expanded to include a new fitness center and coffee shop. Renovations are expected to be complete in advance of the summer season, and the lodge staff looks forward to helping guests discover the spirit and culture of Ketchikan during their stay.

The Lodge’s meeting spaces offer dramatic views and on-site catering is available. Shaa Hit Room (the Mountain Room) is a 1,664-square-foot banquet and conference room that can accommodate up to 150 guests, and it can be split into two sections for smaller groups. The Lodge also has a board room that is ideal for a board retreat or meeting, and two suites offer space for breakout sessions.

The convenient location, next door to Ketchikan’s Ted Ferry Civic Center, makes the facility a handy home base for visitors attending meetings or events at the Civic Center. Located at the southernmost entrance to Alaska’s famous Inside Passage, Ketchikan is a small island community that has everything groups need to create a special experience. A short, 90-minute flight from Seattle brings guests to this area renowned for sport-fishing, Native American art and rain forest adventures.