Enjoy Alaska's past and experience the NOW!

Alaska’s oldest, continually operating roadhouse, Gakona Lodge has been sheltering, comforting, and thrilling Alaska travelers and adventurers since 1904. Check out our GROUP ADVENTURE PACKAGES or SIGN UP for our newsletter to get regular updates about SPECIALS and DEALS!

Group Travel & Corporate Retreats

Lodging & Fishing Packages

Other Adventure Packages

Our Services

Group Travel, Corporate Retreats & Special Events

From customized company retreats to family reunions to destination weddings to tour group lunches and events, Gakona Lodge has you covered.  

Fishing Packages

Check that fishing trip that you have been dreaming about for the past 10 years off of you bucket list. Come experience what it is like to fish in the Last Frontier.   

Other Adventure Packages

Exploring glaciers and spotting wildlife from the skies, hiking and discovering your first mud volcano, learning to run a river raft or just enjoying a scenic float…it’s all here!


We have multiple lodging options for you to choose from. Stay in one of the oldest lodges in the state or retreat to the privacy and seclusion of your own private cabin.  

Wining & Dining

With a separate tavern and restaurant on site, you can find delicious food and refreshing beverages in a variety of atmospheres. The hard part: making up your mind what to try first.  

Travel Planning

So you know that this is the year that you visit Alaska, but you still don’t know where to start? We can help you with that. Reach out to us and we can help you put together your magical itinerary.

Allow yourself

To get to know us and to learn more about our history...

Explore a Little More of What We Offer


Wondering exactly what sort of place this is? Well, we’ve tried to take the mystery out of it for you by putting together a short list of services and extras are available to you as our guest. No…we aren’t putting gold or granite bidets in the bathrooms. All the same, we do our best to make you feel at home.


Come on now, you knew there was gonna have to be at least a little red tape. (Or maybe your that person that watches those legal shows on television and were just dying to get to this part). Either way, the button below will get you to our general policies about check-ins, check-outs, cancellations, etc. 

Trading Post & Package Store

Gakona Lodge keeps a variety of stock for the Alaskan road traveler. Whether you need a snack or refreshing beverage, some fishing supplies and gear or are looking to pick up some spirits to take back to the camp site, we can help you out.  We are working on taking this online as well. How very modern of us…

What Our Guests Are Saying About Us...

Candace M. - New York
Glad we stayed at this historic spot.
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Staying at Gakona Lodge and Trading Post felt like a true Alaskan experience. Far from the cruise ships and tour buses we so often encountered while traveling through Alaska, this authentic roadhouse is definitely off the beaten path, and that’s a good thing.
Niamh - Ireland
"HIGHLY Recommend"
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This was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska. Gorgeous, rustic little cabins, with a restaurant and bar just a few steps away. Price was really reasonable, and the owner Clif was really genuine and welcoming. I would HIGHLY recommend this as a stop if you're driving around the area!
Emily F. - Texas
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Best Cabin we stayed during our 9-day Alaska trip. Better than we expected. Featured 3 bedrooms, super close to Gakona river, super nice owner, great food.
Sierra Sly Fox - California
Rustic Charm.
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We loved staying here. Our cabin was clean and comfortable. The grounds were historic and interesting. The little restaurant was fun and the food was pretty good. I would stay here again if ever in the area.
Virginia R.
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We were there in early August, 2016. We had two rooms - including the haunted one (and I am not gonna say anything else about that). Rooms were clean and cozy, the bar was super fun and the restaurant was great. Everyone talked with each other - stranger or local. I loved it, and can't say enough nice about it. If you are in that area - where the Gakona River empties into the Copper River - you will miss a lot of fun unless you make it a point to stay at least one night.
Karen D. - North Dakota
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Rustic historical lodge with family oriented owners. We enjoyed every minute of our time at the lodge. Rebecca and Clif went out of their way to accommodate us and made us feel at home. We enjoyed our time visiting with them as well as their adorable kids. The food was great and the rooms were comfortable. Would recommend staying here if you really want to experience Alaska!
Bill C.
My New Favorite Place!
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Of all my travels around Alaska, this place is my favorite place! A genuinely awesome place to stay. Very authentic experience staying and the hospitality was excellent! If there were one place in the state I would most like to go back to I would choose this one!
Shane R. - Alaska
Real Alaskan Friendly People.
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This place is magic. The rooms are authentic old time alaska, the Gakona beer is fantastic, but the people are just wonderful. This is a rustic place, so if your lookn for a latte, keep on heading down the road but if you want something real, it's a must stop for a night or two.
Michael - Hawaii
"Best Stay and Best Dinner"
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On our 18 day vacation to Alaska with our two grandchildren we all agreed that this was the best stay and the best dinner. I slept so well here despite the midnight sun! The owner, Cliff, and his family and staff were very friendly and helpful. I only wish that we had reserved for more than one night! Don’t miss it!