Fly In Lodging

Fly In to the Chugach Wilderness Lodge

The Chugach Wilderness Lodge is a unique fly-in-only full service backcountry lodge located deep in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska, approximately 200 miles Northeast of Anchorage and 40 miles Northeast of Valdez. This intimate backcountry mountain lodge with a maximum occupancy of ten guests is the only "off-the-grid" wilderness lodge in the Chugach Mountains. The lodge and five cozy free standing cabins are on five acres of deeded ground surrounded by thousands of square miles of mountain wilderness. This remote backcountry lodge provides a one of a kind wilderness experience. The remote nature of this lodge provides the ultimate outdoor vacation for all ages. Whether you're interested in climbing mountains, hunting, fishing, or relaxing in camp, you'll comfortably enjoy this part of the Alaskan wilderness.

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Copper Valley Air Service provides air taxi transportation to the lodge. Copper Valley Air can also arrange for pick-up and air transfers from Anchorage, Valdez, and Fairbanks, Alaska. Visit Chugach Wilderness Lodge to learn more about this truly unique Alaskan destination.

Fly In to the McCarthy Lodge and Ma Johnson's Hotel

Beautiful Scenery, Fine Cuisine and True Alaskan History all rolled into one.

Accommodations and restaurants located in the very center of the largest protected wilderness on earth. McCarthy is surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska! Experience the unexpected; unique tasting menus with casual style at McCarthy Lodge. The Golden Saloon offers a hearty menu of family favorites. The greenhouses provide fresh produce for the restaurants, the Copper River Red Salmon is wild-caught by locals. Best of all, the fully restored Ma Johnson's Hotel is the only authentic historic hotel in the park. Spend a few minutes in the Golden Saloon and make friends instantly.

The Ma Johnson's Hotel is McCarthy's flagship hotel. For those on a budget, our Lancaster's Hotel offers less expensive accommodations in a hostel style building with simple, private rooms. The small hotel has 20 rooms, and does sell out (but always worth checking availability even at the last minute.)

  • Pick up and drop off at the footbridge or at the McCarthy airport.
  • Custom bathrobes and spa slippers for use at the hotel (these may also be purchased at a reduced price when you leave)
  • Handmade soaps & lotions, luxurious high thread count linens
  • The bedrooms feature historic artifacts, fabric covered walls, and original hand made quilts
  • There are two restaurants across from the hotel, McCarthy Lodge & The Golden Saloon
  • Check out our One Day and Three Day McCarthy & Kennicott Specials!


To inquire about flightseeing tours or air taxi services call 907-822-4200 or 866-570-4200 or make an online reservation request.


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