There’s no such thing as a bad day of fly fishing at Alaska Rainbow Lodge. Combined with the experience and dedication of our certified fishing guides and your hosts, Chip and Amanda Ferguson, there’s no better base of operations to have spectacular and unforgettable Alaska fishing trips. We’re proud to offer an unsurpassed, premium experience, helping our guests maximize their fishing fun and success while enjoying first class amenities each and every day!
Alaska Rainbow Lodge is a 4,600 sq. ft. Sitka Spruce clad lodge featuring a large living room, kitchen, lounge and dining room, as well as 5 double-occupancy bedrooms with private, ensuite baths. Each room features a queen and a twin size extra-long bed.
For guests who prefer rooming separately, we have private bedrooms in one of our 3 duplex cabins. A bathroom is shared between the rooms in each cabin.
Queen and extra-long twin beds
Thermostatically controlled forced air heat
Toiletries (upon request)
Nightly Equipment Drying
Laundry Services As Needed
Guest Telephone Service
Lounge TV with DVD player
DVD Video Selection
Designated Smoking Areas
Screened In Gazebo
After Hours at the Lounge…
The living room and bar have large windows overlooking the Kvichak River, offering amazing scenery and an informal space to socialize. It’s not uncommon to see Bear, Moose and Caribou in their natural setting. A great place to relax and enjoy a drink after an exhilarating day of catching fish!
At Alaska Rainbow Lodge, expect four star meals, prepared with great care by our chefs. The gourmet meals at Alaska Rainbow Lodge are sure to be a large part of what makes your stay extraordinary.
Your day begins with a wake-up call tray of juice and coffee (based on preferences you have selected before or during check-in) served to your room. A daily breakfast special is provided each morning, but a full menu is available, cooked to order.
Our chefs design delicious hot, meals that are then prepared streamside. These include a selection of hot soups and sandwiches to warm you during an epic day of fishing. If you choose, your guides may also prepare fresh fish caught that morning.
After returning to the lodge, you will be greeted with hot appetizers and snacks, followed by a seated dinner. You are able to watch through the open kitchen as our chefs create truly exceptional meals prepared with fresh, flown-in ingredients including Alaskan local seafood and Prime beef selections.
Please let us know as early as possible prior to your stay if you will need a special menu or have dietary restrictions; due to our remote location, it takes time to order and and receive specialty items.
A well-stocked, open bar is available throughout your stay. Upon check-in, you may choose beer and wine selections for shore lunches. Please let us know before the start of the season if you have any special alcohol requests.
Alaska Rainbow Lodge was built in 1982 by legendary Alaskan guide and outfitter Ron Hayes and his wife, Sharon. They picked a location ideally suited to provide access to some of the best fishing in the world, and also ensure fantastic fishing days no matter the weather.
The lodge started as a single building with 4 guest rooms, kitchen, dining room, and lounge with a capacity of 8-10 guests per week. Ron was never one to leave things well enough alone; he constantly expanded the lodge and supporting infrastructure with yearly projects. The lodge now consists of almost 30 buildings and resembles a small city. Without a doubt, ARL possesses the finest infrastructure of any remote lodge in Bristol Bay.
With Ron and Sharon at the helm, Alaska Rainbow Lodge defined fly-out fishing in Bristol Bay for over three decades. They earned a reputation for getting their guests to the best fishing locations, excellent accommodations, and incredible food. Ron always strived to provide his guests with the best: having the best aircraft, boats, fishing equipment, and guides available.
Current Owner, Chip Ferguson, began working for Ron in 2008 while on summer break from Texas A&M University. Starting as camp-hand, Chip progressed each successive summer as guide, pilot / guide, and full-time lodge pilot positions. As Ron and Sharon began to think about retirement in 2014, Chip and his wife, Amanda, explored the possibility of taking over the lodge and made the decision to go for it! Chip and Amanda took over operations in the 2016 season. Building on Ron and Sharon’s experience and 10 seasons of working and living at the lodge, Chip and Amanda are excited to build on that legacy and continue providing incomparable Alaskan adventures to the next generation of fishermen.
“I first went to Alaska Rainbow Lodge about 20 years ago. It was great then it’s even better now. Chip and his crew have taken the Alaskan fishing trip to new highs. The fishing, service and food where remarkable. I highly recommend ARL to anyone considering this type of trip.” -William D. , August 2019
“I just returned from my 10+ visit to the Alaska Rainbow Lodge. This was the best trip yet. It is an awesome experience. The lodge, float planes, food, and rivers full of fish make this experience a “fishing paradise”. There is nothing close to the total accommodations of the Alaska Rainbow Lodge….they really care about every need of their guests. The lodge provides the “best of the best” experience. I am counting the days until I return next year.” -Sherman H., July 2019
“Simply put you will not find a better lodge to stay at for the value of the trip. The people make the place, and the safety of your trip is of paramount importance to all the staff at ARL. YOU MUST TRAVEL TO THIS PLACE. THIS IS TRULY A BUCKET LIST ITEM. However, I have been 3 times and simply would not even consider another lodge. You cannot top the BEST. Huge kudos and thank you to Chip and his team for a wonderful visit last week with my son.” -Darren J., June 2019