Grand View Cafe & RV Park

Lions Head Mt. view, 7 minute hike from your cool summer job!
Grand View Lodge & Lions Head Mt.
Matanuska Glacier
Local moose with baby twins

Let Alaska's Mountains, Wildlife, and Glaciers be your backyard this summer!

We operate a small RV Park and Cafe, which serves locals as well as tourists during the busy summer season. The largest portion of our business is in the Cafe, which seats 25. Employees do a variety of duties and work together as a team.

We are located in the mountains in rural setting 2 hours from Anchorage, Alaska. No night life or stores nearby, so employees are able to make and save more money.

About Grand View Cafe & RV Park

We are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serve omelets, specialty sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, burgers and brick oven pizza - all cooked to order and using quality ingredients. We offer espresso coffee and specialty teas to go with our fresh baked pies and desserts as well as fruit smoothies, beer and wine.

The Employee Experience

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to spend a summer experiencing Alaska's Sheep Mountain/ Glacier View area. There is plenty of camping, biking, hiking nearby as well as river rafting and glacier treks to occupy your time.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate is friendly, enthusiastic, trustworthy, and attentive to our customer's needs as well as their work duties. They maintain a high standard of cleanliness and proper food safety standards that our customers have come to expect. They take pride in their presentation and are willing to help other staff as needed. Our typical employee is college-aged who wants to save money over the summer to help with their education costs, while at the same time experiencing all that they can while in Alaska.

Personalities who can bring a positive attitude with a sense of humor in our fast-paced café are always appreciated. They will bring along instruments, sketchbooks, cameras, and other hobbies to entertain themselves while not working. If this sounds like you, then we welcome your application!

Room and Board

We offer non-smoking employee housing. Our dorm-style rooms sleep two and there is a common room that all employees share. The common room has an employee bathroom, seating area, TV, grocery items, cooking set up, and refrigeration for employees to prepare their own meals when not on shift.

We charge $200.00 per month and a $150 security deposit.

Internet is on-site but does not allow for streaming such as live chat or watching movies. We encourage you to use your phone as a hot spot.

Employee Perks

Grand View takes pride in having a good working relationship with our other local lodges and tour operation businesses. This opens up the opportunity for our employees to meet and make friends to go hiking with and explore our area.

Another fun activity - Grand View sponsors either a locally guided Glacier trek on the Matanuska Glacier or a River Rafting trip on the Matanuska River, one per employee. 

Past employees have made lifelong friends working here at Grand View.  Do you enjoy outdoor hiking and exploring activities on your time off? Grand View in Glacier View, Alaska could be a Work Travel experience you may always remember.  

Getting Here and Getting Around

If flying to Alaska, Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage is where you would arrive. If communicated well enough in advance, we can often be in Anchorage on a particular date to pick you up. There is also a bus service that runs several days a week and will bring you right to our door. Check rates at:

Bringing a vehicle is not necessary, although convenient for picking up supplies as needed or sightseeing. 

For Fun

This area is full of outdoor fun for anyone inclined to venture out!

From our yard there is hiking, biking, berry picking, wild life viewing. Nearby activities are river rafting, ice climbing and treks. Nearby lodges and businesses also hire summer seasonal help and there are opportunities to meet and plan excursions throughout the season while making new friends from around the world!

How to Apply

Needless to say, the Covid-19 pandemic has thrown a lot of us new challenges, many of them ongoing and still to be determined. We  plan to open, while adhering to CDC, state and local health guidelines for restaurants and campgrounds.

We're still accepting applications and each will be answered. Please email your letter of interest and resume to Mark!

Contact Grand View Cafe & RV Park