Yankee Cove was originally homesteaded
in 1908 by two families who later opened the Bessie Gold Mine.
Investors sent money in hopes they would get lucky. However, though
the mine operated until 1927, it never really produced any gold.
The families grew potatoes and sold them in Juneau for another
source of income.
There are still remnants
of the mine activities along the Bessie Creek Trail and at the
mine site, which is a 2½-mile hike. The Bessie Creek Trail
shows up on Google Earth.
bought the property in 1971 just after graduating from high school.
It was originally 64 acres, but was divided into 6 parcels and
5 were sold. Marion kept the parcel that is now known as Adlersheim
In 1979, the driveway and bridge over Bessie Creek were constructed
and in 1980, Marion built the residence for his family.
became "the lodge" in 1984 when a local Hawaiian group
ran a fishing lodge from Yankee Cove. It has been used as a lodge
since then until we closed for improvements and renovations.
The land improvements and dock facility
are almost complete and the lodge has just been remodeled. We look
forward to sharing our truly unique property.
Marion Hobbs was born and raised in Juneau. He has been
a general contractor for more than 30 years, and he is adept at
underwater construction as well as above ground.
He has been diving in the
Juneau area since he was a teenager, and he has spent thousands
of hours below the surface working on projects that most never
get to see. Marion has many stories to tell about the things he
has done and seen throughout his incredibly eventful life.
Hobbs was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, and raised in Juneau.
She is the third generation of her family born and raised in Southeast
Alaska. Naomi loves the outdoors and especially loves being on the
water. She worked on a fishing charter boat as the deckhand and
cook in the summer to help pay for college. All her hard work paid
off because she is now an Alaska Registered Professional Engineer,
and she has worked in design and construction for 12 years in Juneau.
For the last two years, Marion
and Naomi have been working together building the dock at the lodge
along with developing Spuhn Island for residential lots. It’s
time to slow down and enjoy our beautiful
From the Dance
of the Deer Foundation (Center for Shamanic Studies):
"Adlersheim Lodge has been a very special place to us for over 11
years. You can be sure we will be there again this year! Our family calls
this unique place in Alaska "Nature's Disney World." We have
had many intimate and breathtaking experiences with whales, bald eagles,
bears, seals, and other wildlife, which are so abundant there. The beauty
of the mountains, water, and ancient glaciers have been awe-inspiring.
Often we have been treated to a spectacular show of Northern Lights, which
we viewed as we relaxed on the deck and barbecued salmon caught that day.
"Naomi and Marion have been
kind and generous hosts throughout the years. They are respectful of our
privacy and are happy to meet our needs and requests. They have provided
us with wonderful group experiences for many years. The lodge, cabins,
and camping grounds are always well cared for, clean, and in good working
order. We know we can count on having a wonderful time at Adlersheim Lodge."