For 35 years, Northwoods Lodge has been offering visitors the unique experience of remote Alaskan lodging and expert-led fishing excursions. Owned by longtime Alaskans Eric and Shan Johnson, the intimate lodge sits on the banks of mountain spring-fed Fish Lakes Creek with room for only 12 guests. This authentic Alaskan experience is just a 45-minute seaplane flight from Anchorage.
Moose as Neighbors
Your home in the wilderness is in cabins, and you have a couple options: one deluxe cabin has a large living room, one is a duplex with shared bath, and two are standard cabins with bath nearby. But all are decked out in Alaskan-style décor and have decks or porches, where you can enjoy sunset views or look for moose.
Up Close and Personal with the Fish
Fishing is the focus here, with 8 to 10 hours of guided fishing each day; anglers come for runs of salmon—kings, pinks, sockeyes, and silvers—along with rainbow trout, arctic grayling, and northern pike. Excursions are also intimate; unlike other lodges, Northwoods doesn't combine groups, so your group—even if just a twosome—will have its own boat and guide. Longtime guides know the area's many fishing hot spots well, making for an exciting experience each day.
Anglers leave as early as 5am with a breakfast cooler; you'll return for a brunch buffet, then go back out fishing or just relax in the hot tub or wood-fired sauna.
Dinner, Games and Great Fish Tales
You can go kayaking, canoeing, walk the trails, then have a dinner buffet, check e-mail, watch TV, or sit out on the large deck and screened-in porch overlooking the creek. Sit down to a buffet dinner with dishes like Prime Rib, Baby Back Ribs, salmon with shrimp etouffe or baked salmon with orange beurre blanc. Then enjoy the game room with its pool table and poker table, check out the library, and have a drink at the bar while talking about the day's big catch.
- World-class, wilderness fishing just minutes from Anchorage
- 12 guests maximum
- Luxurious, all-inclusive lodge with family-friendly hospitality and gourmet cuisine
- Professional fishing guides for fly- and spin-fishing
- Top-of-the line fishing equipment
- Owned and operated by Alaskans
- Scenic floatplane flight to and from lodge
- Transfers from Anchorage airport and hotels
By Plane: The Johnsons will set up the air-taxi service and give you detailed directions during the trip-planning process.
Prices & Dates
|Duration||8 hrs - Multi-Day|
|Rates||1 Night Full Service Package // Standard $1300 | Deluxe $1400 | Summer|
|2 Night Full Service Package // Standard $2200 | Deluxe $2400 | Summer|
|3 Night Full Service Package // Standard $3100 | Deluxe $3300 | Summer|
|4 Night Full Service Package // Standard $4000 | Deluxe $4300 | Summer|
|5 Night Full Service Package // Standard $4800 | Deluxe $5200 | Summer|
|6 Night Full Service Package // Standard $5700 | Deluxe $6100 | Summer|
|7 Night Full Service Package // Standard $6500 | Deluxe $700 | Summer|
|Guided Fly-In Day Fishing Rate // 8 hrs | $600 per person|
|Winter Rooms // $80 per person (+ 5% Mat Su Borough Bed Tax). Meals $45-55 for three meals a day.|
|Iditarod Room Rates // 1st weekend in March | $160 per person (+ 5% Mat Su Borough Bed Tax). Meals $45-55 for three meals a day.|
|Rate Notes||Above package prices include round trip airfare from Anchorage|
|Prices are based on 24-hour periods.|
|Standard departure and return times: Depart 7:30am, return 9:00am; depart 4:00pm, return 5:00pm. Alternate departure times may be arranged|
|Prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single-party bookings add 10%.|
|Extended accommodations are available for the rate of $650.00 per day.|
|Children under 12 are 2/3 of stated rates (please inform lodge prior to arrival).|
|Groups of 12 with a stay of 6 days receive a 10% discount.|
|Above rates do not include the following: Fishing license and King Salmon Tags, alcoholic beverages, Vacuum packing (all available at the lodge), gratuities or extra expenses due to weather delays. (50% of Extra Day Rate for non fishing, full Extra Day Rate for fishing)|