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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We love this place! Although one of the pricier options in Haines, the stunning mountain and ocean views, superb craftsmanship and fully equipped kitchen make it all worthwhile. It's just steps away from quiet and wild Mud Bay and a short walk to funky "downtown" Haines or Fort Seward. Would be perfect for our small family if main floor couch was a hide-a-bed, but we make it work! Can't wait to go back.

Room tip: Upper level has full kitchen and dining area - lower level is mostly a bedroom and bathroom with small food preparation area.
Date of stay: July 2011
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3  Thank MPJ M
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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.
Date of stay: June 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Rupert A
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Reviewed June 3, 2018
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Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 22, 2014
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Room tip: Bis zu 3 Personen oberen Stock wählen da bessere Aussicht und komplette küche.
Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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