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Knik River Lodge
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Davenport, Iowa
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“Truly amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were in Alaska for the third time and I had the best tour ever at this lodge! We enjoyed the sweet cabins, dinner in the yurt and the dark West Coast coffee, finally a good cup of coffee! All of this was wonderful but the helicopter ride out to Lake George to kayak with the icebergs was the trip of a lifetime. We came back after the first tour and Peter accommodated my request to go right back out and spend several hours! We were so happy that our guide shared our enthusiasm for this adventure almost more than we did which was refreshing and fun. I cannot wait to come back and I hope to spend several days with the icebergs and a thermos of the great West Coast coffee. If you miss this adventure you have missed a life changer! Randy, you are the best and thank you so very much for making sure we got to the huge iceberg! By the way, the small freezer in cabin 2 may still have my small iceberg that I brought back in my pocket.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Yokneam Moshava
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Unfortunately we got there very late at night and so missed also the included breakfast, before needing to move on according to plan.
The cabin was very cute and the location looks like it has a huge potential.
Another mistake we made, was not booking up-front (weeks or months ahead, apparently), the boat ride we intended to take nearby to the Knik River Glacier.
So obviously, our experience was not the best, no one to blame.
But the air and quietness were superb. Something special.

Room Tip: If they had wifi, it didn't work for us, and that was another factor which didn't help. But...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I had very high expectation about this lodge and they didn't let me down. Staff welcomed us like family members. Cabin room is comfy, and sitting at the small deck watching the valley is so enjoyable. Although the whole lodge was fully booked, it was so quiet at night so we could take full advantage of the comfortable bed and linen. Dining place is simple yet elegant, with great food. We also had a helicopter tour with Joseph the pilot, and it's a must-try walking on the ice. Great place to stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Our helicopter tour and dog sled ride was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska! Joseph was our pilot and very knowledgable about the area and the glacier and had keen eyesight so he was able to point out all the black bears on the mountain-sides as we headed out to the glacier.

The dog sled camp was impressive and all the dogs were excited to see us arrive and were straining at their tethers and barking excitedly at the prospect of heading out for a run. We were incredibly impressed by the power of these small dogs and it was a true treat to have an opportunity to operate one of the sleds and learn about the Iditarod and the dogs from Ben!

My husband and I are so glad we signed up for this excursion and highly recommend it! The rustic nature of the lodge looked inviting too. Although we did not stay at the lodge, we will consider it for our next trip to Alaska!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I see big things happening for this lodge. There is no actual lodge yet (i am assuming that they are expanding due to some construction on site) but they have approx 20 cabins for rent each with full bath, microwave, tv(no cable, just for watching movies) and a spectacular view regardless of the weather. I am from Anchorage and i took my mother out for a nite and bought her a Helicopter ride and landing on the Knik glacier, they had a great groupon price. The ride was cancelled because of the weather, but luckily since i live in town we were able to reschedule at a later date, it worked out and it was a gorgeous day. The groupon said a 20 min ride, but she was gone almost 90 minutes and came back beaming and stated it was the hilight of her trip. The have a Yurt that serves as a dining area which is surprising very elegent and cozy. The kitchen is in a building off to the side, we did not eat but the menu looked great and they serve beer and wine as well. The only downfall for me is that pets are not allowed, which is understandable.

Room Tip: bring a cooler, snacks and beverages
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

The Knik River Lodge was recommended to us by people we met at Denali and we were fortunately able to make last minute reservations - only two nights with availability the month of July. The cabins were so nice and the view was amazing! The staff were very friendly and helpful!!! And the best meal we have had in Alaska and Canada was in a Yurt at Knik River - exceptional meal and service! Of course, having the helicopter tours out the front door is very nice too! Loved dog sledding on the glacier!

Room Tip: All cabins have a great view. Ours was a king and had refrig and micro wave
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

This place was cute. The cabins were clean, the staff was friendly, cans we got to do fine dining in a yurt!! Didn't do the helicopter landing, but they give discounts to those who are staying there. I liked being able to wake up and relax with my morning coffee on the porch with an amazing view. This place is not near town so if you are looking for a quiet place to stay away from people this is it...just make sure you get anything you need before arriving, there isn't anything else out there.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Property: Knik River Lodge
Address: 29979 E Knik River Rd, 50 miles north of Anchorage, Palmer, AK 99645-7311
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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 11 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 
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