10 Best Fishing Lodges In Soldotna, Alaska

Catherine
Catherine 
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Soldotna is a quaint, serene city located along the banks of the famed Kenai River. This is one of the go-to destinations for fishing in North America, whether you are an expert or a beginner. The Kenai River is a world-renowned body of water known for its ample species of salmon, such as king, sockeye, pink, and silver salmon, along with many others. Aside from the fishing, Soldotna is also a great place for nature lovers. A must-see is the expansive Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re eager to unpack your rod and reel, and if you want to try fishing in an irresistible setting, scroll down to see the best fishing lodges in Soldotna, Alaska.

1. Comfortable condo with fishing equipment (from USD 72)

Located on the Kenai River, this one-bedroom condo has a casual vibe. The onsite laundry room saves trips to the laundromat, and guests have private access to the river via a handy metal walkway. The property features many communal fishing amenities for a pleasurable angling experience, such as a handy fish-cleaning station, nets, stringers, and even a large freezer to stow your bountiful catch.

The host helps guests arrange guided fishing expeditions – from fun saltwater charters to thrilling fly-fishing adventures.

Right on the Kenai River! Comfortable condo great for fishing or sightseeing
33 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

2. Chinook Salmon (from USD 125)

You’ll fall in love with this riverfront two-bedroom dwelling at Kenai Kuik Cabins. Featuring heated flooring for extra coziness and a well-appointed contemporary kitchen with top-rated appliances, this lodging is brilliant. However, if you are planning to go here, be ready to go off the grid because this accommodation lacks TVs, WiFi, and air-conditioning.

If you’re here to unplug and fish, this place is paradise. Enjoy easy access to the Kenai River, a nifty fishing dock, and a community picnic area with a fine charcoal grill.

Chinook Salmon | Kenai Kuik Cabins | Heated Floors & Fishing Dock
6 reviews
cabin 13 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

3. Riverfront townhouse for two (from USD 189)

Situated along the Kenai River, this one-bedroom cabin is ideal for couples or solo travelers. Guests will be just steps from the river’s edge - offering no-fuss fishing access. The Kenai River is home to a variety of salmon species, from chinook to sockeye, and the host provides complimentary fishing poles. Rainbow trout are found in waters as well, and this river offers the biggest concentration of this type of fish.

The roomy outdoor deck situated above the river makes a wonderful respite after a busy day of angling.

Kenai Riverfront Biking Hiking Fishing ~Sourdough
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
26 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic location; complete kitchen and extra touches such as a landing net to borrow for bringing in fish
Cleanliness:
the bed was so comfortable and clean
their studio was great very clean everything you needed and then some
apartment was clean and had a great view
beautiful place on the kenai river and very clean place and great people to host
very hospitable clean very quiet beautiful view
Host:
the hosts were very kind and accessible and made our stay seem like a sweet dream
above all janet was a wonderful host and we appreciate her
marv and janet are amazing hosts
janet and marv were excellent hosts the place is beautiful and cozy
we enjoyed our time at the sourdough suite so much - marv and janet were the perfect hosts
Location:
great location had everything we needed
this is the perfect place it's close to the town but feels secluded and remote
great spot to spend the weekend short walk to the river
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4. Riverfront cabin with grill (from USD 120)

This property features a splendid environment for enjoying Alaska’s great outdoors. This two-bedroom cabin, which can accommodate as many as five persons, is nicely furnished with a homey ambiance. Guests can access the Kenai River – courtesy of no less than four sets of sturdy stairs. The fish-cleaning stations are conveniently located at the river.

The property provides a shared picnic table and barbecue, which means you can toss your catch on the grill and enjoy dining al fresco. When it comes to relaxing after a long day, the sunsets over the river are a calming sight.

Kenai River Fishing at it's best!
21 reviews
cabin 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

5. Interesting accommodation with fire pit (from USD 79)

If you want to experience a unique fishing adventure, then this teepee in Lone Moose Lodge & RV Park is the place to be. Situated on 13 acres (5.3 hectares) of wooded landscape, this property provides convenient bathrooms and showers, as well as handy laundry facilities. Opt for a rare and spacious teepee accommodation that offers sufficient comfort. Guests can enjoy a shared toasty fire pit, and nifty picnic tables are available for dining outdoors.

For fishing enthusiasts, this accommodation is a quick stroll from the Kenai River. Additionally, the host offers fishing gear and supplies, such as hip waders, for an additional charge.

Alaska Kenai River Fishing Sleep in a Tepee
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
77 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Tipi 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with the wood burning stove and warm sleeping bags we were very comfortable
the cots were actually really comfortable
Cleanliness:
the tepee was clean and very well taken care of
the grounds were clean and organized
the cabin was extremely clean and had everything we needed and beyond what we expected
the bathroom and showers were clean and a great perk
the showers and bathroom were very clean hot water and excellent shape
Host:
daniel is kind and helpful his camp is full of fun games and user friendly space
everyone at the campsite was friendly and it was beautiful and well kept
Location:
5 minute walk to the river super cute park
great place charming and close to fishing
really neat place to stay
great host and just a short walk to the river
i wonderful place for family memories and excellent fishing spot
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6. Peaceful abode near points of interest (from USD 114)

This modern three-bedroom home is a nice respite from a day of non-stop angling action. Since it is just moments from the Kenai River, you can expect a wide variety of fish for your dinner menu. The outdoor space has a table with an attached umbrella, allowing you to savor your morning coffee in shaded bliss before heading down to the river to cast your line.

Capable of sleeping up to six guests, this well-furnished accommodation boasts an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and speedy WiFi. This property is close to tasty eateries, leafy parks, and shopping venues.

3 bedroom in Soldotna! Near fishing, stores, food!
32 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
very clean well maintained home
the house was clean and we felt cozy
very comfortable clean and beautiful yard
very clean well equipped lovely decor and great art
Host:
amazing place and amazing host
the hosts of this property were extremely thoughtful in their preparation for our arrival
Location:
it's location is great close to town
excellent location in quiet neighborhood minutes away from everything
great location had everything we needed
great location for kenai and homer
amazing place in an amazing location and an amazing host
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7. Snazzy dwelling near Kenai River (from USD 239)

Oozing style from every direction is this 2-bedroom accommodation located only 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the Kenai River’s stellar fishing action. Though modest on the outside, the interior of this home is awash in attractive furnishings, fixtures, and decor.

Found in the heart of Soldotna, this handicap-accessible lodging provides a fish-cleaning table and an outdoor grill for cooking your catch. A washer and dryer are also on hand for added convenience.

Central Soldotna, 1mi from Kenai River fishing
32 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overall our stay was comfortable and the amenities were on point
Cleanliness:
very clean and accommodating
clean accessible and a peaceful stay
well maintained very clean home and all was as advertised
clean recently remodeled space close to everything in (website hidden by airbnb) quiet roomy
Location:
good location quiet street
super cute place great location and so many little added touches made this place a treasure
location was great if you are doing any of the charter fishing trips on the kenai
great location nice and clean
nice little house tucked away in (website hidden by airbnb) very close to local restaurants and the kenai river
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8. Marvelous property with private dock (from USD 500)

Drop your line into the Kenai River, which is situated adjacent to this marvelous four-bedroom house that’s awash in serenity. The setting is ideal for fishing fans, especially since it features lots of sockeye and salmon ready to be caught. The private fishing dock and large wood deck are big lures for avid fishermen. They will have a place to fish and a wonderful spot to unwind. There’s even a large freezer to store your catch.

This accommodation is prized because it offers non-combat fishing, so you can fish with ease and not fight for fishing space with other anglers.

NON-combat zone fishing on the Kenai
12 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice views nice beds and pillows
Host:
very user friendly home
awesome house with plenty of rooms and space rachel is very accommodating and makes you feel at home
Location:
great location on the river
awesome spot very quiet no close neighbors
great place in a great location plenty of room for guests
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9. Spacious and serene home near the Kenai River (from USD 200)

Situated near the Kenai River, this warmly decorated two-bedroom home is only a quick stroll from publically accessible fishing spots. The host knows most guests are here to fish, so this accommodation’s supplies include some necessary gear, such as nets and a handy freezer for fish storage.

If you want to do more than basic fishing along the river bank, there are numerous local fishing guides available that offer exciting river or ocean-fishing adventures.

Super large quiet home in forested area (2-Fish)
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
19 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 8 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only downfall beds aren’t the most comfortable and there is no wifi
Cleanliness:
gerry’s house was clean and spacious
house was very clean & new/updated
very nicely kept and super clean
this place it’s awesome very clean and comfortable
Host:
owner was very easy to contact sent great directions and worked out perfectly
gerry was helpful and very responsive to all of my questions
gerry was very helpful and was able to assist with anything i needed
Location:
great house and great location
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10. Large guesthouse in center of downtown (from USD 350)

This three-bedroom guesthouse offers limitless amounts of space to lounge and is located within walking distance of delicious eateries, an inviting brewery, a handy grocery store, and more. This lodging offers no less than three terrific private fishing docks and a fillet table so that you can conveniently prep your catch for dinner.

However, you must bring your own fishing equipment. For diehard fishing enthusiasts, be aware this accommodation is strictly dock fishing. No bank fishing - even with nets - is tolerated.

2 Story Kenai Riverfront Furnished Home
Soldotna, Alaska, United States
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
meera was accessible to handle minor questions and the cabin is comfortable for group of 5
Host:
this home has a great location for salmon fishing and the owner is awesome
vidya was very attentive and helpful
Location:
amazing location so fun to be able to walk right down to the three private docks to fish
this home is located in the perfect location
excellent location with private river bank access and wonderful spacious and private accommodations
very quiet and peaceful neighborhood
beautiful location great and helpful hosts
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Soldotna's sensational fishing lodges

Set against the backdrop of the Kenai River, Soldotna is a picture-perfect environment filled with fresh air, wooded scenery, and bountiful fish. Overall, it is an idyllic place for any fisherman. Opt for one of these fishing lodges mentioned above and add an extra layer of delight to your angling adventure in Alaska.

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