Large beautiful log fishing lodge with platform docks located on the Kenai River. The lodge was made from the huge round locally grown Sprucewood trees. One of the most beautiful cabins in the Kenai area by far. 8 fully remodeled marble bathrooms, with 4 bathtubs and 4 showers. New game/office room. New walk-in freezer. New professional vacuum sealer. New commercial kitchen with walk-in fridge. New Marble kitchen doubles as the bar at night. The best addition was the very large deck. Campfire every night if desired with unlimited firewood. Location couldn't be better. We are centrally located, offering the best of Alaska to our guests and the best accommodations right on the river. Its just a 5 minute drive from the grocery store and pharmacies, and hardware stores, and plenty of great restaurants. A very comfortable cozy cabin to rent for large groups. Family reunions or Wedding Destinations, this place is loved by whoever steps inside. World-class fishing, sightseeing, bear viewing and more await you. We are happy to incorporate fishing trips or other Alaskan adventures for you!
- Lodge7500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 - 4 nights
Private Fishing Docks with Large Log Fishing Cabin Lodge
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 22 Sep 2018
About jennifer Hedley
I begged my husband buy a fishing lodge for years. I went and found this beautiful log lodge on my own (well, with the help of my sisters). It didn't take too much to convince my husband, Tony Hedley, MD, a die-hard fly fisherman, to buy the log cabin/lodge after showing him pictures. Growing up in Alaska is the greatest childhood you could give your kids. Born and raised in Alaska, and having a dad who was a pioneer in the high end resort fishing lodges of Alaska-even thought it was a ton of work, you miss the lodge atmosphere when its gone. Though my husband and I own the properties on the river, my sisters and I have opened up a new high end fishing lodge that sits on one of the greatest fishing holes on the Kenai River. The remodel took twice as long and twice the cost of our plans, but it now stands alone as one of the highest end fishing lodges in all of the Kenai Peninsula. Our dad's lodge was in Bristol Bay and was called "Mike Cusack's King Salmon Lodge." We decided to continue on with that Alaskan family tradition and name it after our dad, but brought it into our new location on the Kenai Penninsula, and called it "Cusack's on the Kenai." Kelly Cusack Millen, my oldest sister, and I, Jenny Cusack Hedley manage the inside operations. Kim Cusack Tolan, second oldest, is in charge of entertainment, that's outside lodge operations at night, usually around the fire pit. She is the hostess with the mostess and truly live entertainment. Brooke Cusack, is the cook, and possibly a tie with Kim for the top live entertainment at night, and Katelyn is Sadie the Cleaning Lady...(NOT), is becoming CAMP COUNSELOR who knows everything at age 20.
jennifer Hedley purchased this Lodge in 2013
Why jennifer Hedley chose Soldotna
MOST BEAUTIFUL cabin I could find on the river with platform docks on a sloped bank (vs the typical bank drop off). I envisioned sitting by the campfire staring out at the river (of course, with a Budweiser in your hand). I will say this..... I was not aware, when i purchased this place, of the INSANE FISHING HOLE this lodge has from the natural curve of the river bank on our river front. The previous owners never disclosed this secret. The proof is in the pudding, I mean the catching (not the fishing).
What makes this Lodge unique
SAFETY- I would have to say was the most unique benefit to buying this property.....The sloped land as you head down to the river bank was probably my deciding factor in buying this property. The Kenai River typically has a drop off and stairs are needed to access the river's edge. We can view the water directly from the windows inside the lodge. This is an added safety aspect that meant a lot to me as we have a very large family and many CHILDREN around. To be able to see if a child walks down towards the bank without a life vest is important. OR....to view the DRUNK FISHERMEN is very important as well....Water safety is very important! Living on the river with children and drinkers- your visual view of the water's edge is a bonus. This place is perfect for the clientele we aim for.....family and people wanting to relax and have a good time! FUN, NOT YOUR BORING TYPICAL FISHING LODGE-The Kenai River is surrounded by lots of fun things to do. You wont be bored like the remote fishing lodges of many places in the world because we have many local business, grocery stores, restaurants, bars, salons, TOOTHLESS strip bars, and many more exciting Alaskan adventures.
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Perfect Alaska family experience
Cozy, comfortable, clean, high quality cabin/lodge! Loved the private bathrooms in each bedroom. Jenny was very helpful and was there to welcome us and show us around when we arrived. Caught our limit of silver salmon each day from the docks with the provided fishing poles and easily cleaned, vacuum sealed and flash froze the salmon with the equipment Jenny showed us how to use. She even had shipping boxes there for us. If we get a chance to go back to Alaska this is where we’ll stay!
Thank you so much! You have such a wonderful family. By far, the largest family I’ve had come through the lodge. It was very neat to see such a big close knit family as we have a big family too but you’ve got us beat-and everyone else! I’m glad you enjoyed the lodge so much. You left that place spotless, and we do hope you come back as you were the perfect guests!
Better than ever!
Nicest place on the peninsula!
The absolute best experience I have ever had!
My husband and I wanted a true Alaskan wedding, while trying to figure out the best location we kept coming back to wanting the Kenai River to be our back ground. We had always had the best time fishing there. Then we found Cusask’s on the Kenia and fell in love!
We had the best experience and our wedding was everything we have dreamt about and more. Jenny was so helpful and communicated with us throughout the whole process. I could not be more grateful.
I would highly recommend the lodge to anyone who is wanting to truly experience Alaska and fish on the best River!
Beautiful lodge in a spectacular setting
We rented this lodge last week and it also served as a venue for our son's wedding. The lodge is so comfortable and well equipped. No detail is overlooked. Everything we needed was here and it is absolutely perfect for large groups. We loved sitting out back by the fire in the evenings, fishing in the river or just hanging out in the huge living room. It is also a stunning wedding venue! The ceremony was right down at the water with the Kenai river as a beautiful backdrop and the reception for over 70 people was under a tent in the large back yard. Everything was simply perfect and we can't thank Jenny, Brooke and Shane enough for all they did to make the day so special. Highly, highly recommend this property!
This is an amazing gem of a property. Great house, great hosts, great set-up. Highly recommended. Plenty of beds, well maintained and clean. Fishing off of the back dock was awesome. Even in September, just casually fishing after dinner, we caught a few gorgeous silver/Coho salmon.
Incredible family reunion spot
We had a recent family reunion with 21 people -- ages 80 to 1 years old to celebrate mom's 80th birthday. This was the perfect site. We wanted to go somewhere that none of the family had been -- and Alaska it was. There were enough rooms and beds for all the various family members to sleep (and the beds were wonderful). And bathrooms in each room was very helpful! The views from the house are breathtakingly beautiful. We had fires in the fireplace on the deck and near the river every single night. The kitchen was fabulous for meals for that many people. The walk-in frig and large freezer in the kitchen were so helpful for all the food.
The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. They even adding a nice surprise toy, age appropriate, for the one year old! She spotting it the moment she walked in the door and played on it the entire stay.
The multiple washer/dryer units was also very helpful with 21 people! And, the driveway easily handled the 8 cars we had, and there was room for more!
Kody, the fishing guide, was super with such a large group! Although we were too
early for salmon catching, we had fun "fishing" vs "catching". He was able to also suggest things to see and do for the young adults. He answered our 101 questions about Alaska and the wilderness. He also helped us cook up the halibut from the charter boat fishing he set-up for some of us in Deep Creek.
We also received great ideas on places to see and things to experience from Jenny and Kody. We went down to Homer to fish and explore, Whitter for a boat cruise to see glaciers, and Seward to see Exit Glacier first hand. We also went into historic Kenai for a step back in time (check out the Cabin Park). But we also just kicked back and played games at the house, enjoyed the view and enjoyed our time together. There are many places for various groups to hang out together. And the HUGE DVD collection entertained the kids for more quiet down time.
There were many fun moments of family bike trips (bike and helmets provided), and tons of laughter moments as we share watermelon by the river side. There were tons of benches so everyone could sit and enjoy the sites and family time near the river.
We were blessed with a few sightings of caribou and moose in the riverside yard, and the street in the front of the house. We also had many visits from bald eagles. It was a treat for all!
Bottom line -- mom said she can't wait to come back again!
That is the sweetest thing to read! I'm a tiny bit teary eyed. It means a lot that you all enjoyed it that much! I am so glad you guy had such a good time making family memories like our family has in the past. That is what I aim for-good memories and showing off the Beauty and Amazement of Alaska to others. There is no better way to compliment someone than to say you want to return in our business! You guy were so fun for me! It was exciting knowing a huge family like mine was there spending time together....Thank you for the wonderful review. And I look forward to your return!
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