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. Take a soak in the outdoor hot tub, drinking in the fresh air, or just relax by the lobby fireplace. 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 Alaskan specialties (views included) at the Rod & Reel Restaurant. Wind down the day with a drink at the Rafter’s Lounge.

Multi-Day Packages

Make a stay at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Large part of a larger itinerary. Book the Alaska National Parks Self Drive tour (9 days, 8 nights) and you’ll visit Anchorage, Cooper Landing, Seward & Kenai Fjords National Park, Talkeetna, and Denali.


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 May 28 - Sept 8
Rates Room Rates // $109 - $249 per night
Packages // Alaska National Parks Self Drive Tour | 9 days, 8 nights | $1749+
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

A wood-burn­ing fire­place and spec­tac­u­lar views of the Kenai Riv­er and Mount Cecil Rhodes cre­ate an invit­ing atmos­phere in the Rod & Reel Restau­rant. While this is a fine-din­ing restau­rant, it’s not for­mal — you won’t find table linens or pre­ten­tious wait­ers. Come with the kids or just drop in for any meal. This is a pop­u­lar place with locals, who know it’s one of the bet­ter options on the Kenai. There’s an exten­sive wine list, Alaskan beers…  ...more

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge