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Hi-Lo Charters and Riverside Lodge
Ranked #13 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Kenai
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Went up to do some fishing and sight seeing. Hi-Lo came highly recommended so we booked and could not be more thrilled. The rooms at the lodge were immaculate, the service and attention to detail second to none. We went fishing with our guide Stanley. No one was catching fish that day, neither did we, but the experience was awesome and company (our guide Stanley) was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the various spots to catch fish. It is not his fault they weren't biting that day.

Melissa is the most efficient, hardworking manager I have ever seen. She runs a tight ship and the pride in her job is evident. She recommended various trips, the one to Homer (the Time Bandit is there!) and Soldovia being a real highlight to our trip. We travel extensively and have never seen otters playing and cooing at each other from 5 feet away. Soldovia was truly amazing, quaint Russian fishing village. Missed the chainsaw carving on Labor Day, but the winners were still displayed in the town, along with other winners from years past sprinkled throughout.

The moose viewing was spectacular in the Kenai area, females and babies only, males were in season as were bears making the viewing scarce.

All in all, I would not venture to stay ANYWHERE but here if I were visiting the Kenai Peninsula or looking to fish for salmon at anytime.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Made very last minute plans to head to Kenai fishing.
Great guide Mike recommended the one night stay ay Hi-lo. Melissa could not have been more helpful. Pricing this late in the season was really good for the lodging. Lodge was much nicer than we were expecting. Ladies stayed home and guys went fishing. Not the Hilton, but nicely appointed. Wish we could have stayed longer. Next time.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

When Alaska F&G, in all their wisdom, closed the Kenai to fishing the day before I arrived, the folks at HiLo were able to scramble and rebook 3 different days of fishing. Although the catching was slow the experience was AWESOME when it could have been a total loss. Thanks to Melissa at the Lodge and Scott my guide for a great job. Instead of just fishing the Kenai for Kings, I fished the Kasilof for Kings, the Russian for Sockeye (this is the famous "COMBAT" fishing), and the ocean for Halibut (I brought back 30 lbs of filets). The Lodge accomodations were great ( 2 bedroom condo like unit) with nice views.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

We didn't stay at the lodge, but we took a half-day trip on the river with our guide Ian, mid-September. Although we lost our first "bite" to a seal, it wasn't long before we caught our limit. Ian cleaned our fish and sent us down the road to have it flash frozen so we could take them back to Vancouver in our RV. It's a part of our Alaskan trip that we tell often, because the big ones didn't get away.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

We fished for most of the day - not one bite. Guide stayed very close to lodge, even when requested to move. I have been on many guided trips and this was one of the worst. No fish and poor service.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

What a trip! We went clamming. We went sightseeing. We caught red salmon, king salmon and halibut! The rooms were great - full kitchen so we could cook our own meals. The guides were awesome. Maybe we were lucky but it seemed to me we were the only ones who caught king salmon on our trip b/c lots of people we talked to didn't get a bite! The lodge staff were amazing - available 24/7 to help us with forgotten fishing licenses or hair driers! I can definitely recommend Hi-Lo!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hi-Lo Charters and Riverside Lodge

Address: 1105 Angler Dr, Kenai, AK 99611-5104
Location: United States > Alaska > Kenai
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Kenai
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two bedroom condo style units that sleep 4-5 comfortably. Each unit has fully equipped kitchens, full bath, and living area. Direct TV in each unit. In an Alaskan setting, with opportunities to view wildlife from your suite window. ... more   less 
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