Alaska's Vacation Headquarters
Fodor's Travel:
"Gwin's roadside establishment is the epicenter of much of the activity on the peninsula and a one-stop shop for visitors and locals alike, providing food, lodging, and fishing tackle ... The travel agency can book fishing, hiking, rafting, and other adventure travel anywhere on the peninsula. The lodge is the fishing headquarters of prospective anglers during the annual salmon runs on the nearby Russian and Kenai rivers."
 
Alaska.com:
"Gwin's Lodge - Historic landmark, traditionally crafted log roadhouse and guest cabins, full of local history and a good source for what to do in Cooper Landing."
 
Budget Travel.com:
"Gwin’s Lodge, in Cooper Landing (roughly in the middle of the Kenai), is a good base for exploring the peninsula. The kids will love the loft beds; Mom and Dad can hike up to Russian River Falls to watch leaping salmon and maybe spot a moose."
 

Alaska is the biggest state of the United States. The Alaska outdoors offer many options for recreational fun, so no wonder many feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes time to planning their dream Alaska vacation.



One of the best known destinations in Alaska is Denali National Park which features Mt. McKinley, the tallest peak on the North America continent at 20,320 feet.

 



We highly recommend that you consider taking the Alaskan Railroad from Seward or Anchorage to Denali in Gold Star class, riding in a clear dome rail car in order to be able to devote all of your attention to the beautiful scenery unfolding before you. Traffic inside the park is limited, so the best way to see the park is to ride one of the shuttles or buses that offer you the views but none of the headaches of driving. Also try to hike along one of many trails inside the park to fully take advantage of seeing the scenery and wildlife.

























Another popular destination is the Kenai Peninsula, best known as "Alaska's Playground." The Kenai Peninsula offers world-renowned salmon fisheries, the Kenai River and the Russian River, where the term "combat fishing" probably originated. The Kenai Peninsula is also well-known for its beautiful scenery and many outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, drift rafting, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, panning for gold, clamming, saltwater fishing, etc. Of course, the breathtaking scenery and wildlife offer photography enthusiasts an endless variety of subjects for memorable photos.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give us a call or send us an email, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you plan your dream Alaska vacation for no additional cost.

Gwin's Lodge

P.O. BOX 769

14865 STERLING HWY.

MILEPOST 52

COOPER LANDING, 

ALASKA  99572-0769

  907-595-1266

mo. 907-398-3987 

reservation@gwinslodge.com

Welcome to Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse!

Pre-Statehood Restaurant with Cabins, Large Event Pavilion, Tackle, Gift, Snack & Liquor Store

 

Current hours:

Restaurant and store is now Closed starting 10/20/19

Cabin rentals are available online. Dry cabins are available over winter. The Alder cottage house may be available through December 10.

Book for 2020 now! Hit Check Availability now!

About Gwin's Lodge

Established by pioneers Pat and Helen Gwin, Gwin's Lodge first opened in January 1952, before Alaska was even a state.

 

They began harvesting logs from the surrounding Chugach National Forest in 1946. Gwin's Lodge is the oldest surviving roadside lodge on the Kenai Peninsula. 

 

Gwin's Lodge has been an iconic and historic landmark, well-known for delicious home cooking and comfortable lodging. 

 

Gwin's Lodge is under new ownership and management. The entire property has been renovated and remodeled.

 

Whether it's fishing, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, scenic or whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, or hiking...  make Gwin's Lodge your Kenai Peninsula recreation headquarters! 

 

The amazing turquoise blue waters of the Kenai River and the crystal clear waters of the Russian River are home to Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, King Salmon, Dolly Varden, and Rainbow Trout.

 

This combined with the breathtaking forest, rivers, lakes, mountains, beaches, and abundant wildlife make the Kenai Peninsula a sportsman's paradise and perfect vacation getaway.

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