Kenai Backcountry Lodge

Immerse yourself in wild, backcountry Alaska!

Originally built in the 1930s as a remote hunting lodge, Kenai Backcountry Lodge was lovingly restored and renovated to preserve its historic character but allow for a few modern conveniences. Today, the lodge welcomes guests from around the world into the gathering room, rustically elegant and heated by a wood-stove. Pour yourself a glass of wine or help yourself to a creek-cooled beverage, using our “honor system” to track your selections and settle-up at the end of your stay. You are family here, and we want you to relax, enjoy and unplug with your loved ones.

Surrounding the main lodge are nine cabins, each charming and offering a special place to call home during your stay. All offer charming indoor amenities, including lodge-style furnishings, linens, comforters, propane heaters and lights. Only a few paces away from the lodge, you'll find beautiful, glacier-carved Skilak Lake.

When you are not out enjoying a guided activity, the lodge offers a wood-fired sauna (bring your suit, and some courage to dip in the lake!), a bonfire pit and even ping-pong under a canopy! As always, our staff strives to make your Alaska vacation the trip of a lifetime.

Successful Hydro System at Kenai Backcountry Lodge

The strategic construction of a hydro-electric system utilizes the power of a nearby creek to lessen dependence on generators at Kenai Backcountry Lodge. The water from the creek moves through a series of pipes and through a turbine to eventually charge the lodge's battery bank. Following its natural path, all creek water flows into Skilak Lake. The energy stored in the battery bank runs all lights and water in the kitchen, main lodge, and bathhouse as well as lodge laundry facilities. Guests are fascinated by the hydro system and truly appreciate the lack of generator noise that is common to most other backcountry lodges. Alaska Wildland Adventures is proud to continue working towards promoting the quiet beauty of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and all of Alaska's wild places.