Lake Clark National Park
Located within Lake Clark National & Preserve in the heart of the Alaska Range, Redoubt Mountain Lodge sits along the shores and is the only privately owned property on beautiful glacier-fed Crescent Lake. Surrounded by the dramatic Chigmit Mountains, the lodge’s stunning scenery make it the ideal destination for an unforgettable Alaskan Adventure. Redoubt Mountain Lodge boasts an absolute wealth of activities ranging from world class Salmon & Trout fishing, hiking, kayaking & paddle boarding, photography, and wildlife viewing. The parkland surrounding the lodge is home to Alaskan brown & black bears and is regarded as some of the best bear viewing in the state. Guests of Redoubt Mountain Lodge can enjoy daily sightings of Alaskan Brown bears as they forage for berries, hunt Salmon or raise their young.
The property on which the lodge rests was originally owned by the Bureau of Land Management until 1960 when a family from Homer built one of the original structures. In the early 1980’s the surrounding area was designated a National Park and Preserve by President Carter and in 1984, an air taxi owner/operator purchased the property and operated as a fishing lodge – Telaquana Lodge. The lodge changed hands a couple of times until 1999 when it was purchased by the current owners, Wayne and Jeanie Holm. In 2000 the property was reopened as Redoubt Mountain Lodge with significant upgrades and improvements implemented each year. The lodge owners and on-site managers, Ryan and Heather Richards, are committed to providing a premier wilderness facility that offers an unforgettable Alaskan experience.
The authentic spruce log main lodge provides all the comforts of home and features cozy furnishings, a fireplace, bar, dining room, kitchen and large deck overlooking Crescent Lake. Other amenities located on the property include a beautiful gazebo style cedar hot tub with 300 degree views of lake, wood-fired sauna, and massage therapy cabin. There are 6 private guest cabins spread throughout the property which offer electricity, central heat and daily housekeeping service. Each spruce log cabin includes a queen and twin bed, a private bathroom and shower, and views of the lake and mountains.
The lodge is only accessible via a 70-minute scenic flight by float plane from Anchorage. Transportation from Homer and Kenai can also be arranged.
Redoubt Mountain Lodge provides a unique dining experience where the menu, service and ambience complement each other to achieve perfect harmony. The lodge chef creates wonderfully balanced dishes to keep you fueled and feeling great throughout your stay. Meals include freshly caught Alaskan Salmon & Halibut and the finest quality meats. Cedar plank Sockeye Salmon, prosciutto wrapped baked halibut, grilled filet mignon or rib-eye steak to name a few. Produce is flown in daily to ensure guests are receiving the freshest ingredients. Homemade baked breads, pastries and desserts are always available.
Due to its unique location, Redoubt Mountain Lodge offers a variety of adventures to choose from. The fishing available is outstanding. Crescent Lake and River offer multiple species to target, novice friendly water, and lots of angling options all within a short boat ride from lodge. Species available vary throughout the summer months with our Sockeye & Pink Salmon running in July followed by the Silver Salmon in late August through September. Dolly Varden, Lake Trout and Arctic Char are abundant, feisty and are available for catch & release angling throughout the season. The lodge provides everything you need including breathable chest waders, rod/reel/tackle and expert guides to ensure your best chance of success. Anglers can choose from fishing Crescent Lake and its many small tributaries to the lake outlet and the Salmon producing Crescent River. Fly or spin fishing along the river bank, from a boat or walk and wade are all available.
Lake Clark National Park is home to Alaskan brown and black bears and offers some of the best bear viewing and photography opportunities in Alaska. You will be able to watch these amazing animals in their natural habitat. Photograph or simply watch the bears as they feast on spawning salmon, forage along the shoreline and raise their young. Travel with an experienced guide by boat or kayak watching bears from a close distance. Other bear viewing options include helicopter fly out trips during June where pilot and guides will take you to an exclusive coastal area rich with bears. Watch enormous boars (males), sows with cubs, adolescent & solitary bears as they go about their daily lives foraging, breeding and being bears. The helicopter fly-out options also include flight seeing throughout Lake Clark National Park as well as guided kayaking/paddle boarding trips on remote streams within the Alaska Range.
Near the property guests can enjoy a variety of other activities. Hiking options abound at RML. Guests can choose from short easy hikes to beautiful meadows, cascading waterfalls and towering canyons or you can conquer one of the surrounding peaks on a full-day adventure. If you prefer to kayak, experience endless lake paddling in one of the single or double person boats. Guests can also soak up a wilderness float in our inflatable kayaks as you navigate a glacial tributary of the Crescent Lake.
Make It Your Own
- Extend your stay at the Redoubt Mountain Lodge
- Add another wilderness lodge stay to your trip
- Add additional days and explore the Kenai Peninsula after your lodge stay
You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.