Fodor's Expert Review Winterlake Lodge

, Alaska, USA Fodor's Choice

A rest stop and checkpoint for the Iditarod dogsled race and Iditarod Invitational winter bike race, this lodge in the North Tordrillo Mountains along the shore of Finger Lake is as luxurious as it is remote. The lodge and its five cabins offer only pristine views, and its backyard is an expansive wilderness rich with wildlife and endless possibilities for exploration. Rates are based on a per-person, 24-hour stay and include air transportation to and from the lodge (originating from Anchorage or Homer), helicopter adventures (land on a glacier or an alpine meadow), meals designed by renowned chef/co-owner Kirsten Dixon, individual guide service, use of lodge equipment, a one-hour massage, and morning yoga.

PROS

  • high-quality staff
  • scenery
  • food
  • and beds
  • high-quality staff, scenery, food, and beds
  • pristine location
  • high-end dining at every meal
  • plenty of outdoor adventures included in rate

CONS

  • very remote
  • pricey
  • not for those who just want to relax or explore on own

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Quiet
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 907-274–2710

HOTEL DETAILS

5 cabins
Rate Includes: All-inclusive; All meals