Sheep Mountain Lodge

Amazing Setting
Mountain Views
Over 75 years of history

Have a summer of a lifetime in Alaska at Sheep Mountain Lodge & Restaurant!

We invite you to join us for the summer at our charming Alaska log lodge located along the scenic Glenn Highway between Palmer and Glennallen, Alaska. We are a family owned and operated tourist resort business; featuring upscale, comfortable, private guest cabins and a full-service restaurant.

We are located 2.5 hours from Anchorage Alaska along the Glenn Highway.

About Sheep Mountain Lodge

We have a reputation for excellence in our field, welcoming Alaskans and tourists to our lodge with outstanding customer service. Your commitment to upholding this standard of excellence is required. Our guests come from all over the world and enjoy on-property hiking and mountain biking trails, bird watching, Dall Sheep viewing on the slopes behind the lodge, Matanuska River rafting, glacier hiking, helicopter tours and just relaxing in a beautiful mountain setting.

The Employee Experience

At Sheep Mountain Lodge, we work hard and play hard. Get up early before your shift for a morning hike leaving directly from the staff house. Take a hike on the Matanuska Glacier after your shift with other local employees. With 20 hours of daylight in the summer, an 8-hour shift leaves you with plenty of time to explore Alaska. 

Ideal Candidate

Employees who work out best here are hard-working, flexible, always find something to do without being directed, are responsible in their working hours and non-working hours, love the outdoors and can self-direct their own extra-curricular activities. Our ideal candidate will be open to learning on the job, and after work hours, learning about our amazing state of Alaska and other cultures. Our ideal candidate will be a contributing "house-mate" in our shared co-ed living quarters by cleaning up after themselves and observing quiet hours.

Room and Board

Room and board packages are available to full-time lodge staff for $250 per month. The room and board rate include all meals 7-days per week, staff enjoy packing dry food and fresh fruit from our pantry for their weekend adventures.

Lodge staff can prepare their own meals or eat staff meals occasionally prepared by the Lodge chef. Employee housing is two to a room in our Hillside House which has a common area, shower, microwave, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer, TV. High-speed/streamable internet is included with the room and board.

Staff receives a 50% discount when dining in the restaurant.

Employee Perks

We pay a competitive hourly wage or monthly salary depending on position and experience; our staff works a maximum of 45 hours per week, and a minimum of 35 hours/week, and receive 2 consecutive days off per week

We provide a car for staff to use to get to activities in the local area. This car is provided for those employees over 21 with a safe driving record.

Complimentary staff helicopter flight.

We are Alaskan owned and operated. Dollars earned in this business help support other Alaskan businesses and non-profit organizations. We offer on the job training for all positions. This is a summer work experience you can use to build your resume regardless of your field of interest.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Upon arrival in Anchorage, employees can catch a ride with the lodge owners (if they are in town) or take a bus from downtown Anchorage (Interior Alaska Bus-Lines) for $40, a 2.5-hour drive that is scheduled for Sunday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

For Fun

The lodge is located 60 miles from the closest large community.  This can be challenging for some but a welcome and memorable remote experience for most. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, this is the place to be.

All staff get free flights in owners R44. 

Check out our Trail Map here.

Lodge has 10 miles of world-class hiking trails on the property. 

Within 15 minutes:
-Glacier Access 
-Ice Climbing
-ATV Tours
-Whitewater Rafting
-Mountain Bike Trails
-Flight Seeing

During non-working hours, our staff enjoys hiking the local trails, camping, campfires, music, ice climbing, ATV tours, zip lines, white water rafting, and much more! Local tours are offered at no charge to seasonal employees.

As a summer staff member, we invite you to work hard with us for the summer while enjoying the team-oriented atmosphere, natural setting, and local recreational opportunities. At Sheep Mountain your co-workers are also your housemates and friends. Staff members must have the ability to entertain themselves with the nearby natural attractions (hiking, biking, rafting) or other self-directed activities (reading, writing, playing music, etc).

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How to Apply

Please email your resume and 3 References to

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