Family-Friendly Lodge Activities

While our fully-guided Adventures and more independent Lodge Packages both are designed to show you the magic of wild Alaska on immersive day activities, each of our lodges also boast some awesome family-friendly amenities and activities so that you can spend even more quality time together in the evenings (or for a super relaxed afternoon if you wish!).

Kenai Riverside Lodge features self-guided nature paths that wind among the wooded spaces around the lodge. Read about the flora and fauna native to this area on interpretive signs placed along natural walkways. Or challenge your traveling companions to a lively game of sand volleyball, badminton or horseshoes. Up on the riverside deck, a covered ping-pong table calls to the enthusiast, and onlookers can enjoy a bonfire while you rally. The wood-fired sauna can be heated up for you – and a quick plunge into the river will cool you right off!

Kenai Backcountry Lodge has lots of special spaces to enjoy a book, game or conversation with family and friends. Or, head outside to the beach, just steps away from the lodge, and search out lakefront treasures. The Backcountry Lodge also has an outdoors ping-pong table underneath a canvas canopy, a bonfire pit, a screened-in gazebo and lakeside chairs on the beach. A wood-fired sauna is also on the lodge grounds.

Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge boasts a nature trail through the Sitka spruce trees and out to the rocky beach of Aialik Bay. In the lush vegetation of coastal coniferous forest, learn about animal tracks and signs as well as traditional uses of local ground plants and delicate wildflowers. If you’re looking to hang out and visit, there are several cozy places at the lodge including the rocking chairs on the spacious deck, looking at the dramatic cascade of Pedersen Glacier, or inside the lodge next to the wood stove and natural history library. Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge also features a sauna built in the cooperage tradition, which is generally associated with whisky barrels and water tanks. The beautiful cedar sauna is equipped with a Finnish stove, beautiful stone hearth and roomy, comfortable interior seating.

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