Kenai River Vacations

Soldotna's Kenai River Recreation Getaway

Kenai River Vacations

Naghe nduninyu! Welcome!
You are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime during your stay in the majestic
beauty and nature of the Kenai Peninsula

Welcome To My Soldotna

Soldotna, pronounced Soul-daht-na, is one of the most fish crazy places in Alaska during the summer, right in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Originally called Ts’eldat’nu in Denaina it means the “trickling down creek,” and has been  voted the #1 Fishing Hotspot in North America by Field & Stream Magazine. The town is well set up for the wave of anglers who flock here from mid-May through September for the runs of red, silver and especially the king salmon in the lower Kenai River. Soldotna is also home to more river city parks than any other community in Alaska, over a mile of elevated Kenai River boardwalk, and warm, friendly faces to make your Alaska trip memorable. 

Lodging Options

Located at the heart of the Kenai Peninsula in the charming town of Soldotna, Alaska are four family-friendly, amenity-rich, woman-owned units that range between one-three bedrooms.  The convenient walking location allows travelers to easily walk to shops and cafes in central Soldotna. Guests can get up close to the world-famous Kenai River by a short-walk through gorgeous Soldotna Creek Park and appreciate the boardwalk and river views. Soldotna Creek Park is the hot-spot for fishing, perusing the Wednesday Market, listening to music in the park, or attending a summer concert series on the lawn. The convenient driving location can serve as a base camp to explore nearby towns of Homer, Cooper Landing, Seward and everything the Kenai Peninsula has to offer including hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, kayaking, foraging, etc. 

Kenai 3 bedroom
Kenai River Sanctuary
3 Bedroom

Price range: $99–$249 per night

Spacious 3-bedroom, 1 bath. 5 beds can sleep up to 6 people comfortably. Well-stocked kitchen. Dishwasher. 63” smart-TV. Electric fireplace. 8 seat dining table. Private 5 cubic foot personal freezer. Private washer and dryer.

Kenai 1 bedroom
Kenai River Sanctuary
1 Bedroom

Price range: $99–$199 per night

Cozy 1-bedroom, 1 bath. 2 beds can sleep up to 3 people comfortably. Well-stocked kitchen. 50” smart Tv. electric fireplace. 4 seat dining room table. Arctic entry way for waders and other gear. Private 5 cubic foot personal freezer. Private washer and dryer.

Kenai River Chrome Chasers 3 Bedroom

Price range: $99–$249 per night

Bright and roomy amenity rich top-level 3-bedroom 1 bath. 5 beds can sleep up to 6 people comfortably. Well-stocked kitchen. Dishwasher. Smart tv.  6 seat dining table. Side-by-side fridge/freezer. Shared arctic entry way for waders and other gear.

Kenai River Chrome Chasers
2 Bedroom

Price range: $99–$249 per night

Beautifully remodeled, 2 bedroom-1 bath lower level can sleep up to 8 people comfortably. Well-stocked kitchen. Smart Tv. 6 seat dining table. Private 5 cubic foot personal freezer. Shared arctic entry way for waders and other gear.

Getting Here and Getting Around

  • By Car: Soldotna is about a 2.5-hour drive from Anchorage, and about 1.5 hours from Homer. Here’s our road guide.
  • By Bus: The Alaska Bus Company offers service between Soldotna and Anchorage, Girdwood, Cooper Landing, and Homer during the summer.
  • By Air: Fly into the nearby Kenai Airport via Grant Aviation Ravn or Kenai Aviation.
  • Private Transfer: AK Tripping offers private transportation with an experienced local driver to and from Soldotna for groups of up to 4 in a comfortable Toyota Highlander.

Adventures on the Kenai

Kenai River Vacation Rentals is in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and offers conveniently located, family-friendly comfort for your next Alaskan adventure. The Kenai Peninsula offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, so head outside and enjoy the natural beauty! The hosts are are very familiar with the Kenai Peninsula and can assist you in coordinating package plans for the Alaska vacation of your dreams. From hardcore backcountry hiking, whitewater rafting,, deep sea and river fishing or just meandering through the woods to learn about plants and wildlife and relaxing on the coastal shores, we can customize a package vacation to accomodate whatever your travel style is from the centrally located properties. Contact Kenai River Vacations for more info on vacation package deals.

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Host with fish

About Your Host

Shekinah grew up on the largest floating logging village in the world located outside of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. She has worked in multiple industries across this beautiful state she calls home, but always finds herself back in hospitality because of her love of sharing Alaska with travelers. Shekinah has always loved the outdoors and has had an adventurous spirit since she was a very little girl. Her ability to navigate the river, her love of fishing, and her desire to protect one of Alaska’s most precious resources keeps her on the river throughout the year.

In 2014, Shekinah was presented with a unique opportunity to become a homeowner in the heart of Soldotna, Alaska. With a little bit of ambition and TLC she was able to turn one of the original homestead homes of Soldotna into one of the first few Airbnb’s on the Kenai Peninsula. She was then presented with another opportunity to purchase the neighboring triplex and create a sanctuary type environment for travelers to come enjoy the magnitude and splendor of Alaska year-round. 

Shekinah’s desire for every visitor to walk away with an adventure allows her guests to experience Alaska like a local. It is her love of the outdoors that inspires Shekinah to want to share Alaska with people of all backgrounds and foster a love of nature for everyone.