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“very good on everything except for the seward trip”

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Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge
Ranked #3 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Kenai
Certificate of Excellence
Tonopah, Nevada, Usa
1 review
“very good on everything except for the seward trip”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

lodging and guides were top notch except for the seward trip where it seemed the captian & his deck hand had there own agenda. we stayed at the miners cabin across the street & our cabin was barely cleaned each day by the sheet rock dust that was never picked up during our entire stay. the breakfast each day was wonderful and the cook was a delight each day

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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JimmiJack, Owner at Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Thank you to this guest for the very good review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge. It is great to hear that your breakfast each day was wonderful, and that the cook was a delight! The Miner’s Cabin should have been cleaned. I am not sure why there was any dust, but we will make sure we are double checking cabin cleanliness better. The Seward Trip had some issues when the Captain brought on a certain deckhand for 2 days in August. I was made aware that there were some issues, and corrected the Captain, and eliminated that deckhand. We have standards here at JJF, and I am sorry that this occurred. I will be putting in place quality checks to ensure that the Seward Trip is always excellent. Thank you again for giving us a “very good” rating.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

My 3 sons, and favorite brother celebrated my birthday at Jimmie Jack's lodge. Jimmie and staff made our trip worry free. From driving directions to the right fishing equipment, Jimmie Jacks thought of everything. Salmon were not running on the Kenai, but Lisa arranged for a float plane fly out where we caught of limit of salmon. We loved our adventure, "it was a moment in time" for all of us. We will be back.

Dana George

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Georgetown
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

It was our first fishing trip to Alaska.

On reflection, I would prefer to have stayed in a more picturesque location. We didn't think about this enough. Kenai is strictly a fishing town located at the point of a flat land peninsula. I would have preferred more scenery.

The lodge manager/cook was very sweet and thoughtful. We ate just fine and everything was kept tidy and neat in our room.

Out room was a block away from the lodge and coastline. We had absolutely no view. Our cabin was on a dirt road that was quite dusty. Our cabin had no chairs inside on which to sit. The rooms had bunk beds that swayed very threateningly. The bathroom had mosquitos and was initially damp.

Room Tip: I think this would be a good trip if all you were interested in was fishing. It wouldn't be a g...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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JimmiJack, Owner at Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
I thank this guest for the review. It is great to hear that our lodge manager/cook was very sweet and thoughtful, and that everything was kept neat and tidy in your room. We have put a sofa love seat in this cabin to provide more comfortable seating. Our initial set up with the Miner’s Cabin was to make it more of an authentic rustic Alaskan cabin. We have many who love it, and some who want more comfort. We listened and put a sofa in it, but we still have the log furniture rocking chairs on the front porch for that backwoods feel!
We have also tightened up the bunk beds, and will be checking these more often. Oh the mosquitoes…this was the worst year ever for mosquitoes in 30 years! The weather in Kenai was unusually warm in June and July, reaching into the 80’s. This breeds mosquitoes. At one point, not a store had bug repellent. We did stock up and distribute the repellent, and hope that we don’t have bugs like that in the future.
Most of Alaska’s side roads are dusty, and all we can do is keep cleaning. We always focus on cleanliness here at JJF, and again a dry and warm summer gave us some new challenges. We will keep on cleaning, and checking that things stay clean. Thanks again for a good and honest review.
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

My husband and I visited my daughter this past september who is stationed at Elmindorf and she scheduled a 4 hour silver salmon trip with Jimmie Jacks. We had a Most Excellent time and will be returning again. We were very happy with Captain Big Jim who made the trip very comfortable, pleasurable and safe. We are hoping we can make a special request that he be our captain again. Big Jim was very knowledgable of the Kenai and was a very patient and successful fishing teacher/guide as we caught five nice silver salmon that we had processed and shipped home. Not to mention Big Jim's secret salmon grilling recipe, Delish!

Thank you Jimmie Jack for a Great Time! We will see y'all next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, Usa
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Outstanding trip. We did two days for halibut and one day on the Kenai. The Kenai is all about timing and the fish weren't there but the halibut fishing was non-stop. You could catch your limit in no time. The cabin we stayed in was very nice. Colleen and Lisa did great. The service with the food was excellent. Snug Harbor did a fantastic job with the processing. Ibby and Isaac were very professional.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This was my first fishing trip to Alaska and after extensive research, and recommendations from locals, I chose Jimmie Jack's. Really enjoyed the variety of fishing throughout the week. This included silver salmon on the Kenai river, 2 days of Halibut on Cook Inlet and 2 combination trips out of Seward, and a Fly Out on the Kenai river. What a blast, ready to go back! I planned a couple extra days at the end of the week for contingency planning and/or to book additional fishing. Strongly recommend you do the same, as weather conditions dictate your activity.

Captain Art Miller on the Big Iron and Captain Frank Sanders on the Unforgiven provided experiences that were fun, exciting, and successful. Lots of fish and lots of laughs.

Can not say thank you enough to Colleen for making the lodge feel like home. She is a wonderful person and her cooking was most enjoyable. I appreciate all her effort and the efforts of the Jimmie Jack staff for making my trip a complete success.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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JimmiJack, Owner at Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for your great review. This makes our job even more fulfilling when we read about how successful your visit was with us. I am glad you did our research and found us up to your standards. It is great to hear that our captain’s provided such fun and successful experiences. Yes, we like to give you the variety of fishing that the Kenai Peninsula offers: Seward Combo Trips, Halibut fishing, and Kenai River Salmon Charters. It is also great to hear that you are ready to come back. Come back soon!
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

A National Geographic Trip.
Friendly guides & great fishing schedule.
We liked every moment & kept on telling all our friends this is the one.
Thank you very much all Jimmie Jack's team.
You'll be always in our minds.







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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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JimmiJack, Owner at Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review and what a great comment, “A National Geographic Trip” Yes, Alaska is a great place to experience the Great Outdoors. We are also glad you found our guides friendly and that we created a great fishing schedule for you. To read, “That we will always be in your minds”, is a great honor. We hope you will consider visiting us sooner than later. And, yes, please keep telling your friends to come visit us too!
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Property: Jimmie Jack's Alaska Lodge
Address: 36065 Reef Drive, Kenai, AK 99611
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Region: United States > Alaska > Kenai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #3 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Kenai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodge - Over 10,000 Happy Guests Served Since 1995 - Day Charters to 7-Night Lodge Packages - BOOK ONLINE NOW! King Salmon – Silver Salmon – Sockeye Salmon - Halibut – Rainbow Trout. Excellent Customer Service Since 1995 - 45 Years of Guide Experience Combined - Safest and Most Modern Boats on the Water - Great Food and Accommodations – Top of the Line Equipment – Unparalleled Scenery -Private and Small Group Trips – Beginner to Advanced Anglers – Family Trips – Alaska Travel Industry Association – Kenai River Professional Guide Association (Board of Directors) – Kenai River Sportfishing Association - Kenai River Guide Academy - Fully Insured – U.S. Coast Guard Licensed –State of Alaska Permitted - Featured on North to Alaska with Larry Csonka – Daily KRSM Fishing Report – KTUU News Fishing Report – Coastal Angler Magazine Fishing Forecast. ... more   less 
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