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“Great location and wonderful people”
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Sundog Retreat
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
1 review
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“Great location and wonderful people”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Our family visited in February for a chance (successful!) to glimpse the northern lights. It was a last minute trip, as we had originally planned for Alaska.

Heather and Andrew Finton were great - helpful, warm, generous, and friendly, all while being unintrusive. Their two lodge assistants were equally welcoming and helpful.
As we booked late, we could only manage The Nook room/loft, which is smaller than others, and less well-located. Regardless, it was well furnished and the kitchen was fully utensiled.

The location, being about 20 - 25 minutes outside of Whitehorse, makes it less convenient, but this is more than made-up for by the sense of wilderness, the silence, and significantly reduced light pollution. The grounds are beautiful and you can easily set-up a good viewing station for the northern lights.

Room Tip: If watching for the northern lights, look for a room by the farm - you will have fewer trees and hen...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Juneau, Alaska
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

The cabin was spotless. It was incredibly quiet and peaceful. 15-20 deer came across the field in the evening and were not bothered by us being there. Very nice experience. Thank You. It was well worth the extra 10 minute drive.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

A group of 12 of us rented 2 cabins and had a brilliant stay. The cabins are really cosy and we had a BBQ then hit the hot tub the first night, then made use of the campfire the second night. The owners are really helpful, made the fire for us and even came and knocked on our front door to tell us the lights were out. Nicest place I have stayed in, in a long time

  • Stayed April 2013
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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've been to Sundog Retreat several times, for work or week-ends, and in both cases I come back home so relaxed I feel like I went on a week-long holiday even though it was just for a night. The cabins are very peaceful, and the hot tub and sauna add to the enjoyment of the stay. I'll remember to bring good DVDs next time to enjoy a good film in the cabin too! Thanks to Heather and Andrew fr their warm welcoming,

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This was first time to visit Whitehorse, the purpose is to view northern lights. Transportation, dog sledding tour, winter clothing were arranged perfectly by exchanging emails, airport pick-up re-arranged since we missed our original flight and arrived very late at midnight, even asking us if anything to get at grocery store prior to our arrival. The staff was kindly stopped to show us the northern lights, after checking-in, he came back to us and show us the northern lights again at perfect timing. Service, Cleanliness, facilities, amenities, location...all are excellent. We are sure we will be back to the Sundog retreat on next vacation.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Sundog is about 20 minutes away from downtown. Easy to find. We stayed in Cranberry cabin for 2 nights. Huge windows facing North, the perfect place to view Northern Lights. We can literally view Northern Lights from our cabin very comfortably. Cabin is spotless clean, a welcoming basket of breakfast items. Comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, extremely clean bathroom. Open field with unlimited views of the mountain. Heather and Andrew were so helpful and friendly. Hot tub and sauna are available, amenities are excellent. It was an excellent and relaxing experience.

Room Tip: Cranberry room has perfect mountain and facing North views
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Once again we had a fabulous stay at Sundog. Fuzzy Crocus was full so we took the larger Fireweed Cabin for just two of us. Fireweed would be perfect for 2 couples or family of 4-6. Clean, bright, well-stocked kitchen supplies, strong heat source. Hot tub and sauna and shower building are excellent amenities, and not used that much by other guests so we soaked morning and night. Quiet, unlimited views. Town is only 20 minute drive. Staff helpful and friendly. All in all a perfect romantic getaway.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sundog Retreat
Address: Lot 1160 Policeman's Point Road, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 6N9, Canada
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Location: Canada > Yukon > Whitehorse
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Whitehorse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundog Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winter northern lights, summer midnight sun. Private cabins, hot tub, sauna, full amenities. Yukon hospitality and welcoming fruit basket. Near Whitehorse on 160 private acres. Friendly hosts respect your privacy. ... more   less 
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