Nestled at the foot of a Dall Sheep and mountain goat preserve and open year-round, the lodge has 11 cabins, all with private decks opening onto stunning views. Bring your binoculars or use the spotting scope at the lodge to scan for goats and sheep.

Blissful Living and Berry Picking

The property also includes a hot tub as well as a greenhouse and flower gardens. The grounds not only have stunning views, but access 12 miles of maintained trails. The owners may even point you in the direction of wild berry patches, since Sheep Mountain is a popular gathering place for Alaskans looking to fill their freezers with blueberries and cranberries.

Launching Pad for Adventure

The options for exploration and adventure around the Lodge are numerous, and the owners help guests hire guide services. They can arrange just about anything--whether you want to shoot the rapids of the Lion’s Head run on the Matanuska River, strap on crampons and walk on a glacier or take a flight over the mountains, rivers and glaciers of the area.

Hearty Meals

The lodge has a restaurant and full bar, which are open from mid-May to mid-September. It’s a place that Alaskans will stop in for a meal during a weekend trip or long drive. That’s to say, it’s an oasis of good food on a highway system known for greasy spoons. Their nightly specials are highlights and include halibut, shrimp and salmon from Prince William Sound and Alaskan produce from the Palmer area. Home-baked desserts top off every meal, with specials such as triple berry cobbler or strawberry rhubarb pie.

Sheep Mountain Lodge is a perfect destination or a stop along the way. It's a place to get out of the car and into the land. Whether you are inclined to hike rolling trails in search of wild berries or explore glacial crevasses, the lodge is a great place to stay in this magnificent section of Alaska.