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Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Aug, 28, 2021 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Spectacular setting and lodge
Our family had a great visit. Most of our trips in the wilderness/backcountry we go on our own and backpack, but this was a welcome introduction to backcountry luxury. My daughter loves otters and we saw sea otters every day. This truly is a special place. The setting is as scenic as it gets and the lodge and cabins are designed so as not to intrude on the environment. We booked 3 nights and ended up staying 4 because of weather. It was not a bad place to be stranded for an extra night!Be sure to heed their guidance on scheduling a buffet day after your stay. We did most of the activities available including kayaking to Pederson and Ailiak glaciers, the ridge hike, and canoe/hike trips to Pederson and Addison lake. All of it is exceptional and not too strenuous. The ridge hike is probably the most difficult, but in good weather it’s spectacular. The guides were all great, as was the food.
Published Date: Jul, 26, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Every bit as spectacular as the pictures show.
A once in a lifetime experience, absolutely first class trip. Just the boat trip alone to get there was great. Sea kayaking was fun, with newer boats, appropriate gear, and knowledgeable guides. Fun paddle in big canoes in the bay in front of the lodge. Read their web page, they are overly modest with descriptions. Food was gourmet, too much so for this old boy.
GillyB3333 from: San Diego, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jul, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Highly recommend Alaska Safari experience
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the lodge. Well worth the money for the value of the experience. We loved going on hikes with the neighboring bears- it felt like we were all alone with nature. We’ve been on a luxury safari in Tanzania, and we would rate this experience on par. We will definitely return to this special place.
janism339 from: Clinton, CT
Published Date: Jun, 29, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
This is the most incredible place to stay! We started off by taking a boat from Seward and seeing Orcas, calving glaciers, sea lions, and more! Then we arrived at the lodge and were welcomed by the incredible staff there. We had a wonderful cabin that overlooked Pedersen glacier! The food was amazing!! The trips they organize were awesome experiences - loved kayaking to the Aialek glacier! We ended up staying an extra night due to weather issues. Everyone went above and beyond helping get all arrangements made to accommodate our delayed departure. We were actually glad to get an extra day! We loved our time here and highly recommend it!!
Fran G from: Winston Salem, North Carolina
Published Date: Jun, 26, 2021 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
A Hidden Gem of a place to stay hidden in the Kenai Fjords National Park
The Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge is one of the most serene, peaceful, tranquil, and welcoming places to stay in Alaska. It is an eco-conscious lodge, but is extremely comfortable and you have all the amenities you could want. The trip to the lodge is by boat and on the way you can see whales, sea otters, sea lions, seals, puffins, etc. All meals are provided at the lodge and every meal is superb. You can participate in planned activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, nature walks, lectures, or you can just sit in a rocking chair and watch the stunning scenery. All the staff are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to assist you in anyway possible. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. I only wish we had stayed longer. The cabins are extremely comfortable and private. The beds are fantastic! Don't miss an opportunity to stay at this magical place.