Alpine Creek Lodge is in the heart of the Alaska Range on the Denali Highway. This is a very unique property, and a new lodge. The nearest town (2 gas stations!) is over 70 miles away! No neighbors for 26 miles. The lodge sits on the South Facing slopes at the foot of a long since receded glacier. Alpine Creek is spring fed and runs year round. We are open year round, and in the winter the Denali Highway is not plowed.
Traveling into the lodge in winter via snowmobile is amazing! The Aurora Borealis is seen on most clear winter nights, and is an unforgettable experience. The rental can include anything you would like to do, to include fully guided fishing, hunting, ATV and snowmobile tours. You tell us what you would like and we'll make it happen.
We have suite rooms variable for $199 a night for two and $35.00 for each additional person. Each suite has a queen bed in them and we can add cots for extra people. We do offer the ability to rent out the entire lodge, including all the toys that go along with that. Give us a call for other options and rates.
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This is a family run business. We are living a dream that started over 30 years ago. We are life long Alaskans, and have many stories to tell about our great state. Jennifer and Claude Bondy own the lodge, and our 7 year old son is quite the host to our guests, and he enjoys the lodge life.
Claude and Jennifer Bondy purchased this lodge in 2008
We spent over 10 years actively searching for the perfect spot. We finally found it 4 years ago, and spent 2 years working as hard as we could to be able to purchase this property and build our lodge. This is in one of the most remote and beautiful places in Alaska. Very few people know about this area of Alaska, and provides us the serenity of enjoying Alaska without the crowds.
The most beneficial part of our property is the solitude of the wilderness. The views from the lodge are of 100 square miles of remote Alaska, and it is your private playground while staying with us. We don't have strict rules about what you do while you are at our lodge, and we want you to be as comfortable as you are at home. Your privacy and respect is of utmost priority while you stay with us.
Alpine Creek Lodge – August 2016
When we decided to go to Alaska for our 25th Anniversary I started the process of sorting thru all the different opportunities sorting thru many towns, hotels, tour guides and many lodges; we happened onto Alpine Creek Lodge, MP68 on the Alaska Highway. I emailed Jennifer, she proceeded to tell me that they had packages that included fishing, sight-seeing, 4-wheeling and other activities that were custom made to our liking. I told her we also wanted to ride the train and take a tour to see the glaciers and maybe a whale. She said, “No problem, I can put your whole trip together, from the time you touch down until you take off.” To say the least she put together a package for the lodge as well as utilizing other tour agencies and the Alaska Railroad, one price for all. We spent the last 2 days ‘Seeing Alaska’. The difference between ‘Seeing Alaska’ and ‘Living Alaska’ is Alpine Creek Lodge. Russ and Sharon (their part time help from Maryland) picked us up at the hotel early. We arrived at the Lodge in the afternoon after a lunch stop, that’s when we met Jennifer, Claude and their son Bob as well as Chrissy the chef and Bandit. The next 5 days were a blur, fishing, sightseeing, 4 wheeling in the Razor to Moose Camp (could get muddy if you’re lucky), gold panning (nice hike), fishing, and glassing for Cariboo and, and visiting with Iditarod Mushers was one of highlights. Meals were served Family Style with lunch out on the trail; Bob can make one fine burger. Each evening ended with a visit to 3 Bob’s Bar, visiting with other guests, sharing stories of their day. When we left, it was like leaving family, and we will be back.
With 16 months of planning and looking at many photos, our expectations were very high, I must admit the things we did and the places we saw were far above and beyond our expectations. If you want to ‘See Alaska’ get behind glass with a hundred other people, if you want to “Live Alaska”, call Jennifer and Claude at Alpine Creek Lodge.
Tim & Vanessa Churchman – Bandera, Texas
The couple that was there when Ricky Schroder was there……..
We stayed for three days and had a wonderful time. There were very helpful suggestions offered for anything we asked about. We were directed to some of the most beautiful places to explore. It didn't matter when we can back from an explore there was warm food waiting. We were treated like family. It will be hard to beat this place for a remote Alaska wilderness adventure. We would recommend this to anyone who just wants to enjoy the beauty of Alaska with a wonderful family atmosphere.
Jennifer and Claude are the hosts in their home in this incredible lodge in the middle (literally) of the Denali Highway. This is a rustic lodge nestled in the middle of nowhere Alaska. Claude led us on hiking tours planned just for us that were exactly what we were looking for. Chrissy cooked tasty family style meals that were plentiful. Hot and cold lunches on the trail. Plenty of snacks. Comfortable rooms and lots of fun socializing with everyone in the common areas of the house. We must come back in the snow!!
We loved it! Thank-you for a memorable stay.
Sarah and Erik
We really wanted to see the back country of Denali first hand and thanks to Claude and his great guide Bob, we did just that. Staying at the lodge was like visiting family. They made us feel so welcome. Jennifer had wonderful homecooked meals and all the different people that dropped by while we were there was a treat. From fishing to hiking to ATV riding, it was great. We left with a lot of great pictures, wonderful memories and and a desire to return again soon. You will love staying here!
Never have I ever felt so comfortable on vacation! Jennifer, Claude and the others were absolutely sublime- the atmosphere was so welcoming that my boyfriend and I knew we picked the right place. The scenery was fantastic, and we were planning on going to Denali park for a day, but the area around their property was so perfect we changed our minds. Jennifer made homecooked meals everyday and we were truly treated like family. The interesting and wonderful people that dropped in made the stay that much more unique and lovely.
To truly get a taste of wild Alaska, one must stay here. I will probably become obnoxious recommending Alpine Creek Lodge to everyone, because they made our vacation perfect.
Thanks a million, Jennifer and Claude!
We have had the opportunity to stay at this amazing lodge. Our church youth group did a retreat here. We were welcomed with a warm facility and great company! The owners were incredibly nice and the facility met our needs as a group and individually. There was ample space to do the activities that we wanted to do. The facilities were clean and we were able to use the facility to either cook our own meals or to have our meals cooked for us.
Our teens at our church loved this facility and talk about it often. It's time to make another appointment at Alpine Creek Lodge. They sure earned our business for a lifetime and we would HIGHLY recommend this facility to anyone who may be traveling on the Denali Hwy (including big or small groups). Even if you just want to stop in for a cup of coffee!! Do it! It will be worth your stop!
Alpine Creek Lodge is situated on the South Facing Slopes of the Clearwater Mountains, which is a range of mountains extending South out of the mighty Alaska Range. Here, you will find no crowds, and miles and miles of untouched wilderness. Hiking and climbing relatively easy mountains can be done right from the lodge.
You will be treated to seeing a lot of wildlife, from moose and caribou, to the more rare wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, fox, wolverine, lynx along with several species of birds.
Our photography/wildlife tours are some of the best in Alaska. If your lucky in early spring and late fall, you might see the Auroroa Borealis. In the winter, seeing the Aurora is much more likely.
A nice and easy hike up the Alpine Creek Valley is a must do activity. There are high valley lakes and you will be walking on a glacial morain left over from thousands of years ago.
Our atv tours travel to some of the best Trophy Arctic Grayling fishing in Alaska. You will not see anyone else as you fish in nameless lakes, creeks and ponds in the crystal clear waters in our area.
We also offer gold panning trips from the lodge! The Valdez Creek Mining District has some of the highest concentrations of gold in the state! And here at the lodge, we have access to claims in this area. You can also walk around the historic ghost town of Denali. All that remains is the post office from 1903, and grave sites, but you can see the original streets that boasted a population of 20,000 people in 1903! A few small mining operations remain in this area.
Our area also is home to the Nelchina Caribou herd. This herd numbers nearly 50,000 animals. Most caribou drop thier antlers every year, and we do tours for folks that enjoy finding these cool items. These are a lot of fun and clients can find several sheds in a day! These are great for hanging on your wall at your home!
A favorite activity of our guests is to sit around the campfire in the evening, enjoying steaks on the BBQ grill and telling the stories of the day.
We arrange horsebacking tours into the Clearwater Mountains. This is a great way to travel in the Alaska Backcountry! Getting close to wildlife is insured when traveling this way.
Rafting and kayaking can be arranged through the lodge also! Drop off in the Nenana River and 'Ride the Canyon!'.
There is a lot of extremely rugged country in our area, and if your interested in some super serious adventure, just let us know ahead of time and we'll put together something that few, if any, have ever done!
Our winter snow mobile tours are raved about by our visitors! Winter provides a way to get where you can't get in the summer. These tours are tailored to the ability of our guests, from beginner to advanced. Many
of our guests during the winter are treated to an amazing display of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) which is something that must be seen to appreciate. Our very remote location with the nearest light being 65 miles away in any direction provides some of the best night sky viewing anywhere in the world.
If you have a 'dream list' of things you want to see in Alaska during your stay, let us know. We arrange Denali National Park visits, deep sea fishing, hot spring tours and anything else Alaska that you always wanted to see.