Isolated and Intimate Fishing Operation
A remote and very private lodge operation located on the narrows between Grosvenor Lake and Colville Lake, Grosvenor Lodge is an intimate fishing operation accommodating a maximum of six anglers per week. Guests can expect total seclusion, comfortable accommodations, and excellent fishing for rainbow trout, char, lake trout, northern pike, and sockeye salmon, as the “home waters” of Grosvenor remain virtually untouched by other area fishing operations. As an overall Alaskan destination, this lodge is truly a place you can call your own – isolated in the wilderness with great do-it-yourself fishing, incredible views, and extensive wildlife.
Accommodating only six guests at a time, Grosvenor truly provides the “it feels like my own fishing lodge” experience. This is a small and very remote lodge operation ideal for families, business associates, or a group of fishing buddies. Guests are accommodated in three double-occupancy guest cabins that are outfitted with heaters and electricity. A completely modern bathhouse is situated right next to the cabins. The kitchen and dining area feature a great view of Grosvenor Lake. The small Main Lodge houses the lounging area and bar, where complimentary cocktails are served each evening. A personable and experienced staff, comfortable accommodations, and excellent fishing assure you a memorable Alaskan fishing experience.
Food and Beverages
All meals for your group are prepared by the camp chef. The menu is very diverse. Please let us know prior to your trip if you or anyone in your party have any dietary requests. The Lodge will do their best to accommodate those requests. All meals are typically taken in the main kitchen and dining area, although lunches can be packed for full days on the water.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard stay is a seven (7) nights / seven (7) fishing days package, although there are four (4) nights / four (4) fishing days and three (3) nights / three (3) fishing days packages available. Transfer days are Wednesdays and Sundays. Please call Yellow Dog for more details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Grosvenor Lodge has a fantastic sister lodge located on the nearby Brooks River, meaning that day trips for what may be the best bear-viewing in the region are easily arranged. There are also day trips to the “Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes” and other area attractions. While at Grosvenor, wildlife viewing opportunities abound, so we strongly recommend you bring your camera or video equipment, binoculars, plenty of memory cards, and batteries.
Internet / Communications
Internet access is not available at the lodge. Cell phones will also not work during your visit to the lodge.
How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival into Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC). Several major airlines serve Alaska from the Lower 48 with connections directly to Anchorage.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
In Anchorage, you will begin your trip at the Katmai Air offices and hanger near the Anchorage International Airport (ANC). There you will board a wheeled Navajo Chieftain for the flight from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge. At Kulik you will transfer to a floatplane then will deliver you to Grosvenor.
Photo identification is required by airlines to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip or online before your trip by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
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Located in a remote area, anglers have more or less private access to wide-open fishing right out the front door. The lake system boasts one of the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world, which in turn provides food and nutrients for the area’s abundant rainbow trout population. All the feeder streams, and especially the narrows directly in front of the lodge, receive a tremendous run of salmon smolt which attracts large concentrations of fish to the mouths of these areas. By nature of its isolation, Grosvenor can provide an amazingly quaint and exclusive Alaskan experience without using floatplanes daily and without sharing the area waters with other anglers. This is an ideal location for groups of friends or family, as six anglers can guarantee the Lodge to themselves. Area fishing includes day trips over to Lower American Creek, fishing the narrows directly in front of the Lodge, and numerous streams nearby. You can also arrange daily fly-outs to some of the best rivers in the regions, including the Kulik, Moraine, Funnel, Brooks, and others.
Boats and Equipment
Bristol Adventures, the operations company that runs Grosvenor Lodge, has a fleet of floatplane aircraft at its disposal, allowing anglers to access dozens of fisheries throughout the region based on the fishing conditions each day. Fly-outs can also be set up on a day-to-day basis and arranged directly at the lodge. Two Pilatus PC-12s on wheels provide round-trip transportation from Anchorage to King Salmon, and then guests will fly via floatplane directly to Grosvenor. It is recommended that anglers bring their own gear including rods, reels, waders, and wading boots if they prefer to use their own gear. If you would rather use the Lodge’s gear, however, they do provide high-quality rods, reels, waders, and boots at no additional charge. Grosvenor Lodge and the guides also provide all flies and terminal tackle during your stay.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and are based on a double occupancy scenario.
2023 Rates*Arrival and departure days on Wednesday and Sunday only3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,895.00 per person 4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,895.00 per person 7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $6,895.00 per person
Guided Fly Outs Per Day, Per Person $500.00 – can be booked at the lodge What’s Included:
- The number of nights lodging as specified in the package (double occupancy)
- Round trip airfare from Anchorage (ANC) to Grosvenor Lodge
- Daily guided fishing
- All meals and complimentary cocktails at Grosvenor
- National Park fees
- Flies and terminal tackle
- Rods and waders (if needed)
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)
- Daily fly-out fishing (can be arranged at the lodge)
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- Alaska Sportfishing License (purchase online in advance)
- Gift shop purchases
Grosvenor Lodge (Katmai National Park, Alaska)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable unless dates are resold. In the event that dates are resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. If necessary, reservations may be rescheduled through the next operating season and all payments previously received towards the original reservation will apply as credits towards the rescheduled trip reservation when possible. Please note, however, that this is entirely at the discretion of the lodge. Cancelled reservations, where rescheduling trip dates are not an option, resulting in unsold availability, are not refundable. Changes made to a trip itinerary after a trip has begun are not eligible for refund. In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. The lodge will not refund payments in the event of poor weather, or if arrival flights are cancelled or airline connections are missed. Additionally, the lodge and Yellow Dog are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. Kulik Lodge (the operators of Grosvenor) reserves the right to cancel or alter scheduled flights, tours or itineraries as situations or conditions require for safe operations due to weather or other factors beyond their control. For all of these reasons, and because of the lodge’s no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance and full coverage for your trip. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Alaska packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
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- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
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Yellow Dog Client Reviews
“We caught the biggest rainbows we have ever seen. The Dollies were numerous, nice size and fun to catch. We also caught some big lake trout and several whitefish. It was great fishing. The habitats were pristine, varied and beautiful. And the brown bears were everywhere, a huge bonus for us. We even saw a lynx walking on the beach at camp. The guides were great and the chef was a rockstar. It was a special trip for our family that we will always remember.” – Linda C.