"Alpine Creek Lodge – August 2016
When we decided to go to Alaska for our 25th Anniversary I started the process of sorting thru all the different opportunities sorting thru many towns, hotels, tour guides and many lodges; we happened onto Alpine Creek Lodge, MP68 on the Alaska Highway. I emailed Jennifer, she proceeded to tell me that they had packages that included fishing, sight-seeing, 4-wheeling and other activities that were custom made to our liking. I told her we also wanted to ride the train and take a tour to see the glaciers and maybe a whale. She said, “No problem, I can put your whole trip together, from the time you touch down until you take off.” To say the least she put together a package for the lodge as well as utilizing other tour agencies and the Alaska Railroad, one price for all. We spent the last 2 days ‘Seeing Alaska’. The difference between ‘Seeing Alaska’ and ‘Living Alaska’ is Alpine Creek Lodge. Russ and Sharon (their part time help from Maryland) picked us up at the hotel early. We arrived at the Lodge in the afternoon after a lunch stop, that’s when we met Jennifer, Claude and their son Bob as well as Chrissy the chef and Bandit. The next 5 days were a blur, fishing, sightseeing, 4 wheeling in the Razor to Moose Camp (could get muddy if you’re lucky), gold panning (nice hike), fishing, and glassing for Cariboo and, and visiting with Iditarod Mushers was one of highlights. Meals were served Family Style with lunch out on the trail; Bob can make one fine burger. Each evening ended with a visit to 3 Bob’s Bar, visiting with other guests, sharing stories of their day. When we left, it was like leaving family, and we will be back.
With 16 months of planning and looking at many photos, our expectations were very high, I must admit the things we did and the places we saw were far above and beyond our expectations. If you want to ‘See Alaska’ get behind glass with a hundred other people, if you want to “Live Alaska”, call Jennifer and Claude at Alpine Creek Lodge.
Tim & Vanessa Churchman – Bandera, Texas
The couple that was there when Ricky Schroder was there…….."
Guest: Tim C.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 9, 2016