We know you didn’t come all the way to Alaska to sit in the comfort and seclusion of your own room and binge watch that show you didn’t quite finish before you left. Nope, you came to experience all the WILDERNESS and EXCITEMENT that Alaska has to offer…

So what are you waiting for?

Fishing & Lodging Packages

Other Adventure Packages

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Fishing & Lodging Packages

Gulkana River
1/2 Day

Spend the night with us in the lodging of your choice and enjoy a leisurely
half-day fishing trip on the beautiful Gulkana River. Click the button below for more details.

Gulkana River
Full Day

Spend the night with us in the lodging of your choice and spend an entire day fishing on the beautiful Gulkana River. Click the button below for more details.

Klutina River
Full Day

Spend the night with us the accommodations or your choice and enjoy an entire day fishing on the swift and pristine Klutina River. Click on the button below for more details.

Gulkana River 1/2 Day Package

A “National Wild and Scenic River”, the peaceful and picturesque Gulkana River is just a few short miles away from Gakona Lodge. This offers you plenty of flexibility to work a casual but exciting half day of fishing into your adventurous Alaskan itinerary.

Gulkana River Fishing
Price
  • Trip pricing will ultimately vary based on the size and needs of your party
  • There are pricing incentives based on the number of days of fishing included in a trip 
  • A 5% discount is given for each day (half or full) of fishing up to a maximum 20% discount for your package

Example: A single person who books a half-day fishing and lodging package that separately might cost $157 for lodging and $227 for fishing (a total of $384)

  • Saves 5% the first day, a savings of $19.20
  • Saves 10% by booking two half-day fishing/lodging trips on consecutive days a savings of $76.80
  • Save up to 20% by booking four or more days of a fishing package, a savings of $307.20 for four half-days of fishing

* Calculations assume 1 night of lodging with each half day of fishing

What's Included?
  • Accommodations appropriate for you party
  • Continental breakfast
  • Half-Day Fishing Trip for each member of your party
  • All normal support and gear required for your fishing trip
    • Professional fishing guide and raft
    • Orvis waders & wading boots
    • Rods & tackle
    • Etc.
  • A snack and a drink (water, Gatorade, etc.)
  • Processing and freezing of your fish at a discounted rate of $0.75 per pound
What's Not Included?
  • State of Alaska fishing licenses (licenses are required by the state and are available for purchased and printed through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website
  • King stamps or any other required license add-on (which can also be purchased online when you purchase your license)
  • Shipping and handling costs to box up and ship your fish home to you
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, lunch, dinner, etc.)
Gulkana River Sockeye

Gulkana River Full-Day Package

If you’re a little more serious about putting some real time in doing some fishing while you’re in Alaska, consider booking a full-day trip on the gorgeous Gulkana River. Just a few short miles away from Gakona Lodge, the Gulkana River offers a great combination of fantastic fishing, amazing views, and a leisurely float. Booking a full-day fishing trip allows you more flexibility to explore more of the good fishing holes on the river.

Price
  • Trip pricing will ultimately vary based on the size and needs of your party
  • There are pricing incentives based on the number of days of fishing included in a trip 
  • A 5% discount is given for each day (half or full) of fishing up to a maximum 20% discount for your package

Example: A single person who books a full-day fishing and lodging package that separately might cost $157 for lodging and $357 for fishing (a total of $514)

  • Saves 5% the first day, a savings of $25.70
  • Saves 10% by booking two full-day fishing/lodging trips on consecutive days a savings of $102.80
  • Save up to 20% by booking four or more days of a fishing package, a savings of $411.20 for four full days of fishing

* Calculations assume 1 night of lodging with each full day of fishing

What's Included?
  • Accommodations appropriate for you party
  • Continental breakfast
  • Full Day Fishing Trip for each member of your party
  • All normal support and gear required for your fishing trip
    • Professional fishing guide and raft
    • Orvis waders & wading boots
    • Rods & tackle
    • Etc.
  • A sack lunch
  • A snack and drinks (water, Gatorade, etc.)
  • A salmon dinner
    • That's right...we will cook your fish for you that night at no additional charge
    • On the off chance you get skunked, we'll buy you a salmon dinner
  • Processing and freezing of your fish at a discounted rate of $0.75 per pound
What's Not Included?
  • State of Alaska fishing licenses (licenses are required by the state and are available for purchased and printed through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website
  • King stamps or any other required license add-on (which can also be purchased online when you purchase your license)
  • Shipping and handling costs to box up and ship your fish home to you
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)
  • Beverages (alcoholic or otherwise to go with your salmon dinner)

Klutina River Full-Day Package

The Klutina River is often described as a Class III river with Class V consequences. What does that mean? It means that unless you have years of experience running a raft down class III to class V rapids, you’re going to want to hire a guide to take you down this fast moving, gorgeous, glacial-fed, emerald green river. The exciting ride and large king salmon found in the Klutina make this a trip of a lifetime. 

Copper River Sockeye
Price
  • Trip pricing will ultimately vary based on the size and needs of your party
  • There are pricing incentives based on the number of days of fishing included in a trip 
  • A 5% discount is given for each day (half or full) of fishing up to a maximum 20% discount for your package

Example: A single person who books a full-day fishing and lodging package that separately might cost $157 for lodging and $367 for fishing (a total of $524)

  • Saves 5% the first day, a savings of $26.20
  • Saves 10% by booking two full-day fishing/lodging trips on consecutive days a savings of $104.80
  • Save up to 20% by booking four or more days of a fishing package, a savings of $419.20 for four full days of fishing

* Calculations assume 1 night of lodging with each full day of fishing

What's Included?
  • Accommodations appropriate for you party
  • Continental breakfast
  • Full Day Fishing Trip for each member of your party
  • All normal support and gear required for your fishing trip
    • Professional fishing guide and raft
    • Orvis waders & wading boots
    • Rods & tackle
    • Etc.
  • A sack lunch
  • A snack and drinks (water, Gatorade, etc.)
  • A salmon dinner
    • That's right...we will cook your fish for you that night at no additional charge
    • On the off chance you get skunked, we'll buy you a salmon dinner
  • Processing and freezing of your fish at a discounted rate of $0.75 per pound
What's Not Included?
  • State of Alaska fishing licenses (licenses are required by the state and are available for purchased and printed through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website
  • King stamps or any other required license add-on (which can also be purchased online when you purchase your license)
  • Shipping and handling costs to box up and ship your fish home to you
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)
  • Beverages (alcoholic or otherwise to go with your salmon dinner)

Other Adventure Packages

Rafting & Lodging

You’re already stopping in to enjoy our history and hospitality. Add a scenic float to your stay with us to enhance your experience and get a package discount at the same time. Click on the button below for more details.

Cycling & Lodging

Whether you are going it alone or cycling with a group of your closest friends, our little corridor of Alaska is calling you. The lack of road vehicle traffic makes rural Alaska perfect for adventurers like you! Click on the button below for more details.

Flight Seeing & Lodging

One of the best ways to really see all that Alaska has to offer is to take to the skies. No, we don’t have our own private air force to get you up there, but we do partner with the guys that do at the local airport just a few miles up the road. Click on the button below for more details.

Custom Adventure & Lodging

If you’re that person that likes to have it all, you can do that here too! Let us help you put together that special trip that includes everything that you want and nothing that you don’t. Click on the button below for more details.

Rafting & Lodging

Take a relaxing, scenic float down the “wild and scenic” Gulkana River. Look for and photograph Alaskan wildlife. Stop and explore the river basin along the way. 

Traveling with kids? We can pull the rowing frame and get you outfitted as if the kids are going to go white water rafting to allow the kids to get some paddle time on their wild Alaskan adventure. 

Adams Family Rafting
Price
  • Trip pricing will ultimately vary based on the size and needs of your party
  • There are pricing incentives based on the number of days of rafting included in a trip 
  • A 5% discount is given for each day of rafting
  • That 5% increases with two or more days of rafting to a maximum of 10%

Example: A single person who books a full day fishing and lodging package that separately might cost $157 for lodging and $99 for a scenic float (a total of $256)

  • Saves 5% the first day, a savings of $12.80
  • Saves 10% by booking two days of rafting and lodging on consecutive days a savings of $51.12

* Calculations assume 1 night of lodging with each day of rafting

What's Included?
  • Accommodations appropriate for you party
  • Continental breakfast
  • A Scenic Float Rafting Trip for each member of your party
  • All normal support and gear required for your fishing trip
    • Professional rafting guide and raft
    • Etc.
What's Not Included?
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)
Road Bike Alaska Mountains

Cycling & Lodging

So you’re thinking about that epic cycling trip where you can ride for days and just focus on your ride and the amazing natural setting in which you are riding (asphalt and guard rails aside of course). Let us help you put together a RIDE THAT YOU’LL NEVER FORGET!

Price
  • Trip pricing will ultimately vary based on the size and needs of your party
  • There are pricing incentives based on the number of days you stay with us for your trip 
  • A 5% discount is given for each day of ride support
What's Included?
  • Accommodations appropriate for you party
  • Continental breakfast
  • There is not much of a list included here because we can give you a custom quote based on your riding objectives and support requirements
What's Not Included?
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)

Flight Seeing & Lodging

If there is one thing that you can come to Alaska and do too much of, it’s driving. Being the largest state in the United States is not without its challenges. If you really want to SEE EVERYTHING during your time here, chartering a plane and doing it the way that the bald eagles do it is a great way to go! 

Flight Seeing Gakona Alaska
Price
  • Trip pricing will ultimately vary based on the size and needs of your party
  • A flight seeing tour into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park typically costs about $225 per person per hour
  • Book through us and get a bit of a discount off of that rate
What's Included?
  • Accommodations appropriate for you party
  • Continental breakfast
  • Leave your vehicle at the lodge
  • We'll shuttle you to and from the local air field for you flight seeing adventure
What's Not Included?
  • Initial transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)
Alaska Rafting Trip

Custom Adventure & Lodging Package

Being a jack of all trades doesn’t just describe your skill sets. It is a description of how you pretty much like to go through life, sampling at least a little bit of EVERYTHING…

We can help you put together a legendary multi-modal journey that lasts for weeks if that’s what you’re into. Just reach out and we can get started.

Fishing, Rafting & Flight Seeing

Fishing

Spend the night with us in the lodging of your choice and enjoy a leisurely
half-day fishing trip on the beautiful Gulkana River. Click the button below for more details.

Rafting

Spend the night with us in the lodging of your choice and spend an entire day fishing on the beautiful Gulkana River. Click the button below for more details.

Flight Seeing

Spend the night with us the accomodations or your choice and enjoy an entire day fishing on the swift and pristine Klutina River. Click on the button below for more details.

Fishing

We primarily fish the Gulkana and Klutina Rivers (two tributaries of the world-famous Copper River). The Copper River is especially known for its sockeye salmon, which is a bit fattier than other salmon species or even sockeye from other rivers. This makes “Copper River Reds” sort of like the prime cut ribeye of salmon.

Klutina River King Salmon
Price

Gulkana River

  • 1/2 Day - $227 per person
  • Full Day - $357 per person

Klutina River

  • Full Day - $367 per person
What's Included?
  • 1/2 Day Trip
    • 4-5 hours of fishing
    • A snack and a drink (water, Gatorade, etc.)
  • Full-Day Trip
    • 8-9 hours of fishing
    • A sack lunch, a snack, and drinks (water, Gatorade, etc.)
    • A salmon dinner
      • That's right...we will cook your fish for you that night at no additional charge
      • On the off chance you get skunked, we'll buy you you salmon dinner
  • All normal support and gear required for your fishing trip
    • Professional fishing guide and raft
    • Orvis waders & wading boots
    • Rods & tackle
    • Etc.
  • Processing and freezing of your fish at a discounted rate of $0.75 per pound
What's Not Included?
  • State of Alaska fishing licenses (licenses are required by the state and are available for purchased and printed through the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website
  • King stamps or any other required license add-on (which can also be purchased online when you purchase your license)
  • Shipping and handling costs to box up and ship your fish home to you
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)
  • Beverages (alcoholic or otherwise to go with your salmon dinner, if applicable)

Rafting

OK, you aren’t the extreme sports type. That’s ok. On one of our scenic floats, all you have to do is hop in a raft and sit back and relax as you wind down the gentle Gulkana River. Don’t worry, the guide does all the rowing. 

Looking for a way to get the little ones involved? We can help you with that too. The Gulkana is a class II river in most sections, and we can toss the kids a paddle and let them row to their heart’s content.

Rafting Alaska
Price

Gulkana River

  • Scenic Float (Short) - $99 per person
  • Scenic Float (Long) - Contact Us

Copper River or Other Custom Float Trip

  • Contact Us
What's Included?
  • Reserved Rafting Trip for each member of your party
  • All normal support and gear required for your fishing trip
    • Professional rafting guide and raft
    • Etc.
What's Not Included?
  • Transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)
Mat Su Glacier

Flight Seeing

Whether you have six months or six days to check everything off of your Alaska travel to-do list, a flight seeing tour is a fantastic way to…uh…be a bird (forget the stones). You can reduce the amount of driving that you have to do in your trip and see the amazing landscapes and exotic wildlife from a whole other vantage point.

Price
  • A flight seeing tour into Wrangell-St. Elias National Park typically costs about $225 per person per hour
  • Book through us and get a bit of a discount off of that rate
What's Included?
  • Leave your vehicle at the lodge
  • We'll shuttle you to and from the local air field for you flight seeing adventure
What's Not Included?
  • Initial transportation to the lodge; all trips originate at the lodge and you must make initial travel to the lodge unless otherwise arranged in writing with lodge staff
  • Any special equipment, arrangements, accommodations, or items not specifically listed in the "What's Included?" section above (e.g. base layers of clothing, rain jackets, etc.)

Lodging

Historic Lodge

If you are looking to experience Alaska the way its early western settlers did (without the risks of death by wolf, bear, or exposure of course) our historic roadhouse is one of the last ones still standing. It’s comfortable, authentic, and a great option for groups, families and single travelers alike.

Private Cabins

We get it…you like your privacy! There is no judgement from us just because you don’t want to mingle with locals or…well…anybody. All kidding aside, our cabins are our most popular lodging rental option. They are historic, rustic, and comfortable…but they go fast. You should consider booking them a year or more in advance. 

Historic Lodge

The construction of our roadhouse began in the mid-1920s and was finished in 1928. There is nothing “cookie cutter” about the lodge. Rooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some rooms allow for two, three or four guests while others are single occupancy only. Most rooms share just a few bathrooms between them, but there is a downstairs room with a private bath available for those needing more privacy. Click the “Book Now!” button below to explore all room details and pricing. Don’t worry…clicking the button doesn’t obligate you to book a room…or to do anything else for that matter.

Gakona Lodge from South East
Gakona Cabin

Private Cabins

Though we are called The Historic Gakona Lodge and Trading Post, we do also have cabins on site…three of them. Cabins vary in size and shape. We have a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom cabin on site. All cabins have private baths, and some have cooking facilities.

The Gakona River flows swiftly behind cabins (Gakona means Rabbit River in the Athabascan language) and makes for some fun exploring/rock skipping. Click the “Book Now!” button below to explore all cabin details, more pictures, and pricing.

What Our Guests Are Saying About Us...

Linda - USA
Dream trip made possible
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We were staying at Gakona Lodge on our way to Seward for a halibut/salmon fishing trip. The trip was canceled because of weather. The owner of the lodge, Cliff, found us a guide who was able to take us salmon fishing on the Gulkana River. This was my 83 yr. old father's dream to fish in Alaska! Can't say enough about how grateful we were for all the help! Great little cabin, also! Definitely would stay again!
Vallery A. - Italy
Perfect Stop
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We spent the night here on the way back from Valdez to Delta Junction. We arrived and took a great stroll around the property and on the frozen lake. It is in a beautiful setting. The lodge still has an authentic air about it. Barry was a most excellent host, treating us to music and samples of the jelly and chutney's he made, while we cooked. It was a relaxing, enjoyable evening with a knowledgeable host. If you want a little taste of old Alaska - this is the place.
Linda T. - Australia
"Great hospitality!!"
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Lovely cabin, saloon was great fun and restaurant was amazing. A highlight of our Alaskan holiday. Great hospitality!! Thank you.
J.J. - Virginia
Fishing Trip
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Cool lodge and beautiful scenery. We stayed there after a fishing trip and were really glad that we did. The owners were really nice and went out of the way to help us with our catch. They stored it for us overnight and the next day they even helped us to prep it for our flight home. They even prepared some for dinner that evening and it was amazing! The cabin we stayed in was spacious and comfortable.
Clifford J. - Alaska
"Excellent people"
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Thank you! I have been to many, many places in my life but never one where the people I met made me feel so at home, like I already knew everyone. I am coming back soon for a refreshment of my mind and soul. Have an most excellent day! Look forward to being in the presence of such excellent people again!
Jess H. - Alaska
Alaska as it should be
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I have been to the Gakona Lodge several times for work in and around the area. It is the favored place to stay for us due to the great hospitality. It's super cool to stay in the historic roadhouse and support the local area. The family that runs it is super nice and accommodating. The bar is fun and the food is great!
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