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Winterlake Lodge

200 Miles North West of Anchorage, South Denali Foothills, Skwentna, AK 99667
Winterlake Lodge

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Juneau, Alaska
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There are certain places that stay with you long after you unpack and go back to your day-to-day routine. Winterlake Lodge is one of those places. From the architecture and furnishings, hospitality crew, wilderness guides, dog handlers, and last – but not least – the food; Winter Lake Lodge is a top-notch experience staffed by professionals who love what they... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've waited months to write this review because I've been searching for words adequate to describe our experience; alas, I fear I have failed. The entire staff at Winterlake were so exceptional that the experience itself is the only way to appreciate them. Everything from the three chefs preparing gourmet meals daily to the behind the scenes front-of-house employees were... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Wow, what an amazing trip! We spent five days at the Winterlake Lodge, as the first guests of 2015. We were part of a http://ttlalaska.com Photo Trek with famed photographer Jeff Schultz, covering the Northern Lights 300 Dog Sled Race. The entire stay (and Photo Trek!) was superb. The flight in from Anchorage was a bit bumpy, but landing on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Words can not describe this place or the people - welcoming , professional staff that make you feel like you are at home. For some it is their home and they are generous to share it with those that come to stay. Great food , fantastic scenery , bears. Husband got some spekky photos to complete out trip - no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We got married at Winterlake and it was PERFECT! The staff was fantastic and the cabin couldn't have been better! Yes, it is a lot of money but TOTALLY worth every dollar. We have new lifelong friends who made our big day special. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We can't wait to return. To celebrate our 5th anniversary!

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mylifeisanadventure, Owner at Winterlake Lodge, responded to this review

Fond memories of your beautiful ridge wedding! Can't wait to see you guys again.... More 

Central Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I simply can't say enough about Winterlake Lodge and the Dixon-Potgeiter families and staff. It was the trip of a lifetime for us, and we have traveled to some amazing places. The absolutely beautiful cabin, the food, and the pristine environment would be enough on their own, but the owners and staff were knowledgeable, attentive, and tailored experiences to our... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

WE are a family of four with 2 children age 9 and 11. We wanted to go off the beaten path and see the true Alaska. When I first booked our trip to Winter Lake Lodge I was a bit overwhelmed by the expense in staying at Winter Lake Lodge, but in hindsight I can say it was worth every... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Despite some notable misgiving, the owners and staff worked hard and were well coordinated. A surprisingly good attention to detail and focus on hospitality. food was ok.nothing to write home about. I would return for more fishing expeditions by helicopter.

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Hong Kong
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Words and photos don't do justice to Winterlake Lodge. If you're considering whether to spend the money to go, then let me help you. Spend it. By the time you leave, you'll be wondering why you didn't figure out a way to afford more nights. When we first made our booking, we gawked at the price. But given this was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

So while you are in Alaska to enjoy so much it has to offer, what jumps out about Winterlake is the food. Todd and Frank did an amazing job on our recent stay. Everything was amazing, from snacks to breakfasts to dinners. Fresh ingredients, reasonable portions, nothing overly complex but always interesting. We had to exercise serious self restraint. And... More 

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