My son and I arrived 7/29 and stayed thru 8/2/11. We went on the recommendation of a collegue who had gone last year at the same time. Absolutely fabulous! From the Katmai Air transportation to the Kulik Lodge general mgr. Pete, head guide Chaad, Chef and staff, everything and everyone was beyond expectation. We definitely had the feeling they wanted us there and to have a great time.
We did 1 flyout to fish for Salmon, unfortunately the Silvers "COHO" had yet to run, but we caught so many "Chum" Salmon it was unbelievable. Saw three bears on that trip, a very large estimated 800#r+, a 4-500#r, and finally at smaller 300#. Others who had gone to Brooks Lodge (which is included) reported seeing hundred+ bears...
What a fantastic time we had, and are already thinknig of a return trip....
The Lodge is very accommodating, the individual two person cabins are perfect with separate very comfortable twin beds, very welcomed hot shower, gas heat if needed. Only thing we would do next is pack lighter, but warmer and particularly have a rain jacket with hood suitable for submersion while fishing...as you fish from 7am to 11pm except for time out for sensational buffet meals....the best is the Salmon Chowder.
If you think you would just like to relax you can, but if you are into the fishing program then there is NO REST FOR THE WEARY!-----No Complaints, just fun. We would personally recognize two terrific guides Colby and Tyler who got us to the fish and Tyler particularly assisted and instructed us in improvement for our fly casting.
I would be remiss if I did not mention Russ the Katmai Air pilot---yes now after flying with you I do believe you just learned to fly and you do do it beautifully even in the 50knot cross winds.....Kulik Lodge staff and crew...THANK YOU FOR A MOST MEMORABLE TRIP....we will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alaska's Premier Fly Out Sportfishing Lodge Kulik Lodge is Alaska's premier fly out sportfishing lodge and is located in a spectacular wilderness setting. Superb fishing is available adjacent to the lodge on the Kulik River. The Kulik River is the epitome of a rainbow trout stream. Its gin clear water, gravel bottom and plentiful food supply provide an ideal habitat for the large population of native rainbow trout. Besides the great fishing right near the lodge and on the Kulik and Nonvianuk Lakes, including fly outs with your stay will provide the means to fish other hot spots within a 100-mile radius of the lodge and allow you to take advantage of the variety of species of fish available in southwest Alaska: rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, lake trout, pike, and five species of Pacific Salmon. Kulik has riverboats cached at various productive rivers and streams; or you may take a one day float trip or hike in from your landing area to a hidden stream. The opportunity to view the breathtaking scenery of southwest Alaska is always a bonus. The Aleutian Range includes numerous active volcanoes, glaciers and the multicolored tundra. Kulik's comfortable guest cabins accommodate two people and are equipped with modern facilities. The native spruce lodge building boasts a large stone fireplace, dining area and bar where complimentary cocktails are served each evening. In the relaxed camaraderie of Kulik, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, new friendships are formed and old friendships reaffirmed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kulik Hotel Katmai National Park And Preserve
- Kulik Lodge Alaska/Katmai National Park And Preserve