Kenai Riverside Lodge sits on the banks of the turquoise waters of the Kenai River in the Chugach National Forest. During the day, you can choose to hike the myriad of trails in the mountains, from a casual stroll to an all-day climb, or spend the day on the river, floating the Kenai through gentle Class I – II+ waters as you seek out moose, bears, eagles and more. Kenai Riverside Lodge is also the base for our Kenai River and Resurrection Bay fishing trips (additional cost for guided fishing).
You’ll feel right at home in our cozy cabins with authentic and uniquely Alaskan ambiance, complete with private bath – a great spot to unwind and hang your hat after an active day or for an afternoon nap! In the evening, there’s nothing quite like relaxing on the lodge’s expansive riverside deck while scoping for a bald eagle or watching salmon swim by in the mesmerizing turquoise waters of the Kenai.
Trip lengths and activities are customizable: choose a trip from three to five days (or more) and have the flexibility of choosing your trip dates. Round trip ground transportation, accommodations, activities and delicious meals are included to make this an independent but seamless adventure!
This trip begins with a drive south in our comfortable 15-passenger vans to Kenai Riverside Lodge in Cooper Landing. Enjoy a hearty, freshly-prepared dinner and settle into your cozy cabin. On Day 2 (or 3 or 4 for longer packages), you can choose to hike the myriad of trails in the mountains, spend the day rafting on the river, enjoy guided fishing for salmon or trout (additional cost for guided fishing) or simply relax at the lodge. On your departure day, bid farewell to the lodge in the morning and enjoy a comfortable ride on your return trip to Anchorage.
If you choose the self-drive option, we will look forward to your arrival between 3 and 6:30 p.m. on Day 1 in order to have you checked in before dinner is served at 7:15 p.m. On your final day, check-out is by 10:00 a.m. and we are happy to assist with directions to your next Alaska destination!
The sample itinerary below shows a 3 day/2 night stay with the option to add additional days.
Arrive in Alaska with enough time to ensure you can meet your Alaska Wildland Adventures representative at your downtown hotel between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. or at the Anchorage Airport at 3:00 p.m.
Shuttle by small passenger van along Turnagain Arm to Cooper Landing, home of our Kenai Riverside Lodge. Upon arrival, settle into your cabin, enjoy dinner in the lodge and discuss your upcoming activity days with our knowledgable staff. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.
The next day, you can choose to hike the myriad of trails in the mountains, from a casual stroll to an all-day climb, or spend the day on the river, floating the Kenai through gentle Class I – II+ waters as you seek out moose, bears, eagles and more. Ask about upgrading to a day of fishing! At the end of the day, sit back and relax on the expansive riverside deck and visit the wood-fired sauna (with a dip in the river if you dare!). Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.
Bid farewell to the Kenai Riverside Lodge after breakfast and enjoy comfortable transportation with our staff back to Anchorage, arriving by noon. For those self-driving, check-out is by 10:00 a.m. and we are happy to assist with directions to your next Alaska destination!
Kenai Riverside Lodge: Located right on the banks of the turquoise Kenai River. Enjoy hearty home cooking with fresh and gourmet flair in the dining room; kick back in the lounge area for reading and relaxing; or visit the bar with beer and wine to enjoy in the lounge or on the deck. Guest cabins are nestled into the trees surrounding the main lodge and have the rustic charm of historic pioneer cabins with modern comforts like heat, lights, private bath, comfy beds and Adirondack chairs on the front porch. Our cozy cabins accommodate up to four people.
Our newly expanded property now features 9 gorgeous acres of peaceful, wooded beauty on the banks of the Kenai River. We invite you to choose from a mix of charming lodging styles, from our original Riverside cabins – which come standard with every stay – to one of our upscale guest suites and homes.
3 days/2 nights – Adult $1385; Child $1285
4 days/3 nights – Adult $2050; Child $1850
4 or more nights – Adult $655 per person, per additional night; Child $555 per person, per additional night
Trip prices are in U.S. dollars excluding taxes and fuel surcharges, when applicable. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy; solo traveler rates apply. Please ask about discounts for triple/quadruple occupancy, when available. Trip price includes all meals, accommodations and activities as noted. Optional special interest activities may be offered at the lodge for an additional fee. Trip price does not include tax, applicable fuel surcharge(s), alcoholic beverages, gratuities to staff, or items of a personal nature.
All trip prices are based on double occupancy. Taxes and seasonal fuel surcharges, when applicable, are not included in trip price and are subject to change prior to trip departure. We accept checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
|Payment Schedule:||Amount Due per Person:|
|121+ days prior to departure:||$1,000 or 50% of trip total, whichever is less|
|120 to 61 days:||50% of total|
|Within 60 days:||100% of total|
Reservations made within 60 days must be guaranteed with MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Late payments may result in releasing your reservation and rebooking will be subject to availability. Cancellation fees will apply.
Upon receipt of your initial deposit, we will send you written confirmation, trip planning materials and a travel insurance application. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Our policies go into effect at the time of book and upon receipt of deposit. Written cancellations and changes must be received in our reservations office to be valid. Non-appearance for program will result in no refund. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
If the cancellation or change occurs:
|121+ days prior to departure:||The fee is $300 or 10% of trip total, per person, whichever is less|
|120 to 91 days:||The fee is $600 or 20% of trip total, per person, whichever is less|
|90 to 46 days:||50% of total trip cost, per person|
|Within 45 days:||100% of total trip cost, per person|
No refunds will be made on individual features, transfers or sightseeing voluntarily omitted by the participant. No refunds for unused services will be issued. Our tours operate rain or shine. Refunds for cancelled flights or any services reserved outside of Alaska Wildland Adventures will be made in accordance with the rules of the carrier.
We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans can include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more.
A Note About Occupancy
In addition to our standard double occupancy, we also offer solo supplement, triple and quad pricing options for our Alaska adventure vacations. Requested solo accommodations, when available, are subject to a solo supplement fee; however, for a solo traveler interested in sharing accommodations with another same sex traveler, we will make every effort to pair you, and the solo supplement fee will be waived. Occasionally, pairing is not possible and a “forced solo” rate will apply during the Alaska vacation. If you are a solo traveler and you’d like to experience an Alaska vacation with Alaska Wildland Adventures, we will do all we can to have you join us!
Please visit Our Policies for additional information.
We want you to have everything you need to be comfortable during your trip with us. Plan your travel wardrobe around informal and comfortable clothing; even at mealtimes, dress is casual.
The weather in Alaska is quite variable so clothing which can be layered is ideal. Of special note is to make sure you bring a high quality rain suit so that even if it rains, you can stay comfortable outdoors and have an enjoyable experience. Items made of wool or synthetic fabric remain comfortable and warm even when wet. Cotton is not recommended for Alaska outdoor activities as the fabric does not easily dry and won’t help keep you warm once wet.
The summer in Alaskan is usually quite mild with temperatures in the fifties and sixties. We liken the Alaska summer to spring or fall in other parts of the country. The most reliable advice is to be prepared for any type of weather! We have found that when our gear and spirits are well suited, the weather is always perfect.
For a complete item-by-item list, visit our Packing List page. Please note that this packing list is designed for a trip eight to nine days in length. You will need most items on this list and we’ve provided an “Optional Items” section for other things that we find useful in Alaska’s backcountry. Also note that there are no laundry facilities available at our wilderness lodges.