Susitna Adventure Lodge (Winter)

Breathe clean, away from life’s bustle

The Susitna Lodge was built in the 1950’s and served as a seasonal roadhouse along the Denali Highway which was the only route at the time to access Denali National Park. It also operated as a hunting lodge plane base for remote hunting and fishing trips. Today, Susitna Adventure Lodge strives to provide an authentic Alaskan winter experience with all the comforts of home. During the winter the lodge is accessible by private ski plane. Optional winter sports activities include dog sled rides, ice fishing, cross country skiing, guided snowshoe hikes, snow machine day tours and backcountry ski or snowboarding adventures.

Unleash your passion for the wild

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

Whether you are arriving into Anchorage from another Alaska destination, or this is your first stop in Alaska, an overnight in Anchorage is recommended prior to visiting Susitna Adventure Lodge.  A private vehicle and driver will meet you to provide a transfer to your hotel.  Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Anchorage.

Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 2

Travel to Susitna Adventure Lodge

The lodge is located at Mile 77.5 of the Denali Highway and in winter, the Denali Highway is not maintained and the lodge is accessed by snowmachine, dog team, or ski plane.

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Day 3

Explore the Lodge

Unplug and connect with nature (take long walks, enjoy the scenery, learn about mushing) while relaxing at the lodge.

Optional activities include dog sled rides, ice fishing, cross country skiing, guided snowshoe hikes, snowmachine day tours and backcountry ski or snowboarding adventures.

Day 4

Dog Sledding

Step into the exhilarating world of Susitna Adventure Lodge’s dog sled tours near Denali Park. Feel the rush as a team of spirited Alaskan sled dogs propels you through breathtaking snowscapes, all while knowledgeable mushers share the history and cultural significance of dog mushing. This immersive experience offers a perfect blend of wilderness exploration and the unique charm of Alaskan traditions, creating lasting memories against the majestic backdrop of Denali’s towering peaks.

Day 5

Ice Fishing

Visitors to Alaska seeking a unique and thrilling experience in Denali Park would surely be intrigued by the opportunity to try ice fishing. Imagine the crisp mountain air, the pristine wilderness surrounding you, and the anticipation of catching fish beneath the frozen surface. Engage in the age-old tradition of ice fishing, guided by knowledgeable locals who share insights about the area’s ecology and the art of ice fishing. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first-timer, the adventure of drilling through the ice and reeling in a catch against the backdrop of Denali’s stunning scenery promises an unforgettable and authentic Alaskan winter experience.

Day 6

Depart Susitna Adventure Lodge

After so much exciting and authentic Alaskan adventure, you may need a vacation from your vacation!  But you are more likely to depart this special place with a renewed sense of spirit and appreciation for these ‘wild’ Alaskan lands and people.  Your private ski plane will pick you up and bring you back to Anchorage, or wherever your next adventure begins.

Day 7

Depart Alaska

Enjoy one last breakfast at your hotel before saying goodbye Alaska… or until next time. Meet your private driver guide at the base of your hotel for one last ride through the city of Anchorage as you make your way to Anchorage International Airport for your departure flight out of Alaska.

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Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

The Susitna Adventure Lodge offers a full catering service with a personal chef who will cater to your group during your stay at the lodge. Your private chef will cook delicious meals featuring local, seasonal ingredients. The lodge strives to serve only the freshest ingredients they can find and your menu could include Alaskan grass-fed beef and pork, fresh herbs and veggies grown in Fairbanks, Alaskan-made corn and flour tortillas, pickled Alaskan fiddleheads, and – of course- Fairbank’s finest dessert – the Lusty Cakes. The chef reserves the option to make any necessary adjustments to their menu in order to highlight local foods in the peak of their season.

Included with nightly rental:

  • Campfires
  • Dog Mushing
  • Ice Fishing

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