North of Sitka is gorgeous Tenakee Springs, a tiny community of 100 people off of Chichagof Island. It’s a one-of-a-kind destination that’s wholly unique. The retreat boasts a bath house that’s a constant 106 degrees thanks to a sulfur hot mineral spring. Open for public bathing year round, it’s the ultimate getaway. Nearby are a number of historic structures such as the St. Francis Chapel, Fire Hall, Snyder Mercantile and The Shamrock Building.

The seaplane dock makes it easy for prop planes to whisk you from downtown Sitka to Tenakee Springs. There’s also a renovated boat harbor for easy arrivals. Larger venues and facilities, such as the community center, make it easy to host a larger event at this Alaskan paradise.


Go Back in Time


Named after the Tlingit word for “Coppery shield bay,” Tenakee’s namesake is an homage to three copper shields that were prized by the indigenous community but lost in a massive storm. Years ago, fishermen and prospectors came from all over to wait out the harsh winters and indulge in the soothing waters of the hot springs. It’s a tradition that continues today.


Known for peace and tranquility, the lifestyles in Tenakee Springs is laidback and comfortable. Locals are friendly and quick to offer hospitality to visitors. The temperate rainforest of the region offers year-round natural beauty making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.