Situated on the banks of the Fish Lakes Creek, Alaska's Northwoods Lodge features breathtaking sights, freshwater fishing, and individualized service from fishing guides.

Accessible only by air and dogsled, Northwoods Lodge is ideal for those wanting to explore the secluded Alaskan wilderness.

1. Rooms, Suites & Dining at the Northwoods Lodge

Rooms, Suites & Dining at the Northwoods Lodge
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Able to accommodate a total of 12 guests, Northwoods Lodge offers a selection of private cabins that include homey décor, modern amenities, and comfortable bedding. Each cabin contains an oil heater, access to laundry facilities, and stunning views of Fish Lake from a private porch. Guests can choose from Standard, Deluxe, and Double Deluxe Cabins

Standard Cabin - Standard Cabins can accommodate up to 4 guests. Each includes two sets of bunk beds (3 twin beds and one double), as well as a table and four chairs. Cabins have close access to indoor toilets, showers, and sinks.

Deluxe Log Cabin - The Deluxe Log Cabin includes a queen-sized bed, as well as a pullout couch that can sleep an additional 2 people. It includes a full bathroom with a shower and indoor toilet. Guests can also enjoy two comfortable chairs, as well as seating on the outdoor deck.

Double Deluxe Cabin - Guests staying in the Double Deluxe Cabin can sleep up to 4 guests. It offers two separate bedrooms, one full bathroom, and a covered porch.

Additional amenities include:

-Satellite TV

-Wireless Internet

-Pool table and ping-pong table

-Horseshoe pit

-Basketball court

-Hot tub

-Eco-friendly energy


Northwoods Lodge features a wide variety of dining options for guests to enjoy during their stay.

The dining room at the Northwoods Lodge offers a breakfast, brunch, and dinner schedule that accommodates the fishing plans of its guests. Offering locally caught fish, vegetables grown in the chef’s own greenhouse, and hearty meats, Northwoods Lodge has something for everyone.

Guests can partake in an on-boat breakfast while fishing, a brunch buffet, and a five-course dinner with homemade desserts.

Guests can also enjoy drinks and appetizers in one of the two available lounge areas at the lodge.

2. More About the Northwoods Lodge

More About the Northwoods Lodge
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Northwoods Lodge is the perfect place for a fishing trip. Accessible by boat, each of the lodge’s fishing areas boasts clean waters and large amounts of salmon, Northern Pike, and rainbow trout.

Groups are paired with their own individual fishing guide, and a stay at the resort includes 8 hours a day of guided fishing. Guests can rent a rod, reel, tackle and hip boots from the lodge. Equipment includes G-Loomis rods with Shimano spinning reels. Fly rods are available as well, but guests are encouraged to bring their own fly-fishing supplies. Guides have access to prop and jet boats.

Fish processing, freezing, and packaging is available to guarantee that guests’ catches can be brought home with them. Guests can also choose to have their fish vacuum packed or smoked.

Fly tying classes are also available at the lodge.

Family Services & Kids’ Club

Northwoods Lodge is a great destination for families. The outdoor recreational facilities offer fun for the whole family, and guided fishing trips can help fishers of all levels get the most out of their stay at the lodge.

Weddings, Reunions & Conference Facilities

Northwoods Lodge’s picturesque location and facilities make it ideal for small gatherings. The staff members at the lodge are able to provide planning and catering services for group trips.

Things to Do Nearby

Although not accessible by road, the village of Skwentna offers a variety of attractions for visitors of Northwoods Lodge. As one of the checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Skwentna brings guests from around the world to see the racers pass through.

Skwentna is also notable for its role as a stop in the Iron Dog Snowmobile Race and the Iditarod T rail Invitational.

In the winter, guests can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Popular summer activities include kayaking and canoeing, hiking on nature trails, and fishing. Fishing is available in the Talachulitna River, Lake Creek, and Fish Creek.

Wildlife viewing is very popular in Skwentna. Visitors can expect to spot moose, beaver, bears, and eagles throughout the year. For more sightseeing opportunities, guided trips by plane to Mt. McKinley and Knik Glacier are available.

Guests of the Northwoods Lodge can also enjoy cooking classes, horseshoe games, and basketball.

Visitors of the lodge can also head into town to enjoy food at one of the few restaurants in Skwentna, which tend to offer fresh fish, meats, and desserts.

Northwoods Lodge, Mile 1 Fish Lakes Creek, Skwentna, AK 99667, Phone: 907-339-9160

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