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Chelatna Lake Lodge owners, Matt & Emily

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Treating guests like family, they share their home...

Matt Bertke, a second-generation Alaskan, assumed the management of Chelatna Lake Lodge from his mom and dad in 2016. Alongside his partner Emily, they have over 33 years experience in the lodge business in Denali country . Living at the lodge during the winter months, they go beyond the seasonal worker role, embodying the modern Alaskan dream. 

Committed to growth, conservation, and unforgettable experiences, Matt and Emily are true stewards of Chelatna Lake, upholding its heritage and sharing their passions with every visitor that comes to visit.