Best Place to Stay on the Kenai Peninsula

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."
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."

Gwin's Lodge is one of Alaska's oldest and best-known fishing lodges, and the best place to stay on the Kenai Peninsula.

Since 1952, Gwin's Lodge has provided generations of wary travelers and vacationing outdoor enthusiasts wonderful food and comfortable lodging. Gwin's Lodge is also the closest lodging and restaurant to the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, two world class salmon fisheries on the Kenai Peinsula. Its convenient and central location makes Gwin's Lodge popular with travelers and vacationers who are passing through or staying in Cooper Landing.

Being in the middle of the Kenai Peninsula, staying at Gwin's Lodge makes many outdoor activities easily accessible to our guests. If you make Gwin's Lodge your home base, you have a relatively short drive to the surrounding towns like Soldotna, Homer, and Seward to fully enjoy what the Kenai Peninsula has to offer.


















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 at Gwin's Lodge. Give us a call and find out more about Gwin's Lodge.

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.