Your Time In Anchorage
Getting To and From the Goodnews River Lodge
All Guests of the Goodnews River Lodge will be transported to the Lodge via TransNorthern's Super DC-3 or similar airplane direct from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to Goodnews Bay. TransNorthern's flight will leave from the Lower concourse from Gate L-2 just to the left of baggage claim.
- Have your Taxi or Hotel Shuttle drop you off at the Taxi Stand by Baggage Claim, cross the street, enter baggage claim, and follow the signs left towards the “A” Concourse. You do not have to go through the security lines upstairs to reach your Gate.
Flight check in time is 8:00 A.M. Your name will be on the Manifest for the Goodnews River Lodge flight at the Gate. You do not need a ticket to board the flight, nor do you need to go to any ticket counter. The Gate Attendant will check you in and weigh your baggage. Please limit your baggage weight to 50# plus your carry on. A current departure time will be provided by the Gate Attendant. Normal departure time (weather permitting) is 9:00am, with arrival at Goodnews Bay estimated at 11:30am.
At the end of your stay the charter will get you back to Anchorage at approximately 3:00 pm (weather permitting). Try not to schedule a flight home prior to 7:00p.m.
Your Stay in Anchorage
Your trip to the Goodnews River Lodge requires an overnight stay in Anchorage. Here are a few suggestions for Hotels and Restaurants. Be sure to check for Internet specials offered by most hotels for a guaranteed reservation. Rates shown are a guide only and not guaranteed.
- Captain Cook Hotel: 5 th Ave. & K St. Anchorage, AK 99501 907-276-6000 or 800-843-1950 Average Rate: $250+
- Marriott Anchorage Downtown: 820 West 7th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501-0219 907-279-8000 or 800-228-9290 Average Rate: $250+
- Fairfield Inn and Suites: 5060 A Street Anchorage, AK, 99053 907-222-9000 Average Rate: $220
- Comfort Inn Ship’s Creek: 111 W Ship Creek Ave Anchorage, AK, 99501 907-277-6887 Average Rate: $200
- Copper Whale Inn: 440 L St. Anchorage, AK 99501 866-258-7999 Average Rate: $210
- Anchorage Grand Hotel: 505 W. 2 nd Ave Anchorage, AK, 99501 907-929-8888 Average Rate $195
- Days Inn Anchorage Downtown: 321 E. 5 th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501 907-276-7226 Average Rate $150
- The Lakefront Anchorage: 4800 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517 907-243-2300 Average Rate: $250+
- Comfort Suites Airport: 2919 W. International Airport Road, Anchorage AK 99502 907-243-8080 Average Rate: $200+
- Puffin Inn: 4400 Spenard Rd Anchorage, AK 99517 907-243-4044 Average Rate: $160
- Quality Inn and Suites: 4615 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517 907-243-3131 Average Rate: $170