As we stepped off The Stage Line at Crooked Creek Retreat and were greeted by a yearling moose, Auntie Dorothy and her faithful dog Clyde, our wonderful 5 night stay began. The lodge was immaculate, spacious and decorated with everything Alaska. Our friends came later in the day for a fun filled week. We stayed in the Moose Room with a deck overlooking Crooked Creek which became our quiet, peaceful haven after a long day of fishing. Carson, Jake and Dustin of Russell Fishing Co. were fun and knowledgeable guides for our river, fly-out and halibut fishing trips. We had lots of fun and caught lots of fish--all due to Dorothy's and Jessica's scheduling. And, FOOD, FOOD, FOOD--not just cold cereal or a pop tart but gourmet breakfasts and dinner was not just hamburgers, stew and hot dogs--we had pork loin, prime rib, halibut and much, much more. 5 STAR!!! We begged Dorothy for a lunch box when we were leaving. Crooked Creek is definitely the place to stay if you want to experience an awesome time! Dorothy and her staff cater to your every need(even ear plugs to block out a snoring husband) and makes you feel like family. In casual conversation, don't forget to ask Auntie Dorothy about Fletch--she has some wonderful stories. We highly recommend Crooked Creek and will absolutely tell all our Texas friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our fishing lodge is full service, from your room to your fishing experience, we are a complete outfitter. We have earned a Cabela's Outdoor Adventure Lodge and Sportsman's News Platinum Outfitter designation. The lodge is on Crooked Creek far away from the other lodges in town, yet conveniently located for Salt Water and River fishing. King Salmon spawn in the creek and you can fish it after July 31st for trout, Silvers and in the late fall for Steelhead or you can watch Eagles catch Steelhead and trow them up on the bank. Service is our goal. Our staff guest ratio is 1 to 2. Everything is designed to make your Alaska trip one you will remember. During fishing season we offer all inclusive packages, 6 or 5 nights, with fishing adventures everyday, all meals, all fully guided trips, all gear, fish processing, fishing licenses and king stamps, short boots, hip boots, and rain gear. We have our own boats, we have only the best guides, all are fully licensed and ready to take you out on the Kasilof, Kenai, Ninlchik, Deep Creek, the Anchor and local lakes for Salmon, Trout. Steelhead, Arctic Char and Grayling. Your fishing trips include a Halibut trip on the Cook Inlet, a Fly Out across the Cook Inlet to the Alaska Peninsula, plus you will enjoy drift boat fishing on the Kasilof, power boats on the Kenai, or walk in for some great trout and Steelhead fishing. We also provide adventure packages that offer fjord cruises, kayaks, bear viewing that can be combined with fishing adventures. Guests enjoy meals with other guests and guides, hanging out at the fire pit, swinging in hammocks, relaxing in the hot tub, sight seeing, or watching wildlife from the decks. All rooms have private baths, spa robes, first class linens, and are fully appointed. You have available 24/7 cold beverages on the kitchen deck and in the breakfast loft there are snacks, coffee, teas, hot chocolate, and juice in the fridge. If you would like your fish cooked for you just ask, we will put it on the grill for an afternoon snack, or for dinner. All guests meet with the chef to discus and food preferences. The chef makes all of our bread, pastries, and all of our lunch meats are cooked in house, you will have options for fresh salmon, Halibut, and other Alaska seafood, as well as Prime Rib some great barbecue, and of course hot breakfast every morning. Of course you have available throughout the lodge Wifi, the great room has Sat TV, two of the rooms have kitchens and TV. There is always the Library loft for some great views or quiet relaxing with a book. ... more less