ABOUT US

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THE LODGE

Originally built in the 1950s, the Lodge sits on the north shores of Summit Lake, nestled into the mountains of the Chugach National Forest. Built as a roadhouse while the Seward Highway was being constructed, the Lodge still has many original features to it. For 60 plus years the big, hand-cut timbers in the main dining room have been holding the Lodge up. The large slate fireplace is a centerpiece to the Lodge and a cozy place to gather around.

Make Summit Lake Lodge your home base for your authentic Alaskan adventure.  Escape the crowds and come enjoy the serenity and mountain charm of our Alaskan hideaway.

This is a fantastic location to explore the Kenai Peninsula. Let us put our 35+ years of experience to work for you.

 

With Summit Lake Lodge as your home base, the possibilities are endless!

WHO WE ARE

After selling all of their belongings, driving the Alcan, and living on the Kenai Peninsula for a year, Marty and June Arnoldy came upon Summit Lake Lodge in May of 1985. Back in those days there was no telephone, no radio, no TV, and a furnace that burned either coal or wood! The entire operation ran off electricity from an old John Deere generator that provided a "steady" stream of power. 

 

Marty and June fell in love with the lodge and after giving their entire life savings down as earnest money, and 10 days to come up with a 40% down payment (another story in itself) the dream of owning a lodge and restaurant in Alaska had come to fruition. On July 1, 1985 Summit Lake Lodge had opened under new owners and the adventure began.  And as they say, the rest is history!

The lodge is now a family operation. With their daughter, Lyndsey, son-in-law, Brandon and grandchildren, the Arnoldy clan invites you into their "home" for a unique and authentic Alaskan experience. 

OPEN SEASONALLY, MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER

  • Complimentary breakfast

  • Welcome cocktail hour

  • Free WIFI in main lodge

  • Full service restaurant and bar

  • Ice cream and pizza parlor

  • Espresso shop

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Activities concierge

  • Kayaks and Canoes

  • In room coffee maker

  • Hair dryer

  • Iron & ironing board

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