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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing time, Matty was a fantastic guide and we caught big fish all day long. The campfires at night was just what the soul needed. Definitely going back again. The staff was easy to get along with and definitely knew how to treat their guess. The view from the lodge was fantastic, watching the eagles fly was awesome.

2Thank Matt P
Blue Springs, Missouri
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I'm from the Kenai Peninsula and returned home for some promotional meeting for the Mrs America Pageant. I stayed at Drifters Lodge for two nights and it was absolutely fantastic!! Rustic enough but also extremely accommodating. LOVED the sauna and the fire pit and views are fabulous. Although it was too early to fish we did go out in the...

1Thank naughty2
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Although the Eagle's Nest is found under cabins on the website, it is an apartment. For $300 a night you have to walk through a construction zone maze and a large kitchen/lounge sliding glass door to get to the Eagle's Nest. Employees & dogs were occupying this area all hours of the day. There was no blind on window for...

1Thank Alaska1313
steveatdrifterslodge, Guest Relations Manager at Drifter's Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Alaska 1313 Thank you very much for your feedback! We apologize for not making the details of your accommodations clear up front. We have several different styles of lodging available, and we are working on presenting each clearly on our website. The Eagle’s Nest is the least private of the available options, and we therefore offer it at a...

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Drifters Lodge is a first class operation! The guides, the fishing, the cabins, the food, the scenery, and the great service from the staff. Everyone is very friendly, and do their jobs well! You made my trip great! I will be back next year.

Thank _billkuczewski
Sparks, Nevada
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The staff at Drifters was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. The fishing guides were also very knowledgeable and got us into many gorgeous/large fish on the Kenai. I plan to go back as soon as I can!

Thank njoellagavin
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed in our own lodge for four nights. Drifter's Lodge supplied a wonderful breakfast each morning, knowledgeable and skilled guides for rafting and fishing on the Kenai River and a campfire with s'mores each evening. Everyone was very personable and helpful. We are definitely going back to Drifter's Lodge.

Thank Deb H
Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is in a great location in Coopers Landing on the Kenai Penninsula, and located right on the Kenai River. You can enjoy relaxing river front because they have a fire pit and rustic seating the overlooks the river. They have river access and they run fishing and rafting trips from here as well. The cabins are comfortable -...

Thank EAWH77
Victoria, Texas
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We booked a 4 day premium package with Drifters Lodge. We fished three days, (the float plane fly-out was awesome). Fishing guides Alex and Jon were knowledgeable and great to spend our days with while fishing the Kenai. The lodge took care of booking our glacier cruise in Seward and whitewater raft trip on Six Mile Creek and provided transportation...

Thank mstcole
El Segundo, California
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We met these folks at a sport show in Long Beach CA and right from the start really enjoyed thier enthuiasim and passion. Booked the trip of 5 days with 4 days fishing and every part of this trip was amazing! Best guides, Josh is world class, great lodge staff, loved Heidi and all in all a wondereful lodge. I...

Thank Capt. Bill M
Andrew W, Manager at Drifter's Lodge, responded to this review

Capt. Bill, We enjoyed having you here! So happy that your trip here at Drifters Lodge was a success. We love it when we can connect at shows and exceed expectations. Please come back and see us anytime!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were a group of 5 adults, 2 couples and 1 single. The person I spoke to on the phone was very helpful in figuring out just the right accommodations. We booked the main floor of the house right on the river and it was perfect. 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, dining area, large living room with a fireplace and...

Thank eguylas

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Drifter's Lodge

Address: 18404 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572-9723 (Formerly Kenai River Drifter's Lodge)
Region: United States > Alaska > Cooper Landing
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Kenai River Drifters Hotel Cooper Landing
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