Four of us went to Orca Lodge for a "Men's Getaway". The Lodge is made up of 6 or 7 individual cabins each with a double (maybe queen) bed and a single bed down and a double and a single in a loft (have to climb a ladder to get to loft). All beds were "adequate" but Motel 6 quality....Furnishings were "sparse": 4 beds (as noted) and a small dining table - No TV (not really a problem) or WiFi or couch. They do not come in and clean during the week (I believe she did come in and "make" the beds a few days but this was the extent of "housekeeping". So at the end of one week the cabin is "well lived in". Would have been nice if they would go in and clean the bathroom, straighten and maybe vacuum as well as make beds - but they don't. For $300/nite you would think they could....They have a very nice camp fire area that you can sit around at night that has plenty of wood and nice picnic tables with gas grills (very nice touch). They have a dock for catching fish and everything you need to fish (including waders). Dock and equipment was well maintained. People were very friendly and helpful - made all fishing reservations for us and gave us explicit directions and times for each day. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much at Orca Lodge - I feel for $300/nite there should be daily housekeeping and better amenities in the cabins (this is the only reason I didn't rank 5). Very close to town. Town had bad food at expensive pricing - there is a micro brewery there that serves great pizza and handcrafted beers. Decent sports bar (Buckets) had good food. Definitely would stay here again if with all guys - would not stay here with my wife....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orca Lodge is a world class fishing/adventure lodge on the banks of the famous Kenai River. Orca Lodge is your gateway to the Alaska that you came to see. We offer vacation packages that include fresh and saltwater guided fishing, river rafting, Kenai Fjords tours, horseback riding, bear viewing, floatplane fishing and sightseeing and more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orca Lodge Alaska/Soldotna