Alaska Trip Itinerary

No two days are the same at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. We know that for many, a trip to Alaska is a bucket-list vacation, so it’s our mission to make sure each day offers a new adventure. Check out our sample itineraries to get an idea of how we spend our days in the Alaskan backcountry.


Summer Sample Itinerary (4 Days/4 Nights)

DAY 1

8:15 AM

Staff picks up guests at Anchorage hotel or airport and drives to floatplane site on Lake Hood

9:00 AM

Floatplane departure — 45-minute scenic flight

9:45 AM

Arrival at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

  • Welcome and Guest Orientation
  • Staff and Guide Introduction
  • Helicopter Safety Briefing
  • Settle into your rooms and tour of property grounds, gardens, lakefront, and lodge

12:00 PM

Plated lunch served in the dining room

2:00 PM

Get your bathing suit and hop on our MasterCraft to learn how to wake surf or waterski

4:30 PM

Head over to the sporting clay range for a beginner-friendly shooting experience

6:00 PM

Appetizers and drinks on the deck

7:00 PM

Plated dinner with guides and guests

9:00 PM

Sauna and lake dip laps

DAY 2

7:15 AM

Morning yoga and stretching class

8:00 AM

Plated breakfast and review the day’s plan with your guide

10:00 AM

Meet at the helicopter — time to fly!

10:30 AM

Arrive at the via ferrata base camp with your guide, put on a harness, helmet and shoes

4:00 PM

Return to lodge

5:00 PM

Fly fish casting lessons on the lawn and the lake

6:00 PM

Head to the bar and dining area to try some delicious appetizers and glacier ice margaritas

7:00 PM

Dinner served

9:00 PM

Campfire and s’mores!

DAY 3

7:15 AM

Morning yoga and stretching class

8:00 AM

Plated breakfast and review the day’s plan with your guide

10:00 AM

Helicopter departs for a rafting trip

10:30 AM

Land on the river, guide inflate boats for whitewater, followed by some good fishing holes

12:30 PM

Streamside picnic lunch

5:30 PM

Arrive back to lodge via helicopter

6:00 PM

Appetizers and drinks on the deck

7:00 PM

Dinner is served

DAY 4

7:15 AM

Morning yoga and stretching class

8:00 AM

Plated breakfast at the lodge

9:30 AM

Guide led fishing on Judd Lake (boat accessed)

12:00 PM

Plated lunch in the lodge

2:00 PM

Take a stand-up paddleboard out on the lake

3:30 PM

Grab a good book and head to the dock to read

5:00 PM

60-minute massage

6:00 PM

Lawn games, appetizers & drinks

7:00 PM

Dinner is served

Day 5

8:00 AM

Plated breakfast at the lodge

9:30 AM

Check out with lodge manager

10:30 AM

Depart on the floatplane

11:15 AM

Arrive into Lake Hood

11:30 AM

Drop off at desired location in Anchorage

Two men standing outside on the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge balcony on a sunny day.

Alaska Packing List

Wondering what to bring for your trip to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge? We’ll provide skis, snowboards, fishing, and climbing gear, but there are a few essentials you won’t want to show up without.

What to Bring

General FAQs

  • How do I book a trip to Tordrillo Mountain Lodge?

    We’re so happy you’re considering visiting us here at Tordrillo Mountain Lodge. Here’s how you can book a trip:

    1. Review our package options and availability calendar.
    2. Use our contact form to tell us more about the dates you would like to visit, activities you’re interested in, and the number of people in your group.
    3. A reservations specialist will be in touch with you shortly to answer any questions, confirm your reservation, and process an initial 50% deposit.

    If you have questions at any point, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by email at info@tordrillo.com or by phone at 907-569-5588.

  • How do I get to and from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge?

    Winter guests are met at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and transferred to The Hotel Captain Cook for the night. On the morning of their trip’s start date, guests are met by TML staff at the hotel, driven to the ski plane site, and flown into the lodge. At the end of the week, clients are dropped off at the airport or their hotel after returning to Anchorage mid-day. Summer guests are met for their trip in downtown Anchorage by TML staff on their arrival day and transferred the float plane site, where they depart for the lodge. Guests then depart from the lodge in the morning of their departure day and arrive back in Anchorage mid morning.

  • What happens in case of flight delays?

    We will help you get to the lodge in the event of changed or delayed flights. Additional unscheduled flights to the lodge from Anchorage may be charged to guests.

  • What kinds of helicopters and planes do you use?

    The Eurocopter AS 350-B3 (A-Star) helicopter, known for its power, speed, and agility, is the foundation of our air fleet. For transportation between the lodge and Anchorage, we use DeHavilland Beavers, and for remote scouting a Piper Super Cub is available. Learn more about our fleet.

  • Will you book reservations for me prior to and after my package?

    Winter guests will be booked into the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage the night prior to departure to the lodge (included in their package). If guests arrive earlier or want to book a stay afterward, we can reserve additional nights at the Hotel Captain Cook (pending availability).

Book Your Alaska Vacation

Ready to book a trip? Review our package options, dates of availability, and learn more about our lodges. After filling out our contact form, a reservation specialist will follow up with you shortly.

Calendar and Package Options