The Perrins Rainy Pass Lodge is your rustic, yet well-appointed ‘Cabin in the Woods’ nestled in the heart of the Alaska Range. The buildings here are primarily log cabins dating back to 1937. The lodge is located on 5 acres of private land and surrounded by hundreds of miles of un-inhabited State land . On the property there are 12 main buildings with a handful of little sheds and service buildings. Off the property are 10 ‘OUT CAMPS’ that we use for guest activities and hunting camps.
Built around 1989 and includes our 4 deluxe rooms, kitchen and dinning room during the winter season, caretakers quarters, full guest bathroom, laundry room, basement storage and FAA weather reporting room. Dinning room may also be used for presentations and meetings. Learn more about the guest rooms below.
Built in 1982; one of the few non-log cabin buildings is used as our main cooking facility during the summer and hunting seasons, includes, large dinning room, kitchen, office/gift shop, guest bathroom, full bathroom, laundry facilities, basement storage, wine cellar, and extra staff room. Dinning room may also be used for presentations and meetings. this building is given to the Iditarod during the race and is used as their headquarters for the checkpoint.
Built in 1973 this cabin features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a large social room with luxury leather couches, a wrap around bar with bar seating, and a separate seating area by the wood burning fireplace. This cabin is decorated in the unique fashion that you would expect to see at a remote wilderness lodge.
Built in the 1960s this cozy log cabin features a private room with a queen bed, a full bathroom, and a separate living room with two pop-out couches/beds. Sitting areas, coffee bar, and mini fridge, a true romantic wilderness setting in this private cabin.
Built-in the early 1990s this log cabin is a neat bunk house-style building with large logs and a wood-burning stove. Currently under remodeling to repurpose into a private couples cabin similar to the honey moon. Features will include, a private deck overlooking the lake in a secluded area of the property, glass patio doors, a private full bathroom, a sitting area, a coffee bar, king size bed, and pop-out beds for additional guests. More pictures coming soon!
Caribou & Moose Cabin
These newer cabins were built in the last few years as private cabins on the the hill with a private deck and view of the lake, Puntilla Mountain and the property below.
This is Buckey’s private home and year-round residence. Buckey first came to the lodge in 1963 and built his log cabin in 1981. He is the lodge Historian and Museum Curator; as his cabin is also a world-class museum filled with unique treasures from all over the world. It is a hunting and outdoor history of over 400 years, with some relics dating back over 10,000 years. Some of these items are the only ones in Alaska and some you have never even heard of. You will not be able to see it all in one trip. We don’t want to spoil the surprise by showing you pictures of inside the museum, you’ll just have to come out and experience it for yourself.
Affectionately named by Denise’s brother Marc is the lodge home of Steve & Denise Perrins. Built in the late 1980’s and features, a small kitchen, dining room, master bedroom loft, guest bedroom, full bathroom, and entertaining area filled with game mounts and antiques from around the globe.
Built in the early 1960’s this was one of Bud Branhum’s first cabins and personal residence. It should have been restored 20 years ago and has been falling apart ever since. Efforts are underway to restore it as much as possibly as the history of this place is extremely important to the Perrins Family. This cabin is used for some guest services, staff housing, and storage.
Built in 1937, the year the lodge was founded, is the oldest building on the property. Wayno Puntilla born in 1881, was a trapper in this country in the early 1900’s and sold his area to Bud Branhum who started the lodge and named the lake and mountain after Wayno Puntilla. Clay Perrins restored this cabin with his wife April and now use it as their private cabin.
Built in the early 1960’s this is a cute little cabin built by Bud Branhum’s brother Dennis as his residence. It is currently used as Shane & Jana Perrins’ private cabin along with their 3 kids.
Built within the last few years this cabin is the newest log cabin on the property and is the private home of Steve II & Carly Perrins. Although it’s the newest on the property and features a covered ‘snow machine port’ it was built and looks like an older style trappers cabin. The tree’s have been left around it for a more ‘Cabin-In-The-Woods’ feel and the logs were left with the bark on them to give it a more older rustic look. Another thing you won’t see very often is a sprinkler on the roof, that’s right, It’s a sawed roof with grass, wild flowers, and fireweed.
This cabin was built and donated through the efforts of Guiding Influence for Camp Iron Sights. Volunteers and past campers built this cabin which hosts the youth campers each summer as well as for the races that come through in the winter. Features 16 bunks, hang-out areas, and custom mural paintings by Susan Watkins.
Floating Sauna, Green House, Tack Shed, Meat Shed, Generator Shed, Shop, Tool Shed, and Feed Shed.
We currently have 10 out camps which are either log cabins or wall tents and are anywhere from 1.5 miles to 30 miles away from the lodge. All of our out camps are complete with plywood floors, plywood bunks that have 4” foam pads on them, dinner table with chairs, counter and cook space with either a coleman stove or 4 burner propane stove, and a wood burning stove to warm up and dry things off. Most of our camps also have 1000 watt generators to recharge batteries, showers, meat racks, and a .22/.410 varmint gun. These are some of the nicest hunting accommodations in Alaska as 80% of guides use “please-don’t-rain” tents. Some of the camps also have fishing tackle for the lakes that have good fishing. We are always trying to improve our camps but I think you’ll find the uniqueness of these remote Alaskan camps quite charming.
Upgraded from a wall tent to this beautiful log cabin in 2014, The build was actually televised on “Building Off The Grid: Alaska”. This cabin features 6 bunks and a loft for overflow sleeping, an indoor shower room for a nice refresher during your stay, custom willow branch wine glass and bottle rack, and hitching post in the front yard for your horses, plus more..
Great for Moose, Sheep, Brown/Grizzly Bear, Caribou, Black Bear, Wolf and Wolverine.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 5-6 hours, Snow machine: 1 hour
HALF WAY LAKE
Upgraded from a wall tent in 1998, this strategically placed cabin has a 360 degree viewing of over 5 miles in many directions. This cabin features 4 bunks and is rustic yet functional, lots of memories were made and friendships forged from this log cabin.
Great for Brown/Grizzly Bear, Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, and Wolf.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 2.5-3 hours, Snow machine: 20 minutes
RAINY PASS LAKE
Upgraded from a wall tent to this large log cabin in 2006, The build was actually televised on “R5Sons, Alaska”. This cabin features 9 bunks including a double size for couples. Most likely the nicest remote Sheep camp in Alaska, Also located on the highest spot on the Iditarod Trail. The lake out front has excellent Dolly Varden Trout Fishing.
Great for Sheep, Brown/Grizzly Bear, Caribou, Black Bear, Wolf and Wolverine.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 8-9 hours, Snow machine: 1 hour
Built in the 1980’s, this unique log cabin has a lot of potential as it has just recently been open back up. A horse trail was blazed here in 2012 which reconnected the lodge with this historic hunting area. This cabin features 3 bunks and is rustic yet functional.
Great for Moose, Brown/Grizzly Bear, Caribou, Black Bear, Wolf and Wolverine.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 5-6 hours, Snow machine: 1 hour
Permitted to be a log cabin. This wall tent features 4 bunks and is well placed in prime Moose country with miles and miles of viewing right out the front door. This cabin features 4 bunks and has all the necessary amenities. As our furthest out camp, there have been a lot of great memories made here.
Great for Moose, Caribou,Brown/Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, and Wolf.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 12-14 hours, Snow machine: 2 hours
Our newest log cabin is very strategically placed in between two of our furthest camps and in prime moose country. Great for Moose, Sheep, Caribou, Brown/Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Wolf and Wolverine. Distance from the lodge: Horseback: 9 hours, Snowmachine: 1.5 hours
Built in the 1980’s and used primarily by Buckey’s operation. This cabin features 4 bunks and is rustic yet functional, lots of memories were made and friendships forged from this log cabin.
Great for Brown/Grizzly Bear, Sheep, Black Bear, and Wolf.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 6 hours, Snow machine: 1.5 hours
Built in the early 1980’s, our least used cabin as it’s so close to the lodge. This cabin features 4 bunks and is rustic yet functional, A very neat atmosphere for summer trips or to get away from the lodge for a little while.
Great for Moose, Black Bear, Caribou, Brown/Grizzly Bear, and Wolf.
Distance from lodge: Horseback: 45 minutes, Snow machine: NA