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 2021 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.

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.

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