River House

Our River House is located right on the banks of the Kenai River headwaters in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Imagine being nestled in the glaciated valley with the Kenai and Chugach Mountains on either side, and the turquoise river gliding by just off your deck. If you are interested in an unforgettable experience, please don’t hesitate to give us a ring or email us and we would be delighted to accommodate you.

Drifters River House

The River House 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Private Riverfront Home

Our 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom River House is available to rent for large groups. Whether you have a large group of fishing buddies or a family reunion, the River House is a great place to get everyone under one roof. We have hosted weddings, corporate get-togethers, family reunions, church groups, clubs, etc., and we hope we get the opportunity to have your group, too.

The most important thing about the River House is its proximity to the Kenai River. It is our closes lodging option to the river, and it offers some spectacular views of the water and mountains from the living/dining room and some of the bedrooms. The house also gives you easy access off the deck to the breakfast nook and our riverside sauna.

The first thing you will notice when walking up to the River House is the proximity to the campfire pit and the Kenai River. The spacious deck off the house has several grills set up for your use. When you walk through the sliding glass door into the living and dining area, you will see a large dining room table which can seat up to 12 people. The living room has two comfortable couches and provides a nice area to relax and spend time together. The kitchen is off of the dining room and is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher.

Back in the living room, you will see a set of stairs which lead to the King and the Silver Rooms. There is a door to shut the living area from the bedrooms upstairs in case there are some in your group who might want to stay up late and others who turn in early. The Silver room is at the top of the stairs and has a queen and a twin bed, as well as an outstanding view of the Kenai River and Chugach Mountains. The Silver room also has a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.

Down the hall, you have a large bathroom with a shower stall, toilet and sink. Across the hall from the bathroom is the King Room. This room has a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. The King Room has a small refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. The views from the King Room are fantastic all year round and, if you open the window, you can enjoy the gentle babbling creek right behind the house. The King and Silver rooms also have a separate entrance with a nice deck and sitting area, located at the end of the hall.

Back downstairs, we have three more bedrooms. The Rainbow Rooms are located just off the living room, again with a door to shut off the hallway from noise. Each of the Rainbow Rooms has a great view of the forest behind the lodge and a peek of the Kenai River.

The first Rainbow Room is Rainbow 3, just to your right. Rainbow 3 has a twin bed and a bunk bed. You will also find a microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker. Rainbow 3 shares a bathroom with the other two Rainbow rooms.

Further down the hall is Rainbow 2. Rainbow 2 is right across from the shared bathroom. There is a full sized bed and bunk bed in this room. Also, a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator are provided for your convenience.

At the end of the hall is Rainbow 1. It has two entrances, one from the hall way and a then a private entrance from the outside. In Rainbow 1, we have a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. There is also a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator in this room.


  • Fully made-up rooms

  • Fireplace

  • Comfortable couches

  • Kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, small appliances, cookware

  • Living/dining room overlooking the Kenai River

  • Large deck with two grills overlooking the river

  • Game chest with cards and board games

  • Easy access to the breakfast nook and riverside sauna

  • WiFi – the fastest available in Cooper Landing