Dear Friends and Family of Intricate Bay Lodge,
Intricate Bay Lodge has some sad news to share. On Friday morning of October 4th around 7am our main lodge caught fire and burned to the ground. It was a total loss, but not a total disaster: our eight guests and lodge dog Colonel were sleeping inside when the fire ignited. We thank the powers that be for guiding everyone to safety. We tried to fight the fire, but the flames were in full force and eventually we could do nothing but observe in shock and contain the spreading flames that were working their way towards our other buildings. What seemed like an eternity was actually less than an hour and a half. The building had fallen and only smoldering logs and timbers remained.
Intricate Bay would like to take this opportunity to send out a special thank you to all who came to our aid. An expression of gratitude isn’t enough for the pilot of Iliamna Air Taxi, who saw the flames from the air and reported it to authorities and quickly transported helping hands to our fire. Alaska State Trooper Joe Minnick assisted with the scene and provided leadership, professionalism and provisions for our guests and staff. Iliamna Development Cooperation sent pumps, additional fire hoses and manpower to assist in preventing the fire from spreading.
Intricate Bay Lodge staff has teamed up with Linwood Homes on the design and materials for a bigger and more functional lodge. Construction is expected to begin in Spring of 2014 and be completed in late August or early September 2014. Below is a preview of the new look for Intricate Bay Lodge.
For the 2014 season, Intricate Bay’s owner/operator and staff will focus on what we do best, chasing rainbow trout, salmon and the many other species offered in the drainage. The lodge has burnt and will be rebuilt, but what has not changed for 2014 is our perfect location to world class fishing, scenery, wildlife, a great staff/guide to guest ratio, and desire to provide personalized customer service. After an action-packed day, retire to your cabin for some much-needed R&R. Accommodations for the 2014 season will be a little more rustic, but amenities including 24 hour electricity, internet (wifi), and fine dining will make up for it! Below is our four-plex building. This summerhouse includes four private double occupancy rooms, each equipped with a private full bathroom and deck. Dining and socializing will take place in heated semi-permanent structures. No matter what, you’ll experience amazing beauty, great staff, food worth salivating over and fish tales that will stay with you for a lifetime!