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Blachford Lake Lodge

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Box 1568, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P2, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First off, the good. The Northern Lights were fantastic, an awesome experience. The Lodge, not so much. The meals were advertised as "gormet." Not so. We booked the lodge through an outfit called "Artic Kingdom," who kept the name of the Lodge a secret, and added nothing except a 10% upcharge to what the Lodge charges directly. The Lodge uses... More 

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went to see the lights. And they were fabulous! But even moreso, getting to know the volunteer/staff and their warm hospitality made it feel like we were hanging out and doing amazing outdoor activities with good friends. Our overnight camping trip with two volunteer/staff was another huge highlight. They couldn't do enough to make it fun, including a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Every amenity in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth. Booked a private cabin for 3 nights. Extremely romantic. Saw the aurora very night, very dependable. Can't list all of the activities (included) but some: hiking on private trails, the hot tub, relaxing in the welcoming main lodge, and trying out some pond hockey on the lake.... More 

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houston, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a wonderful couple of days at Blachford Lodge. We were blessed enough to see fantastic Aurora Borealis when we were there both nights. The staff and volunteers are fantastic, very helpful and friendly. Food was awesome! Accommodations were good. I can't think of a single negative thing to say.

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

Thank you for your review V. . We are not only happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in general, but also that you got to see the aurora both nights! More 

Yellowknife, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The secluded beauty at Blachford is dependable. If you're a nature lover you will be thrilled. The aurora gave us two awe inspiring evenings of entertainment. This was a second visit to the lodge having visited the previous year. I found last year's staff a little friendlier and more informative than the staff this year even though there seemed to... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your second stay with us. We are certainly saddened to hear that your repeat stay wasn’t to your fullest satisfaction. We have discussed the issues you addressed within our team for general improvement and made instant changes, for example, staff eat at different times now. We also... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The staff there is very friendly and helpful. We went there to watch aurora in Feb 2015 and were able to watch some very fabulous and stunning lights- out of 3 nights, we were able to see the lights in 2 nights. Apart from watching the lights, there were quite a number of activities on the snow which are fascinating... More 

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MikeFreeland, General Manager at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, Clarence. So pleased to hear that your time with us was such a success. More 

Ocala, Florida, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We spent four nights at the Lodge in mid-February with seeing the Aurora Borealis as our primary objective. The first night was overcast. Then we enjoyed spectacular shows in clear skies for the next three nights. Visiting during the new moon further enhanced the viewing. While visits to the "tipi" away from the lodge lights provided expansive views of the... More 

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MikeFreeland, General Manager at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know about your trip to Blachford. I am very pleased to hear that you had such a good time. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. More 

Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is simply incredible! We went during the winter to see the northern lights and we weren't disappointed. I would recommend staying in a cabin if you can deal with the lack of bathroom. Cabins allow you some privacy from the other guests staying in the lodge if you want it. We stayed in the Point cabin and it... More 

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MikeFreeland, General Manager at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review, Josh, and for taking the time to write it in Dutch as well! More 

norwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely awsome. No other words for this place. Everything was so perfect. Every one was so kind and friendly, food was so good, they just coudnt do enough to help Us during our stay! Thanks blachford! :)

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

Thank you for your comments Dave. What a wonderful and memorable time you spent at the lodge; certainly something that we won't forget either. All the best to you and Karen! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was my fifth country visited to try to see the Northern Lights, and over a five-night stay, I saw them three tines. The place is amazing, the staff are all, without exception, as helpful and enthusiastic as they could be. Wonderful!

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

Great to hear that your time with us was such a success, and thanks very much for letting us know, Linda. More 

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