We stayed here two nights en route back from Homer to Seward. Our plan was to relax in Princess quality surroundings while trying our hands at fishing in the Kenai River. Our unit was located in a long building of units. Unfortunately, walls were thin so we heard our neighbor's television through the wall. Our patio view was a tree.
On the upside, the rooms were spacious with a wood stove, table, and sitting area one one end and king bed on the other, with private bath. We would have liked a refrigerator, but didn't anticipate one; however, we were shocked to not have a coffee maker in the unit. To get coffee, we had to purchase our first paper cups of coffee and then could have free refills each time we brought the paper cup back to the main lodge. Considering our distance from the main lodge and the amenities in the room, this process seemed cheap.
Staff at the front desks and in the dining room were friendly and helpful. Free internet access was available. Lodge lobby area did not 'feel' inviting but we could go on the deck for limited view of the Kenai River. The Lodge offered a hiking trail down to the river.
And yes, our half day drag fishing trip was fun. My husband caught two trout and we saw a mother moose and baby browsing on the river bank. All gear was provided and the guide was a personable young man determined that we catch fish! That night, we ate at the Kingfisher Roadhouse at Milepost 47.4 Sterling Highway. Great atmosphere and food.
In hindsight, we could have stayed here only one night before fishing and then gone on to Seward for the second night. The Lodge didn't feel that special.
- Also Known As:
- Kenai Princess Wilderness Hotel Cooper Landing
- Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge Cooper Landing, Alaska