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29979 E Knik River Rd 45 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
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#1 of 18 Specialty lodging in Palmer
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4.6
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4.4
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 Southcentral Alaska, we invite you to share our magical part of the world.
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Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Boating
Hiking
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Desk
Fireplace
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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29979 E Knik River Rd 45 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
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Nannette P wrote a review Oct 2022
Anchorage, Alaska49 contributions17 helpful votes
Now called the Alaska Glacier Lodge under new ownership! So glad they opened their doors for the winter season! Very picturesque and quiet place to stay and just an hour drive from Anchorage. Their cabins are well maintained and very clean. It’s our second time staying there for this season. So convenient and close to many many attractions including the Knik River, the Reindeer Farm in Butte, the Musk Ox farm in Palmer, hatchers Pass to name a few. Have yet to experience their helicopter rides! Thank you Jenn, Shawn, and Eugene for your hospitality and attention to details. Rest assured there will be more trips there!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nigel H wrote a review Sep 2022
Harrogate, United Kingdom55 contributions9 helpful votes
Situated out of Palmer, this is located with an attractive view across a small lake when not shrouded in cloud. This is a very good reason for staying as well as the base for helicopter flights. Not my favourite stay in 10 days in Alaska. I found the bed uncomfortable and squeaky and the staff offhand, and soliciting tips, which I would have been happier to give if they'd been more pleasant and beer cheaper.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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dgcross wrote a review Aug 2022
Bloomington, Minnesota8 contributions
We enjoyed our one night stay in a king cabin. The simple, quaint cabin had everything we needed and the restaurant and bar had great food and scenery. We enjoyed watching the helicopters take off and land for/from the glacier tours. The outside deck from the bar/restaurant was outstanding and everyone spoke highly of the glacier tours.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Mary Helen S wrote a review Aug 2022
Eagle River, Alaska115 contributions14 helpful votes
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We are local (Eagle River) and were looking for a quick getaway for our anniversary. Knik River Lodge did not disappoint. Our cabin was clean and we enjoyed wine and snacks on the porch, dinner in the lodge restaurant, and champagne on our porch before our included breakfast. It was rainy, but the views were still spectacular. We will definitely be back to hike their 4-mile trail and eat lunch on the deck in the sun.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sharon S wrote a review Jul 2022
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed at the Lodge for access to the helicopters and glacier rides. Great food, friendly people, accommodations just fine for our party of 8, including 4 kids. Nice drive from Anchorage, fun little stops along the way. Loved it all.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trista Pourier wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a truly incredible time. From check in to check out everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Our helicopter tour was beyond words. We saw three bears four moose and were able to hike around the glacier. Our guide was excellent as all employees were. He was educated, kind, and a great pilot. I grew up in Alaska and have been to many glaciers but this experience tops them all. Thank you to everyone for making this experience so wonderful.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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rian wrote a review Jul 2022
North Plains, Oregon3 contributions
The BEST place we visited in Alaska! This is a tremendous location and the access to the choppers makes for exciting excursion opportunities. Our family (with three teenagers) loved it. The cabins were cozy and nicer than your standard hotel room. Very good food out of the kitchen and a really accommodating deck area for socializing.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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C M wrote a review Jul 2022
18 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed one night on our way from Matanuska glacier to Whittier. It is off the beaten path, which we liked. The property is beautiful and we had great weather to enjoy it. Check- in attendant was great and very helpful. Cabins were spacious, clean, and comfortable. Loved having an electric kettle for tea since using the coffee maker to heat water always gives a little coffee flavor to the tea. ;) Having a couple of tea bags or hot cocoa packets in the rooms might be considered. Helicopters start at 8 am and they are loud and you hear them throughout the property. My late sleeper teen found this interesting and annoying at the same time. ;) Only reason for not 5 stars is the included breakfast. Breakfast is advertised to run until 10 am. When I arrived about 9:15 am, the dining room sign said closed, there was no attendant in site, and all of the chaffing dishes were empty. Stood there a few minutes and then went back to reception, who ensured me that breakfast was still open. Went back and stood a little while longer… still no one. Finally the receptionist went into the kitchen and returned saying that more food was coming. I enjoyed some coffee and a piece of toast while more breakfast was made. It was just all a bit confusing, but we were happy that a hot breakfast was included. As others have mentioned, it’s scrambled eggs, potatoes, reindeer sausage, toast (loved the peanut butter option), and oatmeal. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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rescue79 wrote a review Oct 2021
Portsmouth, Virginia22 contributions5 helpful votes
I had planned a tour with Knik Glacier Tours and wanted to stay someplace close. I found Knik Lodge and was very pleased. We were a family of 7 and had three cabins. The cabins were very nice. Had a front porch and we could watch the helicopters landing and taking off. Mosquitos were pretty bad. Microwave and refrig. Breakfast was included. It was a basic breakfast but very good. We were traveling just after the state was opening up to tourist. Most places were struggling with being short staffed and not enough guests to have the amenities all up and running. Coin laundry and we used it. This lodge is many miles from any town so you will need to eat at their restaurant. Not lots of variety and was not real impressed with the food. We did do the dog sledding the next day and it was very convenient to walk from our cabin to the lodge and helicopter.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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kathryn k wrote a review Sep 2021
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My husband and I chose Knik River Lodges to host our wedding ceremony and reception dinner. We had initially set it up for 2020 but had to reschedule for 2021 because of COVID. We worked with Lars throughout the entire process. He literally wears every hat at the lodge so sometimes was busy and hard to get ahold of but he made sure we got exactly what we wanted. He booked the helicopter tour for us, he put together a great dinner menu, he allowed us to use his dogs during the ceremony (Tucker and Bones were great!), and he went above and beyond for our guests crazy requests. We set everything up over the phone and email as we didnt live in Alaska and had never been there. We brought 16 guests with us who all stayed at the lodge as well. Some had issues with the front desk clerical details but Lars made sure things were corrected and that they were all taken care of. The lodge was a perfect place to host our wedding. The ceremony backdrop of mountains was breathtaking. The reception room was clean and roomy, and our wedding planner had a great canvas to build on. The cabins were a nice mix of rustic and modern. They didnt have cable but had hundreds of DVDs to choose from. They had nice hot showers which are exactly what you want after a long day exploring, or partying, in Alaska. The helicopter access was a nice plus that we took advantage of. Cant wait to see the wedding pictures on the glacier! The food at Ravens Perch was delicious, we ate there for breakfast and dinner. We also enjoyed the wedding dinner they catered for us. Everyone raved about the cheesecake dessert and want the recipe. Overall everything was great! We even saw a moose cow and baby in the front lawn during our welcome dinner. Unfortunately no Northern Lights, maybe next time. 5 out of 5!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knik River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Knik River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Knik River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Knik River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Knik River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Knik River Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Knik River Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Knik River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Knik River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Knik River Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Knik River Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Knik River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.