An Exclusive Stay in the Brooks Range
Built by hand in 1974, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is the solution for comfort and solitude, 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Your all-inclusive trip will begin in Fairbanks before flying to the village of Bettles, and then via floatplane to the lodge. Due to the remote location compared to other backcountry lodges in Alaska, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is one of the more unique options for experiencing true Alaskan wilderness.
The main lodge is situated a few hundred feet away from Iniakuk Lake and contains the dining hall, kitchen, and rooms. It offers a cozy wood-burning stove with a comfortable seating area for guests to relax at the end of the day, as well as a nearby sauna for further relaxation.
Rooms are smartly decorated while still maintaining a highly rustic ambiance that compliments the remote surroundings. Some rooms have en-suite bathrooms, while others will share the bathhouse, which is equipped with modern showers and endless hot water—a rare commodity in the far north! Some rooms offer fireplaces, but all boast stunning views of the lake or surrounding landscape.
The lodge is only accessible by small plane from Fairbanks. Although hiking trails branch out from the lodge, the rugged landscape requires a plane to reach most destinations in the area as there are no roads.
Handmade meals are served family style in the lodge, cooking with local produce and meats when possible. There are no assigned seats at the dining table, and storytelling is highly encouraged.
Wake up every morning to the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread, pastries, and a number of other irresistible dishes. In the evenings, sit down and enjoy local Alaska salmon, decadent desserts complimented by freshly picked blueberries, and a bounty of vegetables grown on site—a courtesy of the midnight sun.
Each guest will have the opportunity to participate in a private floatplane adventure into the Alaskan bush. You may choose to float down a remote river, flight-see over the Kobuk National Park Sand Dunes, or fly over the Arrigetch Peaks.
Other activities options include a picnic lunch near migrating caribou, canoeing on the picturesque Iniakuk Lake, hiking in the Brooks Range, or a day of fishing.
Make It Your Own
- Spend more time in Fairbanks and explore the Dalton Highway with a private guide.
- Explore the Aurora Borealis from starting in late August.
- Connect the lodge stay with another Alaska touring program.
- Buyout the entire property for an exclusive stay for your family and friends.
You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.