Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998, the inn is considered part of the post-WWII economic expansion into the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, and was found to be the only remaining 1940’s vintage Big Game Hunting and Fishing lodge in South-Central Alaska.
Built in 1946 when the only way to get here was on the Alaska Railroad, we are now road accessible yet tucked in the forest providing the authentic feel of frontier Alaska.
After John Kirsch died in 1959, the place was acquired by a homesteading family who raised 9 children here leaving in the early 70’s. The lodge lay in wait until the present owner found it in 1988.
"Brought back old memories from my childhood days when I lived at Sunshine - the son of the Section Forman. Great job of restoring the old Kirsch Lodge"
Merle Frank - Wasilla, AK