Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Where Comfort and Adventure Meet

Discover a multi-sport luxury lodge located in the heart of the Tordrillo Range near Denali National Park on the banks of the Talachulitna River and Judd Lake.  The lodge is within eye shot of two 11,000-foot volcanoes and Denali, Northern America’s tallest peak at 20,320 feet.  Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is the perfect retreat for a wide range of activities – including remote activities accessible by helicopter – or perhaps even just to find a quiet corner on the deck and take it all in.

Basecamp for Alaskan Adventure

Day 1

Your Adventure Begins in Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage!  A personal greeting will be provided upon arrival, followed by a private transfer to your hotel, including a brief highlights tour in route.  Depending on your arrival time you may wish to stretch your legs with a walk along Anchorage’s scenic coastal trail before settling into your accommodations for the evening.  Or just relax with a local beer and rest up for tomorrow’s journey into the Alaskan wilderness.

Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 2

Anchorage to Todrillo Mountain Lodge

Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning prior to your private transfer to the Lake Hood Airport.  Meet your pilot and board your private plane for departure to the Todrillo Mountains. Enjoy a scenic 40 minute flight by float plane to Judd Lake and the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge where you will be greeted by staff and receive a brief orientation.  After lunch get out on the water for a chance to catch some fish.  This evening enjoy a gourmet dinner with your lodge hosts and meet your fellow lodge guests – and plan your next adventures!

Spend the next four nights at the luxurious Tordrillo Mountain Lodge.

Day 3

Heli Fishing in Alaska

Enjoy a private day in Alaska’s wilderness fishing from remote and exclusive rivers and streams, accessible only by helicopter. Your pilot and guide will help you find the perfect spot to cast a line.  Depending on the time of your visit, the helicopter can provide access to all five species of Pacific Salmon.  Other species within the region include Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, and Grayling. Whether you’re an experienced angler or an aspiring novice, your guide will provide all the necessary gear and instruction needed for your successful day on the river.

Day 4

Lakeside Retreat

You don’t have to include a helicopter charter to make the most of your wilderness experience.  Tordrillo Mountain Lodge’s location on the banks of Lake Judd means there are a variety of watersports – perfect for families or visitors who just want to stay a little closer to the lodge.  Take a dip the lake, or explore the shores by canoe, inflatable kayak, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding.  If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, throw in a lodge motorboat and give wakeboarding, wakesurfing, foilboarding, or water skiing a try!  Why not?


Day 5

More Adventure by Helicopter

If you’re intent on a truly unique, active Alaska adventure, you’re in the right place.  In addition to fishing, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge provides a number of other heli adventures including heli biking, heli hiking, and heli rafting.  You can also try your hand at Alaska’s first Via Ferrata.  Accessible only by helicopter, climbers use iron rungs, 1,200 feet of cable, and suspended bridges to scale the course’s 900 vertical feet of climbing.  Not for the faint of heart, this amazing experience rewards climbers with breathtaking views and exclusive bragging rights.

Day 6

Wilderness Retreat and Reflection

Begin your morning with a yoga class before embarking on another day of adventure – perhaps another remote activity by helicopter or some time on the lake.  Rejuvenate from your days’ activities with a personal massage, use of the lodge’s cedar sauna, or even a quick workout in the exercise room.  The lakeside copper hot tub is the perfect way to rest and relax your muscles after a day of activity.  Bring a glass of wine and enjoy the views.

Day 7

Back to Reality

Enjoy one last breakfast at the lodge before returning to Anchorage by bush plane this morning. Your private driver/guide will meet you upon arrival to embark on an Anchorage sightseeing tour – ending at your hotel for the evening, or connect you to your next Alaskan adventure.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Main Lodge

The Main Lodge at Todrillo Lodge is a blend of posh amenities and rustic Alaskan architecture. This 5,600 foot long main lodge log structure has walls of windows and three large cedar decks that overlook Judd Lake and the Alaska Range. Newly renovated in 2017, some of the features include spacious common areas on three different levels, a lakeside bar and dining room showcasing the beauty of the outside surroundings, and deluxe guest rooms with newly renovated bathrooms. Expect a cozy atmosphere for fireside chats, reading, or relaxing with a glass of wine from 500-bottle cellar. For maximum relaxation, there is a lakeside copper hot tub and sauna, professional massage services, media, music and wireless internet.

Guest Cabins

The main lodge features 6 guest rooms, all featuring a variety of layouts and bedding configurations. In addition to the 12 guests hosted in the main lodge, there are also two separate, private, handcrafted cabins next door to the main lodge. These private cabins feature two twin or one king-sized bed and full bathroom. These deluxe cabins face the scenic lake and offer a spacious front end lounge and Finnish glass fireplace. They are located conveniently near the yoga/sauna building and are just a stone’s throw from the lodge for meals and the company of lodge staff and other guests.

Also available are the Moose Hall and the Lakeside Retreats, serving as an exclusive experience and base of operations for up to 8 guests. Each of these deluxe, luxury cabins each feature two private bedrooms and a private seating and lounge area facing the lake. A separate building lies between the two guest lodges and features a private kitchen, dining, and living area, plus a private outdoor hot tub on the front deck. A private chef and bartender will tend to your every need as you enjoy the luxuries of this secluded oasis nestled in Alaska’s remote wilderness.

The Lodge is only accessible through chartered flight from Anchorage. Guests visiting in the summer are met by their staff on the morning of their departure at their Anchorage hotel and brought to Lake Hood to depart Anchorage for 45-minute flight to the lodge.

The Todrillo Mountain Lodge chef prepares and serves gourmet cuisine in an intimate setting, providing a truly Alaskan gastronomical experience. Replete with suggested optional wine pairings, all courses feature seasonal herbs and fresh vegetables from the lodge garden (seasonally), Alaskan seafood, and regional game dishes. If you happen to catch fish on one of your excursions, the lodge chef will expertly prepare your ‘catch of the day’ to your preferences. And as always, special diets are also accommodated with advance notice.

The skies are a brilliant blue, the sun ceases to set and the colors of the wild flowers and lush forest from a postcard-worthy landscape. There are an array of adventures available at the Lodge – including Alaska’s first Via Ferrata climbing course, fishing, hiking on glaciers, and whitewater rafting.

A chartered helicopter provides access to a number of other adventures, just beyond your door. Your pilot can take you to the best fishing holes in the Tordrillo Mountains, remote hiking meadows, or fat tire biking routes among Mt. Spurr volcanoes. Enjoy water sports with canoes, kayaks, paddleboards or wake boarding on Judd Lake.

Guests can return to the lodge for a daily yoga routine, or hit the fitness facility. Cycle between a dip in the lake and modern hot cedar sauna to end the day.


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