We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“RIVER HOUSE - greatlodging with fantastic views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River House

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Haines
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
River House
Save
You added River House to your Saves list
3 River Road, Haines, AK 99827   |  
Hotel amenities
Ft Collins, CO
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“RIVER HOUSE - greatlodging with fantastic views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Summer 2012 will be our 5th (successive) annual stay at the River House (large main floor unit with spacious (no partions) kitchen, dining room and living room plus full bath and with bed room up the spiral stairs. No other commercial lodging in Haines offers the spectacular views of the snow/glaicer covered mountains (rising up >3,000 feet) across the Chilkat River which are seen from the main floor (dining table, sofa, or deck) or upper bedroom where you can lay in bed or the special relaxing window ledge to take in the view. Herons and other birds come and go from the land across the road as the tide comes and goes 2X daily. The upper bed room has a large skylite deck that you have to experience. All rooms have good cross ventilartion and AC is not an issue; heat on main floor is easy to control propane unit (there also is a wood stove). The furniture is appropriate and comfortable, and the dining table can expand to accommodate 6-8 adults. Bedding is more than sufficient. The kitchen is well equipped and a barbacue is handy for fresh fish. For us, a great feature is that walking north along the river for as far as you choose (usually see eagles and evidence of bears), or exploring the estuary to the south. Trail heads for Mt Riley and Moose Meadows are short drives. There is a ridge between the River House and down town, but the 20-30 minute walk is OK if you are not after a complete re-stock.

The owner lives in neighboring house (up the ridge). She keeps place well stocked, cleaned, and works to make your stay delightful.

Some might find the easy flight of stairs from the parking area to the main unit (serves well to take off muddy boots) or the circular stairs between the main floor and upper bed room beyond their tolerance, but we (both >77) have no problem. Access to the lower unit is easy unless one is in a wheelchair. [The general terrain is not ADA friendly.] The bathroom is functional, not fancy, and adequately sized although compact.

Room Tip: Take the main floor unit.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    8
    1
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
1
5
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to River House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about River House

Address: 3 River Road, Haines, AK 99827
Location: United States > Alaska > Haines
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Haines
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming cottage on the mouth of the Chilkat River, where the fresh water meets the saltwater. Stunning river and mountain views, great wildlife viewing opportunities. Migrating birds, brown bears, moose, wolves, coyotes, sea lions have all been seen. Spotting scope in upstairs unit. Close to town but feels miles away. BBQ; sauna. Open spring skiing through fall silvers and Eagle Fest.Fully equipped kitchen in one unit, mini-kitchen in the other. Living area, dining table, deck, picnic table, w/d. Three night minimum; pets on approval. ... more   less 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage River House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.