Located on the beautiful Kenai Peninsula in Cooper Landing, and nestled among 47 acres on the banks of the Kenai River, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge offers all the amenities of a small resort in a relaxing wilderness setting. This peninsula, renowned as a sportsman’s and scenic paradise, offers a spectacular setting amid fabulous mountain and river views. Optional activities include nature hikes, sportfishing, river rafting, and sightseeing day cruises to the Kenai Fjords National Park.

17245 Frontier Circle
Cooper Landing, AK 99572
(907) 595-1425

Operating Dates: mid-May through mid-September
Check in: 3pm / Check out: 11am
Number of rooms: 86
General Manager: Tracy Smith

Dining and Lounge Venues

Rod & Reel
Breakfast: 7am – 11am
Lunch: 12pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm – 10pm
Enjoy the elegant atmosphere and fine cuisine of Rod & Reel Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Enjoy a bottle or glass of excellent domestic or imported wine from our wine cellar.

Rafter’s Lounge
Lunch & Dinner: 11:30am – 11pm (food not served past 10:30pm)
In Rafter’s Lounge, enjoy a quiet cocktail or one of our fine Alaska microbrews on tap. An excellent menu of
appetizers, sandwiches and salads are available. Have your drink on the deck overlooking the spectacular scenery.

Restaurant hours are subject to change.


Espresso Bar – Guest Service Desk – Guest Laundry Facilities – Gift Shop – Guest Computer – Wood Burning Stove in Every Room – Complimentary Wireless Internet Access in Main Lodge – Walking Trails – RV Park


Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of optional excursions. 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.

View a complete list of available excursions here.

Kid-Friendly Activities

Many of the Optional Land Excursions are appropriate for children. The lodge also offers free activities that are great for children.

Card/Board Games – Horseshoes – Shuffleboard – Walking Trails

Building History

Construction began summer 1989 and the lodge opened in May 1990. Additional rooms and facilities were completed summer 1991. A ten room expansion was completed in July 1994 at a total cost of $7.6 million. A second ten room expansion was completed in May 1995. Conference room space expansion was completed in spring 1996. A third expansion of 16 additional guest rooms was completed in September 1999.