Inlet View Lodge, Ninilchik, AK
Inlet View Lodge, Ninilchik, AK
Sunset view of the Cook Inlet & Mt....
Front view of the Inlet View Lodge,...
Life-long resident Butch Leman performs...
The original village is located at the mouth of the Ninilchik River. A small harbor has been constructed near the mouth of the river. Many people gather there to watch the colorful commercial fleet come in at high tide and "off load" their catch or to enjoy the spectacular...
Ninilchik Russian Orthodox Church
The Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Church was finished in 1901. It and the historic cemetery next to it are in a spectacular location on a high bluff that overlooks Ninilchik Village at the mouth of the river on Cook Inlet. When you look across Cook Inlet you can see...
IN CASE YOU DIDN"T KNOW??!!!
When Alaskan Fireweed start blooming, and as the flowers starts blooming towards the top of the stems.... the closer it gets to the top, summer is near the end...... I thought that was interesting, I'd always look at the bloom and see how much more time I had til then..
Getting ready for the ocean
When you go fishing out on the ocean, first we check to see if the weather forecast calls for decent weather and seas under 4ft, and even then, it may change at any moment in Alaska, we are always prepared if that happens, well not always.... but this day was nice as you can...
Boat Tractor Pull
This is what I was describing, when you go out fishing, a tractor pulls you in and out of the ocean... you call in by radio to let them no what number you were assigned that day, they go and get your trailer and pull you in.... the ocean is not deep enough to have a boat...
Reeling one in
Can barely see me, but I was reeling in one of the halibuts shown above in about 250ft of water with about 4lbs of weight so that when you release the bait and hook, it sinks straight to the bottom, so you don't really want to have to check your bait if you don't have to......
LETS GO FISHIN
We took a charter the 2nd day of halibut opening!! We caught some nice halibut. The boat went out around 6am out of Deep Creek, which is tractor operated... a farm tractor pulls you on the trailer while your sitting in the boat heading out to the ocean. That is my beautiful...
Old Ninilchik Village
Today's Ninilchik community of about 800 residents has a library, a post office, several general stores, restaurants, hotels, and campgrounds. These are mostly on the east side of Sterling Highway. The old, rustic Ninilchik Village is located west of Sterling Highway (ocean...
Old Russian Church
This Russian Orthodox Church was built in 1901. It's well-preserved and continues to be functional today. It's located at the top of a small bluff next to the old Ninilchik Village overlooking Cook Inlet. Buried in the cemetery behind the Church are members of local Russian...
The Russian Village
You have to go down a dirt road for quite a while to get to the houses, which are charming gingerbread looking houses but are all half unfinished do to a tax break loophole. There are plenty of Russian settlers who still dress in traditional way modern accessories, like a...
The Russian Orthadox church
A Quaint church but they respectfully ask for you to stay out of there cemetary.(This picture is 6 years old)
Canterwood Cabins: Ninilchiks Best Cabins
Three wonderful cabins to choose from. They are all beautifully decorated and have everything you need to make your stay feel like home. Sue works hard to make sure your stay is one you'll never forget! This is definately a great place to stay.
All the cabins are nestled in...
Nina Samovar Cafe: Nina Samovar Cafe Restraunt Robbery
Other reviews describe Nina as catering to your every need...our experience was that she was pushy and demanding. The menu was limited but our party of 4 still left only after ordering every item on it, some things were ordered for us even after we said 'no.' A meal that...
Nina Samovar Cafe: Nina Samovar Cafe
Nina is the main attraction here a very enthusiastic Russian woman who caters to her guest ever need (which is easy because the resturant seats about 8) Truly an unforgettable dining Experience!
Inlet View Lodge: Local "flavor"
This is THE place to go for a bit of local "Alaska" flavor. This establishment features live entertainment on the weekends during high season which is June-August. Performers include Three-legged Mule, Butch Leman-The Singing Fisherman of Ninilchik, Lulu and the Aquanets, among others.
The Inlet View, or IV, is where the locals gather to catch up on local going's-on and exchange "fish stories". Hours vary according to how busy they are but generally you can get breakfast starting about 6 and cocktails until at least midnight, 2:00 or later on weekends. Food is good but pricey, which is typical for high season anywhere in Alaska and is served both in the bar and the seperate cafe. A liquor store is also on site. Cabins are available for rent.
Newly renovated in 2008. The sunset views of the Cook Inlet and Mt. Redoubt are breath-taking and visible from every seat in the house.
Dress Code: Casual to the max!
Written Jul 18, 2008
Address: Mile 135.4 Sterling Hwy, Ninilchik, AK
Phone: (907) 567-3330
Favorite thing: In a clear day, from Ninilchik Village you can see the mountain range on the other side of Cook Inlet, including Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna. The photo was taken in Clam Gulch, about 10 miles north of Ninilchik. It's a little foggy, but you can see Mt. Redoubt of perfect volcano shape.
Updated Jul 12, 2003
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