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.
How does the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge fit into your vacation? Let Princess help, and set you up on a multi-day escorted tour including stops at several of their luxurious lodges. Choose a 9 day / 8 night tour beginning in Anchorage with two nights at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, two nights at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge, and two nights in Denali National Park, before spending one final night in Anchorage.