My daughter and I spent a week at the Gallery Lodge in August. The owner of the lodge, Dot, was an incredible host and helped arrange all of our activities which included fishing, rafting, and a glacier cruise. Dot has two dogs, Sadie and Buddy, who greeted us on our return each day and each morning when we got us. The lodge is spectacular as Dot is an artist and had put special touches throughout the rooms. The Gallery Lodge is much more family friendly than most of the lodges we looked at as it is not just all about fishing even though you can fish off the bank of the Kasilof river below the lodge. Overall the location was fantastic and Dot was an a fabulous host making our trip truly special.
While talking with Dot and Bob we mentioned that we were going to Willow. Dot recommended we stop in Palmer. When researching Palmer we discovered Hatchers Pass which turned out to be a great adventure !!!
We had a wonderful stay at Galery Lodge (Unfortunately we spent only one night due to prior plan). We had 2 spacious rooms for a family of 4 members and also enjoyed a big dining room and balcony. From the moment we arrived Dot & Bob made our stay wonderful and pleasant and did their best to let us feel as if we are at home. This beautiful place is located right on the Kasilof river and the view seen from the lodge together with the quiet makes the staying here pastoreal. We enjoyed the fully equipped fridge that was beyond our expectaions. We highly recommend Galery Lodge and for sure stay there next time. Tali & Doron
We stayed in the Riverview House, two couples, each couple had a bedroom. We were right on the Kasilof river and the view was excellent. Fridge and shelves were really well stocked. Exceeded our expectations. We watched from the deck area as fisherman pulled salmon from the river just below us. Definitely a great place to stay. We are planning our next visit.
was very lucky to find such a nice place to stay and relax without previous information or local knowledge....great location w/easy access to the rest of the kenai geography....super clean well maintained , treated like long lost family, would absolutely stay there next visit...especially liked the availability of the wifi system and food for breakfast and "snacks".....Dot and Bob provided service, information and knowledge of the area beyond any expectations...Don't miss this B&B if you plan to stay near Kenai AK.
This place is in a beautiful location, but upon arriving, there was no visible office or place to check in. Luckily, there was a friend of the owner sitting outside smoking and she told us where to go. We were shown to our room (potters room 2) and it was a tiny little room in the middle of the home so there were no windows. We felt suffocated crammed into the room. We had a shared bathroom with another room, but we had a sink in the room. No information was given other than that, but the place has a full kitchen upstairs and downstairs, though there is no breakfast served. It is very strange. People upstairs were NOISY. They had kids running all around and playing Wii in the theater room which was evidently right above our room, while the owner drank wine downstairs in the dining area with the kid's parents. We only had a quick over night stay, and it was convenient to Clam Gulch, but it was not a peaceful or comfortable place to just hang out. I would not stay here again.
Dot was a great Host and our stay at the Gallery Lodge was wonderful. We rented the cabin for 8 nights and explored Alaska it was the best vacation ever. While we were there we saw a moose and her two cubs right in the front yard. Thanks Dot hope to see you again soon
We stayed at the Gallery Lodge during August 2013 and were very impressed with the lodge. The lodge was very clean, the provided a full stocked kitchen with everything you need and modern appliances. Both Dot and Bob were very friendly and helped us with arranging the fishing trips and provided everything we needed. We would strongly recommend the lodge.
August 2013--we stayed one night on our way back from Homer. What a beautiful lodge and outstanding scenery. The rooms are very clean and the hospitality felt like you were part of the family. The view of the river from the deck is beyond words. Wish we could have stayed more than one night. Carol and Steve
Our stay at a suite in the main lodge was great.The owners thought of everything. Much better than a five star hotel. Two whole kitchens overflowing with food were available for breakfast, including eggs and sausage as well as the usual cereal and yogurt. The suite was spacious and well appointed, including a luxurious bathroom.
Dot and Bob are wonderful hosts - friendly & accommodating. The house was perfect for 5 of us. Lovely view and easy access to fishing on the Kasilof River, which my husband and nephew enjoyed. We would definitely stay at the Gallery Lodge again.
Hosts were very gracious and friendly. They were very accomodating in equipping us for fishing in the river below the lodge. Views were spectacular, wildlife plentiful (moose, brown bear, eagle,other birds). We look forward to visiting again.
The location can't be beat in the Kasilof/Kenai/Soldotna area. It's so relaxing to sit on the deck in the evening and watch the river or have a bonfire in one of the fire pits. It's a great mix of independence- with breakfast and snacks at your disposal when you want them- and a chance to mingle with the other guests in the common kitchen and dining areas.
WOW explains this place very well if to say it in 1 word. The tennants are very friendly, the views are to die for and for the outdoorsman it is a slice of heaven. Waking up to a hot pot of coffee and overlooking the river from a lazy boy thinking of the day of fishing ahead. I caught enough salmon to last the whole year. The halibut excursion was my wife's favorite. Then coming back to the beautiful lodge just made the trip that much more rewarding. with Soldatna just minutes away, we had everything to make this trip a success. Have a great stay! Thanks Dot and Bob, you are awesome !
Any time that I have stayed at the Gallery Lodge, the warm welcome has always been appreciated! I love the fact that I can drive 3.5 hours from Anchorage and enjoy staying in a place that is very nice , very clean, and most enjoy the senery off the beautiful decks looking out to the beautiful Kasilof River! I have always enjoyed the friendliness of the owners that will be on site mostly all the time! I feel like this would be a great place to bring my whole family for a reunion and have fun fishing, enjoying the joys of what Alaska offers and enjoying the Kenai Pennisula and all of its beauty! Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity at your wonderful Lodge! Molly Brady
You'll love it at Gallery Lodge! On our way to the lodge we watched for Whales, had a Lynx cross in front of our car, and 2 days after arriving, saw a family of moose! We also saw an eagle fly by the lodge almost every morning. This is the best place ever! The accommodations are very quiet, peaceful, and exceptionally, clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Just perfect! I loved the room and kitchen. There were snacks, beverages, and plenty to eat for breakfast. There's even a big Theatre room with Big Screen and real theatre lighting and carpeting! Our daughters liked the large room for tumbling but you could film your own movie and view it on the theatrical big screen right at the lodge! Gallery Lodge is great for weddings, family reunions, honeymoons, or just go to get away and relax like we did. Dot was so helpful when we arrived by giving us ideas on what to do and what restaurants to enjoy when we got there. We didn't plan adventures before we arrived, and we didn't have to. Within just a few minutes we saw the ocean, went clamming, fishing, and sight seeing. Dot has many beautiful oil paintings, and photographs of the surroundings and other scenery. She was even available to take a few snap shots of us. We are definitely coming back every year and already booked our next trip! Dawn Kalana
What an awesome place to stay. We loved the view and the fishing was incredible. Anyone that is looking for a place to enjoy a peaceful vacation and experience "Alaska" with a warm, friendly and upscale enviroment this is the place to stay.