We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Very memorable experience!”
Review of Knik River Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Knik River Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very memorable experience!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

We were very satisfied with our stay at the Knik River Lodge. The cabin was very clean and comfortable, provided in-room coffee, and the view is beautiful. Peter is a wonderful host. We enjoyed both breakfast and dinner at the on-site dining room. The food is gourmet-- the chef, Andre, is wonderful. We decided to try the helicopter tour of Knik Glacier that leaves from the front of the lodge, and it was truly an amazing experience. Walking on the top of the glacier is not something you will soon forget. If you are looking for a unique experience and some quiet time away from it all, I recommend the Knik River Lodge.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mjspes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

230 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    176
    38
    9
    4
    3
See reviews for
54
119
5
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (44)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Eagle River, Alaska, United States
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

I have eaten twice in the past 2 months at the Knik River Lodge. The food is world class. This is truly a hidden gem for dining in and around Alaska, and service is impecable. I had the opportunity to view one of the cabins. The cabins are clean, cozy, and well appointed. I would recomend this place highly for visitors to Alaska and locals alike.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Allen G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit Knik River Lodge in Palmer, Alaska while traveling with Explore Tours. By this point, we had covered quite a bit of ground in Alaska and had stayed in some pretty amazing places. We spent our last night at Knik River Lodge and it was easy to see that the best had been saved for last! The owners, Peter and Evelyn, must have looked long and hard before they discovered this beautiful mountain paradise in which to build their cabins. The cabins are quaint and nicely furnished with elegant touches such as an espresso machine in each one. The scenery alone took my breath away and then then there was the food! The food was customized for each person; prepared and cooked to perfection by their talented chef. Imagine a fine dining experience in the serenity of the beauty I just described. If you are planning a trip to Alaska, your trip will not be complete without a stay at Knik River Lodge. Trust me...the experience will remain in your memory for a long time to come.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tina H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Longwood, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2013

My wife and I took the helicopter tour of the Knik glacier. The tour included an awesome dogsled ride in a gorgeous, snow-filled natural setting, and we were each given the opportunity to actually drive the dogsled. This was followed by a hike on the glacier. It was not a strenuous or dangerous experience (we were equipped with crampons and led by an experienced and capable guide). If you have never hiked on a glacier, it is unlike anything you may have done before. The landscape of the ice is dramatically beautiful and fascinating. Do not pass up this opportunity to see one of the wonders of the natural world.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Tim C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We arrived at Knik River Lodge on the last day of our honey moon trip in Alaska, and we just loved it!
The Lodge is situated at the end of a valley close to a Glacier (which offer many possibilities of excursions). The cabin was perfect, clean and cosy and the area is definitely a calm and quiet place. Wait to see the view, which is just amazing.
What we found most surprising was the dinner with a great chef making the best out of the Alaskan seafood product. Fresh ingredients, nicely cooked, no too cheap but definitely worth the try!
We got to meet with Peter, the owner, and his availability and kindness were much appreciated.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Aude O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Burnaby, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Peter and everyone at the lodge were absolutely amazing in the way they provided service. Before I even arrived, I sent many emails to Peter regarding many types of topics and never did I feel he didn't want to answer them. He provided prompt responses and is a great guy to correspond with.

My party of 4 arrived a bit earlier than expected. I saw some of the staff running around trying to get our cabin ready for us. We were really impressed with how clean the cabin was. It was a very neat setup.

After we settled in, it was time for our tour-- a helicopter ride and dog sledding. The pilot was fantastic. He was friendly, informative and took the time to point out wildlife. When we landed on the glacier, the dog sledding guides and 27 dogs were awesome.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Knik's River Lodge. My only regret is that the timing did not work out for us to have dinner at the Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank 604KarenH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kodiak Island, Alaska
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Knik River Lodge is a great place to get the total Alaskan experience. Peter is a great host and his staff is more than accommodating. If you are looking for a place that has live bands and dancing dogs this is not for you. Total Alaskan experience. I did not like the sulfur-well water but, seeing the moose and the beautiful views makes up for it. My dogs even loved it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Nancy T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Palmer
16.6 mi away
Pioneer Motel
Pioneer Motel
#1 of 3 in Palmer
91 reviews
19.0 mi away
Alaska Garden Gate B & B
23.5 mi away
Hatcher Pass Bed & Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
21.7 mi away
Moose Wallow Cabins
Moose Wallow Cabins
#3 of 12 in Palmer
17 reviews
16.4 mi away
Knotty Pine B&B
Knotty Pine B&B
#4 of 12 in Palmer
10 reviews
21.1 mi away
Pioneer Ridge Bed and Breakfast Inn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Knik River Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Knik River Lodge

Property: Knik River Lodge
Address: 29979 E Knik River Rd, 50 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Alaska > Palmer
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Palmer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Knik River Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Picture yourself on the deck of a beautiful cabin, pondering the serenity of the wilderness. Look for our resident moose or listen to the great horned owl in his favorite lookout tree on top of the hill. Knik River Lodge is remote enough to be true wilderness, yet just one hour by car from Anchorage. Perfectly situated for exploring South-central Alaska, we invite you to share our magical part of the world. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline and Evoline ltd so you can book your Knik River Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Knik River Hotel Anchorage
Knik River Lodge Alaska/Palmer

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing