Our guest Hayden (12 yrs old) caught his first salmon at our place. NICE CATCH!Imagine getting this CATCH OF THE DAY!This is truly paradise...WELCOME!!Your cabin: dining room, futon, wood stove & RIVER VIEWS!Your kitchenetteOur property is flat and offers great fishing!Hosts: Shannon & Ken with the Catch of the Day!!!The SALMON run right in front of our cabin!!!!Our Fishing Grate awaits you...grab your pole!Your cabin sits right on the river amongst trees.Enjoy.....your view from your cabin!Your host, Ken, with the Red Salmon catch-7/2010Your private cabin...right on the KENAI RIVER!Your deck is just steps to the rivers edge!Our FLAT LOT....No steps down to the river.All the amenities await your stay...your bathroom.A nice Red (sockeye) Salmon caught July 2010The shared firepit...bring the smores.Smoke your own salmon-(Extra charge if available)Shannon with a nice Red Salmon...YUM!After fishing...head to your cabin for some R & R!Home Sweet Cabin....Enjoy our nice amenities!The famous Cleaning Station-It's been used a lot!Your Kenai River views...PRICELESS!!!These Red Salmon could be yours...Your cabin is fully equipped with a kitchenette.Just another day on the Kenai River!!You'll be spoiled by theseKenai river viewsOur loft has 4 beds (1 QN & 3 Twins)Our comfortable Queen bed offers Kenai River viewsOur cabin is SO private...Sun-check. Pole-check. PARADISE-check!
37518 River Dr, Soldotna, AK 99669


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cabin
Per night: $400 - $600
Per week: $2,500 - $4,000
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Soldotna vacation cabin rental
If you are looking for a PREMIER place to stay along the KENAI RIVER, this is it!! Our property offers 274 feet of WORLD CLASS FISHING just steps from your private cabin.

Please ask for more pictures, if you would like to.(We had 20 on here-but only 8 show now, unfortunatley. We can email you more, just ask)

Call or email today to inquire about your dates as our calendar may not be updated!! Some of our guests book year after year and sometimes in a years advance.

Imagine yourself waking up to the sounds of the Kenai River rushing by right in front of you stroll out and fish just steps away from your own private cabin. Our cabin offers you a very private and serene setting. You will enjoy our cabin on the KENAI RIVER as we sit on a very FLAT LOT and there are NO STEPS or bluff to the waters edge.

FISH RUNS: (Approximately)

Our cabin is available from approximately Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Although July 15 - Aug 25 is our peak season for fishing, you may wish to avoid the rush and take advantage of reduced rates which will still offer you great fishing vacation opportunitiesat a fraction of the price.

Here are the different fish species runs:
Halibut May 1 - September 30(Charter needed)
Saltwater Kings May 1 – June 30 (Charter needed)
Kenai Kings May 1 – July 31 (Charter needed)
Sockeye Salmon June 10 – August 20
Silver Salmon August 15 – October 31
Pink Salmon August 15 – October 31
Rainbow Trout June 15 – October 31 (Catch & Release recommended)

WE HAVE SOME FREEZER SPACE for your daily catch of fish, BUT RECOMMEND TAKING IT TO A LOCKER IN TOWN before shipping it home...that way it will arrive when you do.

The Kenai River offers WORLD CLASS fishing, and Trout and Silver salmon can also be caught in late August/early September which is highly recommended as the crowds are gone and the wildlife viewing for Moose and Bear are spectacular!!! You may also consider taking in a float trip down the scenic and magnificent Kenai River in the summer months, and if you are looking to "HOOK INTO A KING SALMON"(the record King was 95 lbs)there are several river guides who provide charters for this outstanding fishing. Homer, AK is also a popular fishing place. Record Halibut can be caught and are very tasty!!

BEAR VIEWING & SIGHT SEEING FLIGHTS on Talon Air (7 miles from our home)
GLACIER BOAT TOURS on the Kenai Fjords

A good camera and video camera are must have items!!!

(We suggest all visitors keep bear spray on them and do not walk in the woods at night and do not approach wildlife-they are called WILD for a reason.) IT is very common to see moose wandering as well. (Beware of Momma Moose...she isn't too friendly)

Our home usually books up, completely, by spring, so please inquire early & with any questions you may have. Rserve your dates early! Some guests reserve a year in advance.

Please contact us with ANY QUESTIONS you have...we are very flexible and look forward to having you are our guest on the Kenai!!
Area Information
Please see our pictures a picture is worth a thousand words! Most of our guests have the same comments: "This is the most serene and private place I have ever had the opportunity to visit. The fishing was WORLD CLASS and we had a great time"

If you are looking for one of the most private KENAI RIVER Vacation Rentals, this is it! NO combat fishing here. Enjoy fishing for Red Salmon and Silvers right out your front door. Book a charter for the KING SALMON and take a short trip to Homer or Anchor Point to fish for Halibut!!

BEAR VIEWING-Drive 7 miles to the airport, fly out
HALIBUT CHARTERS-Drive to Homer,AK or Anchor Point for the day
SHOPPING IN SOLDOTNA or KENAI: Fred Meyer,Safeway,Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot,Small Boutique Stores & plenty of fish tackle stores

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 25 2015 Jun 30 2015 $400 $400 $2,500 - 3 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Jul 10 2015 $500 $500 $3,500 - 6 Nights
Jul 13 2015 Jul 31 2015 $600 $600 $4,000 - 6 Nights
Aug 01 2015 Aug 12 2015 $500 $500 $3,500 - 6 Nights
Aug 13 2015 Aug 31 2015 $400 $400 $2,500 - 6 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Please add 3% burough tax & 3% sales tax.
Deposits: 50% due within 7 days to reserve & confirm your dates 50% residual due 60 days before check-in $700 damage deposit due 10 days before check-in RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Please add 3% Borough tax & 3% Soldotna sales tax $100 cleaning fee for a 2-3 night stay $150 cleaning fee applies if you have 4+ people and/or if you stay 3 nights or more) Dogs may be accepted, additional nightly fee & cleaning fees apply. (Non aggressive breeds & other rules apply.) ***We must be notified about your pets at least two weeks before check in***otherwise a pet penalty will be deducted out of your damage deposit. Thank you.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Deck
  • Kitchenette
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Enjoy golfing just 1/2 mile up the road as well as a small store. Safeway, Fred Meyer and the town of Soldotna is just 10 miles away and the town of Kenai is 20-25 miles away and offers Lowe's, Home Depot and the Kenai International Airport. (Airport pickups may be available for an additional fee)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Soldotna, Alaska

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Ann Terrill


Sweet cabin in the woods!!

Very comfy cabin overlooking the Kenai River. A real treat to sit on the deck and drink your coffee overlooking the river. Super nice landlady - awesome 4th of July food and friends. Large loft with room for the whole family plus futon on the 1st fl for the non stairs person. It was very relaxing and truly level to the river where fishing from the platforms was comfy.

Ken Sheckler

Owner's reply:

Thank you for being our guest. We are happy you enjoyed your stay :)

Garrett Parks


As good as it gets

Everything about Ken Kenai Kabin is perfect: 1. river access - right at the confluence of the Kenai and Funny River 2. Fishing space - enough for a party of 6 to all fish comfortably and be on the fish 3. Cabin - plenty of space, easy to clean and maintain, all the amenities without any extra crap, well furnished for up to 7 to sleep 4. Owners - very easy to deal with, accommodating, and trustworthy. Great people 5. Best cajun/blackened salmon I've had in recent memory (thanks Donna!) Over all, we were unbelievable happy . . . Oh yeah, we caught more fish than we know what to do with. Look forward to next year and possibly coming for a silver trip.

kurt granhold

Houston Texas

week of fishing

Our host, Donna and Ken were the best ever host at a rental property. We had such a great time we are going to go back next year. The cabin was extremely clean and well maintained. The fishing was great. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Ask Donna about the "blackend salmon", it was awesome.

Claudia Degani

Colorado Springs, CO

Best vacation spot on the river

This is one of my family's favorite places to vacation. My daughters love the river and the coziness of the cabin. The views are incredible. Nothing better than waking up and watch the river roll by. The fishing is amazing and right out the front door. If you want to experience fishing in Alaska, I whole heartedly recommend this cabin.

Kristie P

Houston, TX

Heaven on Earth

My husband and I made our first trip to Alaska in 2009. It was amazing!! I'm not much of a fisherman but my husband is. He fished everyday and had the time of his life! We even went to Homer so he could Halibut fish. There are cute little shops in Soldotna and surrounding areas too. (Expect slightly higher prices on every day items, but worth every penny.) It was so nice to escape the Texas heat! We saw bald eagles and bear tracks right by the river. This is nature at it's best...with indoor plumbing. We are hoping to return in 2011.


Leavenworth, WA

Catching a salmon was a dream!!

WOW! I grew up fishing for Rainbow Trout....small ones....compared to the ones in Alaska. When I first hooked into a Red Salmon....I was shocked! It was so much fun catching these huge fish...and reeling them in. They are HUGE compared to what I am use to catching!!! I was amazed that they run right in front of where we were sleeping!!! Days were spent fishing....afternoons with happy hour on the rivers edge....and fires in the evenings. We did a HALIBUT CHARTER out of Homer, AK one day and caught some huge halibut. Now those are HUGE FISH!! Upon arrival, we decided to opt for Donna's cooking and we were glad we did!! She should have been a gourmet chef!!! She had some incredible recipes for our salmon & halibut and they were out of this world!! There vacation was definately one of our best ones yet!!! We enjoyed the cabin, too!! It was very nice, had a loft upstairs with 4 beds and the futon downstairs was very comfortable. We were very comfortable, had the most gorgeous views out our window and enjoyed ourselves so much. We plan on coming back and want to raft the river. We saw some rafters up river and it looked like great fun. A friend of ours was staying at another Kenai River vacation rental and stopped by ours, and said ours was "outstanding" compared to his. He threw his line in....and was successful!! Thank you so much for opening up your house to us....this was a vacation to remember!!!

Dede Ross Petrocelli

Colorado Springs, CO USA

Relax and Fish

I went to the cabin on the Kenai for the Silver run in the fall. The fishing is world class, the proprietors are world class, the accommodations are inviting, and the area is majestic. Imagine fishing great salmon runs and after a great day with the rod and reel sitting by a firepit with friends reminiscing about a great day on the river. A must to do on anyone's list. I'll be back. Petro.

Laura Klotzer Whitehouse

washington state

"awesome fishing!!!"

This is arguably the best fishing in the world. i have never experienced fishing like this before. we were fortunate to have our host ken to show us the best fishing holes and techniques. we were able to limit out 2 days. it was incredible. so good in fact that when i found out they had an opening in august i jumped at the chance and fished for 8 more days with phenomenal results. be the envy of your friends when they pick you up at the airport and you have 5 fish boxes packed full of fresh kenai river fish. if you have never had fresh salmon this is some of the most incredible tasting salmon you will have. if you get a chance have them smoke some up for you as well "yum" we have already booked the cabin again for next year and i am bringing the whole family as there is plenty of room for everyone. thank you ken and shannon for sharing your kenai river cabin with us

Owner Supplied Testimonials

A great time to visit our Kenai River place is in mid August for the Silver Salmon run!!! We have had a great run the last couple of years, and we just reduced our rates for 2012!!! Hurry, don't miss out on one of Kenai's best kept secrets!!!

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