by Phil Corless
This charming little riverfront B&B sits among the tall trees on a residential street in Soldotna. It features two large family-friendly rooms away from the main house. The largest of them, The Alaskan Blue Room, includes a queen bed and twin bunk beds, as well as a sitting area and a deck overlooking the Kenai River. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, fish cleaning table, freezer and a free home-cooked breakfast. The B&B even has its own dock on the river, from which you can fish for salmon. If you want to explore more of the river, there are certain charter fishing companies that are willing to pick you up right there at the dock.
A River’s Edge B&B is on a quiet street nearly 2 miles from downtown Soldotna, so you’ll have easy access to restaurants, stores and local attractions. For a fun adventure, plan a visit to the nearby Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, a two-million-acre preserve where you might spot brown bear, moose, wolves, caribou and migratory birds. Your B&B hosts know a lot about the area and are happy to point you toward hiking trails and hidden lakes, or help you set up a guided tour or fishing trip. For the comforts of home and the convenience of being next to the river, A River’s Edge B&B is a great place to start your Alaska family vacation.
Our Editor Loves
- Riverside fishing
- Home-cooked breakfast
- Spacious rooms
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
This was our first time at a B&B and Forrest& Oscar couldn't have been better hosts! The home has a large deck that overlooks the Kenai river as well as stairs down to a dock. We ate dinner nightly at 9:30 out on that deck. The neighborhood was great for walks - we even ran into a moose one night! The location is centrally located and was a great home base.
We were two couples so the set up was great for us - two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, along with a dining area. Forrest had breakfast for us each morning around 8 and the food was wonderful. They were understanding about us having an early morning departure for fishing or arriving later in the evening after a day of fun. Would return in a heartbeat!
Absolutely everything you would hope for in a B&B. Great Hosts! Comfortable and Spacious rooms! Fantastic hot meals for breakfast with awesome Coffee (even accommodated fiancé's request for decaf)! Our stay was spit into two sessions in July 2018 for a total of 9 days with a three day excursion in the middle. Visiting with Forrest and Oscar was an added bonus, very easy to get to know and very knowledgeable of the area.