Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Cooper Landing - The Bear Den
House, 2 Bedrooms, 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 100 yards river bank available for wade fishing from the low bank frontage. This property can be rented with the neighboring house upstream (VRBO #252577).
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, Trout, Rapids, 2 Bedroom, house, Salmon,
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
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 Cooper Landing
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 is extremely quiet and sits across from the drift only marker on the Upper Kenai (No motors allowed). Just above the property, the river begins to narrow and pick up current.
What makes this house unique
Brown bears frequent the property in May and early June and leave their mark on an annual basis. By late June the bears move a few miles down river to look for spawning salmon. Rainbows and Dollies can be caught easily for most of the summer and fall. In October Silver Salmon start to move into the slack water before spawning in Kenai Lake.