Eaglequest Cabins & Lodge

Spring and Summer

Fishing – launch your boat from the Deshka Landing or join a guide for world class fishing, Alaska style!

Cast a line into some of the world’s most remote and productive rivers: the Deshka, Yentna, Lake Creek, Skwentna, and Willow Creek.

Whether it’s King salmon, Silver (coho) salmon or Hooligan fishing in early spring, it’s all here (regulations permitting). Please visit the Deshka Landing website to view hours of operation and landing rules/fees. Fishing licenses are not sold at Deshka Landing but can be conveniently purchased in nearby Willow or online from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game under Licenses and Permits.

Cindy gets the catch of the day!

EagleQuest Cabins

Rent a cabin and enjoy the lodge, surrounding area and relaxing!
Please visit our Cabins page for more detailed information. You can contact us at eaglequest@mtaonline.net or call 907-495-1116 to check availability and make a reservation.


 Biking, Hiking and Boating

Go for a hike or a ride on miles of accessible trails near EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge or take a boat ride and enjoy the scenery on the Deshka River where you may spot bald eagles and other wildlife. Please visit the Deshka Landing website to view boat launching rules/fees.

Almost 24 hours of sunlight!

Peace and quiet, no traffic, no smog, no crowds.

Eaglequest Cabins & Lodge


Dog Sled Rides

High Country Kennels offers dog sled rides in Willow that leave directly from EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge. Come on in and enjoy a hot chocolate or espresso while meeting the mushers, Robert and Christina and their dog team. They will give you the experience of a lifetime! Call 907-495-6874 or e-mail running12dogs@yahoo.com  to make a reservation today.

Knik 100 and 200 Dog Sled Races

January 4, 2020

The 2020 Knik 100 and 200 Races Are Cancelled.

Due to a number of trail route concerns caused by rain, warm temperatures, and the lack of sufficient snow, the Knik Race Committee has reluctantly determined that holding the 2020 races is not a viable option. In the interest of safety for the dogs, mushers, volunteers, and race fans, the Committee decided to cancel the 2020 Knik 100 and 200 races.

The 2020 Knik 100 Bruce Braden Sled Dog Race and the Knik 200 Joe Redington Sr. Memorial Sled Dog Race are scheduled for January 4, 2020. For more information, please visit The Knik 200 Facebook page.


January 18, 2020

The race course follows the Iditarod Trail along the Susitna and Yentna Rivers. Used for millennia by Alaska’s first peoples as a main trade and migration route, the Iditarod Trail provides an epic Alaskan adventure you won’t soon forget. Register today & challenge yourself on the same trail used during the turn of the century to ferry people from all walks of life in search of gold. Races start Saturday, January 18, 2020. Visit Iditasport for more information.

Willow Winter Carnival

January 24-26 and February 1-2, 2020

The 59th Annual Willow Winter Carnival takes place at the Willow Community Center, MP69.5 on the Parks Highway. Come on out and enjoy two fun-filled weekends packed with activities!

Susitna 100 and Little Su 50K

February 15-17, 2020

The Susitna 100 and Little Su 50K are ski-foot-bike races held on winter trails in the Susitna River valley north of Anchorage, AK. The Start/Finish is located at Big Lake, AK.

EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge is a checkpoint for the Susitna 100 and offers cabins for rent and meals for purchase during the weekend of the race. You can contact us at eaglequest@mtaonline.net or call 907-495-1116 to check availability and make a reservation.

Iron Dog – The World’s Longest Toughest Snowmobile Race

February 16, 2020

The Iron Dog Pro Class race starts on February 16th. The race course distance is over 2,000 miles, with a halfway stop in Nome and finish in Fairbanks. Participants cover some of Alaska’s most remote and rugged terrain while confronting some of the harshest winter conditions. Survival skills are essential, making it the World’s longest and toughest snowmobile race.

Iditarod Dog Race

March 7, 2020

The Iditarod Ceremonial start takes place in Anchorage on Saturday, March 7th.

On March 8th, EagleQuest Cabins & Lodge offers it’s guests a front row experience to the Iditarod. Come and join us for a hot meal or espresso at the lodge and then cheer to the mushers and their dog teams as they go down the Willow trail on their way to Nome. 

Thomas Waerner wins the 2020 Iditarod (Photo credit Marc Lester / ADN)

Snowmobiling, Cross-country skiing and Biking

Miles of groomed trails await you! Travel the nearby Big Lake, Hatcher Pass and Willow trails. Guided trips are available. For additional trail maps click here.


View the Northern Lights and Starry Nights

Photograph the Aurora Borealis in brilliant colors above your head!