8 Best Fishing Lodges In Ketchikan, Alaska - Updated 2024

Melanie
Melanie 
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With its diverse attractions and a wide array of things to do, the Alaskan city of Ketchikan has attracted travellers from all over the globe. There are many fun activities to do in the city, from fishing expeditions to exciting forest explorations. The city is also known for its rich Alaska Native culture and spectacular sceneries. It is located along Tongass Narrows, in southeast Alaska. It is famous for the Inside Passage, a popular cruise route through idyllic islands, deep fjords, and gorgeous landscapes. Besides its natural beauty, Ketchikan amazes tourists with its vibrant art scene, seafood restaurants, and tall totem poles. Fishing is a favourite pastime of many locals and there are plenty of fly fishing guides in Ketchikan, Alaska. It’s no wonder that the place is known as the salmon capital of the world. Continue reading to discover the best fishing lodges in Ketchikan, Alaska.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Spacious retreat for families near fishing spots (from USD 225)

While you have booked a fishing charter in Ketchikan, Alaska, you can consider staying in this comfy Airbnb vacation rental that rests in a peaceful neighbourhood on the west end of the town. This three-bedroom apartment is on the upper floor and is best suited for a family of six people. Guests can unwind on the queen-sized bed before drifting off to a sweet sleep after their fishing expeditions. Portable heaters are furnished in the lodge that ensure a warm stay, especially during the months of fall. A well-appointed kitchen also awaits along with a breakfast bar for preparing and savouring meals together.

Ample opportunities for fishing in the surrounding areas are in store for guests who would like to try their hand at this pastime during their stay in this part of Alaska.

Stayed at this property?
Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
3.52 km (2.2 mi) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
43 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
with the most comfortable couch ever
Cleanliness:
spacious clean and a quiet neighborhood
great place clean & accommodating
great place super clean everything you need spacious
clean bedding kitchen is stocked with all the necessities to eat and cook
great stay very clean very accommodating hosts
Host:
pitti she is very nice host
the owner is very friendly and accommodating
patti is a great host
patti was very helpful and communicative
Location:
great location close to downtown
great house in a great location had everything
great experience location was good and kept us near family while we were in town
excellent location and very well equipped for all that a traveler could need
perfect location for our stay clean and comfortable and close to everything
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2. Vibrant abode in downtown Ketchikan near fishing docks (from USD 220)

You will find this fishing lodge perched atop a hill in the historic area of Creek Street in Ketchikan. Suitable for small families, couples, and people flying solo, this cosy accommodation is in the locality of Knob Hill. Pulsating with life and energy, this house in the downtown is in the midst of bustling shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Should you want to stay in, you can watch TV and curl up with coffee on the couch of the vibrantly furnished living room. Air conditioning coupled with heaters makes for a relaxing stay all year round. If you are visiting for work, you can go about a smooth day of remote assignments with WiFi in the designated workspace.

A good number of fishing docks are right at the turn of the lane and you can engage in the recreational activity of reeling in catches with utmost ease when you stay here.

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Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
541 meters (0.4 ft) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
79 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
again wonderful place and very comfortable the coffee they had for us was too notch also
lots of extras like laundry soap toilet paper shampoo and conditioner
the 2 bedroom apartment was wonderful
Cleanliness:
and the place is clean
the beds are very comfortable and the bathroom very clean
clean and cozy and easy walking distance to all of ketchikan
close to it all very clean spacious and comfortable
Host:
the host was very responsive on all things ketchikan
mindy was a wonderful host and her dedication definitely shows
excellent place to stay the host are above and beyond what i expected
awesome view great host highly recommend nice apartment
Location:
perfect location close to downtown
mindy is a great host great location with awesome views
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3. Charming cottage with ocean views (from USD 92)

This charming cottage in the heart of Ketchikan offers magnificent ocean views. It has one well-furnished bedroom, one nautical-themed bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen for preparing simple meals. The living-cum-dining area is a great place to relax, as it comes with stunning views of the harbour and mountains. The property is only a short walk to the pebble beach. Take a trip to Downtown Ketchikan, which is about 17.7 km (11 mi) away. Check out seafood restaurants, great cafes, boutique shops, and local markets nearby. You can also go on cruise tours and fishing charters and fish for salmon in Whipple Creek.

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14.33 km (9.0 mi) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
5 reviews  
cottage 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
its small clean and on the ocean
interior is clean and complete
Location:
listing was as displayed online perfect location
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4. Unique private cabin with a loft bedroom (from USD 149)

This private cabin with cedar shingles is located in a peaceful forested neighbourhood. You will get to find inner peace during your stay in this cedar lodge in Ketchikan. The place comes with a beautifully furnished loft bedroom and a spacious living room with a vaulted ceiling and skylights. Pamper yourself at the one-of-a-kind treehouse sauna on the premises before heading outdoors for fishing, boating, or wilderness watching. The property is close to Knudson Cove and Clover Pass marinas, Totem Bight State Historical Park, and Settlers Cove State Recreation Site. Explore art galleries, museums, local eateries, and exciting shops in Downtown Ketchikan.

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15.11 km (9.4 mi) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
7 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

5. Spacious fishing lodge with wraparound deck (from USD 215)

Stunning views of the Alaskan mountains will take your breath away when you stay at this spacious retreat with modern amenities and classy interiors. The property can accommodate eight guests and features spacious living rooms, traditional fireplaces, four elegant bedrooms, two baths with essentials, and a fully functional kitchen. Breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy your morning cup of coffee and marvel at glorious bay views on the spacious wraparound deck. If you are keen on going fishing, there are fishing charters in Downtown Ketchikan. The beautiful Ward Lake is also nearby. You can also go hiking at Rainbird Hiking Trail, Carlana Lake Trail, and Deer Mountain Trail, which are 5.3 km (3.3 mi) away.

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3.31 km (2.1 mi) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
14 reviews  
House 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
house was well equipped clean and was in a perfect location
Host:
the owners of the property were very helpful and accommodating
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6. Private suite in a lovely waterfront inn (from USD 210)

You will have a wonderful time whale watching on the private deck of this spacious suite, which is found in a waterfront inn. This place is a haven for wilderness lovers. It offers guests plenty of opportunities to spot some seals, otters, porpoises, orcas, and eagles. Have a picnic in the yard overlooking the azure waters of the ocean and admire the beauty of Alaskan landscapes. The property includes one bedroom, a full bath, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a comfortable living-cum-dining area. It is also an excellent choice for anglers who are keen on shoreline fishing, as there is an abundance of herring, salmon, halibut, and rockfish.

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6.51 km (4.1 mi) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the room is fantastic
Cleanliness:
the apartments are very clean comfortable beautifully decorated and spacious
Host:
the owners of the anchor inn are amazing people
the innkeepers are very helpful with things to do and see locally and can even arrange fishing charters
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7. Beautiful log cabin with a private dock (from USD 1032)

Get your rods ready for fishing at this beautiful log cabin with a private dock in Knudson Cove Marina. The place can accommodate up to six guests and provides two well-furnished bedrooms, one bath stocked with essentials, a fully equipped kitchen, a huge living room, and a dining area. Guests will have access to a private fishing dock, a sailboat, and a Dodge Caravan. You can fish for salmon in the area. You might spot some whales, sea lions, otters, and seals while fishing.

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Ketchikan, AK, US
6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Impressive home near Clover Pass Resort (from USD 250)

This impressive home is a short walk away from Clover Pass Resort where you can rent charter boats and skiffs for fishing. You might spot whales and deer during your stay here. The place offers two comfortable bedrooms, one and a half baths, a well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and a spacious living room. It is clean and close to beaches and hiking trails.

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18.37 km (11.5 mi) from Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
31 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
great experience nice clean modern roomy cabin with all necessities and easy access
Host:
alex is a great host
alex was very friendly and very considerate of our needs
owner alex very nice and he has a great beer baleen brewing we hope to be back
he was extremely accessible and responsive if we needed anything
Location:
super soft beds good house location for fishing
has very nice walking trails close by
property was just as described perfect location for fishing at two close marinas
it was close to the marina where we were going and was the perfect place that we found
close to fishing docks spacious alex is responsive and easy to work with
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Have awesome adventures in Ketchikan

Life is certainly better when you go fishing with buddies. You can book one of these top fishing lodges with lucrative fishing packages in Ketchikan for a wonderful stay.

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