Tuck yourself away deep in nature and deep in your own private bungalow. This 86-room lodge not only has endless views over a vast valley, but it also sits on the banks of the Kenai River, which teems with fish. With vaulted ceilings made of naturally finished wood, cozy sitting areas with wood-burning stoves and private porches, it’s easy to feel like the whole place is yours. Sure, this is a special place for those who love to fish, but even non-anglers will understand why for many this is an intimate, special retreat.

Enjoy the Views

Rustic yet luxurious, the Kenai Princess Riverside Lodge abounds in natural woods and modern amenities. Beyond the lobby is an expansive deck, optimal for viewing the Kenai River valley and nearby mountains. The view, out over the Kenai River Valley, is equally inviting whether you’re out on the deck off the main lodge or on the private porch of your bungalow.

Fishing, Rafting & More

A couple stands at a viewing deck and looks out on the Kenai River Valley with mountains in the background.

Beyond the lobby is an expansive deck, optimal for viewing the Kenai River valley and nearby mountains.

A full-service Guest Service desk can arrange any activity you can dream up. The area is famous for its fishing; its waters are full of trophy-sized fish. You also have easy access to Kenai Fjords National Park, a wild land filled with glaciers, marine life and mountains. Go for a wildlife-viewing cruise, hiking or river rafting. Or just go for a stroll along the lodge’s own nature trail; just under a mile long, it passes through the forest and runs along the river bluff.

Then sit down for excellent cuisine of Alaska specialties (views included) at the Rod & Reel Restaurant. Wind down the day with a drink at the Rafter’s Lounge.


Hotel Features

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Nature trail
  • Espresso stand
  • Tour desk
  • Gift shop
  • Guest laundry room
  • 29-site RV park
  • Computer kiosk with internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in main lodge

Room Features

  • Separate seating area
  • Two double beds, or one king bed
  • TV, telephone
  • Wood-burning stoves
  • Private porches

Getting There

17245 Frontier Circle
Cooper Landing, AK 99572

By Car: From Anchorage, follow the Sterling Highway to mile 47.7 and turn north on Frontier Circle. The lodge is located at the end of a two-mile road.

Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season Mid-May – Mid-Sept
Rates Rooms // $249+
Rate Notes Prices do not include local sales tax, and are subject to change without notice.

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Dining at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Enjoy fine din­ing in a relaxed atmos­phere with spec­tac­u­lar riv­er and moun­tain views at the Eagle’s Crest Restau­rant in the Kenai Princess Lodge.

Rafter’s, in the Kenai Princess Wilder­ness Lodge, is a laid-back bar with a deck over­look­ing the Kenai Riv­er that serves deli­cious drinks.

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge