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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Orca Lodge Alaska/Soldotna