My girlfriend and myself stayed at Funny Moose the first time this year and we did our research for months prior to planning the trip. We used tripadvisor and read all reviews, made phone calls and we knew what we were getting long before we booked. I can say it was just what they say it is, a fishing camp and that is just what we were looking for this vacation. As far as the cabins we found them to be perfect and just what we needed. We had a clean cabin with clean sheets and blankets along with all the cooking items we needed. We actually enjoyed this cabin as compared to some places we have stayed on prior fishing trips. To be honest if your truely there to fish and enjoy Alaska you dont spend many hours in the cabin or at camp. We spent little time in the cabin or at camp we were way to busy fishing, hiking and site seeing.
When it comes to the people Jim and George, I found both to very nice and concerned about our trip and safety. Jim would go out of his way to help any way he could and George was pleasant to us the whole trip as well as the personal guest George had were very nice. We have both traveled and have been to resorts and or cruises and we have never been treated better then we did here at Funny Moose and this is no lie. I dont think we were just lucky I saw first had Jim going out of his way to help other guest and making them feel at home. The fishing was tough no doubt. Salmon run was down due to the winter they had and water levels. BUT we knew this prior to arriving in Alaska because we did our research from the time we booked right unit the morning we left. We knew what the fish counts were the emergency orders ect. We also had a learning curve to overcome, we had to learn the spots to fish, how to catch and the different rules but we were willing to put in the time, effort and not have someone hold our hand do it for us. This makes the trips more enjoyable when you can have the chances to just go and do it yourself. During our stay in 8 days we only slept 35 hours most of our time like I said was out enjoying the rivers and fishing. We got lots of advice from Jim as to where and how to fish, locals, the tackle shops, others on the river and our guides all were great and pointed us in the right direction to get into fish.
The charters were great no complaints what so ever. All the guides were awesome and very helpful not only on their charter but helping us plan our DIY days.
Overall we had a great trip and are bringing several of our friends wtih us next year. We felt the cabins were just what we needed and no more plan and simple because you don't spend time there other then to sleep and take a shower. As far as Jim what can I say he was wonderful and a true gentleman to us. He helped me with fishing spots, equipment ,tackle and good conversation. He exchanged books with us and was joy to sit and share stories with.
Lou from the camp next door was great guy and did our fish packing and we had no problems. Lou was very helpful with some good tips and site seeing areas.
Can't wait to get back next year.
Jon and Cheryl Pennsylvania
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Funny Moose Lodge is a lodge directly on the Kenai River. We have fishing right on the property and staff will clean and package your fish. There is a fee for vacuum packing your fish. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Funny Moose Hotel Soldotna
- Alaska Funny Moose Soldotna