If it’s been a while since you visited Angler’s Alibi in Alaska, or are considering a first visit, then some updates we made last spring (2018) may be of interest.
If you aren’t familiar with us, Angler’s Alibi is a premier tent cabin lodge on the Alagnak River and the somewhat unexpected update was to our main dining tent. We had to make some decisions about a rotting floor and a very tired canvas top so we decided the smart decision was to build a new main lodge, including dining, instead of repairing the old one. Russ was the main carpenter on the project and together with the rest of our crew, we managed to get a brand new dining room with a small bar, stand alone fireplace, and plenty of seating for both dining and relaxing.
This was not an easy task with many set backs from the start but we managed to get it done in time before the first guests arrived for the trout opener. We spent many late nights trying to get the eco-friendly epoxy coating on the 18 foot long dining table prepped and ready and one of the toughest parts of the job was making sure the mosquitoes would not get in our epoxy before it set. Despite burning several mosquito coils and smoking out the whole building, we were able to have just a single mosquito embedded in the table – we figure it’ll make for great game of find the mosquito!
This new lodge building served us well during a wet cool summer like we had in 2018. The fireplace was lit every morning and most evenings to create a warm atmosphere for both breakfast and cocktail hour. The noises that could carry through camp of laughter and good times were now silent because of the insulated walls and ceiling of the new building. This really was a great addition to an already very comfortable tent lodge on the shores of the Alagnak River.
Our guests really liked the addition too (read our Trip Advisor reviews here). It was always fun to see their faces light up when they arrived into camp, especially those returning to see the big change. The bar was utilized for appetizers a lot of nights due to wind and weather coming through the screened in porch. Another major benefit was that it offers a lot more space for everyone to relax and talk about their stories of the day.
Below are some pictures of the new main lodge building – we hope you’ll consider joining us at the dining table someday, so contact us to learn more about Anglers Alibi fishing camp.