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The Bear Den - Private 1 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,235 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults + 2 kids)

This property is located across the river from the Kenai Princess Lodge at the beginning of the Upper River Rapids. There is about 130 feet of low bank river frontage and an additional 700 feet of wade access under normal water conditions. This property can be rented with the neighboring River House upstream (VRBO #252577).

We have completed a significant remodel during the winter and spring of 2016 which included adding a new washer/dryer, new flooring, upgrading the kitchen, adding five windows, full length dormer, new interior and exterior paint and a Norwegian stove to better experience this river front setting.

The Kenai River is open for fishing between June 11th and May 1st. The ADF&G website is a great source of information on the latest fishing regulations.

Keywords: Fly fishing, Trophy Rainbow Trout, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Photography, hiking

More Details

Owner
Ryan and Robin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Ryan and Robin

There are few things I enjoy more than floating down the Upper Kenai. I was lucky enough to spend the month of September fishing in Cooper Landing for about a decade before owning this property. For any guests that have not experienced the fall in Cooper Landing, I strongly recommend it.

Ryan and Robin purchased this house in 2011

Why Ryan and Robin chose Kenai Peninsula

There are many houses available for rent in Cooper Landing, but few have the river front privacy and fishing as the Bear Den. Sitting by a warm fire down by the river after a great day of exploring Alaska is one of our favorite features of the property.

If the world class rainbow fishing was not enough, the upper river is one of the most beautiful places I have come across. The house sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just upstream from the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current.

What makes this house unique

Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In late September and October the second run of Silver Salmon start to stack up behind the house. In March and April the property is home to a concentration of bald eagles that are feasting on spawning silver salmon creating some fantastic photo opportunities.

Amenities

Cooper Landing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rear Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Connected bathroom with shower and tub.
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen , Connected bathroom with shower
    Loft above Rear Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Low ceiling loft ideal for children.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds in loft (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The house has a outdoor fire pit located on the banks of the Kenai River. The owner does not live onsite. The Kenai River is closed to fishing from May 1st to June 10th every year.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

The Bear Den - Private 1 acre Upper Kenai Riverfront Home - Cooper Landing
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
5

Beautiful cabin in a breath taking location!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in VRBO locations all over the world and this is hands down one of our best stays! The Cabin is absolutely beautiful and really well stocked. Recently renovated, they did a great job. The location is also perfect. Cooper Landing has everything you need to get you by.. groceries, restaurants, and rental fishing equipment and is pretty centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula. You cannot tell from the pics, but it is shallow enough to wade out (I was able to wade with my 9 year old and fly fish right in front of the cabin). Ryan and Robin are also great hosts and extremely responsive. We definitely recommend this VRBO!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thornton, Colorado
5

Absolutely fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

The first glimpse of the house and property is jaw dropping it is so gorgeous! The blue-green river is something we will never forget. The house had been totally remodeled after we booked so we were totally surprised and impressed. The wood floors were beautiful, the interior was comfortable, and the new open kitchen was fabulous. Because the weather was mild but cool, we spent many hours down by the river with a fire going in the fire pit looking out over the river and found two bald eagles across the river looking back at us! Thank you for a fabulous two weeks. We would come back again and recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in Cooper Landing

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to stay as a middle ground for our fishing trips in both Seward & Soldotna.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

The location was fantastic, situated on the river.The views are great and the accommodation is deluxe.

We missed a few items that made the everyday live pleasant, bowls, hairdryer and a barbecue grill which worked.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at "The Bear Den"

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and submitting your review. We are planning to upgrade the kitchen inventory this fall. In addition we will be adding a hair dryer in each bathroom for the 2017 season. We apologize that the electric starter for the gas grill was not working during your stay. The replacement part has been ordered from the manufacturer.
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Seattle
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is the perfect location on the river. Beautiful views, great for fishing. The cabin is perfect for a small or larger group. Comfortable with everything you could need. Loved our stay and hope to go back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
5

Wonderful Cabin and Gorgeous Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time at The Bear Den. The cabin was lovely and the location is beyond beautiful! The cabin was extremely comfortable and spacious with new appliances, a fantastic deck, cozy furniture, adorable pictures of bears, and an area to enjoy a fire by the river. I LOVED it all and did not want to leave! I would happily live here :)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
98 Miles
Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
King Fisher Road House
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Russian River Ferry
Nearest Golf
43 Miles
Birch Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Whittier
Nearest Motorway
Sterling Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Sacketts
Nearest Ski
67.5 Miles
Aleyeska Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
47 Miles
Seward
Car: necessary

Salmon fishing, trout fishing, 60 minutes to Seward for saltwater fishing, 40 minutes to Bing's Landing, 60 minutes to Kasilof River, 10 minutes to Quartz Creek, 10 Minutes to Russian River, 4 Minutes to Sacketts, 5 minutes to King Fisher Roadhouse,

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Rates & Availability

Cooper Landing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 24 Discounted
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
Jun 29-Jul 28
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$458
$3,045
 
 
July 29 Discounted
Jul 29 2017 - Jul 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
$390
 
 
2017 Week 18-24
Aug 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$458
$3,045
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 25-26
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$414
$2,667
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 27
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$358
$2,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 28
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$310
$1,995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
May 11-17, 2018
May 11 2018 - May 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,659
 
 
May 18-24, 2018
May 18 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$267
$1,773
 
 
May 25-31, 2018
May 25 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$292
$1,945
 
 
Jun 1-7, 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$361
$2,402
 
 
Jun 8-17, 2018
Jun 8 2018 - Jun 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
$411
$2,734
 
 
Jun 18-29, 2018
Jun 18 2018 - Jun 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
$456
$3,035
 
 
Jun 30-Aug 3, 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$473
$3,143
 
 
Aug 4-19, 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
$456
$3,035
 
 
Aug 20-Sep 8, 2018
Aug 20 2018 - Sep 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
$423
$2,815
 
 
Sep 9-15, 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$385
$2,562
 
 
Sep 16-22, 2018
Sep 16 2018 - Sep 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$327
$2,173
 
 
Sep 23-29, 2018
Sep 23 2018 - Sep 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$284
$1,887
 
 
Sep 30-Oct 13, 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$258
$1,715
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$472
$3,115
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

Additional guest fees do not apply for children under 18. Please enter 0 children in when booking online to get correct rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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