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29979 E Knik River Rd 45 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
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#1 of 16 Specialty lodging in Palmer
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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29979 E Knik River Rd 45 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
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travelswithtracy wrote a review Sep 2020
Grand Junction, Colorado605 contributions114 helpful votes
It was never on my radar to go Flightseeing - let alone walk on a glacier! I absolutely have never had a better time. The arrangements were made to go for a 12:30 trip - for an hour flight. It was already September - and with Covid, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was greeted warmly and efficiently - after driving north about an hour from Anchorage. Then two other girls and myself were whisked away for an adventure of a lifetime! It was phenomenal. Granted, it was a slightly overcast day - which truly brought out the colors of the ice - and autumn, so the foliage was most colorful. But what truly made this trip incredible was our pilot, Jeff. He was so competent, but brought along a sense of fun - making him the perfect ambassador to appreciate the glaciers, flying in a helicopter, and even answering my many questions about life in Alaska - and its people. He taught us so much but was also pointed out a huge bull moose - and his girlfriend. This was truly one of the highlights of my trip. I will truly tell one and all about how fabulous this was!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Mike597533 wrote a review Sep 2020
72 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed at the lodge last year at the end of September and visited the prior year in the summer. You really owe it to yourself to take in all that the location has to offer. You really get a different experience dependent upon the time of year. From full foliage, to incredible colors of the leaves changing, to a snow covered landscapes, the time of year you visit and elevation you set your adventure offer differing picturesque memories. First, we have found the drive there is really beautiful with every changing photo spots, dependent upon the season and time of day. Second, the lodges are spotless and cozy, with incredible views from your porch and a fireplace to warm you up. Next the food at the restaurant in the main lodge is really impressive and worth driving there for dinner, even if you aren’t staying there. If you have the ability, I really recommend you take in an on site helicopter tour, which was one of the highlights of our lives. The pilots are fantastic and the scenery is like nothing you’ve ever seen. The lodge has always been staffed with down to earth people too who are really great to converse with at meals or any time of the day. This is also a tremendous place to base yourself if you want to explore the surrounding scenic areas. We couldn’t make it there this year, but always picture waking up in the early morning and stepping out on the porch and watching the sun rise on mountains in front of us, or seeing a glimpse of the northern lights at night in the late season. We miss this place and hope to be back soon. Check this place out for yourself, you’ll be glad you did!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paulina F wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions
Unforgettable moments! I definitely recommend this ride to anyone who is looking for adventure or celebration idea. The glacier is just stunning. Many thanks to our pilot - Steven. He's awesome! What a great fun!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Tim B wrote a review Aug 2020
Blairsville, Georgia, United States9 contributions1 helpful vote
Many months ago when my wife and I were planning our Alaskan vacation, we selected Knik River Lodge for one of our weekends of experiencing what Alaska has to offer. We selected the dates, paid in advance, and reserved a helicopter flight to a glacier to go on a dog sled ride (located on the property). The Fiday night before our weekend was to start, I received a call from Lars informing me the restaurant would be closed because they booked a wedding party that weekend. FYI: because this is in a remote location, the closest restaurant was at least 20 minutes away. So breakfast, lunch, and dinner, would have to be eaten in another location. To say the least, I was upset. My question to Lars was why did you wait to call me the night before because I'm sure the wedding party was booked at least a month prior to our arrival. Also, why wasn't takeout offered so we wouldn't interfere with the wedding party. Additionally, when asked for help from Lars about cancelling the glacier trip he said he would do what he could and call me back. Never heard back from Lars. So to save my money for the $1,000+ glacier trip, we made reservations elsewhere and traveled the 4 hours from Homer so we wouldn't loose our money. This is the first time I have given a 1. They deserved less.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Nadya H wrote a review Aug 2020
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We loved everything about our stay: the lodge, the room, the friendly staff. The views are breathtaking! The restaurant serves local food that is absolutely delicious. They also offer helicopter tours to Knik glacier. Very grateful for the perfect getaway!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Lars Larson, General Manager at Knik River Lodge
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Thank You for your kind review! We truly love the experiences that we get to share with the world! We can't wait to see you again!
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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.
Are any cleaning services offered at Knik River Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Knik River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.