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Scenic Alaska River Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

My wife Jennifer and I chose this spot on Trail River to raise our children because of its incredible beauty. Trail River Gardens is located just 20 min from Seward in the heart of the Chugach mountains on beautiful Trail River. From our deck the river is just 50 feet away with the majestic Mount Madison as a back drop. There are lakes above and below us with mountains on all sides. You can walk to hiking trails to even more mountain lakes. If you like to hike and watch birds and other wildlife, then you will love it here at Trail River gardens.

Keywords: Cottage, Cabin, Family, River, View, Fishing, Hiking.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About The Owner

We have lived in Alaska for 30 yrs here on beautiful Trail River. We also have a gift store, coffee shop and bakery in Seward.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why The Owner chose Kenai Peninsula

I built the vacation rental because of the beautiful location. The cottage was originally built in the 1940's and I completely rebuilt it in 1997.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located just 50 feet from the river. the view from the deck is no less than spectacular. There are lakes above and below us with mountains on all sides. There are lots of birds and other wildlife around us and many hiking trails.


Crown Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom has a queen bed, Double Beds (1) Bedroom #2 has a queen and a double bed and will sleep 4, Twin or Single Beds (1) Room #3 has a queen bed and a single bed and will sleep 3, Murphy Beds (2)
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Scenic Alaska River Cottage
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews

Great visit

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our visit to Russ' place. The cabin was very comfortable for our family. We would definitely return for a visit. I noticed a previous post asking for a washer and dryer. Good news, he was in the process of adding a laundry room complete with a washer and dryer. Previous post also stated no stove, that is correct but who wants to spend time there cooking. Grill is all you need and worked great.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so much for staying with us. It was fun. Russ & Jen
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Phoenix area

Disconnect and enjoy!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 6 (including children ages 14-5) enjoyed our stay in this cozy cabin on the river. Our oldest two boys each caught small trout in the river behind the house while we were there. A few things to know that we didn't realize until we arrived: Not a full kitchen. Sink and full fridge/freezer, but for cooking there is a countertop toaster oven and a plug-in hot plate. It made cooking for our fam of 6 a little trickier than we anticipated but we made some adjustments to our menu and made it work. We had rain a lot during our stay otherwise we would have probably used the outdoor grill for cooking. Also, there is no TV, and we didn't get any cell reception or internet inside the house. We could walk outside to the yard and then connect to the wi-fi, but we never received

A signal from indoors. Again, we adjusted to being disconnected and enjoyed playing board games and visiting rather than being electronically entertained. Russ and Jennifer were so kind and hospitable. Russ was gracious enough to filet some of our salmon that we caught! They have also just installed a washer/dryer for the house and we were able to use that during our stay which was a lifesaver for our family. We drove into Seward each day for fishing, shopping, the park, etc and it was an easy 20-25 minute drive each way and we always saw moose and eagles along the way. We enjoyed our vacation and our stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed your family very much. we hope you can visit us again. Thank you Russ & Jen
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Madison, WI

Great family cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Scenic Alaska River Cottage! It was the perfect place to stay with our family of 6 while exploring the Kenai Peninsula. Each couple having their own bathroom in their room was wonderful too. Russ and Jen were so nice and their property is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so mush Emmalee. It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. It gives me great pleasure to see people appreciate the area as much as I do. We hope to see you again. Russ and Jennifer
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Ketchikan , Alaska

Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Close enough to Seward but also quite and relaxing. Perfect for three couples. Only draw back is no living room but that won't stop us from staying again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allen, TX

Perfect Alaskan get-away!!

  • 5 of 5

The best location in all of Alaska! Great Owners! Terrific views with rushing river sound all day and night!! Open the windows and enjoy. Three Bedrooms and three baths make for an easy place to stay with family. We will be going back here!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cabin for 3 nights with two adults and 3 teenagers. It rained the whole time we were there but the place was nice and warm and cozy. Best place we stayed on our Alaska trip. There were nearby hikes that we did, and the Exit Glacier, fishing in Seward etc. We cooked breakfast at the cabin and made sandwiches. Even grilled fish in the rain once. Some things to know: there are 3 burners to cook on; no oven. Wifi works but is spotty at times because of the location and maybe the weather. Waking up to The river out my window every morning was fabulous. Would choose to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Anchorage Int. Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Moose Pass 5 mi.
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
60 mi Whittier
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
5 mi. Moose Pass
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
.5 mile Lower Trail Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail River Gardens
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Crown Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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