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14865 Sterling Hwy Milepost 52, Cooper Landing, AK 99572-9767
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#1 of 3 hotels in Cooper Landing
Gwin's Lodge & Roadhouse 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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Joe B wrote a review Aug 2020
Willis, Texas, United States91 contributions16 helpful votes
So I did not see the restaurant and the lodge separately so I am going to review them both here. Something they all had in common: the staff are top notch across the board. They are very friendly and happy to help. 1st up: The Lodge: We stayed in Cabin 9. I'd say that it sleeps four comfortably with a bunk bed and double in one room. There is a pull out sofa in the living room but we did not try it so I can't speak to its comfort level. I find rating hotels and ledges a little difficult because I feel it really comes down to expectations. I would say that the cabin was basic, clean accommodations. I found it comfortable but some might find it a little dated. I would stay here again. 2nd up: Places to eat. So there are a couple of different options for food. In the morning, you can get coffee, breakfast sandwiches and an assortment of items designed to take with you for your day of fishing and adventure. I believe it was called ToGo and is open from 7am to 2pm. They had a breakfast sandwich that I thought was really good. I did not care for the breakfast burrito as much but my wife seemed to really like it. It is pretty big by the way. We also tried some ice cream from here and it was very good. I had the lemon bar ice cream. There is also the roadhouse for dinner and lunch. We had the pulled port tacos, sliders, onions rings and mixed berry/rhubarb pie. Everything was outstanding. Please keep in mind this is an old fashioned greasy spoon kind of place and so darn good. We met a couple of guides here and the hamburgers looked so good. I recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Keith Mantey, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse
Responded 23 Aug 2020
Glad you could come up from Texas and escape the 100F heat! I don't miss that as I am from Dallas (Parker where TV show Dallas and "South Fork Ranch" is at. Thanks for the review! Keith
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Tristan K wrote a review Aug 2020
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Awsome, service and friendly staff. Had live music playing that was awsome. Highly recommend. Very Alaskan feel which was awsome since we were visiting from Minnesota. Food was fast and super delicious!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Keith Mantey, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Thank you! We appreciate you coming in! That was a fun time! We plan to be open this WINTER and pray people stop in to help sponsor us as patrons! Thanks, Keith and crew!
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Veronica Hunter wrote a review Aug 2020
Medford, New Jersey4,982 contributions412 helpful votes
Gwin's Lodge has lots of outdoor charm. ...Our cabin had wood on the ceiling, wood on the walls, and wood on the floor. The Russian campgrounds are nearby for camping, hiking and fishing. Two brothers roadhouse, a nearby restaurant and bar has excellent barbecue.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Keith Mantey, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse
Responded 12 Aug 2020
The hiking is really world class! Love Cooper Landing! Thanks and come again! Keith
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Joy P wrote a review Aug 2020
Stone Mountain, Georgia14 contributions5 helpful votes
The cabin was not clean. Grungy looking carpet, hadn’t been dusted in a very long time; microwave was nasty; my husband was afraid to use shower. On the positive side, the food in the restaurant was very good!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from Keith Mantey, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Thank you. The carpets should get replaced with flooring later this year.
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Dog f F wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington49 contributions27 helpful votes
My family and I rented a cabin while we were on guided fishing trips. The cabin itself was fine. What was NOT fine was there was a small cabin attached to ours. The individual living there cleaned the cabins between rentals. There was a door in one of the bedrooms leading into his cabin. He was constantly smoking marijuana and the smell filled our cabin. Another room also shared a wall and you could see light from his room. It was impossible to sleep in the room next to his while his TV was blaring. We will never stay here again!!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Keith Mantey, General Manager at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse
Responded 16 Jun 2020
Sorry this was a visitor of an employee. It was addressed and the staff member no longer works here but he is a great person. Always let management know before giving bad reviews. Shame on "yelpers" trying to harm small American business without allowing problems encountered to be rectified. I am sure you don't realize how personal small business USA takes their job. They and I want customers to be happy... so sorry that happened.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse?
Nearby attractions include Russian River Falls (4.6 km), Russian River (2.9 km), and Lakeview Outfitters (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingfisher Roadhouse, Sackett's Kenai Grill, and Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Are pets allowed at Gwin's Lodge and Roadhouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.