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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Each of the bungalow-style rooms at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge has been designed for the utmost in comfort and relaxation. Vaulted ceilings made of naturally finished wood, cozy sitting areas with wood-burning stoves and private porches help make any occasion memorable. The perfect mix of tranquility and adventure characterizes your Kenai lodging experience.

The Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is featured on many of our land and sea vacations that can be found in our Alaska Cruisetour Planner

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The Deck at Kenai Wilderness Lodge

A Feast for the Eyes

The main lodge is as inviting as the guest rooms. The lobby has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace surrounded by chairs for relaxing and visiting with friends. Just beyond the lobby is an expansive deck, optimal for viewing the Kenai River valley, nearby mountains, and the bright blue waters of the Kenai River just below. Enjoy spirits, appetizers, and casual fare outdoors or inside at Rafter's Lounge. Continue to the Eagles Crest Restaurant where the magnificent views, stone fireplace, and tempting cuisine make dining an unforgettable event. Unmatched by other Kenai lodging, our wilderness lodge amenities make you feel right at home!

An Outdoor Paradise

An Outdoor Paradise

While it can be hard to leave the cozy romance of our wilderness lodge, the great outdoors offers its own scenic appeal. The Kenai River is not only famous for its dazzling blue-green hues, but also as a haven for accomplished and novice anglers alike. The Tour Desk is staffed with Princess professionals who arrange fishing tours on the Kenai River — famous for its trophy-sized fish — plus river rafting, nature hikes, wildlife viewing cruises through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, and more!

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Activities

Located at Cooper Landing on the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge stands near the confluence of the Russian and Kenai Rivers, site of the most fantastic salmon fishing in all of Alaska.

The lodge is the base for many wilderness activities and the starting point for the scenic drive to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Cooper Landing was first settled by the Kenaitze Indians, who set up fish camps along the upper Kenai River. More recently, Cooper Landing was the site of the first gold discovery in Alaska in 1848, the year before the California Gold Rush. Early Russians discovered the gold but proved more interested in the fur trade.

From Cooper Landing, the Kenai River flows 75 miles before entering Cook Inlet. World-famous salmon and trout fisheries, scenic float trips and hiking trails are all located just a short distance from the Lodge's front door. Learn more:  Alaska Land Excursions - Sightseeing Tours

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Top-notch salmon fishing is only steps away from this well-appointed lodge, which boasts bungalow-style rooms, private porches and wood-burning stoves.

 

 

Kenai Princess

Wilderness Lodge

Be prepared for breathtaking natural beauty,
and a stunning setting from which to enjoy it all.
The Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge® is a true
Alaska getaway in every sense. Tucked into the pristine Chugach National Forest, the lodge was designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation. Rustically elegant, its bungalows boast vaulted ceilings of naturally finished woods, private porches and cozy sitting areas with wood-burning stoves. Equally inviting is the main lodge. Sit by the fire in the main lobby and visit with friends or enjoy a good book. An expansive deck provides the perfect place to relax and take in the views. Rafter’s is a festive choice for drinks, appetizers and casual fare, while the Eagles Crest Restaurant offers more refined dining.

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

17245 Frontier Circle
P.O. Box 676
Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Tel (907) 595-1425
Fax (907) 595-1424

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Alaska Land Excursions

Just minutes from our Kenai lodge campus, you'll find world-famous fishing, scenic float trips and river rafting along Kenai River's beautiful turquoise water, as well as spectacular hiking opportunities. 

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Activities & Adventures

Kenai River Scenic Float – Get away from the crowds for a serene float through the wilderness of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. An experienced guide leads you on an 11-mile float on the peaceful turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Watch out for black bears, coyotes, porcupines, snowshoes hares and more.

Kenai Canyon River Rafting – Spend a day exploring the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on a thrilling Class II+ raft trip on the Kenai River. Enjoy wildlife viewing in the heart of the Refuge, a hearty lunch and a ride across the glacier-carved Skilak Lake or a nature walk up Hidden Creek Trail.

Cooper Landing Trail Ride – Take a horseback ride through the breathtaking landscape of Cooper Landing and discover remote mountain valleys that were once used by trappers, hunters and gold miners. Ride through Kenai Peninsula, trek along the base of Mt. Langille and have lunch among the spruce trees of the Chugach National Forest.

Kenai Nature Hike – Take a hike over a well-maintained trail through Kenai to the salmon-filled waters of the Russian River Falls. A naturalist guide will share information about the area along the way and explain Native Alaskan uses for the various plants encountered on the trail.

Lake Clark Bear Adventure – Experience the thrill of bear watching in Lake Clark National Park Bear Camp, chosen by Outside Magazine as "U.S. Best Bush Camp." This half-day tour begins with a bush plane flight over breathtaking landscape to the remote encampment, where knowledgeable guides help you locate brown bears.

Kenai Hike & Float – This great Kenai option allows guests to float the Kenai River, enjoy a moderate hike to Moose Creek and gold pan surrounded by the amazing views of the Kenai area.

Pilot for A Day: The Ultimate Alaska Adventure – Be a pilot for a day! Enjoy breathtaking views as you take control of the aircraft and truly experience the thrill of the flight.

Nature & Wildlife

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise – Spend a day cruising the unspoiled wonders of the Kenai Fjords National Park. Marvel at the variety of marine wildlife, including whales, sea lions, sea otters and more. Travel to the face of Aialik Glacier, the most active ''calving'' glacier in the park. A complimentary lunch is provided.

Special Interests

Kenai Upper River Fishing - Half Day Fishing – Relax for a few hours for some fishing along the Kenai River for sockeye and coho salmon, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout. Rainbows are carefully handled, photographed and released. Fishing gear, a snack and beverage are included. Fishing licenses are available at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Kenai Upper River - Full Day Fishing – Get away from the crowds and fish along the Kenai River for sockeye and coho salmon, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout. Rainbows are carefully handled, photographed and released. Fishing gear and lunch are included. Fishing licenses are available at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Alaska Husky Spirit – Meet dog musher Lorraine Temple and her huskies to learn what it takes to train these ''canine athletes''. The entertaining program also features a dog harnessing demonstration, a spectacular video and slide show.

Gold Panning with Prospector John – Try your hand in gold panning on this tour in Cooper Landing. Prospector John will take you back to the days of the Gold Rush as you pan through pay dirt to uncover your "finds." Take home your riches and a true Alaskan experience.

Sightseeing & City Tour

Explore Historic Seward – Take a guided tour along Alaska's only National Scenic Byway and a trip into the historic town of Seward. A variety of in-town explorations and optional attractions await you including the Seward Museum, Alaska Sealife Center, Exit Glacier and more.

Explore Cooper Landing – You'll be delighted with stops at a spectacular scenic viewpoint, a gold panning demonstration, a visit to the museum where there is an actual sled dog kennel, a visit to a native interpretive site, gift shop/ice cream/espresso, visit to a local homestead where you are graciously invited into their home and a final stop at the most unique cemetery ever!


 

 

 

 

 

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Kenai Princess Alaska Hotel

Kenai Princess

Top-notch salmon is only steps away from this well-appointed Alaska lodge.

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Explore Cooper Landing

Lake Clark Bear Camp

Kenai Nature Hike

Gold Panning With Prospector John

Cooper Landing Trail Ride

Kenai Upper River Sportfishing

Alaska Husky Spirit

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

Kenai River Scenic Float

Kenai Canyon River Rafting

Explore Historic Seward

 

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Denali Princess

This gorgeous Alaska lodge is the perfect starting point for your wilderness adventure.

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Tundra Wilderness Tour

Kantishna Experience

Teklanika Tour

Natural History Tour

Wilderness Living & Dog Cart Ride

Denali Excursion by Helicopter

Music of Denali Dinner Theatre

Husky Homestead

Denali Jeep Backcountry Safari

Covered Wagon Adventure with Backcountry Dining

Black Diamond ATV Adventure

Black Diamond Treasure Hunt

Denali Jet Boat Safari

Discover Denali Flightseeing

Nenana Gorge Whitewater

Nenana Wilderness Run

Summit McKinley Flight Tour

McKinley Glacier Landing by Plane

Denali Glacier Landing by Helicopter

Denali Fly-Fishing for Arctic Grayling

Alaska Adventure Walking Tour

Tundra Mountain Golfing

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Fairbanks Princess

Conveniently located on the Chena River's edge in the interior of Alaska.

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Midnight Sun Dinner & Float trip

Chena Hot Springs & Ice Museum

Salmon Bake and Palace Theatre

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Journey Above the Arctic Circle

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Mt. McKinley Princess Alaska Hotel

Mt. McKinley Princess

Picture-perfect wilderness retreat just south of Alaska's Denali National Park.

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Alaska Sportfishing

Summit Flight

Alaska Survival Tour

Three Rivers Tour

McKinley Wilderness Trail Ride

Horse-drawn Wagon Ride

Trapper Creek Homestead Tour

Black Bear ATV Adventure

Byers Lake Nature Walk

Denali Wilderness Hike

Backcountry Wilderness Adventure

Byers Lake Paddle Trip

Devils Canyon Adventure

Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure

Chulitna River Rafting

Talkeetna River Float Trip

McKinley Discovery Tour

Glacier Landing Explorer Tour

Sun Dog Kennels

Copper River Princess Alaska Hotel

Copper River Princess

A wall of windows boasts grand views of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

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Historic Flight Adventure

Sled Dog Demonstration & Ride

Salmon Fishing by Raft

Jet Boat Salmon Fishing

Copper Country Discovery Tour

Worthington Glacier Hike

Valdez Coastal Kayak Adventure

Scenic Wilderness Rafting

Backcountry Whitewater Rafting

Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Wrangell-St. Elias Air Panorama

Klutina Whitewater Jetboat Adventure

Copper River Scenic Jet Boat tour

 


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