Originally built by territorial senator Co-ho Walker in 1939 the lodge is an original Alaskan homestead and is built of hand hewn Sitka Spruce logs that were felled on the property. Paul and Gail Corbin took over the homestead in 1963 and raised their family here in the true American frontier tradition. They made their living commercial fishing salmon in the Gulf of Alaska and Gail was also the local judge for the town of Pelican. In the early 1980's they began taking guests at the lodge and guiding in the surrounding wilderness. The historic homestead and Lodge are now operated by the second generation Corbin family; Denny wife Jana along with their 3 children Breanna, Jack and William. They will show you the great fishing and authentic hospitality Alaska is known for.
Coming to the lodge is like having a friend with a private fishing resort. With a maximum limit of 8 guests, chances are your group will have the entire lodge to yourselves.
Unconnected to any road, the only access is by boat. Power comes from a diesel generator and water comes from a pure mountain spring behind the house. The wilderness setting of the lodge places you near native wildlife like Sitka Blacktail Deer, Sea Otters, Bald Eagles or ocasional ambling bear, all viewed from the comforts of our well-appointed log cabin wilderness lodge.
Accommodations are in the form of 4 bedrooms in the main lodge. Each room is equipped with a comfortable quean and twin bed. Two of the bedrooms have private baths with hot showers and full amenities. The other two bedrooms share a full bath. The lodge is the perfect place for your group or family get away in the wilds of Alaska!
What our customers say:
I was one of four to stay at the Lisianski Inlet Lodge this June 2011. Denny and Jana Corbin could not have made our stay any better the week we stayed at their cozy lodge. We flew into beautiful Pelican, Alaska where we had a meet and greet with our fishing guide and Captain Denny Corbin. Every day Denny took us out the Lisianski inlet in his boat and into the stunning waters of the Gulf of Alaska. Denny's knowledge of where and when the fish were going to be was very impressive. There were several times I was wishing that I wouldn't get another "bite" because my arms were aching from reeling in all those fish! Being somewhat of a novice, Denny was very informative and helpful, and for the more advanced in my group Denny was equally as impressive in assisting when needed. Every morning and evening Jana prepared delicious home-cooked meals. Hearty breakfasts started our day out right and her dinners served fire-side, made it worth coming in off the water (with as much fun as we were having!). The lodge is remotely located with a perfect view of the Lisianski inlet and the 3000 ft mountains that surround it. The views are simply stunning. One thing that really stood out to me is that, Denny, with his great sense of humor, was a perfect fit for the group I was in. He gave us our space, but was also in on the excitement and fun that we were having. He's born and raised in Pelican, so everyone in not only Pelican knows him so does the near-by village of Elfin Cove. He also took care of all the details that I didn't even think of, such as, getting our fishing licences, cleaning our fish and taking them into to Pelican to be vacuum packed and frozen, coordinating with Sea Plane for our flights in and out of Pelican to Juneau, and making sure we got to see and get great pictures of the wildlife of Alaska (bears, orcas, whales, bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions and more). This trip was an experience of a lifetime and Denny and Jana were a part of it, I hope to visit them again in the near future!
Bobbi Leung. Los Angeles
Our trip to your lodge in the Lisianski Inlet this August, 2003, was our 2nd time to fish with Denny Corbin and enjoy the Corbin family hospitality. The meals were wonderful, utilizing fresh, local seafood as well as berries and other food from the surrounding land. The fishing was great. Denny seems to know just where to find what we wanted to catch or see, or photograph. Members of our family fulfilled their goals of fishing successfully, seeing specific wildlife, and picking and eating wild berries.
We enjoyed new and different experiences that we did not do the previous time. We brought home with us, new memories, delicious homemade jams, plenty of fish, great photographs and a desire to return again to Pelican, Alaska.