Starting a Rural Alaska Lodge is a practical and easy‐to‐use guide to opening a lodge business in rural Alaska. One of a series of handbooks developed to start new Alaska entrepreneurs on the road to success, this handbook takes you step‐by‐step through the process of assessing the feasibility of your business idea and developing a business plan. While this handbook should be useful to anyone opening a lodge in Alaska, it focuses specifically on developing a plan for a lodge in a community off the road system.  

This handbook tells you what to consider in the process of establishing your lodge, and how to outline your business plan. By following the steps laid out in this handbook, you can decide whether or not opening a lodge is right for you. For a more detailed explanation of business planning, see the companion handbook Steps to Success for Rural Entrepreneurs: Writing Your Small Business Plan. 

Starting a Rural Alaska Lodge