At Alaska West we run a deluxe tent lodge. What does that mean?
Anglers sleep in heated tents with carpeted wooden floors. Our dining tent gives plenty of room to spread out, relax and enjoy our Alaska Gourmet cuisine.
We provide showers and sinks with hot and cold running water, and our outhouse facilities are cleaned and emptied every day.
If you’re looking for white linen tablecloths, you should look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a very comfortable place to spend the week fishing, relaxing and enjoying a little corner of Alaska, you’ve come to the right place.
We call our facility a “tent lodge.” It is made up of a combination of permanent and semi-permanent structures, and is designed to combine comfortable living, eating, and lounging areas with a location right on top of a phenomenal river.
The dining tent is a spacious 24’x 60′ heated structure with wood floors and is always kept neat and clean. It fixes to our kitchen, a permanent structure which has the state of the art equipment such as gas ranges, convection oven, microwave, refrigerators and freezers.
The lounge is great place to relax after a full day of fishing. This large heated tent is furnished with comfortable chairs and tables. At your disposal are a refrigerator with cool soda, juices and mixers, poker chips with cards, board games, dart board, magazines, books, map board, and yes WiFi. We also have a fly tying bench with a limited supply of fly tying materials and vises.
After returning from your day’s fishing adventure this ‘tent’ serves as a place for you to hang your wet waders, coats, boots and anything else you don’t want wet or dirty in your sleeping quarters.
Showers and Restrooms/Outhouses
Our showers have hot and cold running water with a sink basin and chair. They are cleaned daily. Our restrooms are indeed outhouses. They too are cleaned daily and they are strategically located near your tent cabin.
Tent Cabins/Sleeping Quarters
Your heated tent cabin is furnished with two single beds with full bedding and pillow, clean shower linen, nightstand, hang-down bug net, lantern, carpeted floor and clothes hangers. Our housekeeping staff will come through daily to make beds, empty trash and tidy up to ensure your new home stays neat and clean.
Visiting Alaska West means spending a week in our own little village in the middle of the Alaskan bush. The staff that supports our facility is a major reason that many of our guests choose to return year after year.
Besides our best-in-industry guide staff, our team includes mechanics and camp helpers, a gourmet chef and kitchen staff, housekeepers, managers and a dedicated camp host. Although our guests see nothing but smooth operations and great days of fishing, back at camp our crack team is maintaining motors, preparing meals, smoking and freezing salmon, cleaning tent cabins, doing laundry, making repairs, and just generally making sure that all you need to worry about is making the next cast!
Ours is a hardcore team of professionals that loves the Alaskan summer, the bounty of the Kanektok, the opportunity to spend time with our guests, and the chance to work hard in the middle of the bush. They make Alaska West the special place that it is.