Whaler's Cove Lodge

Scrub it up and away in Southeast Alaska! Salary + tips, private room and delicious meals!

Located smack dab in the middle of 17 million acres of vast Alaskan wilderness.

  • summer


Whaler's Cove Lodge
Angoon, Alaska
$3,316.00 - $3,500.00 / month + tips
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Jun 01, 2023)

You know what it takes! Systematic scrubbing, stripping, soaking, sweeping, swiping, swishing, and sterilizing in a spotless fashion; it’s what you do!

We take our sanitation seriously and our rooms are lovely!  All accommodations are right on the ocean.

This job is unique:  you will not be walking down a hallway going room to room - you will outside, often in the rain, to get to guest cabins where your supplies will be delivered to you by the Housekeeping Manager.  

Can you flip a room in 30 minutes? Do you like fresh air and big trees and the smell of the ocean? Our 30 ocean-front guest rooms on 5 acres are ready for your handiwork. We want housekeepers who find satisfaction in assuring that the highest degree of quality guest care is maintained at all times. Whaler's Cove Lodge takes pride in our comfortable and new (or newly updated) rooms in the middle of 17 MILLION acres of Alaskan wilderness, in the beautiful Tongass National Forest!

Professional housekeeping experience is highly preferred. This is a physically demanding position that requires you to be physically fit and involves well-developed skill sets in hospitality. We anticipate that our rooms are to be completely flipped within 30 minutes.

Our Housekeepers are responsible for working with the Housekeeping Manager to ensure quality control with all room aesthetics and sanitation, and that guests are properly accommodated. Also responsible for communicating maintenance requests to our facilities department, and washing, drying and folding laundry. Must be experienced with proper sanitation, presentation of linens, and understand the etiquette of the security of guests' personal items. Participates in daily room service, laundry and inspections. 30 rooms, common areas, porches, 32++ bathrooms, laundry rooms, and housekeeping facilities. The lodge is on 5 acres. Your feet will be your ONLY mode of transportation!  And yes, you will be required to carry things.

The lodge hosts up to 32 guests daily and has 32 crew that live on-site. This summer we anticipate welcoming over 600 guests.

Pre-season and post-season (when we're opening the lodge and shutting down the lodge, usually for approximately two weeks on each end) - it's a 7 day work week. During the "guest season", which is a total of 82 days, the goal is a a six-day workweek, one day off per week; this goal requires that all crew work each day they are scheduled.  We are looking for someone who can work the entire season. 2023 season begins early June and ends the third week of September.

$3316 per month to start, Depending On Experience. Housekeepers are also in the tips pool, have a private room (with shared bathrooms), and get to enjoy the same delicious meals our guests eat.

Potential travel reimbursement will be earned by completing the season successfully.

You must be physically fit, able to perform the duties involved in this profession for an 8-10 hour day and be able to lift 50lbs. The lodge is on 5 acres - there is a lot of walking!

Must be a non-smoker.

Visit our website ( and our Trip advisor page to see what we are all about!  

How to Apply

If after investigating where we are at, what we do, and taking a look at the TripAdvisor reviews you would like to join our team, please email us your Cover Letter/Letter of Interest and Resume to:

You are also welcome to call 907-723-3901

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