"Worth Doing Once"
Aug 27, 2006: A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Backcountry Lodge Aug. 9 and 10th. We enjoyed our stay at the Lodge. The food was good but not great. The breakfast buffet was nice, lunch was a buffet with the day trippers and dinner was with overnighters in the lodge. Lunch was fine but I did expect a better effort than the dinners we had. This was about 2 stars, not 4.
The staff, though dwindling, really tried to accommodate the guests needs and activities. We attempted to take a casual, guide accompanied nature hike but the road was washed out near the Kantishna Roadhouse. Instead of the planned walk our staff person took our group on a walk nearer the lodge. It was a pleasant experience. That afternoon we panned for gold, went on the botany hike and generally enjoyed the scenery. Hors' de vours were served at five where all of the evening guests met for a social hour.
We did not have a naturalist talk either of the evenings we were there but the subjects that were scheduled were not of interest.
The cabins were rustic but clean.
This is an experience I would recommend for everyone to do once. I thought 2 nights was the right amount of time to spend. Our experience was expensive but worth it