Tower Rock Lodge, AK

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Kenai, Alaska.

Tower Rock Lodge, AK

Overview

Enjoy the finest in Alaska luxury lodging at Tower Rock Lodge where you're perfectly situated on the Kenai River. You'll be laughing all the way to the riverbank with our reasonably priced, all-inclusive, customizable fishing packages. Our savvy fishing guides will get you on local steelhead runs and huge Kenai River rainbow trout! You will keep smiling with our friendly staff and world-class service and cuisine. We are conveniently located within a day's drive from Anchorage. Family and corporate friendly. Strong internet and cell service is available. Discover where Alaskan fishing variety and value meet. Call for your free DVD and vacation packet. Catch "fish so big you don't gotta lie about them!"

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 16 reviews

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15 of 16 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Can't wait to go back! - 9/24/2014
    By: from Tower Rock Lodge, AK

    Just finished our second trip to Tower Rock and it was fantastic again. There are so many opportunities to fish using different methods in different bodies of water. Float trip...check, Fly out...check, Halibut...check, Hike in and wade...check, Spey cast for silvers...check, walk out back to the dock...check. Whatever you want, they got that. Food is great, staff is great. Guides are fun. Can't wait to go back.

  • 5/5

    Simply the best - 8/19/2014
    By: from Omaha, NE, USA

    I have fished with Tower Rock on 8 occasions and they are simply the best operation any where I have fished. The accommodations are beautiful, the food is on par with any restaurant I have ever been to, eg eggs benedict for breakfastbefore fishing! Their guides have an uncanny knack to put you on fish no matter what specie you are seeking. They will custom make a trip to your liking, complete with fly outs to remote areas. I have fished TRL with my wife, with my son, and have used the facility as an incentive to our management, and they still rave about the experience. No matter what you are looking for the Tuhy brothers will make it happen. They keep upgrading the facilities and continue to offer more to their clients. they are simply the best in Alaska or anywhere I have been.

  • 5/5

    best of the best - 8/24/2013
    By: from Tower Rock Lodge, AK

    It would be difficult to find a better outfit than the folks at Tower Rock. Great guides, great accommodations, great hospitality and most of all great fishing. Halibut, coho, rainbows in abundance.

  • 5/5

    Exceeded Every Expectation - 6/11/2013
    By: from CA

    My husband and I just left Tower Rock Lodge after a spectacular 4 day fishing trip. TRL exceeded all of our expectations. Specifically: The Fishing - TRL delivers a variety of fishing experiences - based on our interests and also - where the fish were! We had a variety including river fishing for salmon, lake fishing for trout and landlocked salmon and a fly-out trip to fish and experience a flyover tour of wildlife and glaciers. There was more we could have done (halibut on the open water - we passed on that one). These guys know what they are doing and stay on top of current conditions everywhere to make the fishing the most successful. The Food - TRL feeds you a delicious, varied, creative menu. Breakfasts are hearty yet very special (eggs Benedict with bacon and smoked salmon), lunches range from utilitarian (sandwiches, chips and snacks) to unexpectedly cool (foil wrapped salmon, rice and veggies with Thai sweet and sour sauce grilled on the banks of a lake). And the dinners were nothing short of five star! Interesting, creative, plentiful - beautifully presented. Most important to me - include a home made dessert. There were any kind of beverages (alcohol and otherwise). Anything you wanted - you just had to ask. The Staff - Mike and Mark have assembled a team of folks that are exceptionally good at what they do and extremely service oriented - not because they are 'trained to be that way' but because they are naturally that way. Tom cooks fantastically and Alexis took care of us. Our fishing guides (Burner, Bubba and D-money) were just right - knew the fishing, attentive and friendly but could 'chill' too. And along with Mike and Mark are so clearly doing what they love - it is infectious. The Weather - since the weather was so perfect during our entire stay - I somehow think TRL had something to do with it!! I could go on and on - but won't!! Bottom line - we will be back!

  • 5/5

    A True Alaskan Angling Experience - 11/19/2012
    By: from Missoula, Mt, USA

    Last year my Dad decided that he wanted to take me along on his “fishing trip of a life-time” and of course that trip was going to be to AK. I immediately went to work trying to find a lodge that could cater to our (widely varying) angling needs. One of biggest dilemmas was that I am pretty much a diehard fly fisherman, and have been fortunate enough to travel to many amazing angling destinations. My Dad, on the other hand, although a seasoned angler in his own right, is still a budding fly fisherman who, in many situations would still prefer to use conventional tackle. After diligent research and some long phone conversations we decided on Tower Rock Lodge. Well, our trip to Tower Rock did not disappoint. From an angling perspective the boys at Tower Rock could both challenge me a s a fly fisherman, as well as help to teach my dad new techniques in both fly fishing and traditional angling methods (Oh yeah, and we caught a ton of fish!). The lodge (as well as the cozy individual cabins) is neatly tucked into obscurity on the banks of the famous Kenai River; don’t be surprised when you see a moose walk by as your sipping a beverage by the community campfire in transition from a rewarding day on the water to yet another amazing Tower Rock Gourmet meal. That all being said, The one thing that will bring us both back to Tower Rock is the staff, who by the end of our stay were more like close friends and family than mere acquaintances. The kitchen and wait staff are professional yet warm and friendly and The Tuhy Brothers and their guide staff are as experienced as anyone in the angling business, yet have a refreshing “nothing to prove” way about them. I would recommend Tower Rock Lodge to anyone looking for a true Alaskan fishing adventure! Cheers - Jed Fiebelkorn Owner – Endless Drift Outfitters, Missoula Montana Host – Trout Unlimited’s; On the Rise

  • 5/5

    Ultimate Fishing Lodge! - 10/22/2012
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    If you want the ultimate Alaskan Salmon fishing experience, stay at Tower Rock Lodge! You're going to love this place. The accommodations, personal service, delicious meals, guided fishing trips and overall inviting atmosphere makes for a memorable trip. We've been 3 times since 2007 and can't imagine going anywhere else. This past July, we caught 500 lbs. of salmon!

  • 5/5

    Absolutely the best! - 10/16/2012
    By: from Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA

    We had such an amazing time!! When I go on fishing trips with my husband, I am very picky about where we stay. Since we own a property management business, I am even more critical. We could not have been more please with Tower Rock Lodge! Our cabin was spotless - and stayed that way during our entire visit. The food was absolutely amazing (do NOT expect to lose weight on this trip!!) The fishing and the guides were all great! The entire staff made sure we were having a good time. We spent our days on the Kenai, Kasilof, Russian and one day we did a fly out trip (absolutely beautiful and a "must do"!!) I could go on and on about all the fun we had and how wonderful the Tuhy's and their staff are - we're already planning our trip for next summer & cannot wait to get there!

  • 5/5

    Highly Recommended - 10/1/2012
    By: from California, USA

    I must say, I didn't really know what to expect as this was the first time I have gone fishing in Alaska. It was Fathers Day and I just googled lodges and this one came up and I just went for it. The people, guides, could not have been nicer and the food was fantastic...I am definitely going back next year!!

  • 5/5

    Awesome Folks - 9/29/2012
    By: from Centennial, CO

    This is my fourth year visiting Tower Rock and I go back each year for good reason. The accomodations are high end at a very reasonable price. The meals are exceptional! They give you a fantastic taste of the local fare, from moose to halibut and much in between. And I would go back every year just to have Tom's Thai Chicken Curry! The fishing was great despite the high water conditions we experienced this year. They have numerous fishing options within driving distance so there is almost always some water nearby that is producing good action. But what really makes Tower Rock so much fun is the awesome people who run it. The owner/managers Mike and Mark are always entertaining with their wild stories about Alaska, and they go out of their way to make sure we always have a good, easy-going trip. Our guides Dustin (D-Money) and Bill (Bubba) were knowledgable about their fisheries and great coaches for my less experienced companions.

  • 5/5

    Dad's bucket list trip... - 9/23/2012
    By: from Portsmouth, Va

    This past spring (last week of May) my father/brother/two family friends and myself got our first try at Alaskan fishing and Tower Rock Lodge really helped make it a good experience. Their choice of locations/setting was exactly what we were hoping for: in the woods, along the river, ‘cabin’ feel accommodations while still having all the conveniences you could ask for (hot water, warm beds, good food, internet, easy access to town/civilization, etc). All of the staff did a great job of making us feel at home and part of the family. The fishing guides were knowledgeable, helpful, laid back and attentive to making sure we got the experience we were looking for. On the fishing front one of the things I really appreciated was there was no ‘fixed schedule’ each night we would get asked how things went, what we liked, what we wanted to do, and told all the details on how things had been going in the various spots and fishing styles to make an informed decision about what would be the best plan for the next day. Another great thing about this lodge was the food! Every night was a unique, well prepared and satisfying meal. Each morning was a logically laid out (going on the rough sea? Probably not a great idea to eat bacon and eggs so here’s is pancakes and cereal…..cold morning on the river ahead of you? Here’s some hot biscuits and gravy to get you warmed up) choice of items to either sit down with or take with you. Picnic lunches were also packed with plenty of snacks to munch on throughout the day and brought along by the guides for our convenience. One day we even had a hot fish lunch cooked on the rocky bank of the river during our float down stream, couldn’t be more ‘iconic.’ Few ‘pro’ tips I picked up along the way if you’re heading up to Tower Rock: 1) bring twice as many warm socks as you think you need, the boats are metal (for reasons you will figure out) and therefore the deck is generally the same icy temperature as the water and rubber waders, while water proof, don’t provide much warmth. 2) Spend your nights around the camp fire, nothing says camping/fishing more then drinking and stories around a fire in the ‘dark’ 3) Spend the money for a peak season trip (we went on the early side of the season and while enjoyable the colder than normal temperatures meant many of the salmon hadn’t started swimming up river, nothing that is the lodges fault, just something to be aware of)

Tower Rock Lodge
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
35555 Kenai Spur Hwy #222
Kenai River, AK 99611
800-284-FISH

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