Support the Employees of Within the Wild – Gift Vouchers Available
When you purchase a gift voucher, redeemable at either of our lodges or our café, we will make a contribution to our employee relief fund. The fund supports employee health insurance plan payments. We hope that all of our dedicated employees, seasonal and full-time workers, have access to good health care.
Some employees are working hard to ready the lodges and café in order to make your next visit with us perfect. But others are furloughed until travel restrictions are lifted. Let’s ensure all these young, vibrant workers have access to good health insurance.
Call Graham Jones at 907-274-2710 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Vouchers can be used on any gift shop, wine, or lodge purchase item, and any café food or wine item.
As a thank-you, we will send you a copy of either our Winterlake Lodge or Tutka Bay Lodge Cookbooks, signed by Kirsten and Mandy Dixon.
Boy Meets Girl
Carl and Kirsten meet each other at the Alaska Native Medical Center where Kirsten worked in the ICU and Carl worked in the ENT department.
We Got Married in a Fever
Carl and Kirsten get married amid a snowstorm in a log cabin in Anchorage. All the music played were "river songs".
Carly Rebecca was born at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Kirsten put her in a baby sack and Carly slid all the way to the bottom.
A Big Move
Carl, Carly and Kirsten sell everything they own and move out to the Yentna River and start a fishing lodge.
Mandy Is Here
Mandy is born in the middle of "break-up", when the river is still half full of ice.
Kirsten Writes a Book
Kirsten publishes "The Riversong Lodge Cookbook" which went through 4 printings.
A New Lodge
Carl and Kirsten purchase a property they name "Winterlake Lodge".
Sled Dogs Fly In
Musher Joe Reddington gives Mandy six dogs Bear, Wolf, Polar, Otter, Pepsi and Logan.
And a New Cookbook
Kirsten writes the "Winterlake Lodge Cookbook".
Carl and Kirsten sell their original homestead and move to Winterlake permanently.
Tutka Bay Lodge
The Dixons purchase Tutka Bay Lodge in Kachemak Bay.
Rohnen the Great
Rohnen Potgieter is born and Carl becomes "Papa" and Kirsten is "GoGo".
A Family Cafe
Mandy and Kirsten purchase a cafe in Homer and name it "La Baleine Cafe".
Tutka Bay Lodge and Winterlake Lodge are honored to be named members of Nat Geo Unique Lodges of the World.
Mandy and Neil get married amid a snowstorm in a log cabin in Girdwood, Alaska on New Year's Eve. The music was loud and played all night.
Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Awards
Tutka Bay Lodge best lodge in Alaska!