Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge

Big Dan’s Fishing Charters is excited to add Soldotna lodging to the list of adventures we provide.  Formerly Smokin’ Joe’s Lodge, Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge is conveniently located 2 miles from the center of Soldotna, Alaska. We look forward to continuing the great service that Smokin’ Joe’s had provided over the last 30 years to all new and returning visitors. We will do our best to ensure that everyone who stays with us has a memorable experience. 

Each cabin has the comfort of home with a cozy living-room, a 42” flat screen television w/ cable, full kitchen, and spacious bedrooms. Every cabin also includes a charcoal BBQ grill, and private freezer to store all of your fish. Guests will have access to private river front fishing.  Fishing poles and nets will be available for use, as well as a convenient cleaning station with filet knives. Vacuum sealing is available on site for an extra charge. 

Enjoy the endless days soaking in the view from our incredible deck and fire pit overlooking the Kenai River. Bring your meals out to the deck and watch for wildlife that might make a showing around the property. During the evening you can share fish stories and enjoy the company of others around the large fire pit. 

Sarah, Big Dan’s better half, will welcome you upon arrival to show you around and help get you settled in. If you are scheduling a special package, your itinerary will be ready for you at the time of check in. We own and live right here. We will be here when you arrive and all during your stay, ready to assist you in any way we can.   

Check-in time: 3:00 pm | Check-out time: 11:00 am

We can customize packages as well as provide lodging only if none of these options fit your needs. Call for a quote!

Get Hooked Package Includes: 

  • 1 Homer Halibut fishing trip aboard the F/V Blackjack (Full Day)
  • 1 Kenai River salmon trip (Full Day)
 May 1-June15/September 10-October 15June 16-September 9
3 Bedrooms 1 1/2 Bath
  • 4 per cabin: $1245 per person  
  • 5 per cabin: $1106 per person  
  • 6 per cabin: $1015 per person  
  • 4 per cabin: $1385 per person  
  • 5 per cabin: $1228 per person     
  • 6 per cabin: $1123 per person  
2 Bedrooms 1 Bath
  • 2 per cabin: $1345 per person  
  • 3 per cabin: $1170 per person  
  • 4 per cabin: $1015 per person  
  • 2 per cabin: $1448 per person  
  • 3 per cabin: $1249 per person  
  • 4 per cabin: $1074 per person  

*You may add up to 2 additional occupants for $70 per person (air mattresses available) plus the price of fishing trips. 

**Prices are based upon number of occupants per cabin

***Lodge only prices available, please call for a quote and more information.

Angler’s Dream Package Includes: 

  • 1 Homer Halibut fishing trip aboard F/V Blackjack (Full Day)
  • 1 Long range multispecies fishing trip aboard F/V Game Changer. If this trip is not available we will substitute a halibut/rockfish or Halibut/salmon combo and a credit $75 (long range trip can be up to 12 hours)
  • 1 Kenai River salmon trip (Full Day)
 May 1-June15/September 10-October 15June 16-September 9
3 Bedrooms 1 1/2 Bath
  • 4 per cabin: $2042 per person  
  • 5 per cabin: $1834 per person
  • 6 per cabin: $1696 per person
  • 4 per cabin: $2228 per person
  • 5 per cabin: $1992 per person
  • 6 per cabin: $1836 per person
2 Bedrooms 1 Bath
  • 2 per cabin: $2242 per person
  • 3 per cabin: $1928 per person
  • 4 per cabin: $1696 per person
  • 2 per cabin: $2342 per person
  • 3 per cabin: $2098 per person
  • 4 per cabin: $1836 per person

*You may add up to 2 additional occupants for $70 per person (air mattresses available) plus the price of fishing trips.

**Prices are based upon number of occupants per cabin

***Lodge only prices available, please call for a quote and more information.

Upgrades:

Add the following to your package:

  • Upgrade one of your fishing trips to a Flyout for $250 
  • Upgrade any Halibut trip to a combo for $75
  • Kenai Fjords glacier/wildlife cruise (Seward) $149 pp
  • Upper Kenai River trout fishing trip for $250 pp
  • Kasilof River salmon trip for $250 pp
  • Flyout salmon trip for $450 pp
  • A two night minimum stay for the above rates, increased rates for additional nights

  • A deposit is required to confirm and hold reservations.

  • A local sales tax will be applied.

  • All deposits are non-refundable without a 90 day cancellation request in writing.

  • Final payment is due prior to arrival.

  • We accept credit cards, check, cash, Venmo, and Paypal.

Smokin’ Joe’s now big dans riverfront lodge

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