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.

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“Get Hooked” 5 days 4 nights

$1560per person
  • 4 night stay at Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge
  • 1 Homer Halibut Trip aboard the F/V Blackjack
  • 2 Kenai/Kasilof River Trips

“Angler’s Dream” 7 days 6 nights

$2265per person
  • 6 night stay at Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge
  • 2 Homer Halibut Trips
  • 2 Kenai/Kasilof River Trips

“Grand Slam” 8 days 7 nights

$2923per person
  • 7 night stay at Big Dan’s Riverfront Lodge
  • 2 Homer Halibut Trips*
  • 1 Fly out fishing trip across the inlet
  • 2 Kenai/Kasilof River Trips


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 deposit is required to confirm and hold reservations.

  • A local sales tax will be applied to our Soldotna lodging.

  • 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.

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