Located in the Heart of Alaska Fly Fishing Country


Rainbow River Lodge guests will fly from Anchorage to Iliamna on a private charter operated by Lake and Peninsula Airlines.  Rainbow River Lodge will schedule your flight from Anchorage to Iliamna for you.  The cost of this flight is $498 and is payable to Lake and Pen Air (907-345-2228). 

Your flight will depart Anchorage at 4:00 pm on Saturday arriving into the village of Iliamna at 5:20 pm.  Chad Hewitt will meet you in Iliamna as you step off the plane.  We will transfer you over to our floatplanes for a short 15 minute flight to Rainbow River Lodge.  After a week of great fly fishing we will depart the lodge on Friday at 5:15 pm for a 6:00 pm departure out of Iliamna.  You will arrive back into Anchorage at 7:20 pm.  You may want to take a flight out that night or overnight in Anchorage and fly home Saturday morning. 

When scheduling your flights from your home city and Anchorage, make certain to give yourself 2+ hours time to make the charter flight to Iliamna.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email us with any questions in making your flights.  We are here to help!


Captain Cook Hotel
5th Avenue & K Street Anchorage AK 99501 | Phone: (800) 843-1959

The Captain Cook has been called the premeir Hotel in Anchorage. It offers Great Alaskan decor and is located downtown within close walking distance to several great resturants. It also has a first-class Men’s and Women’s Athletic Club within the hotel. Ask for the Rainbow River Lodge discount rate of $250/night (deluxe room) or $305 (jr. suite). You may book online by visiting www.captaincook.com.

Lakefront Anchorage 

4800 Spenard Anchorage, AK 99517-3226 | Phone:

(907) 243-2300

The Lakefront Anchorage is a popular choice among guests. They are located close to Anchorage International Airport and right on the largest floatplane base in the world. Book now by visiting www.millenniumhotels.com/en/anchorage/the-lakefront-anchorage/#/

Holiday Inn Express Anchorage Airport 
4411 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517 | 
Reservations: (907) 248 – 8848

The Holiday Inn Express is an excellent choice for our guests. They are located close to Anchorage International Airport.  The newly remodeled hotel offers a free shuttle to/from the Anchorage Airport as well as complimentary breakfast and an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Ask for the Rainbow River Lodge rate of $194/night. You may also book online by clicking this Sport Fishing Rate link or visiting www.hiexpress.com/anchorageapt pick your dates, select change search and add corporate ID 786920237 to receive the discounted pricing.  

Alex Hotel and Suites
4615 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517 | Reservations: (907) 243-3131

Free shuttle service available from Ted Stevens airport to Lake and Peninsula Airlines. Located just 5 minutes from the international airport. This is a great choice for those who are looking to save a little money while still expecting a good night’s rest. They also have a walk in freezer available to guests. Ask for the ‘Sportfishing’ rate of $149/night.

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