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Sundog Retreat
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Whitehorse
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Nice location~”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were in the Raven's Nest, which also was by The Nook, and it was above the sauna, the hot tub area, and the studio(?). It was quite noisy because there was a lot of activity both nights with loud talking in the hot tub and door slamming and running or heavy talking in the sauna. A family that stayed in The Nook was outside til midnight. the children running around and yelling--no consideration for other guests. In addition, there are no keys unless you request one and pay a deposit, which left our room unlocked when we went to town. This did not appear to be a problem, until we returned, and apparently curious residents, guests, etc., tried to open the door at the bottom of the stairs. We had locked it when we were in, and could hear the door knob being tried, and then the outside door slam when they left. Had they been able to open it and come up the stairs, our privacy would have been seriously compromised. I peered out the bathroom window, which overlooked the entrance and saw a couple of women leave a couple of times. They didn't knock, just tried to enter probably because they didn't think it was occupied. If I were to go back, I would specifically ask not to be put in that building.
The internet was sporadic, but we did manage to do what we needed to do.

Room Tip: Ask not to be put in The Nook or The Raven's Nest--no privacy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

When we arrived I found we weren't in a separate free-standing cabin, but on the second floor of a metal building. We stayed in the Raven's Nest. The room was spacious with a fully stocked kitchen, but very uncomfortable Futon as a sofa. TV wasn't very large and complicated to use. Bedroom was at one end of space and bathroom was at the other end so you had to walk through the "great" room. A little inconvenient. Below our place was a common area and people would go in there and allow their kids to run around and slam doors. Twice we went down to speak to them about the noise. So, I would suggest choosing another room/cabin if you stay there. Wireless did NOT work. Finally went to the office and used it there. They couldn't understand, it usually worked, blah, blah, blah. I heard that same story almost everywhere we went in Yukon and Alaska. This place is secluded and about 20 minutes out of town. Keep that in mind when you are booking. It was clean, but no housekeeping while you are there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I wasn't 100% sure what to expect when I booked but we could not have been more pleased! Heather and Andrew are amazing hosts - they helped us out with whatever we needed including when we were stranded in Vancouver for an extra day.
The cabins were very clean and well maintained. There was enough space in all three rentals that we used for four adults.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Granger, Indiana
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We only spent one night here while traveling to Alaska. The cabin had a very nice layout and easily accommodated two couples. We decided to stay there because it was less costly than two hotel rooms. It was further from Whitehorse than we expected. That was probably our fault. If you are looking for a quiet location for a vacation, this is the spot. Just be aware that restaurants and groceries are miles away.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are looking for somewhere a little off the classic hotel stay in Whitehorse, you should try Sundog Retreat. Quite and comfortable cabins. Spotless. Eco friendly but not uncomfortable.
Easy to find on the Klondike Hw. I will surely recommend a stay for at least some days.If you prefer restaurant dining bear in mind that its nearly 30 km from downtown Whitehorse.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Pamiruru
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Even with last minute arrangements, the owners have somehow always accommodated us. This is a wonderful place to stay near Whitehorse. It's much better than a hotel and we would recommend it to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

You cannot ask for anything better, the only thing you need to bring is your food , these cabins have everything you will need. Make sure to bring your swim wear and try out the hot tub. The cabins and the rest of the property is so well kept, and beautiful.Heather and her husband took the time to answer any questions we had about Whitehorse and surrounding area. We spent a day at Skagway which has to be the most amazing place I have ever seen,about 2-1/2 hours away from the cabin ,well worth the drive.

  • Stayed July 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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