Immerse your private group in this luxury year-round lodge, surrounded by the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness just southeast of Denali National Park. This stunning property dates to the 1950s, but it’s been transformed into a 3-bedroom, 2-bath lodge. Sitting on a private 75-acre plot on Yogi Lake, it offers the remote feeling of a fly-in lodge—even though it’s accessible by road in summer. You’ll have the whole property to yourself, up to 10 people. If you need more space, there’s another 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom log home that can sleep 6. It’s perfect for a couple or small family, or you can scale up for family reunions, corporate retreats, and weddings.
Vaulted ceilings in the great room and big picture windows look out over two lakes and the Alaska Range, and you’ll be right up against a stunning 6,000-foot peak, Gate Mountain. There’s a spotting scope available for viewing the wildlife right outside your door. In summer, you’ll often see moose on the lake. In winter, look for the resident moose, along with wolves, caribou, and lynx. You may even see the northern lights from the living room!
Hosts & Private Guides
The owners, Cody and Paige, live nearby year-round. They’re not just passionate Alaskans—they’re also veterans of the Iditarod and Yukon Quest dog races, and their property is an authentic dog-mushing homestead. Even better, you can hire them as a guide for custom adventures, like hiking, packrafting, canoeing, flightseeing, fishing, and bird watching. Or in winter, go cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, or dog mushing!
You can also hire a private chef to come and make it an all-inclusive getaway, with Alaskan ingredients used as much as possible, like halibut, scallops, crab legs, and Alaskan veggies. Start the day with sourdough waffles and Alaska-raised bacon. Lunch might be elk burger or a salad with Alaskan salmon–or take a salmon chowder in a thermos out for your adventure. Dinner could be steak, roasted root vegetables, rotisserie prime rib, with beer and wine pairings available on request.
Getting to the Lodge
Even getting to the lodge is an adventure: In summer, you can take a floatplane and land on the lake (there’s also a regular airstrip for a wheel plane).
The Susitna Adventure Lodge can also fit into your Alaska road trip, thanks to its accessible location at mile 77.5 of the Denali Highway—a gravel road that was once the only road into Denali National Park. Driving the Denali Highway is one of Alaska’s great road trips, stretching 135 miles from Paxson to Cantwell and offering incredible views of the Alaska Range. It The lodge is about a 1.5-mile drive from Cantwell, which is 30 minutes south of Denali National Park. It’s true road-accessible wilderness.
In winter, the Denali Highway closes and is not maintained, which only adds to the magic of staying at the lodge. Charter a ski plane to land on the snow, or take a 60-mile snowmachine ride. You can also do a multi-day trip, traveling by dog sled and camping a night in a warm, arctic oven tent on your way to the lodge.