Come and help around our restaurant and share our love of the outdoors in Alaska, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Our lodge is located in a beautiful river valley at the end of the Matanuska Glacier. We provide food and lodging for visitors of the glacier. Our winter season starts in September and runs through April. We are looking for outgoing adventurous folks to help us in our kitchen this winter. The lodge has a dining room, hotel rooms, gas station, as well as a state park that we take care of. Our location allows our employees to spend their free time hiking, ice climbing, skiing, four wheeling, flight seeing, & enjoying nature. Our employees often wake to to moose, fox, and eagles outside their cabins. Ultimately we hope to pass along our love for the outdoors and encourage the next generation to protect and share the natural resources that surround us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We pay our cooks at least $12.00 per hour (more based on experience) plus tips. We offer free housing as well as one free meal per shift. We try to share our love of outdoors with our staff by going on hikes after work to help them explore the glaciers, rivers, mountains, wildlife, geology, and natural history of our area.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Workers are required to be US citizens or have the ability to obtain a US work VISA. We are willing to teach the skills required to cook. We just need detail oriented hard workers who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. We ask workers to put in about 40 hours per week. You weekends and evenings are yours to discover and explore Alaska to your fullest ability.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    My husband an I have hopes of traveling through Central and South America some day and would love to practice and improve our Spanish skills.

  • Accommodation


    Our Winter staff is provided housing free of cost. Our staff often have moose, fox and other wildlife walking past their windows in the early mornings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our location offers an endless Alaskan back-country to explore. Those who love to hike, mountain bike, kayak, ice climb or run around with a camera, will find an endless playground outside their door. We do recommend that you bring or buy a vehicle so that you can explore the state on your days off.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for campervans and small motorhomes if you would like to bring your living space with you.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This is something that can be discussed on a case by case basis.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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