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ALASKA LOG LODGE ON A RIVER in Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula-sleeps14

Bedrooms 6
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Wonderful log lodge right on your own private easy flowing river.

Our Alaska Lodge is set along side the Ninilchik River in Ninilchik, Alaska!

In the midst of The Great Outdoors, our cozy relaxed log lodge sits among beautifully wild and rugged nature.

The Kenai Peninsula is prime location for adventures and exciting excursions yet with the privacy of being in the woods while kicking back on a covered deck next to the sound of our flowing river. This area includes gorgeous nature, excellent fishing, and charming tourism. With world class salmon and halibut fishing or exploring the wilds of Alaska, there is plenty to do. Once you are settled in, keep your eyes open for moose, bald eagles, and salmon swimming in our river along with the other wildlife known to roam Alaska's woods.

From the adventure seekers to those looking for a relaxing vacation, all family groups, reunions, retreats, couples and small groups are welcome. Enjoy the midnight sun and wildlife from our natural log lodge.

Guests can experience the the greatest week of excursions within an hour drive from the lodge. Just a 5 minute drive to the General Store for any items you need, ATM, liquor store or the salty seashore of the Cook Inlet. Only 10 minutes from the lodge on the Gulf of Alaska's Cook Inlet is some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in the state!


You will find our lodge comfortable with easy access from the Kenai Airport [ENA] (a scenic one-hour drive) or Anchorage Airport [ANC] (a beautiful 3.5 hour drive along the Cook Inlet).


We have 6 bedrooms to accommodate 14+ people. This includes an inviting Great Room for kicking back, a dining room which overlooks the river, a laundry room, microwave, refrigerator and freezer. We also have a beautiful deck for a nice BBQ in the evenings. A fully-equipped kitchen is just across the river in our hostess cabin, where we prepare dinner meals all summer for up to 20 guests a night. Our Gear & Tackle Room includes rain gear, rubber boots, and neoprene waders for our guests to borrow during their stay.

You will also have access to our fish cleaning station and freezer to hold your catch until you head home. Our recommended charter offices can help you pack and prepare your fish for the plane ride home or FedEx right to your front door a few days later.


We can also help you set up any excursions prior to your arrival such as fishing, float plane trips, charters, or day trips out of Homer or Seward. We can also provide maps for your self guided trip to neighboring towns like the world famous Homer Spit. Don't forget to check out the Salty Dawg Saloon and a walk on the Spit for some fun shopping.

TOP ADVENTURES FROM THE LODGE: [Drive time from lodge]

-FLY-IN Bear viewing & Salmon fishing [1-hour]

-Ninilchik & Russian Village Tour [10 min.]

-Halibut Fishing-Ninilchik [10-min.]

-Salmon Fishing-Kenai River [1-hour]

-Port City Tour-Homer [1-hour]

-Port City Tour-Seward [2.5-hours]

-Kenai Fjords Tour-Seward [2.5-hours]

-Day Hiking to Waterfalls @ Russian River [1.5 hours]

-Halibut Cove Day Ferry Trip from Homer [1-hour]

-Seldovia Village Day Ferry Trip from Homer [1-hour]

-Razor Clam Dig @ Polly Creek Charter [10 min.]

-Dolly Varden Fishing @ Lodge in August [out front door]

-Norman Lowells Artists Studio [45 min.]

WiFi is available for e-mail. Cell service is limited, but full cell service is close by for most carriers.

This is an a-la-carte vacation with lodging only. All meal service is on your own.

We are happy to help in planning your week in order to make the most of the Kenai Peninsula and all it has to offer.

Whether it's enjoying your morning coffee/tea or evening wine on the riverfront deck and allowing the sounds of the babbling river to wash away your worries or taking a walk up the road to watch the sunset over the mountains, we guarantee you will enjoy your time at our lodge in Ninilchik Alaska.

More Details

J Knepper
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About J Knepper

We began hosting friends & family to the wilds of Alaska in 1988, after living here for several years and working in the commercial fishing industry.

Our family runs this lodge in the summers and offer the open and available weeks for others to enjoy, donate to charities and rent out. The Lodge closes in September for the winter months and open in May. Our summer home is comfortable and allows our guests the joy of experiencing the ALASKA we love and cherish.

J Knepper purchased this lodge in 1990

Why J Knepper chose Ninilchik

Ninilchik is centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, (the play ground of Alaskans) between the world famous Kenai River and Homer Harbor. The perfect place to enjoy peaceful river frontage and still be within a short drive to the ocean and town.

Its the perfect place to totally unwind and get a way, but have everything best about Alaska a close drive away.

What makes this lodge unique

We chose this location in the valley for is lovely scenic views and gentle flowing river. We sleep at night with the windows cracked open to hear the babbling river and fresh Alaskan air. Warm, comfy flannel sheets and fresh hot coffee on the deck hold us captive each summer and guests are in awe of just how lovely and warm the log lodge make one feel and enjoy a true vaca.

Its always a pleasure when a mama moose come stomping across the river and through our lawn with her baby and eats our alders for stunning photos.

We enjoy the annual runs of King Salmon that head up our river to spawn each year and see them jumping up into the sunlight from our decks.

Magical is the best way to describe our special place in Ninilchik, but wait until you read our log book full of life-changing moments that take place at this lodge.


Ninilchik Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom: Great Room - toilet , shower , 1st floor for Guests, Kenai & Chinapoot bedrooms.
    Bathroom: Yukon Room - toilet , shower , Private 3/4 bathroom in the Yukon Room
    Bathroom: Ninilchik Room - toilet , shower , Private 3/4 bathroom in the Ninilchik Room
    Bathroom: Anchor Room - toilet , shower , Private 3/4 bathroom in the Anchor Room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom: Chinapoot River Room - 2 twin/ single , 1st Floor. Forest view room. 3/4 bath is shared.
    Bedroom: Captains Quarters - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor. River view. Desk area. Small nook. Perfect for 1.
    Bedroom: Yukon River Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor. 3/4 Private bath. Riverview sitting area. Master.
    Bedroom: Anchor River Room - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Fl. Private 3/4 bath. Forest view. Cozy close twin beds.
    Bedroom: Ninilchik River Room - 2 twin/ single , 2nd Floor. River view. Private 3/4 bathroom.
    Bedroom: Kenai River Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Forest view Room. The 3/4 bathroom is across the hall.
  • Bedrooms host cozy flannel sheets and scenic window views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
You will be swept away when you arrive into the lodge and its peaceful location on the river. The cozy lodge will warm you and make you feel like time is standing still. All your senses will come alive with pine, fresh air, babbling water, wildlife, warm wood decor, flannel sheets and long days of sunlight. The evenings will go long around the glowing campfire ring where stories begin and end way past sunset. The mornings are slow and easy as you snuggle into the soft flannel sheets with no particular agenda. The anticipation of wild expeditions, Port City tours, shopping and reading a book on the deck will surly provide some much needed rest as well. Most anything you need is just a 10 min. drive to the General Store, where its always Ice Cream Time in town. Be prepared for the best vacation of a life time and memories to last and talk about for ever. We know, we have been hosting guests in Alaska for 28+ years. Come, enjoy the Great Last Frontier-ALASKA.


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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kenai (ENA) Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ninilchik -Inlet View Bar
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Ninilchik Town-Pizza, Cafe, Grill, Coffee Shop
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cook Inlet -Ninilchik
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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