Every part of our visit was wonderful. We saw whales, sea otters,seals, puffins and bald eagles on the boat ride in. The lodge is warm and inviting, the cabins have two comfortable queen beds and our cabin had a nice view of the lagoon and Pederson Glacier. The guides are enthusiastic and helpful and the outing experiences were lots of fun. We canoed and hiked to the Pederson Glacier, hiked to the top of the nearby ridge, kayaked to the Aialik Glacier, went on a nature hike of the area and a boat ride to the Aialik Glacier. The food was quite good and they prepared special vegetarian entrées for my wife as well as accommodated my food allergies. They even made a special dessert for my wife’s birthday! (Special note for wine connoisseurs: There is no corkage fee at the lodge. We brought in three bottles of wine, one for each night.
We had an amazing time, even though it rained or sprinkled our entire visit. (We never saw the sun or blue sky during our trip.) The lodge has wet weather clothing and a drying room for your gear if it gets wet.
Best advice I can give you is spend three night at the lodge. This will give you plenty of time to take advantage of everything this special place has to offer. Yes, it is a bit pricey, but the trip was well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is an all-inclusive wilderness lodge located within Kenai Fjords National Park. Nestled within a Native-owned wildlife sanctuary on the edge of a protected lagoon, Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge and guest cabins enjoy stunning views of Pedersen Glacier. The rugged beauty of Alaska's spectacular seacoast and abundant marine wildlife is balanced nicely with the creature comforts of private cabins, a cozy main Lodge and hearty meals with gourmet flair. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kenai Fjords Glacier Hotel Kenai Fjords National Park
- Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska