Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

The perfect place to stop along the way to America’s largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias, is the intimate, 85-room Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Amazing views make this property special. Look out your window to the junction of the Klutina and Copper Rivers, 200 acres of wilderness, and the park’s awe-inspiring mountains. And inside, dine with a spectacular view. Sit down to the fine food of the Two Rivers restaurant; be sure to ask for a table on the mezzanine level, where you’ll get the full effect of a two-story wall of windows looking out onto mountains and valley.

Luxury in the Wilderness

Visitors come to the Copper River Princess for a taste of luxury on the edge of an enormous amount of untamed nature. Historical touches, like the red-and-white look, calls to mind the days when the Kennicott mining district was bustling. But the updated interiors bring you squarely into the 21st century. The lobby’s large slate fireplace gives this small lodge a cozy feeling, while the two-story wall of glass, looking out to the peaks beyond, provides inspiration to explore.

Go River Rafting, Visit Historic Mines & More

In fact, it’s hard to ignore the more than 13 million acres of national park next door—and the park entrance is just four miles away. Just how big is this park? It’s home to a glacier larger than the state of Rhode Island. Copper River’s Guest Service desk can arrange activities like rafting the Klutina River, salmon fishing, or visiting the abandoned Kennicott copper mines. Or they can customize an itinerary to suit whatever your interests might be.

Then sit down to the area’s most gourmet cuisine at the two-level Two Rivers restaurant. Or opt for a more casual meal at the Whistle Stop Bar & Grill.


Hotel Features

  • 2 restaurants
  • Espresso bar
  • Tour desk
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Gift shop
  • Shuffle board and horse shoes
  • Shuttle service to Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center and AHTNA Cultural Center

Room Features

  • Two queen beds, or one king bed
  • TV, telephone
  • Air-conditioning

Getting There

1 Brenwick Craig Road
Copper Center, AK 99573

By Car: Access the lodge near milepost 102 on the Richardson Highway by turning west on Brenwick-Craig Road. The lodge is located one mile up the road, at the top of the hill. The lodge is approximately two hours north of Valdez,and five hours east of Anchorage, via the Glenn Highway.

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Prices & Dates

Season mid-May to mid-Sept
Rates $199+ per night

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Dining at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

Over­look­ing the peaks of Wrangell St Elias Nation­al Park, this restau­rant serves Alas­ka seafood din­ners and hearty break­fasts in a relaxed atmos­phere. It’s the nicest restau­rant with­in 100 miles, with a ded­i­ca­tion to fresh Alas­ka foods — includ­ing sea­son­al pro­duce and meat from local farms. Yet the din­ing room main­tains a casu­al ambi­ence, mak­ing it a great place to start or fin­ish your day. Fuel up for a day of sport fish­ing or hik­ing with the…  ...more

Just off the lob­by of the Cop­per Riv­er Princess Wilder­ness Lodge, the Whis­tle Stop serves up tasty pub fare and Alas­ka seafood; it also has a full bar, fea­tur­ing Alas­ka brewed beers on tap and 45 wines. Stop in for a rein­deer burg­er or fish and chips, or enjoy sun­set with a pint of Alaskan amber on the bustling deck over­look­ing the Wrangell St. Elias Range. The Whis­tle Stop is the only lunch option in the lodge and offers the same menu for…  ...more

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge