Carl and Kirsten Dixon invite you to join them at Winterlake Lodge and Redoubt Bay Lodge, two distinct remote fly-in lodge properties in Southcentral Alaska. The Dixon family has been living in the backcountry of Alaska for over 25 years and offer remote float-fishing trips, hiking, and wildlife excursions. Summer adventures include sportfishing packages, natural history tours, bear viewing, wildlife touring excursions, helicopter tours and culinary programs. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snow machine excursions, wilderness dog mushing instruction, culinary programs and northern lights viewing. Custom trip planning is encouraged.
Located at the entrance to Rainy Pass, Winterlake Lodge sits on a beautiful, serene lake that is home to otters, loons, trumpeter swans and other wild birds. In the fall, Sandhill cranes migrate through the area and the ground is covered with wildflowers and berries. The lodge is a checkpoint along the National Historic Iditarod Trail in March, which makes for a very exciting time to be a guest at Winterlake. As a dog mushing instructional center for guests in the winter, Winterlake Lodge offers peaceful respite along with many various winter and summer activities.
The main lodge is home to a comfortable great room for relaxing by the fire and viewing Winter Lake through the picture windows. There is a dining area and a very large kitchen for daily meal preparation and nightly culinary workshops. In keeping with tradition, award-winning exemplary Alaska regional cuisine is served. There is also a large meditative yoga room and wellness program (including massage therapy), a hot tub on the main deck, and a lakeside wood-burning sauna with a short dock for diving into the lake afterward. There are many diversions from the daily routine in the main lodge, including an Alaskana library, a bar area and wireless internet services. Guests at Winterlake Lodge are accommodated in five well-appointed log cabins, each with private bath facilities.
Redoubt Bay Lodge
Located within a 171,500-acre critical habitat area, Redoubt Bay Lodge sits at the entrance to Lake Clark Pass. The lodge offers fishing for salmon, wildlife viewing for bears, kayaking along a connected lake system, and the opportunity to see many varieties of rare birds. There are several naturalists on staff that accompany guests on boat-based natural history tours. The lodge is accessible by float or ski plane only, and guests land on Big River Lakes after a scenic 50-minute flight from Anchorage.
The small main lodge is a hand-hewn historic log cabin. The lodge managers are weather observers for the National Weather Service and report when pilots can fly through scenic Lake Clark Pass. The lodge offers a large kitchen where all meals are prepared, as well as the guests' dining and recreational facilities. There is a small reference library and a small gift shop area, as well as games, stationery and postcards. Guests at Redoubt Bay Lodge are accommodated in three private guest cabins, each with private bath facilities.
Ground transportation in Anchorage; round-trip air transportation from Anchorage to the lodge; meals; guide service; use of lodge equipment; cleaning and freezing of harvested fish.
Round-trip transportation between home city and Anchorage; accommodations in Anchorage; fishing license; alcoholic or specialty beverages; gratuities; fish processing and shipping; additional fly-out excursions; additional flights between lodges.