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Knik River Lodge

3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   29979 E. Knik River Road, 50 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Beautiful views, great helicopter and jet boat ride, fabulous restaurant onsite that had excellent wine. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and the staff were friendly, helpful and helped make this our favorite place to stay in our 12 day driving trip. They have a wonder wine list and had a rather obscure wine that we loved! You feel like... More

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Palmer, Alaska
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We've eaten at the Lodge several times and have stayed there once. The food is terrific -- some of the best food I've eaten in Alaska. The restaurant is in a charming Yurt on a bluff overlooking the river. The cabins are nice too and spotlessly clean. The Lodge can arrange for a helicopter trip to the glacier and dog... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

And the Cabins are really great too! I stayed at the cabins earlier in the summer. They are clean and the views are magnificient! The cabin even had a cute little loft, so that's cool. And we took a helicopter ride with a guy named Dusty. He was a great pilot who gave us interesting info about the glaciers and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed 3 nights and cabin was generally fine. Main benefit to staying here is for those who want the convenience to take one or more helicopter trips. Cabin was fine, clean, bed was comfortable. Beautiful views. Restaurant was on the grounds in a yurt that was fun and food was quite good. Two criticisms 1- You couldn't sit comfortably... More

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Girdwood, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I took my parents to Knik River Lodge for my parents birthday. We were all thrilled. Peter, the owner and his wife were wonderful. The housekeepers were very friendly and did a great job. We loved our stay. I will bring all my friends that come to Alaska to stay at the lodge. Make sure you take a helicopter to... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had an amazing long weekend at the Knik River Lodge. The property was beautiful- it was private and had a great staff. We liked the food and have already discussed going back with friends. It feels like you are at the end of the world. Make sure you have something for lunch as that is a meal they don't... More

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

we booked a deluxe king cabin several months in advance for 2-1/2 nights. we had a BOGO from the Northern Lights discount book that Peter gladly honored which saved us over $200. we arrived at 3AM (the half night) and was given a discount on the partial night stay. Peter was more than accommodating. the lights in our cabin were... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

If you are looking for peace and quiet in the middle of no where this is the perfect place for you. If you need lots to do or even cable television this is NOT for you. Personally I loved this place and would definitely return. We were only able to stay one night though. I would suggest you leave the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Arriving in Palmer, this really is an oase in a dessert. Staff & Owner are very friendly, They make you feel like family. The restaurant food is excellent even as the matching wines. If we could have fitted an extra night in this place in our round trip we definitely would have. The cabins are modern, very clean. In the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Although it is at the end of the road and isolated what better way to enjoy a visit to Alaska! Cabins are modern and clean, all have great views of the mountains. We hiked after arriving which ended up being a very challenging hike, so be prepared! We ate in the yurt which was good but very expensive so be... More

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Also Known As:
Knik River Hotel
Knik River Hotel Anchorage
Address: 29979 E. Knik River Road, 50 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645
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Location: United States > Alaska > Palmer
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Palmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Knik River Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Picture yourself on the deck of a beautiful cabin, pondering the serenity of the wilderness. Look for our resident moose or listen to the great horned owl in his favorite lookout tree on top of the hill. Knik River Lodge is remote enough to be true wilderness, yet just one hour by car from Anchorage. Perfectly situated for exploring South-central Alaska, we invite you to share our magical part of the world. ... more   less 
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