We stayed here for two days in late May. I booked it on line. I paid everthing in advance including the fishing trip. I was told that they would take us fishing at 5:30 am. Come to find out they told us to met them 1.5 hrs away for the fishing trip at 5:30! When I complained that I did not sign up for this, he changed the plans and we meet our guide at 8 am at the ramp. Then we had to follow him back to the drop off point and come back to the ramp! Our fishing trip started at 8:30 , nice guy, Andy was our guide, very relaxing day and caught a nice 10 lb salmon. We decided to leave at 1:00 pm, it was cloudy and no fish were biting. The price tag for the two of us for a 1/2 day of fishing was $300.00 I think this was overpriced! Plus the $110.00 for lic and stamps. I was disapointed that they had us drive 1.5 hrs each way for this trip...This was not told to us up front. I spoke to another women that day and she said the same thing! Very misleading, to say the least.
The room was small, but had a fridge, stove top, and microwave. The furnishing were worn and the bed was so soft I kept sinking to the middle!
The view was nice and the sauna very realaxing. I had to ask the second night to get the campfire going...they advertise every night at 6 pm it will be lite. Well the first night I let it go, but the second night at 7 pm I decided I really wanted to sit by the fire along the lake. I called Bob and he had it doen for us. No tv, but they offer many movies to take to your room for private viewing.
Don't arrive early we got there at noon and were told to come back at 3!
It appeared that no one else was at the site! I truely did not get this. So we drove an hr to have lunch and came back only to be told we would have to furnish our own drinks and lunch and the nearest grocery store is an hr away!!!!
OMG, they should have told us that when we left for lunch, now we had to get back into our car and drive again an hr to get lunch and breakfast for the next day.
All in all I would hesitate to recommend this location and lodge.
I felt they were not up front with what our part and cost was in the fishing trip. The lodge is as it is detailed on the web site.
- Also Known As:
- Kenai River Drifters Hotel Cooper Landing
- Drifter's Lodge Alaska/Cooper Landing