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With the Iditarod Trail running through this stunning property on the edge of an ancient valley, this is a hiker’s remote paradise. At the entrance to the Alaska Range this is the ideal basecamp for an authentic backcountry experience. From the arrival by floatplane, enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. Denali and Mt. Susitna and blooms of wildflowers which are only enhanced on landing.
Six wooded cabins that can sleep between 4-6 guests
Activities include guided hiking, fly-fishing, skiing, dog sledding, daily yoga, wine tastings, guitar singalongs, ping-pong
Arrive by floatplane
Kayaks, canoes and paddleboards available for guest use
Helicopter transfers to secret secluded spots
The beautiful timber triangle, that houses the main lodge, is welcoming amongst the wilderness, with a wraparound veranda to maximise your time spent outdoors. Indulge in your personal wooden cabin, roomy and comforting views over the river and rugged peaks in the distance.
The décor is designed to be cosy and uses local Alaskan furnishings. Relax in the main lodge talking to fellow travellers or retreating to one of the many snug corners with one of the books from the library. The evening meal makes the most of the abundant Alaskan delicacies and the myriad of vegetables grown in the kitchen gardens.
Owners paused the hunting which was the lodge’s historic purpose and turned it into a sustainable adventure lodge.
Guests are invited to join conversations about the local ecology, natural resources and the preservation and historical significance of this area.
Water and fuel-saving techniques in place as well as recycling and gardening.
The Lodge is currently rehabilitating a local sockeye salmon spawning stream that has been dammed by beavers.
They have provided a habitat for bears, moose, beavers, wolves, loons, swans and river otters which have all returned to the area and thriving.
Support local communities and Alaskan heritage by serving as the Finger Lake checkpoint in the annual Iditarod dogsled race.
Why we love it
The lodge is home to approximately 20 sled dogs, and guests in winter are invited to attend the lodge’s reputable dog-mushing school. Learn to drive your own team of huskies on the snows of the historic Iditarod Trail and participate in a timeless Alaskan tradition.
Planning your experience
Contact our Travel Designers to find out more about Winterlake Lodge and to start planning your own bespoke experience.
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