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Regina, Canada
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The river house is all about its location. Close to Haines yet you feel very isolated and have the views all to yourself. We stayed in the upper apartment. I also saw the lower apartment. The difference is vast. If at all possible always stay upstairs as the views are amazing. The bottom part has no views unless you go...

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Deborah V, Owner at River House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and the awesome photos! You got some good ones. And thanks for being so good natured and accommodating about my temporary lapse on your staying here at my home (tip: don't get old!). Hope to see you back here again! Deb

Haines, Alaska
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Relaxing, comfortable accommodations. Gaze out to sea or take a walk along the river. Eagles and sea birds abound. Wolves can be heard across the river. Amazing landscape of glacier capped mountains. A great spot to unwind from reality.

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Deborah V, Owner at River House, responded to this review

Thaks so much! Terrific that you could gear wolves. Hope to see you back again!

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I found this house online several years ago and couldn't wait to book it. Well this was the year and we just returned. My family and I just adored the house and the location. The house is in such a wonderful location. Such wonderful silence and wondrous views of the mountains and Eagles and river. The owner is great to...

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Deborah V, Owner at River House, responded to this review

I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay, and that River House didn't disappoint, after such long anticipation. You are right, I love it when people so appreciate my lovely part of the world. I hope you can all come back soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2015

The River House (upstairs unit) is one of our favourite places to go in Haines. The view is spectacular- with ocean, mountains, thousands of birds, and eagles humming right out the front door. There is a lovely deck to sip coffee in the morning, as you take in the ocean air. The kitchen has all the amenities you could need,...

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 13 August 2015

When I stumbled upon River House while researching accommodations for my trip to Alaska, I knew I had found the perfect place to stay. Indeed, upon arriving, it was confirmed that I had discovered an absolute gem. Convenient location, privacy, cleanliness and comfort, combined with scenery and views that cannot be competed with, River House offers everything one could desire...

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Illinois City, Illinois
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed in both the lower unit (more like a standard hotel room) and the upper unit which is fabulous. When staying in the lower unit the microwave went out and the owner went right out and bought a new one. Lower unit is clean and is as described. Can not say enough about the upper unit. Great views, modern...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The River House is a gem. The location on the Chilkat River is fantastic and lets you be close to nature with all the comforts of a lovingly built home. Close to town and hiking trails, its truly an ideal place to stay. A true vacation and respite from city life. The owner, is also super kind and helpful.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 June 2015

May 2015, I rented the upper unit for 2 weeks. The unit has a full kitchen with amazing views of Mudd Bay. It also has a telescope, which came in handy to view the numerous water foul and bald eagles sitting in the bay. The rental is on a quiet street with very little vehicle traffic. Sitting out on the...

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d2v, Owner at River House, responded to this review

Thanks, Rachel, for the kind words. Hope to see you back again next summer! --- Deborah

Wasington State
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We stayed in the upstairs apartment for 2 nights. The River House is in a good location about 5 or 10 minutes by car outside of Haines, but feels like you're out in the country (like most of Alaska!). The upstairs apartment had about everything you could need and is definitely the preferred option over the downstairs unit. Our general...

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d2v, Owner at River House, responded to this review

Hi, "outdoorjunkies" -- Thanks for the push to look at River House with fresh eyes. You are (were) perfectly right about updates. They've been made, including new TV's, better internet, new mattress (lower unit now has queen bed), all new bedding, and dishes. I appreciate your comments! -- Deb

New York
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is hands down one of the best places I've ever stayed (and I've gone through 3 passports/inserts in the last several years). Deborah goes out of her way to make guests feel like part of her extended family (we showed up without a car on the first night and she generously offered to loan us hers to run errands),...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming cottage on the mouth of the Chilkat River, where the fresh water meets the saltwater. Stunning river and mountain views, great wildlife viewing opportunities. Migrating birds, brown bears, moose, wolves, coyotes, sea lions have all been seen. Spotting scope in upstairs unit. Close to town but feels miles away. BBQ; sauna. Open spring skiing through fall silvers and Eagle Fest.Fully equipped kitchen in one unit, mini-kitchen in the other. Living area, dining table, deck, picnic table, w/d. Three night minimum; pets on approval. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River House

Address: 3 River Road, Haines, AK 99827
Region: United States > Alaska > Haines
Price Range: ₹ 5,890 - ₹ 9,817 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Upstairs is a must”
  • Upstairs reading nook
  • Upstairs loft bed
 of 5 bubbles Bubbavon, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs unit is superb.”
 of 5 bubbles jennifere431, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“stay in the upstairs unit”
 of 5 bubbles outdoorjunkies, 21 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Stay at least a week- 2 weeks is even better!”
 of 5 bubbles saranam2014, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Pick the upper level with full kitchen and livingroom.”
  • view Chilkat River
 of 5 bubbles Venusalberta33, 26 Jun 2013 | Read review
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