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Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant

14865 Sterling Highway, Milepost 52 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Restaurant. A little restaurant with great taste. Recommended for all ages and appetites. Homemade food, local ingredients and Alaskan beers on tap. Ambience is rustic and dress is hiker casual. Tie up your dog outside and rest a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We can't find a better way to end a day of fishing the Russian then to stop in at Gwin's. Good eats (the food is served hot and the beer is served icy cold), friendly staff all in a relaxing atmosphere. The Gwin Burger is delicious but make it a double patty - Sinful! We will unequivocally be back year... More

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Southern California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cabin we had (#1) was clean, quaint and cozy, even for 3 people...It could sleep 6, but that would be really tight. Minimal room amenities, but this property is primarily focused on people there for the fishing and it provides what is needed.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped hear for dinner after a day of floating on the Kenai River. The food and service weary very good. Try the chili cheese fries. They are super and quite reasonable ( about $10.00). Also had the "Fruit of the Forest" pie which was very flavorful. Others in our party enjoyed the salmon chowder which they said was very good.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a quick dinner while staying in the Cooper Landing area. Gwin's is easy to find with plenty of parking off the main road. The atmosphere is rustic and well worn... but after all this place is a legend...and we were in Alaska. When we were at the restaurant the drinks were flowing and the place was... More

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custer, MI
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice cabin we stayed at- No TV or other distractions to deal with. You can go out and enjoy the wilderness. If you kids are hooked on electrical gadgets-stay away. The restaurant is great also. A person needs to take in the full experience in Gwinns.

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central Il
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay, quaint little cottages. ( needs a little electrical updating ) very clean. Housekeeping staff awesome! Restaurant and food beyond fabulous. Great food, reasonable prices. John the cook outstanding!!! Rob in store terrific guy. Took a charter for salmon and caught nothing, resort refunded most of our money! You don't get that kind of service much anymore.... More

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Moab Utah USA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gwin's lodge is a great place, as long as you don't expect a 5 star resort. You are in Alaska and you are fishing, don't expect silk linens and a butler changing your sheets while you are sleeping, that is not why you are in Alaska. What you can expect is an excellent customer service if you have any questions... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My travel preferences in Alaska are different than anywhere else. I live here, and understand the challenges of providing creature comforts (running water, electricity, indoor plumbing, etc) in remote, beautiful areas. I go for the view and the experiences – fishing, horseback riding, photography, hiking, boating, etc. With family in town for a summer visit, we booked a fishing trip... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family of 4 and grandma stayed in the one BR with loft cabin. Kids loved the loft and beds were comfortable (though not so much the pullout sleeper.). We rented waders and poles from the store and tried our luck on the Kenai and Russian Rivers. Friendly Staff was helpful in outfitting us and also worked to grant a... More

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Address: 14865 Sterling Highway, Milepost 52 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572
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Location: United States > Alaska > Cooper Landing
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Gwin's Lodge is the closest restaurant and lodging to the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, the world's best salmon fishery. We are nestled at the base of the majestic Kenai Mountains in the Chugach National Forest, and across from the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Our central location (about 100 miles from Anchorage, 50 miles from Seward, and 50 miles from Kenai) makes all indoor and outdoor recreational activities throughout the Kenai Peninsula easily accessible to our guests. Whether it's fishing, viewing wildlife, sightseeing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, or panning for gold, make Gwin's Lodge your recreational headquarters! Our full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features delicious homecooking including the renowned smoked salmon chowder, halibut sandwich, hamburgers, nachos, quesadillas, and desserts. Our tackle store is stocked with fishing tackle and equipment, convenience items, and Alaska souvenirs. We can book your guides and excursions free of cost. ... more   less 
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