ANCHORAGE -- Alaska Heritage Tours, a subsidiary of CIRI, an Alaska
native corporation, bought the Windsong Lodge near Seward. The
purchase price was not disclosed.
The tour company was formed to expand and market CIRI's tourism
interests. The corporation has made aggressive strides into the
hospitality and visitor fields in recent years.
Earlier, Alaska Heritage Tours acquired Stan Stephens Cruises, a
long-established operator, now renamed Prince William Sound Cruises
and Tours. That company operates day cruises out of both Valdez and
The Windsong Lodge is a 72-room roadhouse located two miles
north of the city of Seward, conveniently located for the road to
Kenai Fjords National Park and to Exit Glacier. A casual dining
restaurant was added to the lodge in 1998.
Seward is growing in importance in the Alaska tourism scheme of
things because of pending road and rail access improvements between
the southern Kenai Peninsula city and the population center of
It also is gaining in significance because of the opening a
little more than a year ago of the Alaska SeaLife Center, a marine
wildlife research and visitor facility that quickly established
itself as a "must- see" for outsiders and residents alike.
Alaska Heritage Tours offers a variety of one- to seven-night
packages to Kenai National Fjords, Denali National Park, Prince
William Sound and elsewhere.
Call the operator for Windsong Lodge reservations.
Alaska Heritage Tours
Phone: (877) AK-TOURS