Winterlake Lodge

3 Days / 2 Nights | Anchorage to Anchorage

Winterlake Lodge is located 318 miles north-west of Anchorage along Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail. The lodge stands in 15 acres overlooking Winter Lake, a finger-shaped two mile lake where landings are by floatplane in the summer and ski-plane in the winter. Winterlake Lodge offers seclusion and spectacular scenery - views of the Trimble Glacier and the beginnings of the Rainy Pass are visible from the lake.

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. The rooms are in individual cabins located around the main lodge.

Winterlake Lodge is owned by renowned chef, Kirsten Dixon who 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 (changed every day and posted in the main lodge). In keeping with tradition, Alaska regional cuisine is featured. Guests are welcome to come into the kitchen at any time and help cook! Special dishes may be made on request. The lodge also offers frequent lakeside barbecues of Alaska salmon and King crab.

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Day 1 Anchorage to Winterlake Lodge (Floatplane) Transfer from your hotel to Lake Hood, the world’s largest floatplane lake. Board your floatplane for a scenic 50-minute flight to Winterlake Lodge. The flight takes you north and west – within views of Mt. McKinley. Land on Finger Lake, the location of an Iditarod checkpoint and check in to your cabin. Join your hosts Kirsten and Carl Dixon at the main Lodge for a brief orientation to the activities and facilities at the lodge, then plan your days with your guides. Options include: guided narrated walks, hiking, canoeing and kayaking; watching wild birds; berry picking; cooking classes (offered daily); wine and cheese tastings; Yoga and stretch classes, one complimentary massage, soaking in the hut tub or swimming in the lake. (Lunch & dinner included today)

Day 2 Winter Lake Lodge After breakfast meet your helicopter pilot and guide for a day-long adventure outing via our Robinson R-44 helicopter to Canyon Creek for fly fishing or explore the Tordrillo Mountain area for glacier trekking and hiking. In the afternoon, you may enjoy lunch in the out of doors or back at the lodge. Then after lunch you may choose to hike to the top of Wolverine Ridge where the view of Mt. McKinley is spectacular. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today)

Day 3 Winter Lake Lodge to Anchorage (Floatplane) After breakfast you depart on the scenic flight back to Anchorage. (Breakfast included today)

Lodge Stay Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Winterlake Lodge
  • Meals from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 3
  • Anchorage transfer from Hotel to Lake Hood Floatplane Base
  • Floatplane travel between Winterlake Lodge and Anchorage
  • Helicopter adventure at Winterlake Lodge
  • Massage, yoga and cooking classes at lodges
  • All activities are guided

Not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff gratuities

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