Where To Stay In Alaska: Large Waterfall Resort or Quaint Steamboat Bay?

When people think of Alaska the images they conjure up tend to differ. Some think of a mother moose and her calf, some picture glaciers and mountains, others imagine days spent boating and fishing King Salmon, Halibut and Rock Fish. If it’s any of the above, then Waterfall Resort and Steamboat Bay Fishing Club are calling your name.

Both of these All Inclusive resorts are on the site of a record-breaking seafood cannery near some of the bestfishing spots in Alaska’s Inside Passage, one of the most famous fishing locations in the world. Fishermen and Women can fish King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper, Black Bass and Rock Fish.

guest57I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Waterfall Group. I received a gift basket and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

They also provide everything necessary for an awesome trip. Crewmembers at each resort have over 30 years of fishing experience and keep tabs on where fish are biting for optimum catching. The resorts provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and all-weather gear. They even take care of all the miscelleneous details so you can just focus on the fishing. First, a ground crew in Ketchikan International Airport helps guests travel to and from the resort. Once your fish have been caught, the fish processing team professionally cleans, trims, packs, and freezes guests’ catch to order. Then both resorts provide an on-site Alaska Airlines agent to check in all fish for guests to bring home.

So how does someone choose between two great resorts? The decision is in the details. Waterfall Resorts has the accommodations to host groups of up to 92 guests, making them perfect for tournaments or business retreats, with their professional conference rooms, whereas Steamboat Bay Fishing Club offers an exclusive experience with many onsite amenities. 

The Waterfall Resort sits on 52 acres in the Tongass National Forest include scenic shorelines, nature trails, wildlife observation decks, salmon streams, and our very own namesake waterfall. The offer a variety of accomodations from historic cabins to family sized townhouse condos. With it’s many accomodations it’s the perfect place to organize a large group trip. While fishing, guest can relax in 27 heated 25’ cabin cruisers, the largest private fleet in Alaska. Guests can relax in the Lagoon Saloon or enjoy three full meals a day by the resort’s executive chef in the dining room. 

Screen Shot 2014-08-08 at 2.03.22 PM

Steamboat Bay Fishing Club is a place I would love to escape with the family. It offers a more exclusive experience with maximum accommodations for 16 guest. Each of its ocean front rooms have their own wood burning stoves, private decks and scenic views. They also offer plenty of ways to relax after a long day on their heated 25′ cabin cruisers with amenities including sauna, hot tub, kayaks, wi-fi, and a club room with pool tables, cards and a big screen TV. Guests can also opt to have their meals in the resort’s presentation kitchen!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Waterfall Group. I received a gift basket and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

28 thoughts on “Where To Stay In Alaska: Large Waterfall Resort or Quaint Steamboat Bay?”

  1. Wow I hope this isnt gonna come off as too ignorant for me to stay…but there are RESORTS in ALASKA?? LOL my best friend is from Alaska and we used to make so many jokes about her being from that place…so it has more depth to it than I thought. Thanks for sharing these places.

    Reply
  2. I just looked through a mess of pictures my mom’s friend had (she and her family just returned from a trip to Alaska). It looks so amazingly beautiful there!

    Reply
  3. My mother has wanted to go to Alaska for years. She has so much info on where to stay and what to do. I’ll have to share this with her.

    Reply
  4. In all honesty- if I had the chance to visit Alaska, I would not be picky about my accommodations. Both locations look spectacular!

    Reply
  5. Years ago I had a cousin who lived in Alaska as her husband was stationed there. Although it took some getting used to, she really enjoyed it. I have always wanted to visit. I have great respect for those who live off the land with very little modern conveniences.

    Reply
  6. Your photo of the building and the water was very beautiful. Alaska is so far from me. I would really like to go and see several parts of it in person.

    Reply
  7. I have been to Alaska once about 12 years ago. Absolutely fell in love and my husband and I have been wanting to return. I will have to check these places out.

    Reply
  8. I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska but preferably in the summer. It’s good to read about places to stay because I have no idea where to go once I get there.

    Reply
  9. Looks interesting, not sure I will ever visit Alaska but I hear it’s truly beautiful (often cold, kinda like Canada!:) but I would love to see for myself!

    Reply
  10. These places sound amazing. The one I love the most is Steamboat Bay Fishing Club looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. There is beautiful country in Alaska.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.