Summit Lake Lodge

Get off the standard Alaska tourist circuit and into the heart of the Chugach National Forest at the historic Summit Lake Lodge. This family-owned-and-operated property in Moose Pass, Alaska, features 6 historic rooms and 16 deluxe log cabins set on scenic Summit Lake. Enjoy authentic Alaska at this lodge 80 miles southeast of Anchorage, near the Kenai River and its world-famous salmon fishing.


The Restaurant (main lodge) and The Parlor ensure no one goes hungry during a stay at the Summit Lake Lodge. Guests enjoy a daily included, full cooked-to-order breakfast in the main lodge dining room. The log-cabin-style modern main lodge offers an open and airy space with plenty of windows that bring the surrounding wilderness in. Rustic charm is emphasized in wood and stone features, plus beautiful wildflowers that combine to create a sense of comfort and warmth, making guests feel right at home.

The main lodge’s full service restaurant and bar accommodates up to 50 guests at a time and is exclusively for cabin guests. The menu features steaks, Alaskan halibut, wild Alaskan salmon and more. The casual lounge is a great place to share stories of the day’s adventures over a cold beer or quiet cocktail.

The Parlor continues the log cabin theme, opening its doors to both guests and the public from morning to night. The menu features hand-scooped ice cream, coffee, espresso and teas. Plus, those seeking a light lunch can enjoy pizza by the slice and down-home treats like fruit pie.


Complimentary kayaks, canoes and paddle boats are available for guests to paddle Summit Lake. Additionally, a menu of a la carte activities is on offer. The Summit Lake Lodge’s activity options have been curated from over 35 years of owner-operator experience. A la carte options include floatplane tours, glacier tours by boat and paddleboard, fishing and bear viewing, scenic train rides and river floats, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and sled dog tours.


The Summit Lake Lodge offers a variety of rustic accommodations, including 6 cozy guest rooms and 16 modern log cabins. The 5 Lakefront cabins typically booked by AdventureSmith travelers are each 640 square feet and fronted by a private deck overlooking the water’s edge. Offering the most luxury of all accommodations at the Summit Lake Lodge, these newly constructed cabins come equipped with a slate gas fireplace, leather reclining lounge chairs, large windows, a king-size log bed with high quality linens, HD flat-screen TV, microwave, mini refrigerator and in-room tea service. Each cabin’s bathroom features a custom log vanity and large, tiled walk-in shower.