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Lanigan's Retreat - Chandalar Lake, Alaska:  Alaska wildlife photography, canoeing, kayaking, prospecting for gold.  Or just relax: winter, summer, fall, and spring. Enjoy the Northern Lights, snowshoe, cross country ski, snowmachine or just spend time in the solitude.  We are on the north fork of the Chandalar river in the Phillip Smith Mountains not far from the famous Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy our lodge and a warm, cozy cabin as wolves howl outside.  Fish, explore the arctic waterways, watch moose, bears, wolverine and other wildlife.  Come join us!


Alaska Brooks Range Arctic Adventures at
Lanigan's Retreat

Welcome to Lanigan's Retreat!  We are located on the shores of Chandalar Lake, 190 miles north of Fairbanks on the south slopes of the Phillip Smith Mountains in Alaska's Brooks Range.  Ours is a year-round lodge surrounded by America's premiere arctic wilderness, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

As I looked down on the North fork of the Chandalar River and Chandalar Lake in the late 1970's, I had a feeling that I was standing where only the wind had walked before me.   I still have that feeling today. You are at once overwhelmed with the enormity of this vast majestic part of Alaska.  It must be like finding the end of a rainbow!

The adventure opportunities in this lovely part of Alaska are endless:  Fly in and fish the lakes and streams. Hike out on day or overnight trips. Photograph the wildlife and natural surroundings. Canoe or kayak and explore the many waterways. Find a stream and try your luck at prospecting for gold, or just relax and experience this majestic land of the Midnight Sun....and that's just in the summer!

In the winter, snowmachine or fly in to the lake and enjoy any of many possible Alaska winter adventure experiences. Snow shoe, cross country ski, or snow mobile to the top of a summit and let the Northern Lights dance around you. Curl up with a good book in a warm cozy Alaska cabin and listen as the wolves serenade you.  See our calendar for some possible activities at different times of the year.

Being permanent residents of the lodge, we can put together an arctic Alaska adventure or remote vacation to suit your wishes at ANY time of the year. Groups of two to six, other than families, allows for a more quality adventure. Prices vary depending on the type of arctic adventure you wish. Let us work with you and make this the adventure you have always dreamed of.

Welcome to our home,

Walt & Deb

Alaska Adventures!

Wildlife Photography 
Canoeing  & Kayaking  
Prospecting  or
Just Relaxing
Wildlife Photography
Northern Lights
Snow shoeing
Cross country skiing

see our calendar for
adventure ideas.....

Lanigan's Retreat
353 Irish Lane
Fairbanks, AK 99712
Tel. (907) 490-5977


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