Lodging Willow Alaska, Iditarod Trail, Remote Alaskan Lodge

For lodging in Willow Alaska, Deshka Landing, And the Iditarod Trail Backcountry Warriors Specializes  in Lodging for a single person, couples or large groups. For your Corporate Retreats Alaska, Outdoor Company Picnics, Iditarod Vacations, Winter Vacations, Personal Retreat, or just some peace and quiet in Alaska we welcome you to Backcountry Warriors! We can accommodate all-inclusive groups of 20 (lodging & meals) or just a couple looking for a morning cup of coffee. Come enjoy the serenity, the isolation, the intense quiet, and the abundant wildlife. The incredible beauty and wonder of the mountains, and the feeling of insignificance that being in this environment provides cannot be described—it simply has to be experienced. My name is Kevin Monson. My wife Sheila and I formed Backcountry Warriors in an effort to bring you the very best of Alaska from just one place—our lodge in Willow, Alaska. If you want to fish for salmon or rainbow trout, hike, bike, snowmachine (or snowmobile), cross country ski, go flightseeing, photograph the northern lights, or just kick back by a warm fire at the lodge, this is the place where you can have it all.

Where is Backcountry Warriors

Backcountry Warriors sits right on Crystal Lake in beautiful Willow, Alaska. To say were are strategically located would be a grand understatement. We are one hour and forty-five minutes’ drive from the Anchorage International Airport. We have everything you want to do in Alaska right at our doorstep–literally. There are many benefits to staying with us at Backcountry Warriors but let me name just a few: we are 5 minutes from Deshka Landing. The Deshka River is known worldwide for one thing: salmon fishing! We are on the way to everything you want to do in Alaska. We are on the way to Talkeetna, Denali Park, and Fairbanks. Hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, summer and winter biking, fishing, and outdoor photography are waiting for you. Last but not least. You can sit on our lake and watch as every Musher from the Iditarod goes right by our dock on their way to the finish line in Nome! All of these adventures await you when you stay at Backcountry Warriors!

Having lived here for 17 years now I have hunted Dall sheep, moose, fished for salmon, rainbow trout, hiked 50 miles with 50 pounds on my back, ridden bikes, and camped out under the stars and have enjoyed doing all of these things. Now we’re eager to share these experiences with you. This is why we created Backcountry Warriors here in the Matanuska-Susitna (or “Mat-Su”) Valley. Our wish is to share with you what we have been able to enjoy in this amazing place we get to live called Alaska. Feel free to browse the site and we hope that through the pictures and videos you will understand why we want to share our adventure with you!

Kevin Monson
Backcountry Warriors

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