Welcome to one of the best view accommodations in Cooper Landing! You feel as if you can literally touch the mountains with magnificent Mt. Cecil Rhode towering before you! Listen to the rushing river as the eagles soar above; a true 'wilderness experience' with the comforts of home! Your 'space' is the very private entire downstairs overlooking the Kenai River & majestic mountains! There is a separate entrance and you may never even know anybody else is around even though we live here as well. We'd love to meet you or, if you want to indulge in the serenity of the Kenai, we respect that. The full, newly remodeled kitchen is very well appointed with full size fridge, microwave, keurig coffee pot and french vanilla creamer. The essentials are provided such as oil, salt and pepper and a welcome basket of fresh fruit, homemade muffins, oatmeal packs in addition to chilled yogurt and fresh hard boiled eggs greet you! There's a private deck overlooking the river to lounge, bar b que grill and fire pit right outside your door for the option of enjoying the outdoors a little more. A small library stocked with Alaskana books for pleasurable reading is available, but we also have DirecTV and free wifi. You might find our huskies more entertaining! They are remnants of Lorraine's dog mushing years and range from a young spry guy with lots of personality to our very shy one, a grandma and a rescue. They are all as happy to host you as we are! The king size bed has gotten rave reviews and the queen and futon are wonderfully comfortable as well. The bathroom is why we term this 'luxury'; with it's hammered copper sink and full glass, rain-shower water stream, it has been awarded 5 stars by our guests! If you stay with us in the winter, we have snowshoes to borrow and can point you in the right direction of fantastic trails in the area; summer, we have fishing poles and mountain bikes complementary to try your hand at fishing the mighty Kenai! Come experience "Kahtnu Spirit" to understand what the Dena'ina felt in this sacred land, after all, "Kahtnu" means 'Kenai' in the native language!
2 bedroom apt. with river & mountain views nestled in the woods.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 5, 2018
About Lorraine Temple
Lorraine has enjoyed the Alaskan lifestyle since 1984 as a dog musher and boat captain after graduating from UCSB and decided to head north for a 'road trip'; she found her passion and never went back! Mike grew up in Montana and decided to have an adventure in Sand Point, AK for a few years before heading back to MT to raise 2 wonderful boys. After about 20 years, his heart felt the call of the north and he returned bringing his carpentry skills with him. Together, Mike & Lorraine call this special mountain town, "home" along with Lorraine's ranch in Homer where she had her horses and dog team for many years. They have come to realize the joy in sharing this incredible place with others having their own unique adventures to Alaska which only adds to their every day joy.
Lorraine Temple purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Lorraine Temple chose Cooper Landing
This property is perhaps one of the most unique in Cooper Landing as it is a short stroll to the Princess Wilderness Lodge, but we are surrounded by a forest of spruce trees and aspen tress and you'd never know a lodge of that caliber was right next door! Summer guests can walk over for a beverage on their large deck or enjoy an expertly prepared meal in their dining room. It's crazy convenient with the historical tours we do for lodge guests during the summer which all our guests are invited to join for an additional cost; a fun way to spend the afternoon. Our view is spellbinding of the flowing turquoise water of the Kenai below and we enjoy a special hobby of looking for mountain goats with our spotting scope on the mountain. It's a shangri la in the Alaskan wilderness!
What makes this Apartment unique
Incredible view of Mt. Cecil Rhode and the turquoise Kenai River! Close to Kenai Princess Lodge for dining and deck/bar overlooking river. Huskies to play with! Complimentary fishing gear to hook a trout or salmon yourself; expert guides recommended on request. Cleanliness is our signature specialty!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The property on the Kenai River is beautiful. The huskies are terrific and our hosts very friendly and helpful. The pictures are absolutely accurate. Go and enjoy!
Very pleasant and accommodating place. Spacious rooms and clean! We would stay again!
Beautiful place all around
Very much enjoyed the beautiful weather and the porch to take it all in. This was my favorite spot. We saw and heard many birds and the squirrels got so close. But my favorite thing was the puppies. The room worked very well for us, the beds were comfortable and we slept well after a day of fishing close by on the river. The muffins left by our hostess were delicious. Great stay!
Beautiful and peaceful
Loranne and Mike are the best. We checked in and they said to let them know if we needed anything. It was nice to have the kitchen and the bath was to die for. big walk in and a wonderful shower head. We used the house as home base for the week and they even called us the "mystery guests" as we were gone early and home late. It is perfect for trips to Seward and Soldotna. Homer is just a little further down the road and it was an easy drive. they even let us know when there had been an accident on the main road to make sure that we would not be stuck in traffic.They always checked to see if we needed anything when we were there. Highlight of the stay is she had 9 puppies and we were able to go in and play with them. Hope to be able to stay here the next time we are in Alaska. All I can say is the streams and mountains are calling us back!!!!!