Gwin's Lodge

Seeking Motivated Employees Who Can Work Hard for Our Busy Summer Season in the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Gwin's Lodge is dedicated to providing the highest level of hospitality, accommodations, products, and services at a convenient central Kenai Peninsula location.

Gwin's Lodge is a Kenai Peninsula Landmark and one of Alaska's Oldest Log Roadhouse Lodges.

About Gwin's Lodge

Now accepting applications for the 2018 season at Gwin’s Lodge. Are you seeking an adventure of a lifetime? Like whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hiking and fly fishing on the world famous Kenai and Russian Rivers? Then we just might be the perfect location for you. Situated in the Chugach National forest, smack dab in the middle of the beautiful and scenic Kenai Peninsula in the town of Cooper Landing.

Our lodge was established in 1952 and one of the oldest log roadhouse lodges in Alaska. We are a family owned and operated business with a full-service restaurant, liquor and tackle shop, 17 rental cabins and a large concert pavilion. This year we will be adding on a coffee and ice-cream stand as well as a beer garden.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal Gwin’s Lodge employee possesses the following characteristics: cheerful, respectful, honest, and 100% commitment to his/her job responsibilities. Gwin’s Lodge employees are expected to perform in a spirit of friendly cooperation and teamwork that are essential to a productive environment.

Gwin's Lodge employees are encouraged to arrive and move into their designated employee housing at least two to three days before commencing their work schedule. Our goal is to acquaint the staff to the Kenai Peninsula area, as well as give them time to enjoy some of the complimentary fishing charters and outdoor recreation opportunities we will schedule for you.

Room and Board

Two employee room & board packages are available: duplex housing units that are shared two per unit, and wall tent housing units (heaters provided) that are shared two per unit. There are no single-person units.  Employees share bathroom facility units.

The wall tent housing is $10/day; duplex housing is $12/day. Employees may enjoy a 50% discount off our restaurant menu (not including alcohol and certain selections). Employee cooking and dining facilities are provided.

Employee Perks

We organize free fishing charters and outdoor recreation opportunities for our employees. In addition, Trapper's Creek Smoking Company will smoke 20 pounds of fish per employee at no cost.

We also get local discounts for employees on fishing trips, white water rafting, Zipline and Kenai fjords tours and other summer attractions.

Getting Here and Getting Around

We are located at 14865 Sterling Highway, Milepost 52, Cooper Landing, Alaska. We are approximately 100 miles from Anchorage, 50 miles from Seward, and 120 miles from Homer. There is a shuttle service available during the season between Anchorage and Cooper Landing.

For Fun

The Kenai Peninsula offers countless opportunities for outdoor fun. There are miles of well-maintained hiking and biking trails near Gwin's Lodge. In addition to world-class lake, river, and deep sea fishing, activities include scenic and whitewater rafting (up to class V), kayaking, horseback riding, gold panning, and wildlife watching and photography.

Our Jobs

Seasonal employment at Gwin’s starts in May and goes through September, all contracts for start and end dates are negotiable. Some positions we are looking to fill require little to no experience and we are willing to train anyone with the right drive and motivation.

We do require that all employees be at least 18yrs of age and can pass a background check. If hired you will be responsible for finding your own transportation to Anchorage but we are willing to help with rides two and from the Anchorage airport.

Gwin’s Lodge is dedicated to providing the highest level of hospitality, accommodations, products, and services. Here at Gwin’s Lodge, our employees are family and the lodge is our home, we are seeking professional, motivated, positive individuals who share our same passion for a job well done and our love of the outdoors. We want your experience of Alaska to be filled with adventures and good memories.

Food & Beverage


Cooper Landing

Experience Required

Food & Beverage


Cooper Landing

Experience required must be 21 or older.

Food & Beverage


Cooper Landing


Cooper Landing
Food & Beverage

Line Cooks

Cooper Landing

Line cooks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts.


Maintenance Workers

Cooper Landing
Food & Beverage


Cooper Landing

Must be 21 or older to be a server. 


Shop Clerks

Cooper Landing

Retail Clerks needed for our Tackle/Liquor Store. Fishing knowledge not required but must be 21 or older.

How to Apply

Please fill out our job application that can be accessed under the Jobs tab on our website (, and separately email us a recent headshot to We will then be in touch with you for an interview if an appropriate opening is available. For more photos see our website and find Gwin's Lodge on Facebook.