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33881 Sterling Hwy, Sterling, AK 99672-9510
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#1 of 15 Speciality lodging in Sterling
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Founded by adventurers, Great Alaska Adventures features our renowned riverfront main lodge and incredible fly in Bear viewing camp. Both were once Alaskan homesteads, and they are now the centerpieces of our adventure trips. At Great Alaska Adventures, whatever the day brings, relaxed and mellow or wild, you'll end it all at our famous River Front Adventure Lodge, sharing your day's adventure with friends new and old from around the globe at our "nearly world-famous" happy hour. Your room will overlook an incredible view and you'll be hosted by an incredible team whose goal is simple - to provide you and your group the Alaskan adventure of a lifetime. Our trips are inclusive, with one of a kind itineraries, nightly happy hour, fantastic evening activities and Anchorage pickup.
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Sandy Jenkins wrote a review Apr 2020
Venice, Florida16 contributions9 helpful votes
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Adventure Lodge A lot of the clients are groups interested in fishing adventure. My husband and I flew into Anchorage and were picked up by a camp van the next morning to take us to camp on Kenai. My fishes from the lodge property and we spent the rest of the week being s driven to various spots oh interest like Homer and Seward. We flew over Lake Clark to a bear camp that is owned and run by the lodge. We followed a guide to a location where we could view bears. Some were across a good size stream where we viewed mother bears watching over twins frock licking in the grass fields. 2 two years olds were trying their luck at catching fish in the stream. Meals were exceptional and we spent the night in yurts inside an electric fence. Meanwhile back at camp everyone gathers at the lodge for happy hour and to talk with fellow guests about what their tales of the day. Breakfast and dinner are served in the dining room and you pack your lunch from tables of prepared or store bought products like chips. Plenty of fruit to pick from and fresh cookies, brownies etc were available. I would highly recommend this Camp to you. You can make your stay as active as you desire. Our adventure was in 2015 and my husband was 70 and I would go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kent John, Owner at Great Alaska Adventures
Responded 30 Nov 2020
Dear Daniel: Thanks so much for sharing your experience! It's been an amazing 5 years since you were with us. Lots of things have changed, but most have not - we are still great people sharing the Greatland with friends from around the world. Take care I hope we see you back in Alaska someday! Sincerely, Kent
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David H wrote a review Sep 2019
Rock Hill, South Carolina5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family of 4 had an amazing time with great Alaska. Bear camp was the favorite of all. We also love salmon fishing on the Kenai and the Kenai fjords wildlife cruise. Would recommend to anyone. Staff super nice and help. Kept us busy. Like Summer camp for families. Loved it.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kent John, Owner at Great Alaska Adventures
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Dear David: Thanks so much for your kind words. Folks like you are why we do what we do. Somehow I missed this review in September, so pardon the delay. I hope your family and friends are safe during this extraordinary time in our history.....but know that we appreciate you having chosen Great Alaska, and thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Kent
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qv_thomas wrote a review Sep 2019
Salem, Oregon10 contributions2 helpful votes
Great Alaska comprises an outstanding team who did everything they could to make our stay, and that of the other guests, an outstanding experience. Although the Kenai area was experiencing a major fire that occasionally cut off the main road from Anchorage, they never let that issue impact our trip. The fishing guides worked hard to ensure we caught our limits of Silver (Coho) salmon or halibut every day we fished. I sent home 42 pounds of vacuum packed, frozen fillets using the fish processors they work with! From the wake-up knock on the door (with a cup of hot coffee), to the hot breakfast), professional piloting on the fast moving river, stalking of the early morning hot spots, all the way to the amazing dinners, the staff and management of Great Alaska made sure we had a great time. For those folks that cancelled their late August reservations, you missed out on a wonderful trip because we were never inconvenienced by the fire (except for a little smoke up by the lake). Make sure you plan to go in 2020.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Kent John, Owner at Great Alaska Adventures
Responded 26 Mar 2020
GREAT CLIENTS!!! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I thought I had responded earlier, so my apologies. We at Great Alaska hope your family and friends are safe and healthy, and we hope to see you again one day. Sincerely, Kent
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Bruce wrote a review Sep 2019
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Five of us spent seven days at Great Alaska fishing and bear watching. The staff at Great Alaska did an outstanding job on everything. The fishing was great. The trip to bear camp was amazing and the food was delicious. One member of our party has celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. The chef was able to accomodate his dietary restrictions without making him feel like he was missing out on all the great food that was being served. I also noticed that they were able to cater to some young children by providing things like mac&cheese when they wouldn't eat the dinner entree. With that said, everyone should understand that at dinner you usually don't get a choice of entrees. You may have steak one night, salmon the next, but you don't get to pick. This may be a problem if you have lots of dietary restrictions or are a really picky eater. The fishing trips were all great. Each fishing trip was specifically tailored to our group. We were hit the river during the peak of one of the best sockeye runs in years. The guides were all great, with a special shout-out to Max down at the beach! The only complaint I have is that it was hot. Alaska had record high temperatures this summer. It hit the low 80s in the afternoons and the Kenai River got up to almost 60 degrees. I can't blame Great Alaska for that, but they did not make all the necessary accommodations for the unusual temperatures. There were no coolers provided for the lunches and when we asked the guides for coolers, they replied that people don't usually feel the need for them. We did end up getting coolers, but we specifically had to ask for them every day. The fish on the other hand were never put in coolers. They were put on stringers and kept in the river. That is probably fine when the river is cold, but keeping dead fish in 59 degree water for six hours or more is not a good thing. We shipped a lot of salmon back home and a few of the filets have had a distinct fishy odor. I suspect that those are the ones that spent too much time on the stringer. I think this summer's heat was a new experience for many Alaskans. If this trend continues in future they are going to need to change how they do some things, including providing coolers and ice for fish when the weather is hot.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Kent John, Owner at Great Alaska Adventures
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Dear Adventurer: Thanks so much for your great review. Pardon the delay in the response somehow I did not see a batch of reviews until today. Thanks so much for choosing Great Alaska for your trip, and we are hoping that those 100-degree temperatures we experienced last year were a one-time thing - us Alaskan's are not quite used to that situation. Thanks again, and from our family to yours we hope you are safe and healthy during this difficult time with COVID-10. Sincerely, Kent
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Leslie K wrote a review Aug 2019
San Diego, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband Tom and I enjoyed every moment of this fun, exciting, adventurous and delightful vacation. The staff is incredible as lead by Sheri Brown - to a person, the lodge staff and guides were kind, good natured and informative. We met some awesome fellow bucket listers (the Bucket Brigade) who shared in our joy at being right where we were - the laughter still rings in my ears. :) It was awesome to hand the details and logistics off to your team and just have fun! From bear camp to to drift boat fishing to the sled dog adventure to sea kayaking to seeing Denali to just loving the beauty and splendor of a still wild place, we LOVED it all! Thank you and to anyone thinking about this trip, just do it! My heart soars, my soul is fed and my memory bank is full of great moments to draw on forevermore.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Kent John, Owner at Great Alaska Adventures
Responded 26 Mar 2020
Leslie: I just noticed that I never responded to your wonderful review. Thanks SO MUCH for choosing Great Alaska and for the kind words. With what has happened in the past few months, reading this helps us remember what is important. I hope your family is safe and healthy. Very best wishes from all of us at Great Alaska! Kent
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Alaska Adventures
Which popular attractions are close to Great Alaska Adventures?
Nearby attractions include The Dreamer's Woods (5.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Great Alaska Adventures?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Great Alaska Adventures?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Great Alaska Adventures?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Great Alaska Adventures?
Conveniently located restaurants include Magpye's Pizzeria, Mama's Bbq, and Cooks Corner Cafe.
Does Great Alaska Adventures have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Great Alaska Adventures offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Great Alaska Adventures located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Sterling.
Does Great Alaska Adventures offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.