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.


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


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


Willow Winter Carnival


The 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


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


The Iron Dog Pro Class race starts in February. 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


The Iditarod Ceremonial start takes place in Anchorage.

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. 

Cindy Hite of EagleQuest Lodge at Deshka Landing (center), cheers on mushers with a megaphone. Forty-six mushers began the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race from Deshka Landing in Willow on March 7, 2021. (Marc Lester / ADN)

Dallas at EQ with Cindy

Dallas enjoying a meal at EagleQuest with Cindy after his big win! Gamble and North were eating and resting too! Congratulations on your 5th Iditarod Win Dallas!


Snowmobiling, Cross-country skiing and Biking

Miles of groomed trails await you! Travel the nearby trails. Guided trips are available. 


View the Northern Lights and Starry Nights

Photograph the Aurora Borealis in brilliant colors above your head!


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