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Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, Historic Roadhouse and cabin rentals

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Winter: $3 pints of craft IPA beers! 3PM-8PM Wednesday & Thursday, 12PM-8PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday. $20 restaurant credit/cabin/NT. Gwin's Lodge is the closest restaurant and lodging to the confluence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, the world's best salmon fishery. We are nestled at the base of the majestic Kenai Mountains in the Chugach National Forest, and across from the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Our central location (about 100 miles from Anchorage, 50 miles from Seward, and 50 miles from Kenai) makes all indoor and outdoor recreational activities throughout the Kenai Peninsula easily accessible to our guests. Whether it's fishing, viewing wildlife, sightseeing, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, or panning for gold, make Gwin's Lodge your recreational headquarters! Famous full-service restaurant. Our tackle store is stocked with fishing tackle and equipment, convenience items, and Alaska souvenirs. We can book your guides and excursions free of cost.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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:$20 food credit per room
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Kenai Airport73 km
Anchorage Intl Airport78 km
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch after a day of exploring... restaurant only. We were pleasantly suprised by the friendly waiter and cozy atmosphere. The smoked salmon chowder was disappointing, however, their burgers were amazing! It was apparent why this place was full of locals.More

Thank Angela V
Response from Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, Historic Roadhouse and cabin rentalsResponded 3 weeks ago

Amazing burgers! Thanks for that. A lot of people say that after eating one. I am guessing the chowder may have broke (separated) and thus may not be how it should be. That can happen when you use homemade ingredients vs stabilized stocks that are...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Our new friend Cornelius welcomed us, filled our travel coffee cups, then served us some great smoked salmon chowder. We enjoyed the stop, the tasty chowder, the coffee and the friendly service. Fall colors amazing along the Kenai and Russian Rivers.More

Thank Becky F
Response from Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, Historic Roadhouse and cabin rentalsResponded 4 October 2018

Excellent; glad we could serve you! Historic Gwin's Lodge & Roadhouse had construction start when there was just a trail here along the river. It was completed in 1952, the same year the gravel road was opened. Gwin's thanks you for the 5 STAR review...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

The food in the restaurant was good and affordable, however the cabin needed some TLC. It was nice to have a private residence, but it was in need of some major repair (broken windows, loose trim) and cleaning (dirty loft, stained sheets). If someone invests...More

Thank garafena
Response from Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, Historic Roadhouse and cabin rentalsResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you, good point. We are weeding out sheets from the laundry service as some just keep coming back unacceptable. Laundry service runs about $10,000/year and they have had issues. We remodeled Cabin 1 (a Poplar Chalet) this year but spent way more than 100%...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Been here many times over the years. People are always friendly and helpful and the food is the best on the Peninsula! This is always a must stop on the drive by. Keep up the good work Gwins! We all thank you! And it can...More

Thank hiam1977
Response from Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, Historic Roadhouse and cabin rentalsResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for your support and the 5 STAR review! We need volume to keep up so please stop in if in the area. We are open till the end of September. Appetizer Happy Hour before 6PM and after 8PM get $2 off for each $5...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

This little gem of a restaurant was a nice surprise on a rainy Alaskan day (is there another kind). After being damp all day we said enough and headed to Gwins for a real meal that didn't involve a back packing stove. The menu had...More

Thank kyrg01
Response from Keith M, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Restaurant, Historic Roadhouse and cabin rentalsResponded 13 August 2018

We love to make you happy. If there is ever a problem let us know right then! Thanks, Keith

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Valerie R
22 February 2016|
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Response from gloriam627 | Reviewed this property |
Check with Alaska West Air bear Kenai. They have fly outs, we had a great day.
6 January 2016|
Response from Keith M | Property representative |
Sorry I didn't see this section on TripAdvisor. Please go to GwinsLodge web site. It has live availability and booking online. Automatic price discounts and automatic multi-day discounts as the stay length is longer.
Room Tips
"Maybe new cabins are better. Maybe."
8 Aug 2018
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"They have rooms at various levels of amenities and expense-they provide very accurate descriptions on their..."
1 Aug 2018
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"Rooms were a little cabin, small bathroom with upstairs loft."
29 Jun 2018
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"Go for a cabin with bathroom and running water"
14 Jun 2018
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US$82 - US$101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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