By Richelle Primm, SVI Media
Whether you’re visiting Star Valley or a native to it, it may be worth your while to stay a night in the Kodiak Mountain Resort, known for its cozy cabins and friendly staff.
Kodiak first opened for business in August 2016. Jordan Call, manager of Kodiak, described the process in designing and constructing the cabins.
“All the cabins were built on site. All the logs came from the Bridger-Teton National Forest. We brought contractors from all over the valley to finish the inside. It took three months to complete one cabin,” Call said.
The Kodiak has four different style cabins. The cozy queen, cozy king, family adventure cabin, and the ultimate couples cabin, which that one leans toward a honeymoon or anniversary cabin, Call said.
“All the materials used to build and design the inside and the outside of the cabins came from within the valley,” Call said. “The beds we get so many compliments on were provided by Hunter’s.”
You may have noticed the construction of a lodge happening at the Kodiak right now, which will be offering some new services.
Call said, “In a couple months we’ll have complimentary breakfast, the “Blissful Bear” spa, and a gift shop. The front desk will also be moved into the lodge.”
In a few years following, a pool will also be built behind the lodge, Call said.
Some of the other amenities Call mentioned offered by Kodiak are a massage therapist on site, kids playground, a hot tub, pavilion that could be used for family reunions and other events, RV park which will house 57 RVs when it’s completely done, and the “Bear Pit” food trailer available during the summers.
Are the amenities the secret to why people want to stay here?
Most of those who stay in the Kodiak cabins say they feel at home, Call said.
“We wanted to make the Kodiak a place where family can spend time together and can afford it,” Call said. “Why would you spend the same amount of money at a standard cabin when you can spend your money here at a cabin where you can feel at home.”
Call said they wanted the Kodiak cabins to feel as authentic as it could be to a true Star Valley home, and they feel like they’ve achieved that with having all the cabin materials come straight from the valley.
“[Staying in one of our cabins] is a different experience from what you’re going to get in a standard hotel room,” Call said.