Stone Lantern House
Sitka, Alaska, United States 99835
Where Japanese-influence blends with the natural world of Southeast Alaska, find serenity and true inner peace at Stone Lantern House—the ultimate luxury retreat destination. This open concept, elegant home is purposefully and thoughtfully designed to immerse guests in nature.
With large, floor-length windows, guests have a view of the dormant volcano, Mt. Edgecumbe across from Sitka Sound. Located on Cannon Island and accessible by car, the secluded, waterfront property is surrounded by Sitka spruce trees. The house can accommodate up to 10 guests in its three, tranquil bedrooms and additional den. In addition to a Tea Room with traditional Japanese tatami mats, the Stone Lantern House boasts a wrap-around deck with full-length sliding glass doors, making you feel fully connected to the outdoors. Guests can enjoy their own private beach and ground, with lush green pathways leading down to the nearby ocean. The Stone Lantern House is truly the perfect place to unwind, relax, and enjoy the Southeast Alaska life and landscape.
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Dishes & Utensils
Extra Pillows and Blankets
Iron & Board
Kayak / Canoe
Luggage Dropoff Allowed
Near The Ocean
Room Darkening Shades
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$725 / night||$725 / night||$4350 / week||N/A||1 night||25 nights|
|September 2021 RateSep 08 2021 - Sep 30 2021||$525 / night||$525 / night||$3150 / week||N/A||3 nights||25 nights|
|Winter RateOct 01 2021 - Nov 21 2021||$410 / night||$410 / night||$2460 / week||N/A||3 nights||25 nights|
|Holiday Winter RateNov 22 2021 - Nov 29 2021||$525 / night||$525 / night||$3150 / week||N/A||3 nights||15 nights|
|Winter RateNov 30 2021 - Dec 19 2021||$410 / night||$410 / night||$2460 / week||N/A||3 nights||25 nights|
|Holiday Winter RateDec 20 2021 - Jan 02 2022||$525 / night||$525 / night||$3150 / week||N/A||3 nights||15 nights|
|2022 Winter RateJan 03 2022 - Apr 30 2022||$465 / night||$465 / night||$2790 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
|May 2022 RateMay 01 2022 - May 31 2022||$580 / night||$580 / night||$3480 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
|September 2022 RateSep 06 2022 - Sep 30 2022||$580 / night||$580 / night||$3480 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
|Winter 2022 RateOct 01 2022 - Nov 20 2022||$465 / night||$465 / night||$2790 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
|Holiday 2022 WinterNov 21 2022 - Nov 28 2022||$580 / night||$580 / night||$3480 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
|Winter 2022 RateNov 29 2022 - Dec 19 2022||$465 / night||$465 / night||$2790 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
|Holiday 2022 RateDec 20 2022 - Jan 03 2023||$580 / night||$580 / night||$3480 / week||N/A||3 nights||14 nights|
Wonderful New Home!
Wonderful home and host! We really enjoyed this place! Highly recommend!
Every window is a picture, showing the changing outdoors. You have plenty of light, and you get to experience what's happening outside (silently, the insulation is so good). In spite of the windows, the bedrooms are well-designed so as to give privacy and quiet. My companion enjoyed a bubble bath in the deep bathtub on the ground floor. The shared spaces are comfortable, even luxurious, and provide a great perch to watch the tides, ravens, bald eagles, seals, and the rest of nature that's just outside the windows. The den space with the TV and fireplace can be very cozy. Remember, the insulation is very effective, so you won't hear much from outside unless you open a sliding door. The tatami-mat area on the ground floor has the same viewpoint of Mt. Edgecumbe as the living room upstairs. This is also the best-equipped kitchen I've ever experienced at any AirBnB property, and it was a delight to use. Forget a window over the sink: The exterior walls of the kitchen space had full-width windows above the counters. You are also very close to everything you'd want to see in Sitka proper, but it isn't a long drive to get to places like the Old Sitka park up north, or the Fortress of the Bear further south. The causeway drive to the island may have potholes, so drive carefully; I understand it can flood at very high tides, so check that for the dates you'll be there. There is a genkan area right inside the front door where you can sit and remove your outside shoes, then step up to the ground floor. This keeps the mess (even if only rain water -- and this is a temperate rainforest area) in a limited area. If there is one challenge for the house, it is the various light controls, because a lot of thought went into providing ambient lighting, and lighting for different tasks. But you will probably have fun figuring out what lights the balcony, or the cupola, or what have you. We started planning how we'd like to return while there, which we really haven't done before. It is an amazing place.
Beautiful Luxury Home!
This is a beautiful luxury home that was perfectly conceived and built for a "total immersion" experience in the natural beauty surrounding Cannon Island in Sitka. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for those who want to get away from it all and relax in a beautiful natural environment. If you love Nature, then this place is for you. For example, an eeyrie of bald eagles is on the island and you will often find them circling around the house. The rhythm of the tide coming in and out with the associated waterfowl frequenting the tidal plains is wondrous to behold. Sitka is not a place humming with many things to do, but that would miss the concept of what Sitka is altogether. The owner is available if anything is needed (every detail is well thought out so it is unlikely that one would need anything more), but also is respectful for the privacy of the tenants. We hope to come back next year!
Feeling so much gratitude to have spent a week in this beautiful work of art, Stone Lantern. Truly breathtaking inside and out. The vision Cyndy and Keith birthed is second to none. The land was carefully considered when creating this wonderful creation; inspiring, relaxing, inviting and rejuvenating. The attention to detail did not go unnoticed. The first week of December entered with a massive rain and wind storm that was enjoyed from inside, safe and sound and warm. The large picture windows that have been strategically placed reveal beautiful views of passing storms. The kitchen was a great place to create food for memorable meals with the family and other guests. We look forward to out next visit.
What a glorious stay! Thank you dear Cyndy for sharing your vision and honoring beautiful nature from which the Stone Lantern House sprung!We enjoyed waking to the songs of eagle, exploring the little islands around and taking in the morning art at every window, breathing in Alaska air and getting to know your talented tribe. Much love and gratitude! Thank you for the gorgeous memories and the dreams of future S.Y.H. moments.
The Stone Lantern House is absolutely stunning! What a pleasure it was to have a girls getaway at the little hidden gem! Thank you so much for making us feel welcome. We will be back for sure!
We had an amazing time, thank you so much. Can't wait to come back to this beautiful place!
The Stone Lantern House is absolutely stunning from the inside to the outside. We were amazed by the art in the house from the paintings and fish skin baskets to the ceramic sculptures of the raven and puffin. Even through the stormy weekend we were blessed with a small break in the weather to enjoy the fire pit during the full moon! Searched the beaches and found abalone shells and bird watched the birds flow with the strong gusts of wind. The sound of the pouring rain while looking out the window and sipping our morning coffee is peaceful. We made unforgettable memories and are very thankful and grateful for such a serene and beautiful place in Sitka.
We had a lovely stay in Sitka! The beds are extremely comfortable and the views with morning coffee across the bay are unmatched
The Stone Lantern is a beautiful house. The surrounding terrain is breathtaking . This home is as inspiring as it is gorgeous. The location provided privacy with the convenience of downtown access with a quick walk. Totem park is also beautiful. This weekend, sadly short, was my husbands first weekend off training at DPS Academy. This home provided a beautiful setting for us to hideaway, unconnect and just spend much needed time together. The views are second to none. The neighbors are enjoyable as well. Planning another trip here in the near future. Love the place, will definitely be back.
What a terrific house, beautiful spot and amazing host! We can't wait to be back. Thank you for having us!
Wonderful New Home!
Wonderful new home. Everything was as advertised. Very clean
Piece of Heaven
This isn't just a vacation rental, it's a work of art and every detail was masterfully created with such authenticity and intention that it felt like such a special experience to stay home. My husband and I met in Sitka in 1999 and moved away the next year. We returned 20 years later to collaborate his 40th birthday and this has been the perfect place to do that. Beach fires, kayaking, wildlife watching and just resting and rejuvenating here at Stone Lantern was just what we needed. It was nice to feel out on an island and secluded, but also able to walk into town. Totem Park is just a short walk and we really enjoyed going there. We lucked out with two nice weather days and then welcomed rainy afternoons spent just enjoying the house and scenery. Watching all the bald eagle never gets old! Thank you Cyndy for making such a comfortable, welcoming home, we so enjoyed our 3 nights at Stone Lantern and hope to come back next time with friends and family to share this special place with them.
What an amazing few days at this slice of paradise. It's offered respite and revival. Thank you for creating such an artful home and sharing it with us!
Simply one of the most scenic places to stay in all of Sitka. What a wonderful location. The house was well-stocked and immaculate.
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure hosting you!
Best Rental Experience
We're honored to be Cyndy's first renters! I must say we've rented homes around the world and this was the best rental experience we've ever had! This was our fourth trip to Alaska but our first time to Sitka and what a wonderful town with wonderful people! We enjoyed amazing hikes - Herring Cove trail and Beaver Lake one day and Verstovia Trail another day. Walking downtown with all the shops was a lot of fun too! And just hanging out at the house surrounded by water and eagles was just spectacular. The beds were so comfy, we could have stayed there all day but there was just so much to do we couldn't! Thank you for everything!