Alaska’s Oldest Hunting Lodge Est. 1937


Owner Cell: (907) 230-6093



We are a close knit group and always looking for more people to join our team – our family! This is a unique life style and work environment with some great benefits. We require hard working personable and friendly staff with a can do attitude – our mantra is ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!
Check out the job descriptions below and email us your resume if you’re interested.
*The work is seasonal and we may not always be hiring but it’s good to get your resume in for when something opens up.*

The perrins family

Steve Perrins (Master Guide #123) came to Alaska in the fall of 1976 to seek his dream of hunting and guiding in Alaska. He was followed shortly after by his fiancé Denise and they were married in the Spring of 1977. They began working for Bud Branhum in 1977 and in February of 2003 Steve and Denise purchased Rainy Pass Lodge and have been keeping its wild Alaska hunting traditions alive. With the help of their five boys (Steve II, Shane, Clayton, Chase, and Colton) and thier families. The Lodge is operated as a premiere hunting base and has been expanded to include summer and winter recreational activities. Buckey Winkley (Registered Guide #34) has been guiding from Rainy Pass Lodge since 1964 and is considered family. Buckey knows the area around Rainy Pass like the back of his hand, and is a true Alaskan huntsman as well as the local museum curator.


Join our summer team of guides and help our guests Alaska Dream Vacation become a reality. Full service trips with long days of adventure and entertaining. Our fully guided summer trips include: horseback riding, hiking, fishing, shooting, archery, water sports (canoe, kayak, paddle board, tubing) wildlife and bear viewing, helicopter tours, overnight in remote log cabins where you will do the cooking, gold panning and more. This is a great position for someone who likes to share Alaska’s beauty and wilderness activities with others. This position requires a great attitude and joyful spirit mixed with hard work and being service oriented. Our Summer season is June and July but we also offer winter trips in February and March that we need guides for as well. If you are not personally familiar with all the above listed activities we can help train you.


This position is typically best suited for a couple. We require year round caretakers but have broken it down into three 4-month segments. You may apply for any combination of seasons. The primary tasks are feeding the horses each morning and reporting the weather five to seven times a day for the FAA (studying, passing a test and becoming certified is required for this), as well as general lodge maintenance of the buildings and generator. At a remote self-sufficient operation like this it is impossible to list all scenarios that may occur. Having someone who is capable, creative and can figure out how to make things work until proper support arrives is key. The lodge is powered by diesel generator and we have satellite systems for the phone, internet and tv. These positions require people who are self-motivated, detail oriented, hard workers who can look around for themselves to see what needs to be done to make things better. Maintenance, mechanical, and cooking skills are very helpful.

OCT – JAN: This is the quietest time of the year. Not many guests, but some snowmachiners may travel through that require fuel, housing, or meals. Some guided trips and trapping excursions may occur toward the end of January as well. Self entertainment and a good relationship with your partner is key during this time of year. It is a very peaceful and relaxing time of year.
FEB – MAY: This is a fun and busy time of year with the winter races that come through our lodge: Iditarod, Iron Dog, and Iditarod Trail Invitational. Keeping the maintenance going, opening and closing buildings for use, caring for guests, housekeeping and cooking are some of the expanded activities during this time. We also provide winter tours and ptarmigan hunting. Additional staff and guides come out to help with these events as well as stock all our out camps and cut firewood for the upcoming season.
JUN – SEP: This is also a fun and busy time of year with our youth camp for at-risk boys, summer guests in June and July and hunting season in August and September. Keeping the maintenance going, caring for our guests, house keeping, helping with cooking, closing down the buildings at the end of the season, and meat care are some of the expanded activities during this time of year.

Feel free to call us for more details and descriptions on the different seasons and how we run things. The above descriptions are an example of what goes on at the lodge during those seasons. Your exact job description will be laid out in your employee contract.