1 . Northwoods Lodge

Skwentna, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 306 - 8402

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If you’re looking for an Alaskan vacation that offers an expert guide service and all the first-class amenities of a lavish hotel, look no further. The Northwoods Lodge brings you the finest fishing service, elegant dining and spacious cabins in the midst of Alaska’s beautiful wilderness.

The moment you arrive at the Northwoods Lodge you’ll be greeted by your personal fishing guide. At 5 a.m. your guide takes you out your back door and onto Fish Lake Creek. Here you have access to six other creeks filled with rainbow trout, grayling, King salmon, sockeye salmon and more. Unfortunately all good things come to an end, but when it’s time to leave you’ll be surprised to find all your fish filleted, vacuum sealed and frozen for you to take home. Back onshore the Northwoods Lodge continues to outdo itself with world-class amenities. Fill your belly with a five-course dinner, warm up in the sauna or take a dip in the hot tub. To top off your night kick back on your private porch and admire the green pine trees and pristine waters of Fish Lake Creek – you might even spot wandering grizzly bears.

Highlights

The Northwood Lodge is prepared to accommodate corporate conferences and large group meetings.

Getting there

Flights to the Northwoods Lodge depart from Anchorage’s Lake Hood, adjacent to Anchorage International Airport, at 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Trail Ridge Air.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Northwoods Lodge offers satellite TV and Internet service.

2 . Deep Creek Fishing Club

Ninilchik, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9472

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There is no better place to plan your luxury fishing trip in the state Alaska than Deep Creek Fishing Club. From their spacious accommodations and gourmet dining options to their wide variety of fishing trips, you're sure to have an outstanding time.

The knotty pine interior of the lodge sets rustic ambiance, but don't be fooled! This is truly a luxurious getaway with breathtaking views, king-size old hickory beds, glowing fireplaces, and more! Fine dining is unparalleled here wither you are enjoying king crab, USDA prime beef, or the catch of the day. You'll also enjoy breakfast delivered to your room daily, which may include a tray of coffee or tea along with freshly baked goods. This mouth watering meal will give you plenty of energy, and you'll need to for all of the fun fishing adventures you'll enjoy during your stay. Deep Creek Fishing Club offers a wide range of fishing options including saltwater, freshwater, fly-fishing, and fly-out adventures. Out of more than 3,000 fresh water streams that dot the Alaskan landscape, Deep Creek has hand picked 40 of the very best, where you'll have a great chance to reel in salmon, trout, steelhead, northern pike, and more. Fly-out adventures will take you withing a 200-mile radius of the lodge, providing your with the ultimate Alaskan adventure. Find remote streams and glacier-fed lakes with the help of your guide, and enjoy a unforgettable getaway!

Address

67480 Halibut Road Ninilchik, AK 99639

Highlights

Deep Creek Fishing Club is within driving distance of five salmon streams, including the world-famous Kenai River. This key location affords anglers easy access to Alaska's very best fishing sites.

Fun facts

There are an estimated 100,000 glaciers in the state of Alaska, covering three percent of the landscape and creating most of its rivers.

3 . Valhalla Lodge

Nondalton, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 477 - 8259

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Let’s be honest: fishing lodges are a dime a dozen in Alaska, ESPECIALLY in Anchorage. But it's well known that the best Alaskan fishing can only be found off the beaten trail, away from the big city's hustle and bustle. So what is an Anchorage-based fishing lodge to do? Why, fly its fishermen out to those places, of course!

All of the fishing at the Valhalla Lodge is done after jumping on a float plane and flying to one of the nearby national parks. Surrounded by native wildlife and towering glaciers, you’ll be casting off in one of the most beautiful fishing environments in the world. After you return and eat a delicious prepared dinner, head back to your cabin for some rest. Speaking of cabins, you’ll be staying in a classic one: a bearskin rug, a crackling fireplace, mounted fish on the walls, and, obviously, a lot of wood paneling. These rustic villas are perfect for kicking back and relaxing after a taxing and fruitful day of fishing. If you're interested in serious fishing and serious relaxation, Valhalla Lodge is the place for you.

Address

PO Box 190583 Anchorage, Alaska 99519

Elevation

The lodge sits at 6,900 feet, just beneath the majestic Mount Woden.

Fun facts

Valhalla was the ancient Norse hall where great warriors would go if they were killed in battle. Ironic that now it's where great fish go after "battle"!

4 . Alyeska Resort

Anchorage, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 747 - 3929

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Wow! Alyeska Resort completely amazed us. The beautifully designed rooms are fit for a king and the 1,000 acres of mountain ski slopes get your adrenaline pumping. But the most excitement you can have is reeling in fearless pink salmon on the banks of Resurrection Creek.

At the crack of dawn you’ll begin your gentle hike into the Chugach National Forest. Along the way you might spot bald eagles soaring overhead and bears roaming the forest. When you reach Resurrection Creek you’ll be casting into the famous waters that have been producing gold since 1895 – but you’re not here to pan for gold. Pink salmon fill Resurrection Creek, but they are infamously picky about biting fake bait. Just listen to your guide and use a variety of lures and you’re sure to reel in your limit. While you take the scenic trail back to Alyeska Resort, decide which adventure is next on the agenda. Get a view of Anchorage from above during a helicopter sightseeing tour, mush your way down a dogsled trail or hit the famous slopes that made Alyeska Resort one of the top 25 ski destinations in the country.

Mountain range

The Alyeska Resort is located near the 2,500-foot Alyeska Mountain.

Getting there

Alyeska Resort is located 40 miles south of Anchorage and 90 miles north of Seward.

Related Onsite Offerings

Alyeska Resort offers eight onsite restaurants.

5 . Gwin's Lodge & Kenai Peninsula Charter Booking Service

Cooper Landing, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (907) 595 - 1266

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There's more than one way to experience "The Last Frontier" that is Alaska, but you won't find a better place to enjoy your northwest getaway than at Gwin's Lodge & Kenai Peninsula Charter Booking Serivce

Gwin's offers travelers 15 unique cabins, cottages, and chalets, equipped with full kitchens, separate living and dining areas, lofted bedrooms and bunk beds for the kids, and even a private porch in the Birch Cottage. The comfort of these accommodations keep you coming back year after year, and the lodge continues to improve each of these units to ensure a fantastic experience. Part of the "authentic" Alaska experience is getting out and exploring the natural beauty of the area. Staying at Gwin's Lodge gives you everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. This is truly a one-stop shop for visitors and locals alike, offering food, lodging, tackle, and anything else you're looking for. Let their experienced guides show you some of the top fishing holes on the peninsula, or do some exploration on a whitewater rafting or kayaking excursion. The Kenai River and Russian River are two of the most popular areas for fly-fishing, and you'll have a great opportunity to reel in a wide variety of trout and salmon. Gwin's is also close to halibut charter services for those looking for a saltwater fishing experience. The Lodge offers a number of walk-in and fly-in fishing trips, or you can just do some gold panning, take a fjord cruise or find a spot for bear viewing. Your outdoor adventure is waiting at Gwin's Lodge & Kenai Peninsula Charter Booking Service!

Address

14865 Sterling Hwy Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Related activities

Your outdoor fun isn't limited to fishing during a stay at Gwin's Lodge & Kenai Peninsula Charter Booking Service. Try whitewater and scenic rafting, fly-in bear viewing, gold panning, kayaking, horseback riding, or arrange an Alaska Railroad trip.

Related Onsite Offerings

Gwin's Lodge has a full-service restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week during the travel season. Specialty items include their famous hamburgers, smoked salmon chowder, chili, halibut sandwich, pies, and many other favorites.

6 . Sportsman's Cove Lodge

Ketchikan, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 522 - 5413

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Enjoy the quintessential Alaska fishing vacation on glorious Prince of Wales Island at Sportsman’s Cove Lodge!

Consistently ranked among Alaska's best lodges, the Sportsman's Cove Lodge has a commitment to excellence that is unmatched. It's this commitment that explains why 85% of the Lodge's customers have been there before. Mostly it has to do with the fishing, which, suffice to say, is spectacular. A huge variety make the cove their home, from salmon to cod. Whatever you catch can be filleted for you by the Lodge’s expert staff. There’s plenty of other activities to do, including going on a nature hike through Tongass National Forest, but if you're exhausted after a day spent on the water, head back to one of the authentic and cozy luxury cabins and hit the hay. If you love the outdoors Sportsman's Cove Lodge is for you.

Address

P.O. Box 8500, Ketchikan, Alaska U.S.A. 99901

Elevation

3,760′

Fun facts

Prince of Wales Island is the 97th largest island in the world.

7 . Port Lions Lodge

Port Lions, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 939 - 3710

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Luxury and fishing usually aren't connected to one another, but at Port Lions Lodge they couldn't go more hand-in-hand!

Set on the north coast of Kodiak Island, Port Lions Lodge is a luxury fishing lodge that offers comfortable accommodations, first-class dining, and breathtaking views of surrounding Kizhuyak Bay and the Kodiak Mountains. The cabins are comfy, the rooms are cozy, and they're full of things to keep you warm in the harsh Alaskan winter. Grab a rod and cast away for Kodiak halibut, Kodiak salmon, Kodiak rockfish, and Kodiak lingcod. Just remember to keep your eyes peeled for humpback whales, orcas, and sea lions!

Address

620 Main St, Port Lions, AK 99550

At Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. you’ll catch more than record-breaking King salmon – you’ll catch the spirit of Alaska. The dedicated staff is ready to plan a custom trip to cure your thirst for adrenaline. The adventures are endless at Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. – it’s truly an angler’s paradise.

The most difficult part of your Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. vacation is finding time for all the exciting activities. You can take a day trip to the Nushagak River and hook monstrous King salmon or hunt saltwater halibut. If you’re looking for a remote adventure Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. will fly you to the Kuskokwim fishing cabins. Here you’ll spend two days deep in the Alaskan wilderness hunting northern pike, sheefish and salmon along the Holitna River. If you get tired of fishing, which might sound impossible, Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. can take you on a remarkable sightseeing tour through the Katmai National Park. They will introduce you to waddling puffins, giant bald eagles, brown bears and more – you can even hunt for razor clams on the beach.

Getting there

Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. is located 190 miles southwest of Anchorage. Air service between Anchorage and Iliamna is provided by PenAir.

Fun facts

The guides at the Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. have more than 30 years of fishing experience.

Related Onsite Offerings

Bristol Bay Sportfishing Inc. offers one onsite restaurant.

9 . Alaska Heavenly Lodge

Cooper Landing, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 595 - 2012

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If you’re searching for the famous Alaskan wilderness but don’t want to fly out to get there, Alaska Heavenly Lodge has you covered. Minutes from the highway, but a world away, you’ll find the remote lodge and a world-class fishing adventure.

The Alaska Heavenly Lodge is located where the great Kenai River joins with the Russian Rivers in Coopers Landing. These rivers are made famous by the Kenai Kings, some of the largest fish ever recorded – the record is around 98 pounds! If you’re looking for something smaller there are two sockeye salmon runs during the summer and a silver salmon run during the fall. If you want to experience the great Alaskan wilderness visit the Alaska Heavenly Lodge – it’s where Alaskans come to play. If you think you have to rough it during your Alaskan vacation, you’re wrong – the Alaskan Heavenly Lodge puts an elegant spin on the great outdoors. You can create a personalized trip itinerary filled with daily adventures on the river and relaxing nights in the hot tub – a personal chef can even prepare your meals. The lodge is tastefully designed with hand-hewn logs, a collection of Alaskan art and a stone fireplace.

Average temperature

High 70 degrees, low -30 degrees F.

Highlights

The Alaskan Heavenly Lodge is prepared to host your next group vacation, wedding, family reunion and corporate retreat.

Getting there

Exit the Anchorage International Airport onto International Airport Road and proceed to Minnesota Drive. Turn right and continue down Alaska Hwy 1 for 90 miles. Take a right at the Homer/Soldotna Exit, then turn left at Blakely Street. Turn left at the first fork and continue until you see the Alaskan Heavenly Lodge.

10 . Favorite Bay Lodge

Angoon, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 452 - 9383

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To find Favorite Bay Lodge you’ll have to venture off the beaten path to a world where nature rules and man is merely a visitor. The saltwater bays and freshwater lakes are brimming with salmon, trout, halibut and humpback whales excited to meet you.

The Favorite Bay Lodge is more than an angler’s paradise, it’s a true Alaskan experience. The grassy shore of Admiralty Island is where anglers reel in a variety of rockfish in a peaceful and private atmosphere. The rippling creeks bring you gorgeous views of emerald pine trees and snow-capped mountains. Favorite Bay Lodge is a place where you come to get away from civilization and experience Alaska the way it was meant to be – a tranquil yet untamed wilderness. Favorite Bay Lodge believes in roughing it. Well, only outdoors. The Great Room was designed to capture the spirit of Alaska’s rugged wilderness with large windows overlooking the bay and cedar walls around a sunken fireplace. Your guestroom is themed after Alaska’s native Southwestern wildlife. Picture yourself relaxing on the handcrafted furniture gazing out the window at Mother Nature’s remarkable lofty pine trees, towering mountains, crystal clear water and peaceful wildlife – there’s nothing else like it.

Average rainfall/snowfall

Favorite Bay Lodge is located in Angoon and receives 32 inches of rainfall per year.

Getting there

Alaska Airlines is the primary airline serving Southeast Alaska. You’ll fly in to Juneau and be transported to Favorite Bay Lodge by a 45-minute seaplane ride.

Related Onsite Offerings

Favorite Bay Lodge offers one onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

11 . Alaska's Kodiak Island Resort

Larsen Bay, Alaska

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 263 - 2320

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Say goodbye to the "Lower 48" the next time you're planning your annual fishing trip and give yourself the ultimate in luxury experiences at Alaska's Kodiak Island Resort.

Plan your trip to Kodiak Island Resort from May to October and experience a bevy of extraordinary wilderness adventures. Charter a saltwater fishing trip or a fly-in fishing trip to find the area's premier fishing holes. Here, you'll have a chance to land rainbow trout, king salmon, silver salmon, steelhead, or halibut. If you're looking to experience more than just a great fishing trip, arrange for a whale watching excursion around Kodiak Island. Catch a glimpse of brown bears, puffins, sea lions, and sea otters during a hiking expedition. After a day full of activity, retire to your spacious guest suite. These double occupancy rooms, each with a private bathroom, two full-sized beds and panoramic views of Larsen Bay, offer a true home away from home feel. You will also enjoy plenty of mouthwatering dishes thanks to the professionally trained chef. Head to the executive lounging area and feast on some tasty hor-d'oeurves while telling your fishing tales to your entire group!

Address

P.O. Box 36 Larsen Bay, Alaska

Season

Alaska's Kodiak Island Resort is open from May to October.

Highlights

Each day, your fish are promptly clean and iced on-board resort boats and later prepared in serving-sized portions; vacuum packed, boxed, and frozen in the freezer until your departure. This just another example of the "Customer First" attitude you'll only find at Kodiak Island Resort.

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