December 2022

Talon Lodge & Spa Alaska's Luxury Adventure Resort

Experience an Alaska fishing lodge that exceeds every standard for service, quality, and excellence.  Talon Lodge & Spa has been creating Alaska memories for families, couples, and friend groups for 20 years.

Alaska Fishing Lodge – Redefined

Talon Lodge & Spa is like no other Alaska Fishing Lodge or Alaska Adventure Resort.  This private island resort is specifically designed with families and couples in mind.  It’s safe to say that Talon Lodge hosts more women each summer than any other Alaska fishing lodge.

Four gourmet chefs, waterfront and open-air spa and massage center, and a private island setting complete with a private beach.  There is nothing like it!


Talon Lodge & Spa Alaska Sportfishing

The waters that surround Talon Lodge are simply the best and most productive Salmon fishing waters in Alaska.  It takes fewer rod hours to land a King Salmon or Silver Salmon, in Sitka Sound vs. any other saltwater fishing location in Western Alaska or British Columbia.

Not only is King Salmon and Silver Salmon fishing great, but the Halibut and Rockfish fishing at Talon Lodge meets every expectation.

Talon’s fleet of sportfishing vessels are all custom-built and provide full walk-around fishing with heated cabins.  The experienced guide and mate take care of everything and all you need to do is fish and catch!

Talon Lodge & Spa Alaska Gourmet Cuisine

Four chefs share their artistry with 24-guests each evening.

This is a true sea-to-table and farm-to-table experience.  Talon focuses on introducing Alaska’s sea treasures in creative and different ways to broaden one’s idea of preparing fish and seafood.  There is also an evening cooking class and demonstration, performed by one of the Talon Lodge chefs to teach how easy it is to prepare wonderful salmon meals at home.

Talon is one of the few adventure resorts with an Executive Pastry Chef.  Yes, Talon Lodge provides a variety of cookies, and all of the bread, pastries, and desserts are made in-house and presented fresh out of the oven.

Talon Lodge & Spa Luxury Spa Pavilion

Imagine getting a massage with water lapping beneath you, eagles singing above you, and the view of Alaska’s Inside Passage directly in front of you.

This is a wellness experience that can only be found at Talon Lodge & Spa.

The open-air massage and spa facility is situated with a direct view of Mount Edgecumbe and is secluded from the rest of the private island resort.

Guests enjoy a variety of massage treatments and can also be treated to a complete spa experience including massage, scrubs, soaking in the Japanese Soaking Tub, and capping the day off with a champagne lunch.

Talon has created an Alaska luxury spa environment that is beyond any and all expectations – Wellness Alaska Style

Talon Lodge & Spa Much More Than Alaska Fishing

Talon Lodge has a mission – Create Memories!

Alaska fishing is the best in the world, but there is so much more to do and see in Alaska, and the adventure menu provided by Talon lodge helps to bring these experiences to every Talon Lodge guest.

Some of the Alaska adventures include atv tours, crabbing, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, wildlife viewing, bird and eagle viewing, or just enjoying the private beach and view of Alaska’s Inside Passage

Within the Wild Winterlake Lodge

On the western edge of the Alaska Range sits Winterlake Lodge.

This all-inclusive retreat is situated right in the middle of mountains and glaciers which places you “into the wild” of Alaska and the Alaska theater.

This 15-acre property is along the historic Iditarod trail and offers a variety of adventures including floatplane tours, river rafting, helicopter trips, dogsledding and hiking.

Massage, yoga cooking classes, and great cuisine are all part of your Alaska memories.

Photo Credit – Within the Wild

Within the Wild Winterlake Lodge

River rafting, bird watching, Iditarade race viewing, tide pooling, kayaking, fishing, hiking, bear viewing, glacier trekking, helicopter tours, fat tire biking, and cooking classes are just the beginning.

Winterlake Lodge is situated within the heart of Alaska’s most adventurous areas.

A custom itinerary will be developed for each guest and the experiences will provide lasting memories.

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Within the Wild Cooking School

Winterlake Lodge offers daily 1-hour cooking classes for its guests.

The talented culinary team, at Winterlake Lodge, is headed by Mandy Dixon (Owner & Manager) who has cookbooks with recipes ready to teach that accompany and highlight Alaska’s bounty of fresh fish & seafood as well as their organic farm vegetables and herbs.

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Sheldon Chalet

Perched on a nunatak in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater of Denali’s magnificent Ruth Glacier, just 10 miles from the summit, Sheldon Chalet is more than a place to stay, it’s an exclusive experience of grand proportion.

Photo Credit – Sheldon Chalet

Sheldon Chalet Cuisine With A View

The Sheldon Chalet Chefs are masters of their art and love to highlight Alaska’s local fare.  Fresh ingredients and wonderfully creative recipes are presented for the delight of the exclusive guest list.   The backdrop of Alaska’s mountain beauty provides for the “icing on the cake”.

Each meal is a grand experience.

Photo Credit – Sheldon Chalet

Ultima Thule Lodge A Deep Wilderness Lodge

Ultima Thule is for people who want to experience the real Alaska. People who are craving wild places and raw experiences. To escape, for a moment into nature and come away with memories that will last a lifetime.

It is for travelers who are looking for authentic experiences and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and feet wet. Adventurers who want to be left in awe of nature and can appreciate the value of a place where the mountains are still without names.

They call it the land beyond – the place of the unknown.

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Denali Backcountry Lodge will be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. With the partial closure of Denali Park Road, our all-inclusive lodge is now only accessible by helicopter, providing a limited number of guests with the rare opportunity to experience this incredible part of the world in true seclusion.

Once you’ve reached the lodge — located at the historic settlement of Kantishna — you’ll be fully immersed in one of the world’s most spectacular natural landscapes where wildlife roams free. Warm hospitality, private cabins, cozy fires and seasonal cuisine ensure absolute comfort, so you focus on simply soaking up all the tranquility, adventure and awe-inspiring views Denali National Park has to offer.

Denali Backcountry Lodge - Panning for Gold

Learn how to pan for gold while taking in the beauty and majesty of Alaska’s untouched backcountry.

The area that surrounds Denali National Park plays host to rivers and streams that are teaming with the flakes of gold that drove the gold rush of 1896.

There are also many mines to explore along with other activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing to fill your days. And after a full day of Alaska adventure, spend some time relaxing at The Nest Spa & Wellness Center offers a range of unique massage options, and our complimentary wood-fired saunas are the perfect place to unwind.

5 Best Alaska Fishing Lodges and Adventure Resorts

Alaska is a vast wonderland of adventure and beauty with hundreds of lodges and operators.  Magnus Adventures’ goal is to recommend the 5 best lodges that offer superb service, experiences, and amenities. The following selection is based on meeting the Magnus Adventures standards, as well as guest evaluations and independent review forums:

alaska fishing lodgeTalon Lodge & Spa – Alaska fishing lodge on a private island offering gourmet cuisine, luxury accommodations, saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing, hiking, kayaking, ATV tours, and a spectacular spa and wellness center.

Website: www.talonlodge.com


Within the Wild thumbnailWithin the Wild, Winterlake Lodge – Winterlake Lodge sits at the entrance to the Alaska Range, just on the edge of an ancient valley offering freshwater fishing, hiking, helicopter tours, bear viewing, glacier trekking, and cooking classes.

Website: www.withinthewild.com


 Sheldon-Chalet-main-lodge-sizedSheldon Chalet – With a view of Denali’s Ruth Glacier, Sheldon Chalet may be Alaska’s most unique lodge.  Enjoy skiing, glacier trekking, spelunking, and other adventures while you also enjoy gourmet cuisine and wonderful service.

Website: www.sheldonchalet.com


Ultima-Thule-bg-hero-lodge-sizedUltima Thile Lodge – Ultima Thule is located within the Wrangell/St. Elias Mountains and provides wilderness adventures including hiking, glacier trekking, plane tours, along with a farm-to-table culinary experience and personalized service.

Website: www.ultimathulelodge.com

Denali-Backcountry-Lodge-denali-thumbnailDenali Backcountry Lodge – Guided excursions and chef-prepared meals in the backcountry of Denali National Park.  Hike, pan for gold, river fish, or just wonder as you view Alaska.

Website: www.alaskacollection.com