Merle K Mudhole Smith Airport (CDV)
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Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport (IATA: CDV, ICAO: PACV, FAA LID: CDV) is a state-owned public-use airport located 11 nautical miles (13 mi, 20 km) southeast of the central business district of Cordova, a city in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area of the U. S. state of Alaska which has no road access to the outside world. Airline service is subsidized by the Essential Air Service program. As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 16,640 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 15,372 enplanements in 2009, and 17,856 in 2010. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2015-2019, which categorized it as a primary commercial service (nonhub) airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year) based on 16,061 enplanements in 2012. The airport is named after Merle K. Smith, also known as Mudhole', a pilot who in 1939 became president of Cordova Airlines, which used the airport as a hub between 1934 and 1968. Cordova Airlines was acquired by Alaska Airlines in 1968.
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Bear Country Lodge
The Bear Country Lodge has two private, quiet, smoke-free houses on Eyak Lake. Both houses have fully equipped kitchens, wrap around decks with grills overlooking Eyak Lake, private phones & answering machine, TV, VCR/DVD players, . Our houses are very comfortable, clean and are decorated with many Alaskan items. Children are always welcome.
Reluctant Fisherman Inn
Our rooms have all been recently redecorated, and our improvements continue. Rooms have new paint, drapes, carpet, and hardwood flooring. The lobby has been expanded with a large deck overlooking the harbor, and fresh new exterior siding and windows. Harbor view rooms have a sliding glass door & "Juliet" balconies or garden access. Mountain view rooms have a window seat & large window. Three Suites are available: The Highliner Suite is a one bedroom apartment with large deck and sofa bed in living area. The Harbor Suite is a larger full balcony room with a kitchenette, and the Commodore Suite is a two bedroom apartment with a harbor view, full balcony and garden access. All rooms, including bar & grill are designated non-smoking.
Cordova Lighthouse Inn
Over the last 2 years we have completely remodeled the Lighthouse Inn. We removed the restaurant and have added in its place a beautiful 1 or 2 bedroom suite, just right for that executive business traveler, honeymooner or just someone who wants a comfortable place to stay with lots of room and all the extra amenities that go with it.
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