Flew Kenai to Anchorage. This flight is advertised as less than twenty minutes. The flight is quite expensive, but expected that for any short haul flight in Alaska. Fortunately, we planned our flight from Kenai to Anchorage with about 3 hours before our Anchorage to Seattle flight. Even with that, since the Ravn flight was so late departing Kenai, the ANC-Sea flight was making last calls for boarding when we arrived. Be forwarned... even if the weather is excellent, which it was the day we flew, your Ravn flight schedule is totally unpredictable. We could have driven from Kenai to Anchorage in about the same amount of time.
We stayed at The River Raven for 5 nights for a company fishing tournament and are so glad we did. The breakfasts were amazing! French toast, reindeer sausage, waffles, bacon, fresh fruit, eggs, toast, along with fresh coffee and a variety of teas. Chef Ray rotates and surprises guests every morning and everything is delicious! The beds were so comfy. We slept with the windows open and enjoyed amazing sunsets (around midnight) off the dock on the Kenai River every evening. They even have free wifi. They have fishing poles right off the dock for guests to use and we cleaned up in the evenings. We were able to catch several Sockeye Salmon to ship home. Both Stevie and Dick spend time with their guests and give you plenty of pointers as to hiking, fishing, restaurants, and even Soldotna nightlife if you're interested. I cannot say enough about this wonderful place! We spent the days out hiking, fishing, and visiting nearby cities, but were happy and eager to spend time with Stevie, Dick, and their granddaughter Emma, in the evenings. They are seriously the nicest and most pleasant people on the planet and make the stay even better. We will definitely be back and are hoping to make this a yearly stay.…
Dick and Stef are wonderful hosts. Will Secure you guides, keep a professionally cleaned spotless inn, feed you high quality fresh fruits at breakfast with killer eggs and bacon. Bottomless Starbucks coffee. Two professional kitchens. Two great docks to fish from. If you want a special event with a professional chef... this is the place. Ask anyone about Dick and Stef. Amazing. Sit and chill or rip your face off with a fly out, bouncing salmon on the Kenai or drift boat on the Kasiloff. So much more
We needed a place to stay at the last minute and found this on trip advisor. Our room was immaculate with a pretty view of the river. The bed was extremely comfortable and was the best of our trip to Alaska. The owner was very accommodating to my breakfast needs and went out of the way to be helpful. It is an inn rather than been in someone's home which I prefer
This was such a find for us. The proprietor is just the nicest, most accommodating host. Breakfast is delicious, different every morning. Our room was small but quite nice w/ a jacuzzi tub and comfy king bed. The entire house is nicely decorated with native art.