How do you pronounce Grosvenor Lodge and where did the name come from?
The S is silent, so it is pronounced Grove-ner. Grosvenor Lodge is named for Gilbert Grosvenor, the founder of National Geographic Magazine. Photos of him visiting the lodge in the 1950’s are on display at the lodge.
How many employees are at Grosvenor Lodge?
Grosvenor is a small lodge with only 4 to 6 guests and typically 2 on-site employees: a guide and a chef/housekeeper.
What are the cabins like at Grosvenor Lodge?
Grosvenor is a small lodge with 3 guest cabins each with 2 beds. The cabins have electricity and heat. A bathhouse is located next to the cabins with 2 separate bathroom facilities each with sink, toilet, and shower.
What is the weather like?
The weather in Katmai can be very unpredictable. It can change greatly over the course of a day. Temperatures can range between 45 and 70 degrees and even cooler in September. Wind and rain are common so you should dress in layers that can be added or removed throughout the day as the weather dictates.
Are there a lot of bugs?
There can be depending on how dry or wet it has been. Some people choose to bring head nets. Most just bring a good insect repellent. We recommend something with a high DEET concentration for maximum effectiveness.
How long does it take to get to the lodge from Anchorage?
The flight from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge (our sister lodge) takes approximately 1 hour. It is another 20 minutes via float plane to Grosvenor.
How many guests are there to each guide
Grosvenor Lodge has 1 guide who takes very good care of the lodge guests. However, we do occasionally work with guides from our sister lodge, Kulik Lodge, for those interested in guided fly outs.
Can we take home the fish we catch?
Due to the short growing season and cold water temperatures in Alaska, resident fish grow and mature slowly. Guests are asked to release all their catch of resident freshwater fish. A limited amount of salmon may be taken home if you go salmon fishing on a fly out.
How are fish packaged to take home?
The salmon you keep are filleted, vacuum packed, frozen and packed in fish boxes for you at the lodge. If you have a long distance to travel home, insulated fish boxes and freezer packs are available to purchase at a number of locations in Anchorage.
Are you strictly a fly fishing only lodge?
No. We can accommodate fly or spin fisherman, although some of the streams that we go to are fly fishing only streams. At some of these locations you can still use a spinning rod with a fly on the end. All of our guides are fly fishing instructors so if you would like to learn to fly fish, we can teach you during your stay.
What type of fishing gear is used at the lodges?
Rods and waders are included in your package at Grosvenor Lodge. Cabelas, Redington and Simms waders and Redington and Sage rods equipped with Ross and Redington reels are available to guests during their stay.
What is a fly out and where do you fly out to?
A fly out means that you take an airplane to a different river to fish or view bears for the day. We fly to many different areas depending on where the best spot is at that time for seeing bears or for the species of fish you want to catch.
When is the best time to come to fish?
Anytime is a good time at Grosvenor Lodge. Each time of the year provides a unique fishing experience with different species available.
When is the best time to view bears at Grosvenor Lodge?
We only offer the Grosvenor Discovery Tour (our bear viewing package) during the times when we typically see a lot of bears in the Grosvenor area.
How does the guide take us bear viewing from Grosvenor?
The Grosvenor guide will take you by jet boat to various rivers and streams that bears are known to frequent. You may get out of the boat and wade through the water. You will be outfitted with waders and wading boots for these adventures.
Are cocktails included in the packages?
Complimentary cocktails are served at Grosvenor Lodge and are included during your stay. Our beverages include a selection of beers, wines and premium quality liquors.
Can I use felt soled wading boots or wading boots with cleats?
No. The Alaska Board of Fisheries has deemed invasive species a significant potential threat to Alaska’s aquatic ecosystems. Effective January 1, 2012, felt-soled waders and wading boots will no longer be legal footwear when fishing in Alaska’s fresh waters. Wading boots with cleats are also not allowed at the lodges. Our lodges do have rubber soled wading boots for our lodge guests.
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