- Premium lodge at the foothills of the Alaska Range
- Fine dining
- Wellness facilities
- Roundtrip flights between Lake Hood (Anchorage) and Winterlake Lodge,
- Overnight at Winterlake Lodge
- All meals during stay at lodge
- Guide service
- 1 hour complimentary massage
- Use of lodge equipment.
Rates do not include fishing license,
alcoholic beverages, gratuity.
Winterlake Lodge offers seclusion and spectacular scenery, including views
of the Trimble and Hayes Glacier and the entrance to Rainy Pass. Located on the
National Historic Iditarod Trail, the lodge offers many opportunities for hiking
and wildlife viewing. The area is home to many species of Alaska birds,
wildflowers, and berries that are rarely seen in other locales. Winterlake lodge
is in fantastic yet remote location for an Alaska wilderness vacation with a
easy 1-hour flight from Lake Hood in Anchorage.|
With its wellness
program, cooking classes, and wine tasting, the Winterlake Lodge offers a unique
Alaska lodge experience with luxury. Guided activities at the lodge include
hiking, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, bird watching, and of course dog
mushing in the winter time. This lodge is the perfect getaway for couples,
families, and groups of friends. Great for anyone who loves the outdoors and
wants to get away from the busy day to day life.
Winterlake Lodge's main
building offers a comfortable common room, for relaxing by the fire and viewing
the lake from large picture windows. There is also a cozy dining area, large
meditative yoga room, hot tub on the main deck, and a wood burning sauna. Enjoy
your Alaska lodge vacation, with first-class amenities wilderness
LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
Information: Winterlake Lodge offers seclusion and spectacular scenery.
Trimble and Hayes Glacier, as well as the entrance to Rainy Pass can all be seen
from the lake. The lodge offers many opportunities for hiking and wildlife
viewing with many species of Alaska birds, wildflowers, and berries that are
rarely seen in other locales. The lodge is also located on the National Historic
Iditarod Trail. During the race in March it serves as one of the sled dog race
Lodge setting and accommodation: The main
lodge offers a comfortable main room for relaxing by the fire and viewing the
lake from large picture windows. There is a cozy dining area and large kitchen
for the preparation of the lodge's signature gourmet cuisine. Facilities also
include a large meditation yoga room, hot tub on the main deck, and a
wood-burning sauna. These are the sites of a wellness program that includes
massage therapy. There are 5 guest cabins on the property, each with private
bath, including a family cabin with 3 sleeping rooms.
Dining: Lodge owner and renowned chef Kirsten Dixon offers world-class
culinary classes at the lodge with visiting chefs and specialized culinary
programs throughout the year. Gourmet meals are served from a daily menu. In
keeping with tradition, Alaska regional cuisine is featured. You are welcome to
come into the kitchen at any time and help cook if you like! Special dishes may
be made on request. The lodge also offers frequent lakeside barbecues of Alaska
salmon and King Crab.
Activities Included: A daily
activity sheet is posted in each cabin and a daily menu of meals is posted in
the main lodge. Daily activities may include a cooking class; an interesting
half-hour narrated walk with your guide; a tour of the lake by canoe; kayaking;
mountain biking; berry picking; following the tracks of wolves, otters and moose
(in the winter); and dog mushing on the National Historic Iditarod Trail (in the
The main lodge also has a library for a day of quiet relaxation as
well as yoga classes, a staff masseuse and outdoor hot spa. One 60-minute
massage is included with a minimum 2 night stay.
Excursions: Winterlake Lodge has a dedicated helicopter on site for optional
guided helicopter excursions (not included!). Heli-hiking, wilderness fishing,
river rafting and glacier sightseeing are easily accessible from the lodge.
Day 1/Arrival: Depart Lake Hood in
Anchorage for a
scenic 50-minute flight by float plane.
Your lodge hosts will meet you on arrival. After an orientation at the
lodge you can plan your daily activities.
There's time in the afternoon for outdoor activities. Overnight
Winterlake Lodge. Dinner.
2+: Activities include hiking
and exploring from the lodge. Overnight(s) Winterlake Lodge. Breakfast, lunch,
Departure Day: After breakfast you depart on the
scenic flight back to Anchorage. Tour ends on arrival.
Day 1/Arrival: Depart from
Anchorage's Lake Hood via ski plane for your one hour flight to Winterlake
Lodge. After welcoming you to the lodge, the staff will will provide a short
orientation and take you to your comfortable cabin. A daily activity sheet and a
menu of the lodge's award-winning meals are posted around the main lodge. The
rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy one of the many activities or simply
relax and unwind. Dinner.
Days 2+: Each day is free to
enjoy all the activities included with your stay. Be as physically rigorous as
you like, or lay back and enjoy a fireside glass of wine. Activities include dog
mushing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, yoga, meditation and
massage. Guides are available to make your stay more comfortable and your
activities more fun. Lodge owner and renowned chef Kirsten Dixon also offers
daily cooking classes in the spacious kitchen. There is also an extensive
naturalist and video library, and a collection of board games. Breakfast, lunch,
Departure Day: After breakfast, depart on a
scenic flight back to Anchorage. Tour ends on arrival. Breakfast.
Rates listed are based on a 2 guest minimum; rates for
single traveler are on request only!
The rates are based on
24-hour periods, meaning if you fly to the lodge on day 1 in the morning, you
will also depart the lodge in the morning of your departure day. Typical lodge departure times from Anchorage
are 7:30H or
17:00H, but alternate departure times can be arranged.
The lodge capacity is
typically 10 - 12 people, but can accommodate special groups and families for
exclusive lodge use. Pricing on
Guests can also fly
from/to Talkeetna to the lodge, additional cost applies
Helicopter capacity is 3
persons per drop to the location for the activity. It may require a few trips to the site
to bring all passengers and the guide.
The helicopter will NOT stan
d by during activity at drop off location. When
activity is finished helicopter will come back for pick up. Helicopter tours
offered during summer time only!
Fishing licenses at
extra cost, lodge equipment is included.
(Fishing offered during summer time only!)
Deposit of 50% is required, without reservation is
not confirmed! Final payment is due 60 days prior!
Any time after our written confirmation: 10%
of invoice total or $100, whichever is greater.
60 to 0 days prior to
lodge stay / tour date: 100% of invoice
TRAVEL TO ALASKA:
Please make sure you have your proper documents (US Drivers License or
passport) with you, your credit card and camera/video recorder.
If you booked a rental car with us that you will pick up upon arrival in
Alaska, please make sure you provide us with your flight arrival information so
that your car is ready for you when you arrive!
Also remember that Alaska has its own time zone. Alaska is 1 hour behind
Pacific Standard Time / 2 hours behind Mountain Standard Time / 3 hours behind
Central Standard Time / 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
WHAT TO PACK:
Temperatures from June through August range between 60°F / 16° C to 80°F /
27°. May and September are typically cooler, with temperatures ranging between
45°F / 7° C to 55°F / 13° C. Temperatures in the winter can range from -40
degrees to 40 degrees.
If summer or winter the general rule for Alaska is casual, comfortable
clothing that can be worn in layers. The first layer should be something thin
and next to the skin (try to avoid cotton). The second layer adds warmth and
allows you the option of removing if it gets warmer (mostly fleece or similar).
The third layer should protect you against rain and wind if necessary.
For day cruises into Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National
Park, for example, we recommend an extra layer including a scarf, hat and
gloves, as it can be chilly on the boats - even in the summer!
Comfortable walking shoes or water repellent hiking boots are also
If you visit in the winter, your outer layer should
protect you against the cold and wind. Even so jeans are comfortable, they are
not ideal when it is really cold. Ski pants are protecting better against the
cold weather. Do not forget to bring a warm scarf, hat, gloves, and boots.