Drifters Lodge is a small, locally owned and operated fishing lodge, situated at the headwaters of the world-famous Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska. We have been in operation for 14 seasons and strive to improve and expand our services for our guests each year.
Centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, Drifters Lodge is a great home-away-from-home, allowing for easy day trips to Seward, Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Girdwood and Whittier. So, if your plans include these or other South Central Alaska destinations, you don’t need to pack and unpack multiple times, taking up a lot of your precious vacation time. Make Drifters Lodge your base of operations.
Our guests return year after year to experience our one of a kind property. The most important thing to us is that you enjoy your stay so much that the next time you come to Alaska; we are part of your plans. Our returning guests become part of the Drifters Lodge Extended Family.
Our staff will help you with all of your needs prior to your arrival and during your stay. We are also happy to help you plan your Alaskan Vacation outside of Cooper Landing. We will do everything we can to ensure that your entire Alaskan Vacation is one to remember. If you have a special request during your stay or something that you want to experience while you are here, just let us know and we will work hard to make it happen for you. We offer first class accommodations and so many fishing choices, that it could take a month or more to take advantage of them all! We will help you narrow down the choices and find the best fit for you and your unique Alaskan Vacation.
Cooper Landing is famous for the variety of available activities. So, if fishing is not your main priority, do not be put off, plenty of other activities will keep you busy. Check out our Activities page to see some ideas, or give us a call and chat with us, we are always happy to recommend options to ensure your stay in Cooper Landing is the best possible experience.
The Lodge has a nightly campfire at the river’s edge to unwind after an adventurous day (marshmallows provided). Or, maybe the Swedish Sauna, with its big picture window overlooking the Kenai River and Chugach Mountains would suit your relaxation needs better. Either way, we’ve got you covered.
Drifters Lodge is road accessible via the Scenic Seward Highway. It is an easy and beautiful 99 mile drive from Anchorage International Airport, it usually takes about two hours, but we always allow for a little time to stop and take pictures.
Some people may consider us to be a little bit crazy by doing what we do, and living here year round 35 miles from anywhere. However, we may be a little biased, but we live on one of best rainbow trout fisheries in the World. We love this resource with a burning passion and we love sharing it with people even more. We all look forward to your stay and to the opportunity to make your Alaskan Dream Vacation come true!