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Silver Salmon Lodge, Jacuzzi Tub, Luxury Amenities, Chefs Kitchen, and more!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Silver Salmon Lodge is a High End Denali Log Home in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula! We are tucked away in a spruce and birch forest frequented by the local moose! An acre lot ensures privacy and surrounded by spruce pines all around!

I furnished our home tailored for the family vacation. While it's also very suitable for fisherman it's designed for the family/couples that are wanting to experience all of the activities in Alaska!!

It's a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath with Jacuzzi tub. It has a high end kitchen complete with a Sub Zero glass door refrigerator, Wolf gas range, blue pearl granite countertops, black granite sink, separate freezer for your catch, and more!

The bedrooms are furnished with queen(2), full(1), and twin log beds(2). I purchased higher end mattresses for all 5 beds for optimum comfort after long days of adventure!

The upper floor full bath is complete with a Jacuzzi tub. The lower bathroom has a shower/bath combination with granite countertop and hickory cabinet.

The LG steam washer and dryer are stacked in the main floor bathroom neatly tucked into the front corner. I chose this combo because it will quickly and efficiently wash and dry large loads of clothes reducing the amount of clothes our guest need to pack and bring on their trip.

The main room contains the wood stove (wood burning not gas) and leather sofa, love seat, reclining chair, LCD HDTV, etc. We also provide an 8 seat dining table as well as 3 seat kitchen island.

We also provide Direct TV service with High Definition and Tivo.

We also provide a Weber Infra Red outdoor Gas Grill for your use.

There is an outdoor fire pit behind the home for telling all those tall fish tales!

Our home is decorated in native Alaskan prints, etc.and all linens are provided as well as stocked kitchen. We only remove perishables or opened dry foods after each guest to reduce your grocery bill and save you time. The kitchen is stocked with a large supply of glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, professional cooking pots/pans, dinnerware, etc.

The beds are traditional Alaskan log. Our sheets and towels are replaced every 2 years and comforters/blankets every 3-4 years. In addition our sheets are at a minimum of 300 thread count and most 400+. Pillows are down and quality foam. The two lower bedrooms both have queen size beds and closets with plenty of room. The loft is 12' x 17' with a full and 2 twin beds. The loft bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and granite/hickory vanity.

**I do leave some of the previous sheets, towels, comforters that are unstained in good condition for use as well.

I chose Sterling to build our home because of it's central peninsula location and solitude. We are minutes from the Kenai, Kasilof, and Russian rivers and several lakes. The Russian River Campground entrance in Coopers Landing is exactly 30 miles from our driveway. We are also, centrally located on the peninsula and within easy reach of Seward and Homer. 1.25 hours from Seward and 1.20 hours from Homer.

Incredible fishing for Kings, Sockeyes, Silvers, Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden. You can also go clamming for razor clams nearby! Plenty of mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, climbing, etc.

***We do provide 8 spinning rods and reels for your use while staying at our home!

***I also make myself available during the season 24/7 to help guest with accurate up to date fishing information (current fish counts, current hotspots on rivers and streams all updated within 12 hours), Popular Hikes for all exp. levels, best kayaking excursions, preferred fishing and sightseeing charters, Wildlife viewing locations, etc.

Keywords: Log Home, timber home, luxury

More Details

Frank Berry
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Frank Berry

Natalie and I are very active so it was just a matter of time before we discovered Alaska! Since we were married 20 years ago we have logged a lot of traveling miles but after visiting Alaska we decided it would be a regular trip :) and that is how we came to buying a home here! Natalie, Amelia, and I love the state of Alaska and everything it has to offer. Like many of you we cannot afford to spend more than 1-3 weeks a year in Alaska and are dependent on our vacation renters as well as winter renter. We try to make our home feel like it's your home in Alaska also. Amelia, our 7 year old daughter lets us know what to include keeping it very 'child friendly'. I feel that we have furnished the home well with durable and medium to high end furniture and appliances. I want our guest to feel like they are staying in a well appointed, comfortable, and clean home. We also want your stay to be stress free and not be burdened with worry over broken dishes, scratches on the floor, etc. We keep our home maintained nicely but also understand that things can happen during your stay just like at home! A lot of guest have told us just that....they felt very 'at home'. And we are very fortunate to have several repeat guest. Our home and it's expenses are almost entirely paid for buy summer guest and winter caretaker and that is something that Natalie and I do not take lightly! We truly appreciate our guest choosing our home and are always available for help with any fishing, hiking, boating, climbing, etc plans you may have. I don't think this sets up apart from a lot of the other lodging in Alaska ....It just makes us one of the pack!

Frank Berry purchased this house in 2007

Why Frank Berry chose Kenai Peninsula

We are actually in Sterling (10 miles from Soldotna) and we picked this spot for the following reasons: It's about 1 hr and 20 minutes to either Seward or Homer, 30 miles from our door to the Russian River Campground and confluence of the Kenai River, 1 mile from the world famous Kenai River, The Swanson River Canoe Boundary Waters ( 1million acres of protected streams and lakes -no boat motors or float planes) begin 1 mile behind our home, Fred Meyer and the town of Soldotna are only 10 minutes away, and the large amount of wildlife that wander through our yard!!!

What makes this house unique

I have tried to cater our home to the all around Alaska traveler....the travelers that will be doing it all --fishing, hiking, atving, mt biking, kayaking, boating, sightseeing, fixing meals in the kitchen, if needed ability to stay in touch with the real world. We have done almost all of the activities on the Peninsula and always enjoy giving advice/suggestions to our renters.


Sterling House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1) High Quality Mattresses Brand New , Double Beds (1) High Quality Mattresses Brand New , Twin or Single Beds (1) High Quality Mattresses Brand New
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting


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Silver Salmon Lodge, Jacuzzi Tub, Luxury Amenities, Chefs Kitchen, and more!!
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 reviews

Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and really comfortable. We enjoyed every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly beautiful home in a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Silver Salmon Lodge. Frank Berry was extremely helpful with information on where to go and what to see and do. The home was very clean with comfortable beds and clean linens. The kitchen appliances were top of the line!!! (We were trying to figure out how to put the stove and fridge in our suitcases, but figured we'd be over the airplane luggage weight restrictions. LOL). We would definitely stay here again!! On our last morning, we saw a momma moose and two calves in the back yard. Too cool!!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Secluded Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice secluded home with lots of privacy. The home easily accommodated our group of six for a weeks stay.

Easy access to all the communities on the Kenai peninsula. All the conveniences of home, just missing internet.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and clean cabin. Great place that was quiet and not far from town

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was larger than we had anticipated. Very well kept, it was also very easy to access and the owner was great to work with. We loved our time here and will be coming back again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable beds and quality appliances.

  • 3 of 5

Location was good for us and inside the home was well appointed. Housekeeper was sick so wasn't well stocked ( no toilet paper or paper towels) or clean but easily taken care of by us. Outside is unusable. Grown up completly around property except for parking. Owners were responsive by email but don't live in the state so there wasn't much they could do but explain. Overall we would likely choose another location next time so kids and adults could get outside.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to thank Carol and her family for choosing our home for their stay in Alaska. I think it's important to address each of the concerns/complaints specifically so future guest can make an informed decision before choosing their lodging in Alaska. Our cleaning person is incredibly thorough, prompt, and professional. I went through a few before finding her. She had been admitted to the emergency room the prior night and discharged that morning. She was on pain killers and awaiting test results that could alter her life which is certainly overwhelming for anyone... let alone a young adult. She was already cleaning our home and let me know that it will be clean but not the norm for her standards. I relayed this information to our guest but received no response. I have since followed up with our cleaning person and feel that this complaint could be overstated. The lack of toilet paper and paper towels was significant and addressed immediately. It was of course a result of our cleaning person being so ill. Our cleaning/house products are located in the owners closet but did not feel comfortable unlocking it. I am again very sorry. I offered to reimburse them asap for the product and their time to which I received no response. The outside of our home is far from "unusable". In 9 years of renting our home we have rec'd one complaint of no landscaping. I installed river rocks around the home exterior and allowed the natural tundra to grow again. The yard is a mixture of sand and AK tundra that hardly impedes travel. Almost every guest has used our yard and fire pit without complaint. Natalie and I live in Asheville, NC but have an extensive amount of support in the area. That's how Alaska is :) I have my cell on 24/7 during season and encourage text and/or call anytime. Our home is appointed well because we care about our guest in every way.. Natalie and I are able to use our home about 2 weeks each year. I added as many upgrades and extras for everyone that stays at our home so they can be as comfortable as possible. I have chosen not to use a management company for that very fact. If we didn't care in 9 years of renting to over 175 guest I feel we would have significantly more complaints. We would again like to thank Carol and her family for choosing our home during their stay in 2016. We hope in their future trips to Alaska they are able to find lodging that fulfills all of their wants and needs.
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home away from home is the perfect description

  • 5 of 5

This experience was very relaxing for my family and I . We had everything we needed and it was spacious enough for a family like mine with 5 kids . My children enjoyed the fire pit around back where they could roast marshmallows . They loved the jacuzzi tub as well ! The home was a perfect home away from home . We loved that we weren't to far from town and not to far from fishing .

We will definitely be staying here again !!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $45
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.