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Blachford Lake Lodge

Box 1568, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P2, Canada
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our family had an amazing adventure to Blachford Lake Lodge at the end of September! We had beautiful clear skies two out of four nights and were treated to amazing vistas. We went during the new moon. Blachford is a wonderful place for families who love nature, love to hike and kayak and be in absolute quiet and peace. The... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you and your family had such a good time at Blachford, including displays of the aurora. Thanks very much for taking the time to write this review. More 

Hong Kong, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We spent two nights at the Blachford Lake Lodge in September and this is amazing to see the aurora in true wilderness without light and noise pollution. The show was fantastic, occuring as rays and ripple, sometimes oval and it lasted for a few hours. We enjoyed the cosy cabin with beautiful surroundings and landscape. Food was well-prepared and sufficient.... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent trip to Blachford. I am very pleased to hear that you had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again one day! More 

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29 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The lodge itself is rustically beautiful and even more impressive when you consider that everything in it was either cut down on site or shipped in by float plane, (helicopter in case of the hot tub). The beds are very comfortable, rooms bright and the shared washrooms/showers perform very well. The float plane to and from the lodge is a... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent trip to Blachford. I am pleased to note that despite some disappointments, your visit also exceeded positive expectations. I apologise unreservedly for the problems you encountered. In general we pride ourselves on balancing the needs of lodge guests, Dechinta participants, staff and lodge maintenance. I have undertaken a thorough... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While this is a wilderness lodge, it has hot showers, fantastic food (including a never ending supply of fresh cookies), and an outstanding staff - including the young "volunteers" from around the world who were always helpful and interesting to talk with. The beds were comfortable, the facilities outstanding, and the fishing fantastic. While there were forest fires in the... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for getting in touch Jim. So pleased to hear that your time with us was such a success. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Greatly enjoyed our 2 night stay, starting with the flight from the frozen lake at Yellowknife and landing on frozen Blachford Lake. Great fun and flying out just reinforced the sense of "wilderness". We had 2 nights to view the aurora in the wilderness away from light pollution. The second night we had a show which at the time (given... More 

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

What a great experience. The cabins were well set up. Food was good. The hot tub was awesome with the northern lights. One of the best location to see the northern lights. They have a sauna too. The bathrooms and showers were really clean.

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I spent five nights at Blachford Lake Lodge under the warm care of the young staff. The beds were comfortable, activities plentiful, atmosphere relaxed. I ice-fished and went dog sledding, and hiked one of several trails that wind through beautiful Canadian country side. There were always fresh baked goods waiting by the bar, as well as coffee, tea, and hot... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The vast wilderness combined with the lodge's amazing hospitality has resulted in an unforgettable trip. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They are genuine, considerate and always looking for ways to better our experience. The lodge has many amenities and equipment available for the active (such as cross country skis, snowshoes, skates, nature trails) and also plenty of warm... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

It means a lot to me, and the staff here at BLL, to know that you had such a good time, so many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

True wilderness with an amazing staff make this worth the effort to get there. You will not be disappointed. The aurora was our main purpose and did not disappoint, but daytime activities were equally satisfying. Where else could you help build an igloo, snowshoe, enjoy dogmushing and do a little yoga? It was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks, BLL... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear that you had such a great time, and thanks very much for letting us know. More 

West Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our stay at Blachford or BLL as they like to call it, was amazing. We were lucky to see the Aurora each night with one while we were dog mushing in -44C temperatures! The night sky full of stars, was lit up like magic. While the aurora was the main draw for travelling to BLL, the experience was made "whole"... More 

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing Joan. Good to hear you say you were lucky with the weather, when you had temperatures of 44 below! More 

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Address: Box 1568, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 10
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