We stayed in Yukon for 2 nights and were lucky enough to be able to see the Aurora Borealis both nights! It was awesome! The hosts, Andrew and his family are the most hospitable people we have ever met; they made us feel sooo welcome.
We stayed at the Cranberry Cabin and were able to see the lights while sitting on the sofa near the fireplace. We ate dinner in the dark so that we could see the lights and then went out to the fire pit next to their special Aurora viewing cabins and roasted marshmallows under the beautiful lights.
On the second night the lights came out again and we decided to watch it from the outdoor hot tub-definitely and unforgettable experience.
During the day there are many activities to do as well. We went on a city tour and got to know the place a bit. We also hiked to the Yukon River (about 45 minutes from the cabins). Unfortunately we didn't see any wildlife but we saw so many different types of footprints! We also rode the snowmobiles and were even able to squeeze in dog sledding-also an unforgettable experience.
We did all this in just two days but would have stayed longer if we could because there is just so much more you can do there! They have hot springs and ice walls you can scale nearby as well as a wildlife preserve (only open on weekends). Ice fishing is another activity they offer.
We would definitely recommend this place for anyone seeking adventure and an unforgettable experience. We are very very happy to have chosen Sundog Retreat instead of one of the other tour companies with bigger advertising budgets that put us in a hotel in town and then drive us out at night to a crowded viewing station for a couple hours to hopefully get a glimpse of the lights. The lights are unpredictable and could last anywhere between 10 minutes and 10 hours. When we stayed they came out at 7pm and were on and off until 6am!
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- Winter northern lights, summer midnight sun. Private cabins, hot tub, sauna, full amenities. Yukon hospitality and welcoming fruit basket. Near Whitehorse on 160 private acres. Friendly hosts respect your privacy. ... more less
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- Sundog Retreat Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada