En route between Anchorage and Homer, we spent a night in one of the cabins, and enjoyed both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. Of the two, the restaurant is the real winner - friendly service, plenty of kitchen banter to keep things lively, huge portions, of fresh fish and sides, and a fine selection of off-beat Alaska souvenirs in a corner display. The cabin was fine - full kitchen, room for 4 including the beds in the sleeping loft, clean, plenty of towels. But there were some odd omissions, like no towel racks or even hooks in the bathroom, no soap for the shower, and no eco-friendly cleaning products as promised in a sign over the sink. The real annoyance, though, was the furnace in the bedroom. Its cover had been removed and was leaning against the closet, and the noise it produced was such that we finally just turned it off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WINTER HOURS - Please plan to stop in to allow us to stay open! 12PM-8PM 7 days Gwin's Lodge is the closest restaurant and lodging to the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, the world's best salmon fishery. We are nestled at the base of the majestic Kenai Mountains in the Chugach National Forest, and across from the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Our central location (about 100 miles from Anchorage, 50 miles from Seward, and 50 miles from Kenai) makes all indoor and outdoor recreational activities throughout the Kenai Peninsula easily accessible to our guests. Whether it's fishing, viewing wildlife, sightseeing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, or panning for gold, make Gwin's Lodge your recreational headquarters! Famous full-service restaurant. Our tackle store is stocked with fishing tackle and equipment, convenience items, and Alaska souvenirs. We can book your guides and excursions free of cost. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gwins Hotel Cooper Landing
- Gwin's Lodge And Restaurant Alaska/Cooper Landing