It all began when... 

The design and construction of the Lodge came about in the 1980's. Wally Daudrich, Owner and Founder of Lazy Bear Lodge, was a local Polar Bear tour guide who saw the potential of turning two tragic forest fires into a positive experience for visitors to this Arctic wonderland.

His plan was to create an eco-friendly lodge that would reflect the history and beauty of its surroundings—a warm and cozy haven in the wilderness. Little did he know it would take ten years. With construction beginning in 1995 and completion in 2005, Wally and his family have put their heart and soul into the Lodge, and it shows!

According to Wally, “It took a long time and was a tough go, but it's all worth it when we see our guests' happy faces as they return from a great day of exploring the wonders of the natural Arctic world around us.”