Just outside Maggie Valley and Waynesville are eight unique, authentic…
Starting at $250 per cabin per night
Kachemak Bay, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, United States
Starting at $2,500 per person per night
Winterlake Lodge sits nestled along the edge of the Alaska Range. Surrounded by forest to the north and facing a quiet and lovely lake to the south, Winterlake offers the opportunity to explore the dramatic mountain life that dominates us to the west. Utilizing the on-site helicopter, you can visit the glacier dog camp, hike along vast and endless ridges, raft a stunning river, or fly-fish for rainbow trout or wild salmon. Or, try e-mountain biking the high alpine trails accessed by the Mountain Camp! Enjoy rustic luxury ambiance on the edge of nowhere.
Unique Features: Adventure activities include exploring the vast and intriguing neighborhood via helicopter. Guests can go glacier trekking, wildlife viewing, river rafting, sportfishing for salmon and rainbow trout, and exploring for gold within minutes from the lodge. Packages include either a bear-viewing trip along the Katmai coast or deep-sea fishing with your stay of two or more days. They can arrange as add-ons (with additional charge) cultural tours of the area, overnight remote rafting or camping trips and incredible glacier landings.
Accommodations: Enjoy rustic luxury ambiance on the edge of nowhere. There are six guest cabins (a total of 10 bedrooms). The main lodge at Winterlake is the heart of the home. Join guests for meals, entertainment, ping pong championships, guitar singalongs, or just reading a good book by the fire. Child rates are offered for children 12 years and under.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Cabins. All are equally as nice.
Dining: The staff share a passion for culinary adventure and service to guests. They weave wild elements into the rustic modern lodge cuisine. Meet the chefs. Talk to them, learn from them and with them. And, if you have the inclination, join them anytime in the kitchen. They forage daily for wild edibles, sea vegetables, herbs, berries and mushrooms. They serve only Alaska wild fish and they seek out Alaska farmers and purveyor partners.
Activities: Activities include hiking the Iditarod Trail, canoing or kayaking around Winterlake, an extended hike to Red Lake, fishing for arctic grayling or taking a cooking class in the kitchen. Take a tour of neighboring waters via helicopter and possibly some fishing in a neighboring stream. At the lodge, join in for a stretch class, dog-lot tour, garden tour, or leisurely walk along the Iditarod Trail.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: Winterlake Lodge is located one hour northwest of Anchorage by small plane. The lodge serves as the Finger Lake Checkpoint on the Iditarod Trail along the edge of the Alaska Range. The lodge is accessible by boat from the small village of Homer or by float-plane directly from Anchorage.
Closest Airport: Anchorage, Alaska. They fly via small floatplane into the Alaska backcountry to reach Winterlake Lodge utilizing a flight partner, Rust’s Flying Service, located at Lake Hood, near the Ted Stevens International Airport. They fly in a variety of aircraft such as -206’s, DeHavilland Beavers and DeHavilland Otters.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: You will be met at the airport or hotel for a complimentary private transfer service to nearby Lake Hood, the world’s largest floatplane base. Depart Anchorage at 9:00 a.m. (Departure time is customizable) for a scenic float-plane flight to Winterlake Lodge. You will land at Winterlake, the location of an Iditarod sled dog race checkpoint.