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Can I Bring My Dog?

In the Winter: Dogs are allowed at the Honeymoon  and Miner’s Yurts only. Please respect this rule and leave fido at home if you are staying at one of the other yurts or make sure you book a yurt where you can bring the dog with you. Remember to always pick up after your dog! When accessing any of the dog friendly yurt you will need to snowshoe with your dog to the yurt as all the yurts sit on Nordic trails at are closed to dogs.

In the Summer: We welcome dogs at all our yurts. Please remember not to leave your dog in the yurt alone during the day, it can get very hot in there if the windows are not open.

How Do I Reserve A Yurt?

Book Online!! Click on the yurt you are interested in to book online. Then click on the calendar and the open dates will appear.  Yurts must be paid for in full in order to reserve the yurt. Please call the lodge at 208-726-4010 or EMAIL us to if you have any questions.

What Do I Eat At the Yurt? And Yurt Menu

What do I eat at the yurts? Most people bring their own food and enjoy cooking meals with their family and friends. In the winter, others join us at the lodge for Full Moon or Winter Dinners. In the summer we have our Thursday Night Wagon Ride BBQ’s. Just remember that Galena is NOT open every night for dinner.

In the winter, we also offers a gourmet yurt menu that we can deliver right to your yurt door! Prior arrangement (24 hours in advance) must be made for this menu and delivery. Sorry, this is not available in the summer.

Yurt Dinner Menu

Be sure to inquire when you make your reservation since advance notice will be required. Sorry, we don’t provide yurt dinners in the summer but you can drive up to the yurts in the summer so pack some food and head on up!

Galena is open 9am to 5pm in the winter. Lunch daily 11:00-3:30 baked goods and breakfast sandwiches available daily at 9am.

Galena is open 9am to 4pm in the summer. Lunch Mon-Friday 11:00-3:30  (baked goods and breakfast sandwiches available daily at 9am) and Breakfast and Lunch on Sundays 9am to 3:30.

 

How Do I Get My Gear To The Yurt?

In the winter, Galena Lodge provides one pull sled with each yurt rental in which you can haul your gear to your yurt. It’s uphill, so pack wisely (no luggage or coolers). For only $50 round trip a snowmobile with a big toboggan can be provided to haul your gear up. Be sure to inquire for more details when you make your reservation since advance notice will be required.

In the summer, you are able to drive a higher clearance (SUV, Outback, Etc) to the yurts and can haul in your own stuff, don’t forget the water. We are also available to haul in your gear in our truck for $50 round trip. Then you can walk or bike to the yurt!

What Do I Need to Bring?

You will need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, change of clothes, flashlight, food and personal items. In the winter snow can be melted for water and in the summer season you can pick up jugs of water down at Galena. Things you don’t need but may want include slippers, towel/bathing suit for the sauna, and earplugs for your roommates.

What Does Galena Lodge Provide?

Each yurt is furnished with a wood stove for heat, propane stove and fuel for cooking, solar lights (lanterns as backup), pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cups and mugs, coffee pots and percolators or filters, paper towels, toilet paper, newspaper, firewood, matches, books, games, snow shovels, and beds with foam mats. You will need to split and stock firewood from the firewood pile outside your yurt during your stay and upon departure.

In the Winter one yurt pull behind sled is included with your yurt rental. Snowshoe passes are included with your yurt rental but if you want to Nordic ski you must purchase a NVT trail pass for $17/day.

In the Summer, all the summer trails are free to use. If you need a bike rental, lesson, or a tune up your bike, head on down to the lodge and we will get you taken care of.

How Do I Get To The Yurt?

Our yurts can only be accessed through human power (skiing or snowshoeing, no walking!). From the Lodge, the Senate View, Star’s Perch and Honeymoon yurts are about a 15-20 minute snowshoe or a 30-40 minute Nordic Ski. The new Miner’s Yurt is about a 30 minute Nordic ski (flatter but still uphill). We do provide one pull behind sled for each yurt rental. For an additional fee, snowmobile service can be provided for hauling gear or those with limited mobility. Be sure to inquire for more details when you make your reservation since advance notice will be required.

Nordic Ski Shop Staff: (1-2 people)


We are looking for one to two full time persons to work in the ski shop. This person will be responsible for assisting the ski school with all ski shop duties like renting and waxing skis, packing snowshoe trails, selling and stocking merchandise and more. This job will also include yurt servicing and upkeep and snowshoe trail maintenance as well as snow shoveling and random jobs.

Nordic Ski School Director and Instructors: (2-3 people)

This job requires someone with an extensive knowledge of both classic and skate skiing techniques and previous experience teaching Nordic skiing. The applicant must show proficient Nordic skills either through past racing results or references. This position is in charge of ski lessons at Galena and on the North Valley Trail system as well as maintaining the Nordic Ski and snowshoe equipment. This position includes ski shop sales, rentals and waxing as well as daily weather and wax reporting. Other duties may include yurt servicing, snowshoe trail maintenance, fine dining service in the evenings, help orchestrating local ski events at the lodge and helping to shovel snow as needed.

Bike Shop Mechanic, Rentals and Sales: (2-3 people)

This job is one of the most diverse and exciting jobs at Galena. The position entails having basic skills and knowledge of bike mechanics, math skills, computer knowledge, firewood cutting and moving, wedding setup, bartending, and ice cream scooping are all part of working in our bike shop.  The candidate should be able to multi task from a mechanic to food service. The bike shop person will help inform locals and tourists as to how to navigate and enjoy the hiking and biking trails of Galena Lodge and the surrounding area. The bike shop is responsible for maintaining our fleet of rental bikes for adults, youth and kids. We are a small, dynamic team at Galena Lodge and this position may also help out in the restaurant during busy times and is an integral part of our wedding set up and events staff.

Kitchen Staff: Baker/prep cook

The baker/prep cook position entails mixing and baking cookies, muffins, breads and other pastries on a daily basis. In addition to daily baking, this position includes assisting in kitchen prep and supporting the line cooks. Galena Lodge baking includes making everything from scratch, learning about high altitude baking and this is a great opportunity to learn and improve skills, as well as be creative. Previous kitchen and/or baking experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right, enthusiastic candidate.

Kitchen Staff: Line cooks (1-2 persons)

Line and Banquet style service for lunch and special event dinners. Preferred applicants will have 1 year or more experience. Applicants should be comfortable cooking from scratch, making stocks, soups, simple sauces and working on a hot line and grill. Speed and ability to multi-task is important. Knowledge of proper food handling procedures is a must. This is an excellent place to gain experience in a busy restaurant environment

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Restaurant Staff: (2-3 people)

Galena Lodge is a casual, counter service lunch restaurant. The restaurant staff position includes opening the restaurant for morning coffee and pastries, and working in a fast paced lunch service in addition to some evening and fine dining services. The server position requirements include serving, bartending, taking reservations for dinner and yurt stays, and attentive customer service.   Previous serving and customer service experience is preferred, but we will consider providing training for the right enthusiastic candidate.

Youth Adventure Camp Staff (3 people)

Galena Lodge is looking for adventurous and fun candidates who enjoy working outdoors to become Youth Adventure Camp Counselors. Our adventure camp runs from early June to Mid August with additional hours for training and end of season cleanup. Camp counselors must have Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications and Galena Lodge can train for lifeguarding. Camp activities that you will be leading include whitewater rafting (with a guide), horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, lake kayaking and orienteering. As a youth camp staff member, you will be spending 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday, surrounded by energetic and eager 8-12 year olds with one overnight on Thursday. Camp counselors must demonstrate experience in working with youths and the outdoors, as well as an impeccable background of safety and responsibility.

Youth Adventure Camp Director

Galena Lodge is looking for a camp director who is dynamic, responsible, enjoys being outdoors, and has experience working with youth ages 6-12 in a camp environment. Our adventure camp runs from Mid June to Mid August with additional hours for training and end of season cleanup. The camp director must have Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications and Galena Lodge can train for lifeguarding. The director must be able to manage 2-3 other employees as well as up to 26 kids. As a youth camp staff member, you will be spending 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday, surrounded by energetic and eager 8-12 year olds with one overnight on Thursday. Camp activities that you will be leading with your fellow counselors include whitewater rafting (with a guide), horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, lake kayaking, orienteering and the ideal director candidate will have experience in all of these activities. Camp counselors must demonstrate experience in working with youth and the outdoors, as well as an impeccable background of safety and responsibility.