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YOU’LL SOON DISCOVER... THIS IS NO ORDINARY ALASKA FISHING LODGE ❖ 1


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THE A DVE N T U R E BEGINS 3


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CONTENT Sitka the Paris of the Pacific

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Spectacular setting

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Alaska’s only Beach Bar

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Alaska Fishing at its Best

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Saltwater

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Freshwater

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Alaska Adventure

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Accommodations

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Bluff House

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Spa at Talon

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Gourmet Cuisine

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Visiting Chef Series

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Visiting Winemaker Series

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ska’s most scenic seaside town, Sitka is set on the outer banks of Baranof Island

de Passage. Mt. Edgecumbe, an extinct, snowcapped volcano that bears a striking

uji, presides over the landscape, while Tongass National Forest, with its massive

nd Sitka spruce delivers magnificent views of the Alaskan wilderness. As the only

Alaska that fronts the Pacific Ocean, Sitka looks out over a waterscape dotted with

of which, Apple Island, is the exclusive home of Talon Lodge.

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Sitka’s history dates back over 5,000 years ago to the time when it was settled by the Tlingit (KLING-IT) Indians. At least a quarter of the town’s population today can still claim Native ancestry and their heritage is widely evident in local woodwork, silver carvings, basketry, weaving and totem carvings. Today, Sitka is a virtual paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and is legendary for its saltwater, stream and lake fishing and black-tailed deer hunting, as well as for its hiking, seaplane tours, and sea kayaking. Sitka’s wildlife is as magnificent as its scenery. The area is home to an abundance of land and marine species, including brown bears, black-tailed deer, sea otters, river otters, harbor seals and bald eagles. Sitka also offers excellent opportunities for whale watching and bird watching. 9


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SPECTACULAR SETTING

At Talon Lodge, we leave nothing to chance. We have combined Alaska’s most spetaular setting with large and comfortable boats, the area’s most experienced captains and world class cuisine. More importantly, we have assembled a service staff that is attentive to our guests’ every need. Our greatest compliment comes from a host of guests that tell us over and over again – “Talon Lodge delivers everything that they advertise and Talon exceeds our expectations”.

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When you

A L A S K A’ S O N L Y BEACH BAR

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u have your own private beach that overlooks Alaska’s Inside Passage, with eagles and the occasional whale passing by – you need to be right in the middle of the

he Talon Lodge Beach Bar is a one-of-a-kind facility that allows Talon guests to

aska in a warm and comfortable environment, yet be outside with all of the sights

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Our full service bar has everything that you need, and the food keeps coming and coming while you are enjoying the view, telling stories, playing pool or photographing the Eagles feeding on the rocks.

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ALASKA FISHING AT I T S B E S T

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A L A S K A’ S BEST SALMON & HALIBUT FISHING The saltwater sport offered by Talon Lodge is nothing short of fantastic. According to the Alaska Fish and Game department, Sitka anglers benefit from a saltwater salmon fishery that is the best in Alaska. In addition to great salmon fishing the Halibut fishing is Sitka is some of the best Alaska and, fortunately, the Halibut fishing grounds are only minutes from the Salmon fishing grounds. Sitka also provides great Ling Cod and Yellow Eye fishing.

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F R E S H WA T E R FISHING TRIPS Our freshwater fishing trips feature native Steelhead in the spring, native Rainbows and Cutthroats in the summer, and a variety of wild Alaska Salmon. The Sockeye Salmon run is in late June and early July. The Pink Salmon run is in mid to late July. The Silver Salmon run is in late August through late September.

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ALASKA ADVENTURE There is nothing like Alaska! The unspoiled beauty and crystal clean environment will make your jaw drop. Now add “wild� to the picture and you have something so special that you will remember your encounter with Alaska for the rest of your life.

You never know what you will run into in Alaska and at Talon Lodge and Spa.

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AC C O M M O DAT I O N S Rustic Luxury Just because you’re embarking on an adventure in the awe-inspiring Alaskan wilderness doesn’t mean you have to rough it in second-rate accommodations. At Talon Lodge, our main lodge building features a comfortable lounge area and a spacious deck with plenty of space to kick back and enjoy your favorite refreshments with your fellow anglers at the end of the day. The main lodge is also equipped with a full gourmet kitchen and serves as the main dining hall.

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Rustic Luxury Our guest accommodations offer a flexible configuration to fit the needs of groups of two, four, six or more. And you can rest assured that we won’t cramp your style. All of our accommodations are designed for double occupancy.

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BLUFF HOUSE MOST SPECTACULAR VIEW IN NORTH AMERICA Exclusive Everything, Including Private Access to North America’s most Spectacular View

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Our freshwater fi head in the sprin the summer, and The Sockeye Sal July. The Pink Sa The Silver Salmo late September.

Talon’s Bluff House is something that simply needs to be seen to believe. Built on the cliffs and overlooking a variety of islands with Mr. Edgecumbe in the vista, this private 3-bedroom 2 ½ bathroom home has direct access to whale watching, storm watching and relaxing in an environment that will amaze you.

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fishing trips feature native steelng, native rainbows and cutthroats d a variety of wild Alaska Salmon. lmon run is in late June and early almon run is in mid to late July. on run is in late August through

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This unique home has a full kitchen, dining room that overlooks the cliffs and water below, full windowed living room, and all of the comforts that you don’t expect from a fishing lodge in Alaska.

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S PA

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There is nothing quite like our massage center experience in all of Alaska – if not the entire Pacific Northwest!

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Water lapping beneath you. Eagles calling above you. The warmth and crackling of a wood fire by your side. Now add the experienced touch of a certified massage therapist and you have the Talon Lodge massage experience. Imagine spending the day being pampered and treated to a massage overlooking the most spectacular view in the Pacific Northwest. Or, imagine ending your day of great fishing with the ultimate method of relaxation. Experience a variety of wellness treatments from the traditional Swedish Massage to Hot Stone Therapy. Let our professional massage therapists tailor a wellness package designed to enhance your experience at Talon Lodge. 79


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GOURMET CUISINE The Talon Lodge dining experience rivals the finest restaurants anywhere!

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True gourmet cuisine starts with a fusion of high standards, exceptional ingredients and creativity. At Talon Lodge, our team of culinary experts pulls everything together to provide our guests with a true gourmet dining experience.

When you’re a guest at Talon Lodge, all of your meals are included, which means you’ll enjoy a wide range of specialities at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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GOURMET CUISINE Each package includes: Accommodations Two exclusive dinners prepared by our visiting chef Alaska’s best salmon and halibut fishing All at our spectacular private island setting $3,995 per person, double occupancy. Bluff House Rate 85


Great Chefs, Great Food, Great Fishing, Spectacular Setting – What could be better! Talon Lodge continues the quest to bring extraordinary cuisine to Southeast Alaska.

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The Talon Lodge Visiting Chef Series is fast becoming one of the most sought after events in the Alaska summer fishing season. When you match the world’s greatest chefs with one of the most spectacular locations in Alaska, the pairing is perfect. During this special series, our guests are treated to two specially prepared meals from our visiting chef in a casual, fun and relaxing environment. It’s a time for great food and memories that will last for a lifetime. Each year, Talon invites some of the world’s greatest chefs to share their talents with our Talon Lodge guests. 87


VISITING WINEMAKER SERIES

The most amazing culinary event to hit Alaska is being hosted by Talon Lodge!

Talon is assembling the world’s greatest winemakers, along with their finest wine and merging them with exclusively paired gourmet cuisine.

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Each 4-night package includes: Accommodations Two exclusive dinners prepared by our executive chef and hosted by our Visiting Winemaker Alaska’s best salmon and halibut fishing All at our spectacular private island setting Visiting Winemakers Dates 89


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For reservations and more information call 800-536-1864 or www.talonlodge.com @2012 copyright Talon Lodge, LLC

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