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Winterlake Lodge sits between the Tordrillo and Alaska Mountain Ranges and is one of two family-owned lodges. Only accessible by seaplane in summer and ski plane in winter, the lodge sits in an extremely sought after destination perfect for any outdoor adventure seeker.
The heart of Winterlake is the main lodge where guests are encouraged to socialise. Five guest cabins spill out into the surrounding gardens, all of which are hand built using locally sourced wood. The Happy River Cabin, the fifth guest cabin, is situated next to the hiking trail to Red Lake and boasts a large artisanal log bed.
Winterlake prides itself on utilising organic, natural and locally sourced cuisine and thanks to Chef Kirsten Dixon's daily cooking classes and cookbook, you can take a little bit of your holiday culinary skills home.
Guests can enjoy curling up with a good book from the library, taking a yoga class in the wellness room or admiring the views over Finger Lake from the outdoor hot tub, glass of wine in hand.
An itinerary of activities (think kayaking, dog sledding, lake swimming, fly fishing…) is provided daily which may be rigorously followed or recklessly abandoned depending on your tastes and interests. For the wilder kind, extra excursions are available and may be organised through the lodge such as helicopter adventures and guided glacier trekking.
Why we love it
If you're visiting in the winter months the northern lights can be seen from the hot tub out on the deck!
Will, Original Traveller