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Ryan and Robin

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

The Bear Den - Cooper Landing River Front

7 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kenai Peninsula - The Bear Den

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. For this reason the property will not be available until June 1st, 2016.

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.

Please checkout the video walkthrough and additional pictures on our facebook page below.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ryan and Robin (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

The Bear Den - Cooper Landing River Front
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
5

25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

  • 5 of 5

We just reluctantly returned from Cooper Landing, Alaska. This house was great! There is no prettier location. We fished in the morning and evening right from the back yard and caught and released more trout than we could have dreamed possible. The back deck was great and we roasted marshmallows on the fire by the river. There was even a nesting pair of eagle’s right across the river from us to keep us company. The interior was very comfortable and felt like home. If you are interested in spending time in a great little house with some of the best Trout fishing in the country, this place is for you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear Den stay in July

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Cooper Landing while staying at the Bear Den. We did not spend a lot of time at Bear Den because of the activities we had previously scheduled. The water had an odor to it when we took a shower but seemed to lessen as more water was used. We were very busy and not having access to the washer and dryer that was on site was an inconvenience that we did not appreciate, and not a very friendly attitude to have towards guests. The TV, which we would have liked to see the news and weather on, was not hooked up to the antenna or cable. The wifi signal was weak probably because it was located under the deck so that the adjacent property could access it as well (just a guess). The pots and pans could be updated and/or added to. I probably overlooked the washer and dryer availability when I booked the rental, had I noticed that there was no laundry facility I probably would not have stayed there. The bottom line is that I want it to feel like home and it didn't, I could have rented an RV and had the same amenities. The property location was beautiful it is a shame a few simple fixes are holding it back. I will see how quickly my deposit is returned and will decide if I will use the owners again IF they add laundry access. My stay in Cooper Landing was great just not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Bear Den and we appreciate your VRBO review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Cooper Landing. The mountains to the North and South of the property have prevented the use of a satellite dish at the property. We are planning to bring out the cable company again this fall to see if there are any alternative options with the latest dish technology. The TV antenna at the house only gets one station and the reception is poor. Our well is tested every spring by a third party and the filtration system is maintained as per manufacturer specifications. However when the river is high, there can be a sulfur odor. This is a common problem on the all Kenai river front properties during high water. The water remains potable during high water, but the palatability can deteriorate. The washer and dryer is located in a congested garage making it impractical to provide guests access at this time. In 2010 and 2013 we invited contractors to bid on installing a compact washer and dryer in the house, but they were not able to propose a practical solution. We own the property upstream and it shares the same Wi-Fi as the Bear Den. We will investigate why the signal was weak during your visit. The total price for the rental is provided at the time of booking. This amount includes the rental rate, tax, cleaning fee and additional guests if applicable. We require a down payment for 25% of the total rental amount to hold the reservation at the time of booking. The remaining 75% is due one month before arrival. We do not require security, cleaning or damage deposits. Thanks again, Ryan
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Blanco, Texas
4

Bears Den

  • 4 of 5

We had an enjoyable stay. No TV access which I did not mind but some days it would have been nice to catch the news. Would have liked a washer and dryer for our clothes but a laundramat was close so no problem. View of river was awesome. Could have used more cooking utensils such as pots and pans. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Coopers landing stay

  • 5 of 5

My father and I stayed while fishing the Kenai. Great location! You can fish from the property if you like. Property is very clean and kept up. There was no cable connected to the TV but didn't bother us. They did have movies to play at night if you like. There also was a gas grill that came in very handy to cook your fresh fish from that day. I would recommend staying at this location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamuela Hawaii
4

Group organizer

  • 4 of 5

Owner Ryan and Manager Jessica very accommodating and easy to work with. Clean, comfortable and met our needs and expectations. The small downfall was the fact that the river was closed for fishing. The next time we will definitely plan it so we can fish right there. Ryan provided us with a new BBQ grill and we had a nice cookout on the deck. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again a day recommend this place to our friends who would want to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing to stay with us this year and we hope to see you again next time. The Kenai River usually opens for fishing on June 11th and closes again on May 1st.
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Spring, Texas
5

My Date for Next Year Is Reserved

  • 5 of 5

Launch your adventure here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cooper Landing, Kenai Peninsula

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Week 17-24
22 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£994
for 3 nights
From
£306
£2,004
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Week 27-28
17 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£789
for 3 nights
From
£238
£1,607
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Week 29-30
1 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£617
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,238
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2016 Week 31-33
15 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£552
for 3 nights
From
£158
£1,097
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 1-6
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£563
for 3 nights
From
£162
£1,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 7-8
29 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£714
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,443
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 9-12
13 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 4 nights
From
£281
£1,887
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 13-14
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 4 nights
From
£333
£2,217
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 15-17
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,513
for 4 nights
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£359
£2,388
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 18-24
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,557
for 4 nights
From
£370
£2,460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 25-26
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,375
for 4 nights
From
£325
£2,168
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 27
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 4 nights
From
£281
£1,887
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 28
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,049
for 4 nights
From
£243
£1,641
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 29-30
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£714
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,443
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Week 31-33
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£563
for 3 nights
From
£162
£1,122
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,595
for 4 nights
From
£380
£2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76
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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kenai Peninsula in Alaska

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1235 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Rear Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Connected bathroom with shower and tub.
    Back Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Connected bathroom with shower
    Loft above Rear Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 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 ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • 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.

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