Kenai River Vacations
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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.
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 River Sanctuary
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 River Sanctuary
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
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.
Read Our Reviews
Looking for an excellent location but still feel secluded with an amazing host? This is your place! Quiet and secluded yet in the heart of Soldonta! The Air bnb is stocked with everything you need and truly is relaxing. We needed a place by the hospital that was quiet for the month so I could heal and relax. This was absolutely perfect! Thank You for your hospitality!
The house is very conveniently located to everything. It's a nice quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed sitting by the fire pit and playing one of the many games that was available for us to play. On our last evening, we were blessed to see a moose and her newborn calf right out our kitchen window. Our hostess is really nice and made sure all of our needs were addressed. Will definitely stay there again.
Shekinah was a wonderful host full of great knowledge of the area and side trips! Our stay in this home was very comfortable for 3 sisters. The location was great to explore the immediate area and for making day trips to places like Seward and Homer. The wildlife in that area was fantastic we loved the moose family that was nearby and our fly-in by Great Adventure Air to see bears.
Shekinah’s place was absolutely perfect! The location is perfect, and easy to find. It had everything we needed, plus some great extras (Wi-Fi and Netflix for the kiddos) with 6 different bed options, there was more than enough room to sleep! I was in town for a memorial service, and Shekinah was more than accommodating to a few last minute changes and hangouts for me and my family. Wonderful spot, and absolutely amazing host. Fast and communicative, I will DEFINITELY be back!
We had a great experience at this cute little location that was centrally located and close to both grocery stores and the high school for our football game. We like that there was lots of room, a place to cook healthy meals, and a nice little bonfire pit so we could enjoy the outdoors. The owner was incredibly accessible when we had questions about the facility too. Thank you so much for such a nice time.
Overall a very convenient and comfortable place to stay. Shekinah was very flexible with check in/check out times so we had arranged to arrive early in the day on our way to a float trip in Cooper Landing. Although there was a problem getting the key, we were able to drop off a few things and fully check-in by the time we returned that evening. Very convenient location close to restaurants, walking distance to Safeway. Would be a great place to crash for a fishing trip or to enjoy the other attractions in the area.
This place was a perfect place for us in Soldotna. It was clean and ready for use. Shekinah was so helpful and willing to look up trips, hikes, etc. She even went to bat for us when we were looking for a pac n play we needed for our grandson. She was available and answered any and all questions. Her home was in the perfect location! Thanks for letting us stay and BTW the fresh raspberries were amazing!
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.