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Welcome to Backcountry Warriors, simply the best lodging for your Corporate Retreat, or Team Building event in Alaska. Located in Willow Alaska, on the beautiful Crystal Lake with stunning views of Sleeping Lady, aka Mt. Susitna. Your ultimate retreat is lake front, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom giving us a total of 4200 sq. ft. on two levels. We can accommodate groups of 20 people for lodging and many more for day events. Our beautiful and spacious 4 acres is a perfect place for an Alaskan event of any kind! Weddings, Receptions, team building events, rehearsal dinners, weekend for the girls, weekend for the guys, family reunions, company picnics, just-want-to-get-all-my-friends-together, this is the place to be. We are located very close to everything Alaska has to offer, see our Summer and Winter pages for the list of activities right from our backyard! Renting the entire Lodge is EXCLUSIVE to your group. After a hard day of playing come back to the lodge for a warm fire, home cooked meals, peace and quiet. Lodging here is restful! We have 3 king beds and twin/twin bunk beds giving us the ability to sleep 20+. All rooms include comfy beds, cozy bedding, thick soft towels, and are located in our large daylight lake side level. We have ample and free parking. The beautiful natural and landscaped grounds (over 2 acres!) are large enough for day events with big groups and able to easily accommodate your event tent! Come and experience the heart of Alaska on your next event!

Guest testimony: “What a wonderful experience being in Alaska and being spoiled by the two of you. This allowed me to have a much needed rest before heading back home. The views… the food… the beds… all great!”


Company/Corporate day events include the use of the lodge, grounds, parking (limited) and can include a meal. We recognize that each event is special and unique. We have had corporate events, company Christmas parties, video events, groom’s night, wedding party yard game day event, rehearsal dinners, church retreats too. Our specialty is working alongside you to help you create the day event you’re dreaming of. Contact us to start building your day event!


All-inclusive means everything is included except your toothbrush! Coffee, meals, beverage refresh service throughout the day, lodging, yard games, all our property has to offer is included. 5 rooms located on our lakeside level with 2.5 bathrooms to be shared. Ability to sleep 20 people. Common areas inside and acreage outside for you to enjoy. Outdoor seating is numerous and mobile. Campfires outside, board games inside, and ability to sit and totally unwind and do nothing at all but immerse yourself in the quiet beauty of Alaska, it’s your choice! LET’S TALK MEALS!!! Meals are very good and will have your mouth watering upon arrival with the smell of Kevin’s smoked brisket, homemade mashed potatoes, brisket gravy (OMGosh!), green beans, fresh green salad, dinner rolls, loads of ice tea and lemonade! Dessert could be homemade brownies or rhubarb cake from our very own rhubarb, with freshly whipped real cream! Breakfasts consist of quiche, pancakes, biscuits and gravy – OH MY! I promise the scale is for your luggage when you’re ready to pack up, not for you! All your meals are prepared for you and are home cooked. Meal times are flexible to accommodate your schedule, and menus are agreed upon for your unique event. We do all the heavy lifting for you. See below for room configurations.

EXCLUSIVE & INCLUSIVE Lodge, please see our rates page for rates and payment terms. Check in time is no earlier than 4:00 PM and check out is no later than 11:00 AM. Contact us to begin creating your lodging event.

Guest testimony, “I can’t imagine a better place to stay in Alaska! The place is perfect…comfortable beds, beautiful views of the lake from the windows, nice and clean. We all enjoyed the delicious food at every meal! Thank you for taking us on amazing hikes that were custom picked for our abilities. I enjoyed getting to know you and I was blessed by your hospitality!”


The SUSITNA Room – 6 People

Beds: One king size, two sets of twin/twin bunk beds. Your room also has a closet.

The Deshka Room – 4 People

Beds: One king size, one set of twin/twin bunk beds. Your room also has a closet.

The Kashwitna Room – 2 People

Beds: One set of twin/twin bunk beds. Your room is a “night” room for those who are sensitive to the 24 hours of daylight we have in the summers.

The Montana Creek Room – 4 People

Beds: Two sets of twin/twin bunk beds. Your room is a “night” room, which is great if you are sensitive to the 24 hours of daylight we have in the summers.

The Yentna Room – 4 People

Beds: Two sets of twin/twin bunk beds. Your room is a “semi – night” room, which is great if you are sensitive to the 24 hours of daylight we have in the summers.

Guest Testimony:“I stayed for 9 days with 4 family members and a few friends for the week of my wedding. Could not have picked a more perfect setting for hosting our rehearsal dinner! The property boasts a great grassy yard for lawn games, a fire pit in the woods for roasting marshmallows, and a motorized dock that we were able to take out into the middle of the lake to go fishing. The rooms are outfitted with charming bunk beds that the hosts built themselves, finished with quality linens. Only about 40 minutes from Wasilla, but far enough out to feel secluded and experience true peace and quiet. If you’re looking for a place to host a large gathering or maybe just for one night with your significant other… look no further. The Backcountry Lodge is your home away from home.”

House Rules/Quiet Hours

Your hosts, Kevin and Sheila, live onsite with 3 small dogs. No guest pets are allowed. Quiet hours on the lake begin at 10:00 PM, all lake activity must be completed by this time. ALL children under 18 MUST have parental supervision at ALL times on location. This property IS LAKE FRONT, ALL children are the responsibility of their parents and MUST be closely supervised. Guided lake tours on our floating dock for up to 4 guests at a time are available for an additional fee. Lodge and out buildings are smoke and vape free.