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“Best lodge ever!”
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Aerial view from above lake
Aerial view above entrance
Lakeside deck
View from lake
Lawn and fire pit
Picnic table and fire pit
Evening chats by the campfire
Lakeside deck
Aerial of Backcountry Warriors fall time
Upstairs Living Room and Kitchen
Upstairs Living Room
Lake view from Kitchenette
Reception Dinner at Backcountry Warriors
Upstairs sun room/dining room
Upstairs sun room/dining room
Upper deck
Fall on the lake
Official Iditarod Start. Only 2 miles by Snowmobile
Iditarod Race on Crystal Lake, OUR BACKYARD! Iditarod & Snowmachine packages available!
Your hosts Kevin and Sheila Monson
Snowmobiling!
Dog Sled Tours
Snowmobiling
Dog Sled Tours
Sled Dog
Our lake in winter
Knockerball!
Relaxing by the lake
Yard games
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal Dinner
Yard games
Kashwitna Room
Kashwitna Rooms
Motnana Creek Room
Yentna Room
Montana Creek Room
Lakeside Deck
Yentna Room
Yentna Room
Yentna Room
Montana Creek Room
Kashwitna Room
Deshka Room
Susitna Room
Susitna Room
Susitna Room
Deshka Room
Susitna Room
Deshka Room
Deshka Room
Deshka Room
Downstairs Common Area
Bathrooms
Downstairs Common Area
Wall Map of Alaska
Downstairs Common Area
Kitchenette
Kitchenette
Kitchenette
Kitchenette
Kitchenette
Kitchenette
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Willow, Alaska

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Buckeyegi...
1 review
“Best lodge ever!”
Reviewed December 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Stayed at the lodge for a work Christmas party. The hosts were awesome and there for any need. They made amazing food and made you feel like you were family. Best lodge I have ever been to and would recommend for anyone wanting a true Alaskan feel to beautiful Willow, Alaska.

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Management Response
Dec 12, 2016
Hey Buckeyegirl907! We so enjoyed your company Christmas party and serving all of you! You all were so adventurous going out on the Dog sled rides and even standing up on the runners - way to go! This group was so good to have here and enjoyed all the conversation. Looking forward to next time with you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
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MrsRenner
Palmer
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Company Christmas Party”
Reviewed December 1, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Back Country Warriors was a great place to host our company Christmas party. Their place had plenty of room for our group of about 50 people, we had our employees and their families join us. While there we went ice fishing, ice skating, and drove our 4 wheelers around the property and on the ice. (We brought all this)
Indoors they have split levels so it was really nice that the kids had room to roam downstairs with a separate mini kitchen and games.
Kevin and Sheila are wonderful hosts, and they made an amazing 5 course dinner for us all. Sheila's homemade bread with dinner was exceptionally good. We also ended the night with fireworks.
If your thinking of a great Alaskan location for a large group this is the place to be.

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Management Response
Dec 2, 2016
We were so honored to have Rennco Electric choose Backcountry Warriors for your Christmas Party! We had so much fun with you guys. It was obvious that you all are what we call "Good Folk". Hard working, love your families, and are right at home in the great Alaska outdoors. LOVED having you here. Please come back again soon!

Kevin Monson
Backcountry Warriors
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Dana V
1 review
“Peaceful and relaxing retreat”
Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My husband and I stayed overnight with Backcountry Warriors. This was the most relaxing enjoyable evening we could have ever asked for. Such a gorgeous setting, gorgeous place and Kevin & Sheila are the best host! They made the most delicious brisket and all the fixings. It was so good I couldn't stop eating. We had a tour around the beautiful lake on their motorized dock, everything was absolutely perfect. Our room was spacious and so comfortable. Kevin & Sheila have made this place an amazing destination for whatever type of outing you can think of. Sitting around the fire visiting and having such a good time with great friends was a great part of our evening too. We absolutely loved everything and plan on this being a regular relaxing escape for us. Highly recommend this to all!!! Thank you to Kevin & Sheila for everything!!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2016
Dana, We very much enjoyed having you guys here! Even though it was a short visit, it was still sad to see you guys leave. You guys were so much FUN! Hope you guys come back soon!
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Tad M
1 review
“Wonderful Stay and Great People”
Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a group of 14 stay with the great people of Backcountry Warriors in July of 2016. They were the perfect stop for our large group as we were traveling to Talkeetna and Denali NP. We were served incredible brisket with all the fixings and had plenty of food to spare. I can't say enough good things about our stay. Kevin went through the trouble of planning multiple hiking trips for our group so that people of all experience levels could enjoy the natural beauty of AK. They were also kind enough to mail a pair of sunglasses to AR which I had left at the lodge. We were treated so kindly that I can hardly wait to stay with them again.
My only suggestion would be to make sure that you follow the route given to you by the owners as opposed to the one which comes up on Apple maps. (Who among us have not been lead astray by Apple maps?)

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Liked best: The owners and the beautiful lake on which it's located
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2016
Tad, if the world were full of people that were in your group the world would be a lot better place. Very much enjoyed having you guys here and I hope you will ALL come back and soon!

Kevin Monson
Backcountry Warriors
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MandMandM...
1 review
“Perfect lodge for a big group”
Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Kevin and Sheila were the perfect hosts for our group wanting to relax and enjoy hiking. They fed us hearty, delicious meals and tailored our hikes to the different levels of difficulty we desired based on their thorough knowledge of the area. The lodge is brand new, clean, and situated on a nice lake.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 19, 2016
Kevin & I loved having you at our "new to us" lodge. The extensive renovations throughout turned out well. So glad we made the jump to the larger more spacious property so we could have groups like yours. Cooking for you guys was a complete joy! The hikes were so fun! So glad to have had the opportunity to share our Alaska with you all. Hope to see you again on your next trip North.
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Mickayla...
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ultimate Retreat”
Reviewed August 6, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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I stayed for 9 days with 4 family members and a few friends for the week of my wedding. Could not have picked a more perfect setting for hosting our rehearsal dinner! The property boasts a great grassy yard for lawn games, a firepit in the woods for roasting marshmellows, and a motorized dock that we were able to take out into the middle of the lake to go fishing. The rooms are outfitted with charming bunk beds that the hosts built themselves, finished with quality linens. Only about 40 minutes from Wasilla, but far enough out to feel secluded and experience true peace and quiet. If you're looking for a place to host a large gathering or maybe just for one night with your significant other... look no further. The Backcountry Lodge is your home away from home.

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Liked best: Lakefront solitude, cozy lodge style feel, brisket dinner
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2016
Hi Mickayla,
You and your group were truly a blessing to have here. Such an honor to share what we have and to be a small part of your wedding week. Looking forward to seeing you and your new husband for a super fun snowmachine retreat! Kevin & Sheila
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