by Phil Corless
Thirty minutes south of the Alaska Highway, along the Tok Cut-Off that leads travelers into the Copper River Valley, you’ll find a beautiful log home surrounded by both refurbished old cabins and brand new modern ones. This little patch of wilderness, with a babbling creek running through the middle of it, is a great place to experience Alaska. The biggest cabin, Eagle’s Nest, can sleep a family of four in two bedrooms. It has a loft, wood burning fireplace and incredible mountain views from the front porch. Two hearty home-cooked meals, breakfast and dinner, are provided in the main lodge each day. After miles of driving the Alaska Highway it will feel good to unwind in the wood-fired hot tub and sauna, or simply sit around the fire pit making S’mores. Kids will love the little playhouse and custom swing set, where they can play under the midnight sun well past their bedtime.
The Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge is in a remote valley 28 miles south of Tok. The lodge’s 11 acres are surrounded by millions of acres of public land, giving you a real “middle of nowhere” vibe. You can drive into Tok for restaurants and grocery stores, but you don’t need to go all that way for family-friendly activities. Near the lodge are opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing. Your hosts will point you toward their favorite spots for fishing and bird watching. And everywhere you look is wildlife. With its luxury handbuilt cabins, epic wilderness and delicious gourmet meals, the Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge will be a great part of your Alaskan family vacation.
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- Wood-fired hot tub
- Free Wi-Fi
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
by Rosanne v
We stayed with John and Jill somewhere around mid-August for four nights and we’re so happy and grateful for the days we spend there. If you’re around Tok, go to John and Jill. You will have the best time there!
You might think, what does Tok have to offer? Well, the answer is very simple: whatever you desire, because that’s what John and Jill have in store for you! During your first dinner, they will ask you what you would like to do during your stay. As said, the possibilities are infinite. You can hike on one of the beautiful trails they set out, you can try your luck fishing, or you can paddle on one of the beautiful lakes and rivers near by. But those activities are just a glimpse of what John and Jill really have to offer. You want to help gather and cut wood, join a hunt during hunting season, explore the beautiful scenery by a four wheeler or eat hotdogs in the wilderness? John and Jill will accomodate pretty much every crazy wish you might have and you’ll have a wonderful time!
The best reason, however, to go to the Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge is not the endless list of awesome activities, but it’s them - John and Jill. They are wonderful, incredibly kind and wholehearted people. To us, it was obvious that they love what they do and that shows in every single detail during your trip there.
I could probably go on and on about our stay there, but I’ll just keep it short: It was amazing, fun and just such an out-of-this-world experience for us and we are so grateful for that. John and Jill, thanks again, we won’t ever forget our stay there!
Rose & Bas, The Hague
There is so much to do and see at Wilderness Lodge! We stayed in the Eagle's Nest cabin which was very comfy and warm. There are bikes to explore the area, fishing poles to fish in the nearby creek, a playhouse for the kids, and a sauna & hot tub to unwind after a day of fun. We encountered a moose on the road to the lodge.
Owners, John & Jill are simply wonderful! We enjoyed a scrumptious dinner and a delightful breakfast before heading to Fairbanks.