Hunting Lodges to Visit in your Alaska Car Rentals

Hunting is a popular American past time that has been used as both reason for and enhancement of vacations for generations. If you’re traveling around the state in your Alaska car rentals then you may want to take part in this classic American hobby. Before you can do that, you need to make sure you know the places that are good for hunting and that you have the appropriate paperwork.

We’ve found out all the information you’ll need to hunt in Alaska. Before you drive off hunting in your Alaska car rentals, read on to avoid trouble with the authorities and to get the best experience possible.

Hunting licenses in Alaska

In order to hunt in Alaska you need a hunting ticket or permit. You can buy these online at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. You can also purchase a license for hunting and fishing online at the same website. These websites will have all the information you need, including what permits and licenses can be purchased and which can be printed at home or need to be mailed.

Don’t try to go hunting or fishing without a permit. If you get caught, you could be faced with huge fines. The risk simply isn’t worth it. If you’re saving on Alaska car rentals with Avis, you don’t want to have to spend the savings to pay a ticket.

Westwind Guide Service

If you want the best experience of Alaska hunting, look into the Westwind Guide Service. This service will help you find the best hunting spots and capture award-winning catches. The service offers guides for sheep, bear, moose, and predator and wolf hunts. Before going you’ll need to make reservations. Though you can reach them by email, they prefer reservations by phone if possible.

You can buy 10, 11, 16, and 20 day hunts with tent accommodation, aircraft transportation, and spotting and stalking. Hunts can range in price up to $38,500 for a 20-day hunt or as low as $12,000 for a 10-day hunt.

The food at Westwind certainly won’t let you starve. You’ll be fed healthy portions of meat, potatoes, onions, sandwiches, cheese, snacks, coffee, and hot chocolate. However, this isn’t a camp you can drive your Alaska car rentals to. You’ll need to park the car and take an air taxi over.

Stoney River Lodge

Stoney River Lodge is a remote wilderness lodge in Alaska that allows you to take part in sheep, caribou, moose, and grizzly bear hunts as well as fishing. Stoney River offers a bed and breakfast near fishing spots as well as the use of gear.

Do you or someone you’re traveling with want to take part in activities other than hunting? The Stoney River Lodge also offers premium berry picking.

Stoney River Lodge offers 6, 7, 10, and 14 day hunts. Hunting prices range from as low as $4,800 to $30,000. Reserve well in advance to make sure you can get a spot on their hunts.

Green Rocks Wilderness Lodge

The Green Rocks Wilderness Lodge offers packages for both hunting and fishing, which are based on a double occupancy. These are 7-day long self-guided tours that cost $2,050. All three meals of the day are provided. Trips are for salmon and halibut fishing, and black bear, Sitka black tail deer, and wolf hunting. All hunting is done on 18 foot Lunds, offering you a classic Alaskan hunting experience. Make sure you have some skills boating, as these Lunds have 40 and 50 horse motors. However, once you have your assigned boat you can go out hunting and fishing whenever your heart desires.

Green Rocks is great for big groups. Accommodations sleep 15 people maximum, so if you come in a group of 12 or more people then the cabin is all yours.

Get the ultimate hunting trip started on the right foot when you reserve your Alaska car rentals from Avis.

Breweries Worth Parking the Alaska Car Rentals For

Contemporary culture has a fascination and newfound love for craft beers. With this new trend in craft breweries, going on brewery tours and beer tastings has become an essential part of any traveler’s vacation. Fortunately for you, Alaska has plenty of breweries to check out when you’re traveling around in your Alaska car rentals. Avis Alaska car rentals has compiled a list of local breweries to visit and test, as well as information on each one to help you decide which to tour.

Alaskan Brewing Company

The Alaskan Brewing Company was one of the original breweries to return craft brewing to Alaska. Founded nearly 30 years ago in 1986, the Alaskan Brewing Company is located at 5429 Shaune Drive, Juneau. This brewery is known for beers that have won awards in regional, national, and international competitions.

The Alaskan Brewing Co. has 7 year round beers, as well as 4 seasonal beers and 2 limited edition beers in their archive. Their limited edition beers are the Smoked Porter and Pilot Series: Imperial Rye. Their seasonal beers are their winter and summer ales, Fall 2014’s was a Pumpkin Porter, and their Spring 2015 is the Big Mountain Pale Ale. Their year round brews include White, Amber, Hopothermia, Stout, Imperial Red, Freeride APA, and Icy Bay IPA. The Alaskan Brewing Co. truly does have a pint for everyone to enjoy. If you’re a real beer lover you’ll want to try them all, so make sure to assign a DD for your Alaska car rentals.

Anchorage Brewing Company

Located at 148 West 91st Ave, Anchorage, the Anchorage Brewing Company has 5 beers to offer its visitors. The Galaxy White IPA is a stronger beer, at 7% alcohol and will thrill the explorative side of any drinker. Another IPA on tap is Bitter Monk Belgian-Style Double IPA with 9% alcohol. Love Buzz Saison perfectly couples peppery notes with a citrusy hint to push you head over heels for this 8% beer. The Tide and Its Takers offers up a lemon-cream-pie hops with floral and wood notes matched with a delicate vanilla – what doesn’t this triple offer up? Finally the Rondy Brew Saison finishes the collection with the lightest alcohol content at 6.5%.

All of Anchorage Brewing Company’s beers are bottled with brettanomyces. This guarantees that the beer will continue to alter and evolve as it ages in the bottle.

Kodiak Island Brewery

The Kodiak Island Brewery was founded in 2003 and continues to use only pure island water, organic malts, and premium imported specialty malts in their beers. Located at 117 Lower Mill Bay Road on Kodiak Island, the brewery offers up 5 year round craft beers – all of which you can sample in the tap room.

Their beers include the Snowshoe session IPA, Liquid Sunshine steam brew, North Pacific Scottish ale, Wing-Nut Brown brown ale, and Sarah Pale pale ale. Their beers maintain a relatively common alcohol content, ranging from 4.5% to 6%. They also have a variety of special brews, seasonals, and occasionals.

Other breweries across Alaska

These certainly are not the only breweries you can visit in your Alaska car rentals. In fact, Alaska has quite the range of craft breweries to visit. Even those we haven’t listed are certainly worth visiting. A few other breweries to watch for are:

  • 49th State Brewing Company
  • Arkose Brewery
  • Bearpaw River Brewing Company
  • Broken Tooth Brewing Company
  • Denali Brewing Company
  • Gakona Brewing Company
  • Growler Bay Brewing Company
  • Glacier Brewhouse
  • Hoodoo Brewing Company
  • Kenai River Brewing Company
  • Last Frontier Brewing Company
  • Midnight Sun Brewing Company
  • Resolution Brewing Company
  • Silver Gulch Brewing Company
  • Skagway Brewing Company
  • Sleeping Lady Brewing Company

One of the best ways to get to know a state is through its beer, but it’s also important to drive safely. For the best vehicles to explore Alaska and its culture (beer and otherwise!), reserve your Alaska car rentals from Avis today.

The Most Beautiful Peaks in Alaska

Alaska is a beautiful state, full of natural wonders and abundant in wildlife. If you’re taking a trip around the state in your Alaska car rentals, it’s nice to know where to go to get the most gorgeous view of all that Alaska has to offer. In particular, the mountains in Alaska are breathtaking.

Avis has searched around for the most beautiful peaks in the state. What we’ve found is stunning, and many of these mountains happen to be some of our favorite places. Here are just a few of the best peaks to visit in your Alaska car rentals.

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Go Green On Your Alaska Trip

The new trend in travel has a green tinge, and we’re loving it. At Avis Alaska car rentals, we’ve been thrilled by the increase in green travel options for our customers. Hotels are taking initiative in creating eco-friendly business models for their guests. We researched the green hotels for our customers so we can direct those with an eco-conscious lifestyle to the best choices.

Whether it’s a bed and breakfast or a traditional inn, there are options for everyone’s preferences. Below is a list of the green accommodations we found for you.

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Best Fishing Spots to Try in Your Alaska Car Rentals

Fishing is a huge industry in Alaska, and one of the most popular outdoor activities for residents and tourists alike. If you’re visiting Alaska, you can’t go home without spending a day out on the water catching salmon. There are festivals every year to try to catch the biggest fish, which are easy to get to in your Alaska car rentals. While you may not want to take part in the festivals, you can enjoy always fishing without the competition.

Avis has found some of the greatest spots in the state. With your Alaska car rentals, you can travel to any of these fishing spots without hassle. Load up the Alaska car rentals and head off on the best fishing experience of your life!

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Must See Hot Springs in Your Alaska Car Rentals

Hot springs are a thing of beauty. They’re nature’s gift to humans to encourage relaxation and serenity. Alaska is rich with hot springs for you to enjoy if you know where to find them. Rather than wait to come across one in your Alaska car rental, do your research in advance. Or, let Avis Alaska do the research for you. Here are a few hot springs that Avis has found for you to visit. So hop into your Alaska car rental for one of the most fun and relaxing days of your vacation.

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Alaska’s Top 5 Campgrounds

Summer is almost here, and camping season will soon begin. Though you may not have started thinking about where you’ll camp this summer, if you want to get the best campgrounds you’ll want to book early. If you know your travel dates, start planning now. Alaska is a gorgeous state to camp in and has plenty of incredible campgrounds. Once there you can park your Alaska car rentals and get out to explore nature.

To save you time, Avis Alaska car rentals did the research on campgrounds for you. These are the best of the campgrounds we’ve discovered in our searching.

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2015 Summer Festivals in Alaska to Watch Out For

One of the best parts of summer is the free and fun socializing. Once the warmer weather hits, everyone begins to come out of their hibernation and hit the streets with fresh vivacity. Of course, there are always festivals to draw even more people out of their hiding and onto the roads in their Alaska car rental.

Alaska has plenty of festivals and events to draw residents and guests out of protection from the rigid winter months. If you’re visiting, you’ll find a lively culture with people out and about to enjoy the warmth while it lasts. There are plenty of places to bring your Alaska car rental to, and no end to the people you’ll meet. So get out, embrace the sun, and enjoy the festivals that Alaska has to offer.

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Introducing Avis Alaska’s New Website 

It’s time for a new face for Avis Alaska. We’re happy to announce that we are in the process of revamping our online presence in order to benefit our customers better. These days, technology rules over the world. And we know how important it is to have a chic website with a friendly user interface for our Alaska car rentals clients.

After putting careful thought and lots of TLC into the new platform for our Alaska car rentals clients, Avis Alaska’s website is almost ready for launch. Coming in mid April 2015, Avis Alaska’s site will offer a wider range of resources and tools for our clients. Interested? Read on to find out what you’ll gain from the fresh platform.
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Avis Car Rental’s Driving Tips for Alaska Roads

Driving techniques vary from region to region, and state to state. Climate and geographical features always make a noticeable difference in the way you drive your car. If you’re braving the North to visit Alaska then there are some driving trips you’ll want to help you handle your Avis car rental. Avis Alaska Rent-A-Car has some tips to help you smoothly adjust your driving to suit the new landscape.

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