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USS 7771 Yukon River Ln, Ruby, AK 99768
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There still remain a few wild places in the world and this is one of them. Nestled at the base of Kokrines Hills on the North bank of the Yukon River, Yukon River Lodge is located in the heart of Alaska across from the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge. It is the true Alaska – remote, wild and beautiful. In addition to lodging, fuel for boats, snowmachines, helicopters & ski/float planes is for sale at the lodge - Unleaded, JetA & Avgas. Activities at the lodge in the summer include - fishing day trips (Northern Pike, Grayling & Sheefish primarily), remote hot springs visit, wildlife & bird watching, Alaska Village & Cultural/Historic tours, Yukon River tours & custom guided trips. Winter activities include snowshoeing, ice fishing, remote hot springs visit, experiencing the peace and tranquility of the Yukon River, sitting by the bonfire overlooking the majestic Yukon River and checking out the Iditarod Sled Dog Race when the race comes through Ruby. Off the road system (approx halfway between Fairbanks and Nome), the lodge is accessible by boat, helicopter, float plane, ski plane & snowmachine. It is also a fuel stop for the Iron Dog Snowmachine Race @ Mile 324 from Fairbanks.
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USS 7771 Yukon River Ln, Ruby, AK 99768
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Melerding wrote a review Apr 2020
Sitka, Alaska12 contributions2 helpful votes
Sam & his crew are AWESOME. Lodge is comfortable and clean. The luxury of having a hot shower to & from Moose camp is priceless. There were 9 in our group and virtually everyone commented on the hospitality of Yukon River Lodge. On our return trip they had saved extra fuel for us which was a real life saver because everyone was out of fuel on the river waiting for a fuel barge. Next time we are back on the Yukon we will definitely stop for a return visit!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Safari10462871545 wrote a review Nov 2018
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I have been to the Yukon River Lodge twice each time with friends for some sightseeing. The first time 2 of us stayed in the Cabin not the lodge. The view out the front window was of the fabulous Yukon river, simply amazing. The first morning we walked over to the driveway to go up to the lodge and happened upon FRESH moose tracks, so fresh we could hear it in the brush ahead of us. The rest of the stay was tremendous. The second stay I opted to stay in the cabin again, sadly no moose escort to the lodge. We were on the river a lot the scenery breathtaking Sam’s knowledge of the river led us to fantastic areas and excellent hiking on land. Seeing bears in the wild is something you don’t forget and moose tracks as big as my boot was phenomenal. Tamara and Sam are both knowledgeable and fascinating hosts. Tamara wins the culinary edge with Sam a good second.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled
rockyelerding wrote a review Sep 2018
Ketchikan, Alaska3 contributions1 helpful vote
The folks who run this place are top notch. In addition to the world class hospitality they had excellent prices on both fuel and lodging. We could not have been happier with the accommodations or the service. If you get a chance to stay here of just stop by to refuel, do it. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled
Response from yukonriverlodge, Owner at Yukon River Lodge
Responded Oct 5, 2018
Thanks Rocky! We loved having you guys -- hope you can make it downriver again next year to see us.
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Butch O wrote a review Sep 2018
Ketchikan, Alaska18 contributions8 helpful votes
Very nice place, a jewel on the Yukon a little up river from Ruby, Alaska. Very accommodating family owned and operated lodge. Comfortable rooms, beautiful setting, fuel, food, call ahead for reservations, you love it.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled
sanborncr wrote a review Sep 2018
Durham, Maine4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our second stay at the Yukon River Lodge, and it was just as wonderful as our first! The location is spectacular; the accommodations are very comfy; and the food was plentiful and delicious. The side trips with Sam and Tamara were special. Their knowledge of the plants, animals, and birds of the area is vast. We heartily recommend their boat trips up the Melozi, to Twin Slough, and to Deep Creek. Jim & Cindy S.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Michael K wrote a review Sep 2018
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Sam is a wonderful host. His lodge is a great place to stay. Sam also provided us with river transportation for a hike to Melozi. On day two of our hike, we had to back out due to my son's knee. I sent Sam a text with my inReach and he dropped everything to come get us. Sam also provided us with sugestions for places to fish and possible side trips while paddling down the Yukon. If you need anything, just ask and Sam is there to help. My boys still talk about his dog Nick. Nick is well trained and very friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yukon River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Yukon River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Yukon River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Does Yukon River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Yukon River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Yukon River Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Ruby.