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Winterlake Lodge

200 Miles North West of Anchorage, South Denali Foothills, Skwentna, AK 99667
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Lacey, Washington
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Winterlake Lodge is located at Finger Lake, a checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail. it is incredible beautiful and accessible only by bush plane or snow machine. The lodge and cabins are wonderful and unique. The staff is world class, and the cuisine the same. Carl and Kirsten, the owners, and their family and other staff are outstanding hosts. We... More 

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annapolis
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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We absolutely LOVE this place. It is a rustic 5 star plus Lodge which manages to pull of intimacy, fantastic food and unforgettable experiences in one magical spot. My wife and I flew into Anchorage. From there the two of us got into a float plane and flew over 100 plus miles of complete wilderness to Winterlake Lodge. We were... More 

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San Antonio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We spent quite a bit of time researching Alaska lodges, with numerous searches, reading reviews, etc. etc. After all of that, Winterlake stood out as our top candidate for a visit. We were not disappointed. Note that arriving there is subject to weather suitable for the float plane you take to get there. The helicopter shuttles to any number of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Yes, we could have learned to fly fish back here in New Zealand, but why not go learn in Alaska!! And no better place than Winterlake Lodge!! Our float plane landed us at the lodge jetty where we were welcomed by McKenzie and Tony (lodge managers) and the team, we were promptly settled in to our cabin and off on... More 

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Boerne, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

2 couples from Arizona and 2 from Texas spent the greatest 4 days ever at this place!! We call it 5 STAR RUSTIC.................. The food was amazing. Note - diet before going. Fabulous chefs!! Tony and McKenzie, the Managers, did a wonderful job. The helicopter experiences to fly fishing and river rafting were fabulous. Save enough $ do to both!... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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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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 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 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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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 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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Thank Kerrie S
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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 

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