King Salmon, Alaska
This remote fly-in wilderness lodge is located on 16 forested acres on the Naknek River near Katmai National Park. The main lodge and individual guest cabins and yurts enjoy territorial and river views along a stretch of water that's famed for some of the best salmon and rainbow trout fishing in Alaska (including from the lodge's 200-foot private dock!). Wildlife surrounds us here, and a viewing platform overlooking the river offers a safe place to observe the bears, moose, bald eagles, waterfowl and occasional sea lions that frequent the environs.
Alaska's Gold Creek Lodge is a two-generation, family-run operation, and a select number of guests enjoy an intimate experience of "bush luxury" and genuine hospitality. Accommodations are in individual private log cabins and deluxe yurts that exude Alaskan character. Each cabin has a cozy wood stove, two full-size beds, en suite bath, private deck overlooking Gold Creek and the forest, 40-inch flat screen cable TV, Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee maker, and a small fridge stocked with cold drinks. The deluxe main lodge provides a central gathering place and features a high wood ceiling, imposing stone fireplace, cushy leather sofas, rustic wood tables and chairs, and trophy fish mounted on the walls for added ambience.