Wish I could rate this 4 1/2 stars. Only reason that I would not rate it 5 stars is it is expensive so not for everyone. You have to also know that it is very secluded…for some this is a plus for some it is a negative
Having said that, if money is not that big a priority, I would definitely recommend this as the only place to go if you are interested in viewing the Northern Lights.
We were in the Cranberry Suite. All we had to do is step outside our cabin and see the Northern Lights. Because it is so convenient, your chances of viewing the Northern Lights does up exponentially compared to Northern Lights tours that just drive you out to a spot to view for a few hours. We could also set up all our cameras which is a real plus for beginner photographers.
If you have the money, I would recommend the 2 suites that have direct views of the Northern Lights. They are more expensive but it is so convenient to just view from your cabin instead of going out to the viewing cabins in sub zero weather.
The drawback is the suite did not have powerful internet access. I could get wifi to my computer but not my phone. The only suite where you can get wifi all the time is the Nook. Again for some this is a plus and you are away from the outside world but for me, I would have appreciated having wifi access on the grounds.
Heather, Andrew and the whole team was great in assisting us in setting our photographs. They picked us up at the airport and the food option is really good….really good food and large portions. I would recommend taking this option if you are not driving as there is nothing around the retreat for 15 minutes.
Mollie gave us a great City tour and Heather organized a great outdoor campfire dinner which was great. Views are stunning. Free snowshoes to use on site + a toboggan hill. They also have a hot tub & sauna but we didn't use it
They also have 2 viewing cabins which have great viewpoints for the Northern Lights. We enjoyed building fires each night outside the cabins.
Again, if you are there to see the Northern Lights, I can't see why you would stay anywhere else.
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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