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“Great Weekend Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Yellow Dog Lodge

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Yellow Dog Lodge
Hay River, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Weekend Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I visited the lodge this summer on a work retreat with 5 other colleagues. No cell reception meant we could all getaway from work. ( internet was available) Gord offered a friendly welcome and made sure all guests felt at home. Heddy had homecooked meals for us 3 times a day and our Prime Rib feast on friday out on the deck was memorable. None of us were fisherman but Gord still helped us out, got us geared up as we went out cruising in the boats. We ended up all catching a nice sized fish. I would highly recomend this property for fishing or simply relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Great daily meals, remarkable trips out on the lakes, fishing adventures and the most comfortable lodge building ever. This was truly an amazing experience that started with a short float plane ride out of Yellowknife. As city kids, Gord (the owner) went out of his way to show us the best fishing spots, scope out the wildlife and even spot a bear or two ( at a distance, happily). You'll spend no time in the room, as you'll be too busy enjoying the lodge or eating. Worth every cent of the cost of a trip from Toronto. Campfires, a hot tub, even early Northern Lights ( if you ask, he'll wake you up for them). I just got home, and I wantto go back already.

  • Stayed August 2012
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

Beautiful location in Canadian Shield country north of Yellowknife. The lodge is located on a granite-sided passage connecting two lakes, both with super clear water and rocky shores. The lodge is extremely well equipped and comfortable. I had great fishing success (grayling, pike, and lake trout) despite it being the slow fishing season. There are also some great hiking trails around and opportunities for canoeing, kayaking etc. Manager is friendly and knowledgeable, and the guide I had was outstanding. I highly recommend Yellow Dog.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2009

The Smith entourage wants to thank Gord, Garrett, and Heddy once again for our delightful time at the Yellow Dog Lodge. It will be lodged in the memories of all of us, perhaps especially in those of the youngest "men", Quincy and Logan. Our trip back was uneventful despite the necessity of taking 4 successive flights (including that to Yellow Knife). Good luck in the future of the Lodge. It is an incomparable place. We would be happy to serve as references, if that is useful in the future.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Yellow Dog Lodge

Property: Yellow Dog Lodge
Address: N62 53'28 | W113 52'04, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6, Canada (Formerly Pilote Point Lodge)
Location: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Yellowknife
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellow Dog Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yellow Dog Lodge is located between beautiful Duncan and Graham Lakes, only a 15 minute float plane ride north east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The lodge features great sport fishing, brilliant northern lights, opportunities for paddling and outdoor adventure and knowledgeable friendly staff. We have 7 lakes and 2 streams that offer the finest lake trout, northern pike, walleye and arctic grayling in the region. The natural beauty of the Northern Canadian Wilderness is pristine and we are committed to providing you with the best of nature and ensuring the same for those who follow. Endorsed by the Canadian Tourism Commission as a Signature Experience Collection of Canada. ... more   less 
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