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“Unrefined people soliciting upscale clients” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Alaska's Kodiak Island Resort

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101 1st Street, Larsen Bay, Kodiak Island, AK 99624   |  
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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Unrefined people soliciting upscale clients”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

Allen promised us he would exceed our expectations. Great web site, great talk. BUT We did not expect to be treated rudely, we did not expect to feel like we were an intrusion, we did not expect that we would have to fit in with their rigid time tables, we did not expect to feel like we would be reprimanded if we were out of step, we did not expect to see crew members make guests cry because they missed a fish. Unfortunately this is exactly what we experienced. Allen and April were right, they did exceed our expectations. There are a lot of choices in Alaska and many fine choices on Larson Bay. We are not demanding and were just looking for a delightful time in the Alaska wilderness. For our time and money we got a big dose of rudeness and ill manners.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Golden Gate, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

We took our family on a trip to Alaska seeking something out of the ordinary and boy were we rewarded. Alaska is unbelievably beautiful and Kodiak Island is as magnificent as it gets. Our visit to Kodiak Island Resort topped off a family vaction that we will all remember.

The lodge was pristine and immacutely maintained, the food prepared was fantastic but it was the wildlife fishing that really stole the show. We caught coho slamon and halibut until our arms nearly fell off all while fishing near spectacular scenery with whales often nearby. We also saw a brown bear nearby a creek feeding on fish. Joe and Rafe, the boat guides, know how to find fish but they are also fun to spend time with. Their stories will keep you entertained all day.

Overall our Alaska trip was truly exciting beyond belief. You can't go wrong with a vacation to Alaska and Kodiak Island Resort.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louisiana, Missouri
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

This was our FOURTH trip to Kodiak Island Resort. That alone should tell you how delighted we are to go there. The fishing is EXTRAORDINARY. The captains and crew see to it that you get into the fish and have plenty of opportunity to catch. It is amazing to be reeling in a fish and look out onto the ocean and see whales spouting, sea otters "waving" at you or dahl porpoises "zipping" by the boat. We have taken home an abundance of fish (and new ways to prepare our catch) each trip.

The catamaran boat provides a stable smooth ride in the water which is enjoyable. The deck is spacious providing ample room for each guest. We have fished at Seward, Homer and Valdez and none of these measure up to the fishing at Larsen Bay. One of the best things about fishing at Larsen Bay is there is never a 2 to 4 hour run to get to the fishing spot like there is at the other cities. That is a huge plus.

Allen and April and their competent staff go all out to make sure our experience is what we hoped for. Delicious meals, comfortable and delightful accomodations, they cater to the comforts of their guests. They have a special of processing the fish we caught that helps them to stay fresh longer.

We are already working on planning our trip for next year.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hancock, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

This was my second stay at the resort. I truly enjoyed my stay last year and decided to go again this year. Al and April, the resort owners, are wonderful host. The rooms are specious, clean and well appointed. The fishing boats are also great and well staffed with a crew that is helpful and patient with all guest aboard the boat. The meals were great and the chief was interested in pleasing everyone taste. If someone didn't especially care for the planned meal he always prepared something else for them. Likewise a lunch box was packed each day with your individual taste in mind.
The fishing was fantastic, we caught our limit each day 5 salmon and 2 halibut. In addition to fishing we pulled the resorts crab pots one day and enjoyed the best crab that evening for dinner. We also had great opportunities to see a variety of wild animals while at the resort. We could watch bears from the front and back deck in early evening. My plans for 2011 are to return to the resort in July in time for the King salmon season.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

Allen was rude and made no attempts to make us feel welcome. We caught well over three hundred pounds of fish and he only sent us 96. When we called him and asked about it he told us we ate the rest when we were there. We only stayed there four nights. He basically stole two hundred pounds of fish, that's over three thousand dollars worth of fish. Whats the point of paying a thousand dollars a night and bring home far less than half your fish.

It was very frustrating and I would never recommend them to another person. I've been to three Alaskan lodges and this was the worst experience by far. Allen is only in this for the money and in no way wants to provide a good service to customers. The lodge is cold and looks staged, not welcoming, you just want to hide in your room when not fishing because you feel that Allen doesn't want you there.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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vancouver, washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

If you want to get the big one, and have a bunch of fun, this is the place. Great bears to see, food is awesome, and staff tries very hard to see to it that you are happy. The crab feed was great, I never liked crab before I went, it was very good. I would recommend them or Kodiak Lodge. I was able to stay at both places and they are both AWESOME!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairbanks, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

I spent the weekend at this top notch fishing resort. To start you receive a warm welcome at the landing strip. They take you to a lodge that far exceeds expectations and is very very clean. It has a warm feeling like they have invited you into their home. The food is absolutely tremendous, you will not go hungry. We went silver and halibut fishing with great sucess. They have a really nice boat and two captains went on the trips, they spend plenty of time with each person to make sure everyone has the chance to catch fish. We fished salmon and halbut while whales swan around us. Everyone was very nice and I just can't say enough about how great of a time I had. This is the perfect place to take a Once in a lifetime Alaska adventure. Someday I will go back.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 101 1st Street, Larsen Bay, Kodiak Island, AK 99624
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Location: United States > Alaska > Kodiak Island > Larsen Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Larsen Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Fishing Lodge in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. Situated in the village of Larsen Bay on Kodiak Island, Kodiak Island Resort is quite simply the most luxurious wilderness fishing lodge on Kodiak. Designed for absolute comfort. Positioned to capture spectacular views of the landscape. We provide first class meals, lodging and fishing adventures. ... more   less 
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