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Mile 1 Fish Lakes Creek, Skwentna, AK 99667-0056
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#2 of 10 Specialty lodging in Skwentna
Northwoods Lodge is a fly in fishing lodge located 65 air miles NW of Anchorage on the Yentna River. Our prices include round trip air fare from Anchorage, professional guided fishing every day of your stay, all meals and lodging.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
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Mile 1 Fish Lakes Creek, Skwentna, AK 99667-0056
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Beautiful, friendly and fun! We just enjoy fishing (not crazy about it)and this was PERFECT for our first time to fly in. Booking was easy and Shan provides detailed, helpful info. Rust flying service is great - we had 4 hours before our flight - so they dropped us off and picked us up downtown with great food recommendations. The flight to Northwoods was spectacular! We were welcomed and enjoyed a delicious home cooked rib meal. Though the best food was owner Eric’s smoked salmon sent in our snack bag with the guide for fishing. Jason was an awesome guide! Stream fishing and caught trout, river fishing for salmon and learned to “floss.” Tried fly fishing too! We also went kayaking on the lake. Very nice room and so very quiet! Each group has their own guide who caters to what you want to do or not do. They have vehicles and other boats strategically placed, so not a lot of hiking unless you want to. This is one of the original fly in lodges - they are the experts! Their focus on their guests, delicious food, and knowledgeable guides are what make a great experience. And, plenary to do if you just want to relax and not fish. Would recommend to everyone!
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Response from 65shanj, Owner at Northwoods Lodge
Responded Aug 15, 2019
Thank you so much for your awesome review. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with individual customized stays. We hope to see you back again someday.
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Spent 3 days doing some spring snowmachining in the Skwentna area and chose Northwoods as our base for the trip. Eric and Shan were great hosts and the property was a great layout that made for a private stay with enjoyable company of the hosts. They hosts were as knowledgeable as they were friendly, able to provide recommendations for trails, stops and sites to see. Gas was readily available for all of our riding and meals were all great! 5 stars all the way around.
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Shan and Eric have built a paradise in the wilderness. They employ expert guides who know all the best spots to limit out every day on Salmon, Rainbow Trout and much more. Amazing freshly prepared meals both in the lodge and kept in coolers while you fish. Shan cooks it all from scratch and includes fresh ingredients from her garden - it’s gourmet quality. Most of all, Shan and Eric are the most wonderful hosts you could imagine. They are professionals and at the same time make you feel comfortable and at home. They can accommodate anglers of all ages, with a guide that will stay with your group the entire stay. We had Mike and he was an expert on the water conditions and always knew where to be on the rivers. Their boats can accommodate up to 4 plus a guide - many other local lodges with 5 stars can only fit 2 guests per boat. Went with a family of four, including our 15 and 10 year old and they had the time of their lives. Accommodations have everything you need and the main lodge has many luxuries - game room, bar, large sofas, and more. Can’t wait to go back - book early as there are a lot of repeat customers and there’s a good reason for that!
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Response from Shan J, Owner at Northwoods Lodge
Responded Aug 26, 2018
Alex, thank you for the awesome review, it is very much appreciated. We loved having your family and it was great getting to know all of you. Your kids were great and we loved teaching them how to fly fish and seeing young people so enthusiastic about the art of fishing. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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4 perfect days in a beautiful lodge. Off the beaten path but not roughing it. Fantastic meals, staff goes out of their way to make sure your needs are taken care of. Fishing was out of this world. Coho Salmon and rainbow trout, what more could you ask for.
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Response from Shan J, Owner at Northwoods Lodge
Responded Aug 26, 2018
John, thank you for your awesome review. We really appreciate the compliment. We try our best to give everyone personal service and a great trip.
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Squeezed in a one-day trip during a business trip to Anchorage. We were "between salmon runs" but still caught a ton of trout and several kings on fly rods. Eric and Shan run a fine lodge. Very hospitable and, at the same time, professional. Took time to take us on a tour of the place at the end of our day. Rustic but with all the modern conveniences. A great day that made me want to come back again soon for fishing in the summer-and maybe in the winter for a snow machine tour.
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Response from Shan J, Owner at Northwoods Lodge
Responded Jul 24, 2018
Thank you so much for the fantastic review. It would be awesome to have you come back for a longer stay.mi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Northwoods Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Northwoods Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Northwoods Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Northwoods Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Northwoods Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Northwoods Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Northwoods Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.