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Orca Lodge
Reviewed February 23, 2011

Orca Lodge is on the bank of the Kenai River only 5 minutes from the town of Soldatna, AK. Each cabin faces the river. It's not wilderness but has an isolated feel. The large cabins each have a kitchenette with stove, oven, 8 cup coffee maker and small refrigerator. A 2lb can of ground coffee is provided. Bring your own drinking water as the tap water has a sulfur smell and taste. The loft with two beds is reached via a "ships ladder". The older I get the harder it is to get down the ladder. There is a queen size? and single bed on the main level. Orca has a nice campfire area with picnic tables and barbeques. You can borrow bbq utensils and even some spices. Patty, your gracious hostess, will lend you standard size ice chests (and provide free ice) for your fishing trip or picnic. There is a computer to check your email. Patty is a native Alaskan who knows almost all of the local guides and will match you with guides for a perfect day of fishing the Kenai, or for halibut or a fly-out over the Cook Inlet. Orca will also lend you fishing waders and boots and you can use their tackle to ""flip for reds" (red salmon) right off the Orca Lodge dock. I've been there in July and August and I hate mosquitoes and I can say they have not been a problem. A few mosquitoes in July but very few after August 1. The lodging costs are very reasonable for Alaska. The proximity of a Safeway and a Fred Myers in Soldatna makes it easy to keep costs down by barbequing at the lodge. There is also a great brew pub in Soldatna. For price, amenities and proximity to the best of the Kenai Peninsula, Orca Lodge is hard to beat.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

Have stayed at Orca now Four Trips into Soldotna for salmon fishing, this last years August run was timed perfect and we limited on Coho our second day, not 35 feet from the front porch of our cabin! it was epic!. Cabins are Very clean, well kept with friendly accommodating staff (Thanks Patty) Plan on going again this 2011 with the wife and kiddo.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Orca Lodge

Address: 44240 Oehler Rd, Soldotna, AK 99669-8217
Location: United States > Alaska > Soldotna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Soldotna
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orca Lodge is a world class fishing/adventure lodge on the banks of the famous Kenai River. Orca Lodge is your gateway to the Alaska that you came to see. We offer vacation packages that include fresh and saltwater guided fishing, river rafting, Kenai Fjords tours, horseback riding, bear viewing, floatplane fishing and sightseeing and more. ... more   less 
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Orca Lodge Alaska/Soldotna

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