The owners, Steve & Jeanne Maltby, are truly one-of-a-kind people - friendly, sensible, well-rounded Alaskans. The manager, Jackie, was welcoming and attentive. This definitely made a difference in our stay compared to other Alaskan lodging businesses we've experienced over the years. That said, the Kasilof River Lodge is very pleasant, clean and accommodating. My husband and I and our four girls had a wonderful family 5 night/6 day stay. On the first night, we stayed in the main lodge's king room w/ private bath, then moved to the cabin called Bear's Den which had a private bath & kitchen for the rest of the time. Our family was quite comfortable in both places. We also used the lodge kitchen & bathrooms which were impeccably clean. The girls enjoyed running around the spacious grounds; their favorite thing was the swing :)
We went to the Kasilof river mouth for our annual dipnetting family vacation. The girls had a blast catching the fish (sockeyes/reds) in the 'big net.' My husband was very impressed with the help he received from Steve, who also provided vacuum-sealed bags and a professional vacuum sealer. During the fish processing, Steve talked to my husband about clamming around the area. He recommended Clam Gulch & Ninilchik but we wanted something closer to the lodge so he gave us directions to a really great beach. We went the next morning. The girls and I have never clammed before - that was such a great time. My husband was kept busy trying to show us what to look for and how to dig. I'll always love that family experience.
Not enough Kudos to the Maltbys and Jackie - thank you sooo much for helping make another family memory and being apart of our future conversations of "dipnetting vacations' past."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kasilof River Lodge & Cabins offers riverfront cabins and rooms -- the ideal locale for your Kenai Peninsula Getaway. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kasilof River Lodge & Cabins Alaska