To Visit Soldotna, known as Alaska’s Kenai River City, is to visit pure paradise. That is, of course, if you easily fall in love with picturesque natural beauty, unlimited outdoor adventure, and oodles of small-town charm. While sweet summertime rays draw most of our visitors in, the locals know that winter is truly our best kept secret. Here’s why…
1. Keep your keen-eye open, you don’t want to miss our impressive wildlife sightings…
2. Catching a glimpse of the Kenai River gives you the ultimate dose of eye-candy.
3. Snowy walks & coffee dates in nature.
Tsalteshi Trails is one of our favorite nearby spots for soaking nature in.
4. If you can brave the temps, you’ll have your favorite fishing town all to yourself.
5. Fishing addicts find solitude on the snowy winter shoreline.
6. When you get snowed in, a cozy cabin getaway is the perfect place to hibernate fireside.
7. Winter sunsets are absolutely awe-inspiring…
8. We have the neatest and most creative lights displays to brighten up the dark days.
Soldotna Creek Park displaying a mama moose with two calf’s, a fisherman, and a bear fighting for the fisherman’s catch.
9. Outside movie nights & riverside walks through winter wonderland.
10. Trail running with your four-legged best friend is the absolute best in this tiny town.
We leave the pups home when it gets too chilly for their paws to handle, but they love playing in the fresh flakes.
11. Finding hearts in frozen places is a magical, spiritual event.
The Chapel Lodge at A Cabin by the Pond, 1 mile from downtown Soldotna.
12. Keep warm from the cold by indulging your appetite at all of Soldotna’s yummy restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and more!
13. Hammocking in the snow with a good book is so refreshing, just make sure you bundle up & grab a warm cup o’ joe!
The Dream Cabin view at A Cabin by the Pond.
14. Cross country skiing is a great way to get the whole family active & enjoying nature.
16. No better way to enjoy fresh snow then to hop on a snow machine for some ripping!
17. Long walks on the snowy shoreline a with glacier hues abound!
18. It doesn’t get much more precious than neighborhood moose munching views.
Molly moose and her yearling slowly make their way across Airport Heights St. in Soldotna en route to A Cabin by the Pond.