5 Star all the way:
Once you stay here, you'll never want to stay anywhere else.  Very comfortable, clean, cozy cabins.  Our cabin was decorated with attention to every detail, as was the main house and little chapel on site.  We loved the living water pond which could be heard throughout the property.  A sound that drew friendly campfires, lots of wildlife, and provided a perfect relaxing atmosphere.  We are looking forward to our next visit.  My rating for this property is and absolute five star rating... J&D Boyce, Wasilla, Alaska (July 2007)


Alaska Vacation of a lifetime:

When opportunity arises and you are able to go to Alaska, a must is to stay at A Cabin By the Pond! Outstanding accommodations and such a peaceful relaxing enjoyable stay. We were fortunate enough to book one of the cabins for a week and what a treasure that was! We had all the comforts of home with the availability to cook if we wanted, nice hot showers, and exquisite bedding. So much fun at night sitting around a fire visiting with other people or just enjoying a walk through the woods. Jim and Cathy Sue Sagerser were so accommodating and made our stay so enjoyable. I definitely would recommend a stay at A Cabin By the Pond!  Linda O’Connor, Mathis, TX  (June 2011)


Great Place to Stay:

Having stayed in a lot of lodging in the Alaska Soldotna area in the past 15 years I would have to say that “A Cabin by the Pond” was the most comfortable. Alaska is a great place to visit, fish and explore. To enjoy the true Alaska experience, you need to pace yourself. You will need a week minimum. If you are a keen fisherman, by all means do a one-day King, Halibut and a fly out silver charter and that's it. Take a break between days because it will exhaust you. Check the tides for clamming and have a great fun day out. Go one hour south of Soldotna and fish from the beach on Whiskey Gulch or Anchor Point. Use herring and salmon bellies for bait. You would be surprised what you can catch. For best public fishing areas I would have to say, head back over the bridge and up towards Murphy’s lane. Go a little above that to the public area. Nice quite spot up there and great silver, red and monster rainbow fishing (on salmon eggs). Great silver fishing down at Cunningham Park but you will need a good 5-6oz weight to hold you in the current. If you want to catch fish in Alaska public areas, be on the water at 6:30am and you will be done by 9:00am or 9:00pm to 12:00 midnight and sleep-in in the morning. Hey it’s your vacation but from 9am to 9pm things can get a little too busy on the river for me. That’s why I will head south for beach fishing or north on the Russian River or a day trip to Seward or Homer. For flight discounts, probably the best deal is with Alaska Airlines. Get the visa signature card and a partner can fly for $100 and split the cost. Hey for under $500, you’re in business. For car rental, I use ABC Motor Homes; they are 3 minutes from the Anchorage International Airport. They pick you up and are a lot cheaper than airport prices. Before you go, check out the "Alaska Outdoor Journal" website for real time up dates on fishing regulations. But above all if you stay at "A Cabin By the Pond" you are right in the middle of it all. Great place to stay. Highly recommend it.

Have fun and ll the best, Murph

New Jersey (July 2011)




Great cabins with fantastic hosts:

The cabins are nicely decorated, very clean and comfortable. The service could not be better and we really enjoyed the evening campfires. The Sagersers are great hosts who did all they could to make our stay an unforgettable experience. The drive from anchorage through the mountains to Soldotna is well worth the extra time.        Hypoxia, Chandler, AZ  (July 2011)



An exceptionally clean modern cabin:

We came to fish but we had to act like we were home because it would be a sin to drag fishing gear and such thru a beautiful cabin.  We found the appliances to be perfect, as well as our beds and shower.  Some of my in-laws never saw a bathroom as clean and neat as we had.  My son and I will definitely be back in a year or two.
Harold,  Hallstead, PA (August 2011)


THE place to stay in Alaska!
We had a wonderful time at A Cabin by the Pond outside Soldotna, Alaska.  We originally booked for one night, then kept adding another night, adding another night, adding another night, until we were afraid they might get sick of us.  The owner and the caretakers are wonderful people who are very hospitable and welcoming. You will feel like you have a new home away from home.  If you're flying into Anchorage and renting a car it is an easy drive down to Soldotna.  We drove here from Michigan and feel that this was the highlight of our trip. There are so many things to see and do on the Kenai Peninsula.  You could use this spot as your base and easily spend a day going down to Homer, another day to Seward, or just kick back and relax for as long as you want right at the cabin.  They have a moose that comes into the circle of cabins and checks out the visitors, and a little squirrel, Jerome, that is great entertainment for the kids.  WONDERFUL cabins!
Ellen Armstrong (May 2013)