Our original log lodge and cabins right on the banks of the turquoise Kenai River, Kenai Riverside Lodge is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and is in close proximity to the nation’s second-largest national forest, Chugach National Forest, and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. During the day, hike through these wilderness areas, raft the mild class II+ rapids of Kenai Canyon, fish for world-famous Alaska salmon and trout, and keep your eye out for wildlife!
You’ll feel right at home in our cozy cabins, complete with private bath and porch. The authentically Alaskan ambience permeates this property, from the expansive riverside deck to the wood-fired sauna. Fresh and hearty gourmet meals complete your experience in gorgeous riverside Alaska.
Lodge: Log lodge located right on the banks of the Kenai River; Hearty home cooking with fresh and gourmet flair in the dining room; Lounge area for reading and relaxing; Bar with beer and wine to enjoy in the lounge or on the deck.
Cabins: Sixteen cabins nestled into the trees surrounding the main lodge; Rustic charm of historical Alaskan pioneer cabins with the modern upgrades of heat, electric lights, private baths and comfy beds; Adirondack chairs to relax in on your cabin porch; Can accommodate up to four people; A strong connection to the natural world (we have purposefully opted to not have TVs, phones or internet connection in the cabins).
Riverside Accommodation Upgrades: Our newly expanded property now features 9 gorgeous acres of peaceful, wooded beauty on the banks of the Kenai River. We invite you to choose from a mix of charming lodging styles, from our original Riverside cabins – which come standard with every stay – to one of our upscale guest suites and homes.
Grounds: Expansive riverside deck with rocking chairs and fire-pit; Wood-fired sauna (and a quick plunge into the river if you dare!); Self-guided nature paths through native fauna with interpretive signs; Sand volleyball, badminton and horseshoe areas; Covered ping-pong table.
Whether you plan to visit one of our lodges for a short stay or enjoy a lodge-to-lodge package, we’ll help find the perfect trip for you! Explore our most popular lodge packages below to review itinerary details, activity inclusions and pricing - or, get in touch to discuss customizable options!
If you'd like a vacation focused only at Kenai Riverside Lodge, you can find the itinerary options, trip length and pricing details here.
Located at Milepost 50.1 on the Sterling Highway, Kenai Riverside Lodge is an easy two-hour drive from Anchorage or one-hour drive from Seward. The Seward Highway is one of the most beautiful drives in the United States, unspoiled by billboards or fast food chains and boasting plenty of pull-outs and view points along the way. Mountain passes, Turnagain Arm, and evidence of the 1964 earthquake near Portage are all popular places to stop and take in the vistas with your eyes and camera on the journey from Anchorage.