The Marlows have lived all over Alaska, from Sitka, to Fairbanks, to a tiny log cabin on the Yukon River, to a remote Aleut village on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula, and for the last 20 years on the banks of the Kenai River. Let us use our experience and local knowledge to assist you with first-hand information on all of your Alaskan destinations.
Ken & Judy Marlow
Your hosts at the lodge are year-round residents of Alaska since 1965. Ken is originally from Minnesota, Judy from Michigan. Both are now retired school teachers having taught many years in Alaska. Judy is our chief cook,bookkeeper,organizer, assistant guide, and CEO. Ken’s Masters degree in environmental education is still put to good use as he enjoys showing people some of our special places, and especially birds and animals of our area. Ken, a US Coast Guard licensed guide, has access to Neil’s fleet of boats for occasional guided fishing trips, but mostly Ken concentrates his guiding on wildlife viewing trips and bird watching and photography. His favorite areas are on the more remote parts of the Kenai river. He is on the Board of Directors of the Kenai River Watershed Forum.
Dan & Leanne Mahalak
Our daughter Leanne Mahalak has been teaching for the last 14 years, 3 of which were in remote bush villages above the Arctic Circle. She has had some wonderful and exciting experiences and adventures in the far North. An avid naturalist, she does local guiding in the summers for birding, wildlife viewing and photography.
Mica & Hazel
Granddaughters, artists, storytellers, elephant wranglers, fly-tiers, pastry chefs.
Neil is our US Coast Guard licensed master guide. He loves fishing and started his guiding business when he was in college. His new 20′ Willie Predator that he uses on the Kenai river is powered by a 4 stroke Yamaha. He uses a 20′ Willie drift boat for guiding on the middle stretch of the Kenai River and the Kasilof river. He is currently purchasing a new charter vessel that will accommodate overnight guests.
River, a.k.a. Riverina
Purebred Cheasapeake Bay Retirever. 4 legged excellence. This dog is so intelligent that in order to make you comfortable and to fit in she hides her high I.Q. by acting like a moron, refusing to obey simple commands, and eating any food within reach.