are Michael and Linda and we are waiting to
welcome you to the wondrous fishing and scenery
Deshka Wilderness Lodge and Alaska has to offer.
We have spent the better
part of our lifetime living and working in the
great outdoors. With over twenty years
experience in the guiding and lodging industry
we know what makes for a great wilderness
Linda and I lived in a tent
while we cleared the land and built
in the North Woods of Maine back in the early
80's. With no generator or power tools we built
a beautiful log lodge and cabins and one of the
finest reputations in the guiding and lodging
business. We have brought all that experience
and knowledge to Deshka Wilderness Lodge.
Linda's has handled the menu and meals for
thousands of guests over the years. Her
experience in the kitchen is second to none and
many of our guests have told me that the main
reason they keep coming back is for her great
food. Her recipes have been written up in
several cookbooks over the years. But for her it
is not about that, its the love of cooking that
she likes. She has always taken pride in serving
great meals and providing clean comfortable
accommodations. She wants her meals to be a part
of the experience that you will take home with
you from your vacation. As her husband I am
proud of what she has accomplished by my side.
For me, the outdoors has been my life. Since an
early age I have spent most of my life (except
for a few years in construction) in the
outdoors, first through scouting as an Eagle
scout and merit badge instructor and then as a
guide. In my early teens I was already teaching
other kids how to fish. I passed my first guides
test in 1985 and since then guiding has been all
I have done. Nothing makes me happier then to
share my knowledge of the outdoors with others.
Making memories for people, seeing the smiles on
their faces is what it is all about.
So come along and share all Alaska has to offer
with us. From huge salmon and trout, majestic
mountains, wildlife and wilderness. Linda and I
look forward to making memories with you.
P.O. Box 123
Willow, AK 99688
+1 (907) 733-6915