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Alaska Fishing Lodge On The Kenai River

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ABOUT US

Meet your hosts: Steven Anderson & Monika Leiber

Steven and Monika were married on December 30, 1993 in Steve’s hometown of Pitman, New Jersey. Steven is American and Monika is German. Steven grew up in Pitman, New Jersey, near Philadelphia then moved to California, near San Francisco before moving to Japan. Monika grew up in Grenzach-Whylen, Germany, near Basel, Switzerland.

Steven and Monika met for the first time in a parking lot in Yosemite National Park in California. Steve was on his way to go backpacking with an Intel coworker and Monika had arrived in California that day from Germany. Steve and his coworker convinced the 2 German gals to go backpacking with them in Yosemite for the weekend. The rest, as they say, is history.

After graduating from college, Steven worked at Intel employee for 13 years (7 years in Japan). After graduating from college, Monika was a German public school teacher and also taught English and German while living in Japan. After getting married and prior to purchasing the Soldotna B&B Lodge, Steven and Monika primarily lived together in Japan while Steve worked for Intel.

Monika and Steven have very fond memories of Japan and have a lifelong interest in Japanese culture and Japanese food. Combined Steven and Monika speak English, German, Japanese and French. Monika and Steven have extensive outdoor experience from travelling in Asia, USA, Europe and Africa.

Contact Us

Soldotna B&B, 399 Lovers Ln.
Soldotna, AK 99669

907-262-4779

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Steven and Monika were married on December 30, 1993 in Steve’s hometown of Pitman, New Jersey. Steven is American and Monika is German. Steven grew up in Pitman, New Jersey, near Philadelphia then moved to California, near San Francisco before moving to Japan. Monika grew up in Grenzach-Whylen, Germany, near Basel, Switzerland.

Steven and Monika met for the first time in a parking lot in Yosemite National Park in California. Steve was on his way to go backpacking with an Intel coworker and Monika had arrived in California that day from Germany. Steve and his coworker convinced the 2 German gals to go backpacking with them in Yosemite for the weekend. The rest, as they say, is history.

After graduating from college, Steven worked at Intel employee for 13 years (7 years in Japan). After graduating from college, Monika was a German public school teacher and also taught English and German while living in Japan. After getting married and prior to purchasing the Soldotna B&B Lodge, Steven and Monika primarily lived together in Japan while Steve worked for Intel.

Monika and Steven have very fond memories of Japan and have a lifelong interest in Japanese culture and Japanese food. Combined Steven and Monika speak English, German, Japanese and French. Monika and Steven have extensive outdoor experience from travelling in Asia, USA, Europe and Africa.

How to get to Soldotna B&B

Most of our guests fly into Anchorage, rent a car, and then drive to Soldotna B&B Lodge.  Weather and traffic depending, it is a 2 hour 15 minute to 3 hour drive from Anchorage to Soldotna B&B Lodge.  It is a relatively easy drive on a well-maintained federal highway.  There are some mountainous, curvy sections; however, the driving is not that difficult.  It is an absolutely beautiful drive and if you have additional time, there are numerous places to stop along the way for sightseeing and photo taking.  Alternatively, you may also fly from Anchorage Airport to Kenai Airport (around a 15-20 minute flight which costs around $150-$175 per person).  Then, you may either rent a car at the Kenai Airport or take a cab to Soldotna B&B Lodge.  It is only about a 15 minute drive from the Kenai Airport to Soldotna B&B Lodge.

Although it is not an absolute requirement, we typically highly recommend that you have a rental car.  It greatly increases your flexibility and your opportunities to go out and explore the spectacular Kenai Peninsula. Keep in mind in the summer time we have a lot of daylight.  Taxis are always certainly an option but are normally more expensive than a rental car if you want to go to various places.  There is also a private shuttle bus service available on the Kenai Peninsula (Homer Stage Line) but it has a very limited schedule.  It has daily service between the major cities of the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage.  If you have special needs, we can always try to work with you to arrange alternatives to a rental car.

Here are driving directions to Soldotna B&B Lodge from Anchorage Airport:

After leaving the airport, take Airport International Road until you get to Minnesota Avenue.  Turn right to Minnesota Avenue and continue until you intersect the New Seward Highway.  Turn right on the New Seward Highway (also known as Highway 1).  Set your trip meter to 0.  Drive south on the New Seward Highway for approximately 82.5 miles.  At the intersection of the New Seward Highway and the Sterling Highway (also known as Highway 1), turn right onto the Sterling Highway towards Soldotna, Kenai, Homer.  Drive straight approximately 57 miles until you reach the town of Soldotna. Continue straight on Sterling Highway.  At the fifth traffic light, turn left onto Lovers Lane.  We are at the end of Lovers Lane, directly on the Kenai River.

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