This summer I had the incredible opportunity to work at a remote fishing lodge in Alaska. Most of my peers were sitting behind a desk all summer but I decided to opt out of that. Instead, I was hanging out and hosting groups of fishermen (and women) from all over the globe & making sure they had a world-class experience at Riversong Lodge. I worked with an awesome staff filled with a lot of diverse talent. We had 5 dedicated and intelligent fishing guide extraordinaires, 2 spectacular chefs & a welcoming house staff. Working (and living) all together as a team we were able to give each and every one of our clients a trip to remember, on and off the water. I am looking forward to visiting the lodge again soon and highly recommend planning a trip there!
As for the main lodge (pictured above) and its architecture, it was built in 1948 as a log cabin for a single-family home on the Yentna River. It was built with two stories and the original logs and hardwood floors are still intact. In the 1970’s it was turned into a fishing lodge and the seconds owners expanded the lodge by adding a kitchen, dining area, bar, and fly-tie room. Under the newest ownership, the interior of the lodge has been completely re-done with rustic yet sophisticated furniture, made of mostly repurposed wood from Chinese sailboats. It is a modern take on how an Alaskan fishing lodge should look and feel. The exterior and interior work seamlessly together to create a contemporary and cozy atmosphere yet not forgetting the fact that it is in the middle of nowhere, Alaska. Did I mention you should go visit? Put it on your bucket list, now!