Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge was built in the summer of 1974 using local logs harvested from the surrounding stands of white and black spruce. Each log was wrestled down the mountainside by hand, floated two miles across the lake, and then dragged uphill to where the lodge now stands. There were no horses or electric winches available for the process, but the main log structure was completed the end of that summer. In those first few years, our clients awoke with sawdust in their hair and baked goods were kneaded on a stump outside. There was no electricity and our idea of running water was the nearby inlet.
Times have changed. The result is an exclusive resort with 24-hour electricity thanks to a state-of-the-art solar power installation. We are the only lodge in Alaska with round-the-clock utilities free of fossil fuels and noise pollution. During the summer we have hot and cold running water and cozy bedrooms with views of 5-mile Iniakuk Lake. In the winter we crank up the wood stove, bring in portable toilets and stoke the sauna for washing up under the Northern Lights.
Your host in any season is John Gaedeke, a second-generation Brooks Range guide. John was raised at Iniakuk and enjoys continuing the traditions of conservation with an attention to the environment that his folks started over 30 years ago.
As our guest, you can expect gourmet meals featuring regional delicacies, freshly baked bread, pastries and decadent desserts prepared 200 miles from the nearest supermarket. We cater specifically to each client– this means individual attention for the duration of your stay. We do not have a liquor license; you are welcome to bring your own bottle.
At Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge your experience is our lifestyle. We offer luxury and comfort off the beaten path and miles from anything you have ever done before.
We have welcomed guests from around the world for over 30 years.
All-inclusive tours start at $1495.00 per person, per night. Included: lodging, all meals and naturalist-guide with your group for the duration of your stay. Activities include hiking for all fitness levels, fishing for Northern Pike, Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling, canoeing, bird watching, wildlife viewing and relaxing around Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge. Round-trip air transportation from Fairbanks to Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge included. (Rates based on double occupancy, two-person minimum). The total tour cost required to confirm each reservation is non-refundable and non-transferable. We accept Visa/MasterCard, personal and Traveler's checks for direct bookings.
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