Best Fishing Cabins in Alaska

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."
"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."
"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."
Barefoot Guides: 
"The Kenai Peninsula is Alaska's Playground"
Best Trip Choices:
"The peninsula serves as the Alaska sampler because it has the wildlife; the dramatic glaciers, mountains and wilderness; multipurpose rivers; a fjord-lined coast — plus churches, mining towns and other attractions associated with Alaska’s settlement story."
"Rich in gold mining, early settlers and Alaska Native history, Cooper Landing has long been a destination for serious anglers wanting easy access to the Russian and Kenai rivers and Skilak and Kenai lakes for trophy salmon, trout and a host of other species...Whatever your passion, be it fishing, hiking, rafting/kayaking, sightseeing, exploring Alaska culture or hanging out with the local folks, you'll find it all in Cooper Landing."

Gwin's Lodge is one of Alaska's oldest and best-known fishing lodges.

Gwin's Lodge, established in 1952, offers clean comfortable lodging and delicious homecooking to many generations of fishers, outdoors people, tourists, and locals alike. Gwin's Lodge roadhouse was built by hand by Pat and Helen Gwin, who constructed the lodge from spruce logs harvested from the surrounding forest (now Chugach National Forest). The wonderful patina of  the spruce logs of the roadhouse and the rustic furnishing, combined with the flavors and aromas of hamburgers, steaks, grilled salmon, halibut sandwich, smoked salmon chowder, chili, and other favorites make a visit to Gwin's Lodge an unforgetable Alaskan experience.






Situated in the Chugach National Forest at the foot of the Cooper Mountains, and by the Kenai River, Gwin's Lodge is blessed with amazing scenery that soothes one's eyes and soul. Most important of all, Gwin's Lodge is the closest establishment to the confluence of the Kenai River and the Russian River, arguably the best salmon fishery in the world. Staying at Gwin's makes fishing close at hand, and makes many other outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, rafting,wild animal viewing easily accessible.

Gwin's Lodge also includes a tackle and gift store where you could purchase a fishing license and fishing tackle and equipment, get re-energized with snacks and drinks, and find Alaska souvenirs and gifts.


















Finally, with all the updating and remodeling done on the roadhouse and the cabins, Gwin's Lodge is the perfect combination of rustic Alaskan charm and modern comfort. you will find dream-inducing comfortable beds, clean and updated rooms, and new furniture. 

A visit to Alaska is not complete without a trip through the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska's Playground. A trip through the Kenai Peninsula is not satisfactory without a stop or stay at Gwin's Lodge. Make Gwin's Lodge your recreation headquarters!

Gwin's Lodge

P.O. BOX 769




ALASKA  99572-0769


mo. 907-398-3987

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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.