Skwentna/Yentna Area – Skwentna Roadhouse ASC Gold Business Member – Trails Report

Petersville Community Non-Profit Corporation 03-Apr-2016

12/9/17 Cindi Herman of Skwentna Roadhouse reported this morning on Facebook:

“The river report I got from big ken is awesome on the yentna- -deep snow. Su Has open leads but everything can be gotten around”

Dave Luce also reported on Facebook: 
” 14 inches of snow yesterday !!
Welcome to Skwentna Roadhouse
A Diamond in the Rough
  The Skwentna Roadhouse – Built in 1982 to provide housing for school children, in 1984 it became the 1st checkpoint for the Iron Dog Classic, now known as the “Alaska National Guard Irondog Race.”  The longest snowmachine race in the world…

  Since then the Skwentna Roadhouse a true “Diamond in the Rough” has become The Best Kept secret in Alaska’s outback – a popular hotspot for the Alaskan adventurer. The Skwentna Roadhouse is delighted to provide lodging for the spectators of the Skwentna Checkpoint for the Iditarod Dog Sled Race enthusiast. We are also proud to be a Checkpoint for the newly revived Iditasport and the Iditarod Invitational both Ultra Alaskan – winter sports.

  Right out our front doorstep we have world class Fishing, Hunting & Snowmachining. We are happy to provide World class Fishing trips ~ Jet Boat excursions – Float trips – Flight sightseeing and true Alaskan adventures. We provide top of the line skilled guides for all of the above – or you’re welcome to become an Ultimate survivor and rough it on your own.

  We are lifelong Alaskans and we look forward to helping you plan an adventure of a life time. The Skwentna Roadhouse is a comfortable and relaxing location for year around outdoor enthusiasts.  We provide comfortable rooms, hearty meals and spirits for the adventurer and local travelers.

The new Roadhouse is located about 8 miles downstream from the original historic Skwentna Roadhouse — The Roadhouse is at the junction of the Yentna and Skwentna rivers. Skwentna, Alaska, is on the Historic Iditarod trail. We are located at 61°58’219″N 151°11’714″W. The Skwentna Area is 450 plus square miles in size of which 6.9 square miles is water. It is approximately 50 nautical air miles from Wasilla, Alaska, 65 nautical air miles from Anchorage, Alaska and about 70 river miles from the Deshka Landing in Willow, Alaska. The Skwentna Roadhouse is fortunate to have a State owned and operated Airport in our front yard.

We are open 7 days a week year around. We look forward to serving & supporting & visiting with the true Alaskan adventurer!!

  We take great pride in providing an Alaskan experience in a very comfortable rustic atmosphere with all the comforts of home, comfortable beds, and home cooked meals.

  We are outfitted to cook for groups and also provide an open menu for Breakfasts, Lunch & Dinner for those un announced – spur of the moment travelers. We can accommodate up to 18 people in the lodge comfortably – Where we have… Running water, Toilets & Hot Showers, Queen size beds, Cable TV & Wireless Internet.

We’re not just a bunkhouse anymore!

  The lodge also has 2 heated cabins that can accommodate a small or large party (4-8) they are rustic although quite comfortable. They have no running water, so you can really appreciate the Alaskan adventure. They each have their own private privies ~ the Alaskan out house.

  The culinary skills at the Roadhouse are excellent and tasty; we provide quality meals and tasty treats Please don’t come here expecting to lose weight…

  The Roadhouse is also available for private parties; group Dinners & meals on the fly delivered hot to the airport. We specialize in Fly–in steak, prime rib or shrimp/ King Crab Dinners just call ahead for reservations.

  We have hot coffee and assorted alcoholic beverages, fresh homemade cookies or banana & pumpkin rolls for the welcomed adventurer. Every day we provide delicious meals and after dinner delights.


  For you pilots out there The Skwentna Roadhouse truly appreciates your business and we are happy to provide transportation to and from the Airport, so come enjoy one of our $100.00 Burgers or homemade pizza’s just give us a call on the radio Channel 1229 call for Alaska cab or Skwentna Roadhouse & we will pick you up… or call 733-2726