Kenai River Kenai Peninsula Vacation Cabins

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."
 
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."
 
Alaska.com:
"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."

​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."



​Beauty

Gwin's Lodge is inside the Chugach National Forest, surrounded by spruce trees, and is located between the Kenai Fjords National Park and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The property sits at the foot of Cooper Mountain by the turquoise blue Kenai River.  Near by is the crystal clear Russian River, Kenai Lake, and Skilak Lake, each with its unique beauty. Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula is a photographer's paradise.





















Convenient Central Location

Gwin's Lodge is located in Cooper Landing, which is a central location on the Kenai Peninsula. Gwin's Lodge is a  short two-hour drive from Anchorage. Because of its central location, Gwin's Lodge can be your home base from which you explore all the fun activities on the Kenai Peninsula - Kenai Fjords cruises out of Seward at one end of the Peninsula, saltwater fishing and fly-out bear viewing trips out of Homer, at the other end. For fishers, Gwin's Lodge couldn't be at a more ideal location. It is the closest establishment to the confluence of the Kenai River and the Russian River, two world-class salmon fisheries. The close proximity means you can spend all of your waking time on the river taking advantage of virtually 24 hours of daylight.

























Convenience

Gwin's Lodge is all-in-one restaurant, store, and lodging. The full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring world famous smoked salmon chowder, hamburgers, and carrot cake. The store is stocked with fishing tackle, equipment, and licenses. The store also has abundant souvenir shirts, jackets, caps, mugs, postcards, posters, etc. that feature Alaska, Russian River, and Kenai River subject matter. Snacks, drinks, bear spray, insect spray, and other convenient items are also available.











Ambiance

Gwin's Lodge is a log roadhouse constructed of hand-peeled  spruce logs cut from the surrounding forest by Pat and Helen Gwin in 1952 before Alaska was a state. The logs have achieved a beautiful patina that give the roadhouse a warm glow that cannot be faked. Combine this with a modern kitchen and dinning room that were totally remodeled last year, the authentic rustic Alaska frontier ambiance cannot be rivaled.



























Comfort and Cleanliness

All of the chalets and cabins at Gwin's Lodge received a fresh remodel along with new Sealy President pillow top matresses , bedding, new sofas, and new hardwood flooring. Everything looks, smells, and feels fresh, clean, and beautiful.





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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