Welcome to Marlows on the Kenai, a riverfront lodge with deluxe cabins. Relax on your deck only 50 feet from the world famous Kenai River after a phenomenal day of fishing. Our unique wilderness setting only minutes from all the amenities of Soldotna will amaze you as you listen to the sounds of nature and look out across the river at a pristine boreal forest. Moose, bear, caribou and more wander through the yard.
Our three cabins all have riverfront decks and unobstructed views of the Kenai River. Fall asleep to the sounds of the river as it flows right past your front door.
The lodge, Marlows on the Kenai, can sleep up to 18 in the three modern cabins. Rent the whole lodge, or bring a smaller group and reserve an individual cabin or two. Our minimum stay is 3 nights. We are perfect for large groups, families, weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. During the peak summer season, we only book lodging packages that include fishing charters and/or activities.
The King Cabin, with three bedrooms and two baths can sleep 7 (max) with a queen and 5 twins.
The Silver Cabin, with two bedrooms and a bath can sleep 5 (max) with a double and 3 twins.
The Sockeye Cabin, with two bedrooms and a bath can sleep 6 (max) with 2 doubles and 2 twins.
Each cabin has a full, well equipped kitchen and private deck. Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available in each cabin as well.
The centerpiece of the lodge is the stunning outdoor kitchen and gathering area. A covered deck sports a large gas grill and wrap around bar seating for 12, with a big screen TV. Grill your fresh caught salmon while watching a slide show of your pictures from your day of fishing. Half of the gang can be on the platforms fishing, with the other half relax on the lawn and decks.
Make use of our fishing cleaning area and vacuum sealer then toss your winter's fish supply into your cabin's designated freezer. Ask your hosts for grilling and smoking suggestions and recipes. Enjoy our weekly complimentary Alaska Seafood Cookout and hear tales of our lives in Alaska nearly 50 years.
We offer guided fishing charters that cover the Peninsula. Depart from your riverfront on King and Silver Salmon fishing charters. Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod charters are also available. Fish next to brown bear on your fly out charter. Catch your limit of Sockeye right here off the fishing platform. Trophy Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden are found in the Kenai River. Other drainages on the Kenai Peninsula contain Steelhead and Grayling.
Your hosts are longtime birders who love to talk birds! We own and operate Alaska Birding Tours and offer local birding and wildlife viewing and photography trips. Search for Marlows on the Kenai on the internet for more information.
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Ken and Judy Marlow,
your hosts at the lodge, are year around residents of Alaska since 1965. Ken is originally from Minnesota, Judy from Michigan. Both are now retired school teachers having taught many years in Alaska. Judy is our chief cook, bookkeeper, organizer, assistant guide, and CEO. Ken's Masters degree in environmental education is still put to good use as he enjoys showing people some of our special places, and especially birds and animals of our area. Ken, a US Coast Guard licensed guide, has access to our son Neil's fleet of boats for occasional guided fishing trips, but mostly Ken concentrates his guiding on wildlife viewing trips and bird watching and photography. His favorite areas are on the more remote parts of the Kenai river. He is on the Board of Directors of the Kenai River Watershed Forum.
The Kenai Peninsula is a spectacular area of the state that has a little bit of everything Alaska offers. Mountains, ocean, lakes, rivers; it's all here! The fishing is unmatched and yet we are on the road system with all of the urban amenities on could want.
We LOVE the Kenai River. The river corridor is teeming with life and brings birds, fish and animals right past our doorstep. The seasonal changes are magnificent and we can't think of any place we would rather be. Our stretch of the river is a peaceful stretch of the middle river and relatively underdeveloped. We look across the river to a large unused state parcel with no homes or people. It's like we are in the remote wilderness!
In house guided fishing charters available for King, Sockeye, Silver Salmon, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Steelhead, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish and more. Clam Digging gear, waders, fishing poles are all at your disposal. Guided Birdwatching/Wildlife Viewing trips available also. Fish cleaning station, vacuum sealer, and individual chest freezer for each cabin.