A sample itinerary that emphasizes fishing, and includes hiking and spa opportunities
All-inclusive package price: $5,525 per person.
We encourage custom trip planning, you can book this itinerary as-is, or call us for a customized itinerary.
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You will be met at your hotel for complimentary transfer service by our air taxi to Lake Hood. Depart Anchorage at 9:00 a.m. (Departure time is customizable) for a scenic float-plane flight to Winterlake Lodge. You will depart from Lake Hood, the world’s largest floatplane lake and land at Winterlake, the location of an Iditarod checkpoint. Winterlake is situated approximately one hour by air northwest of Anchorage. There are opportunities to see Mount McKinley en route.
Check in to your cabin and join your hosts Kirsten and Carl Dixon at the main Lodge for a brief orientation to the activities and facilities at the lodge, then plan your days with your guides. Options include:
- Hike the Iditarod Trail
- Canoe or kayak around Winterlake
- Extended hike to Red Lake
- Fish for arctic grayling
- Schedule your massage
- Take a hot tub
- Join in the stretch and yoga classes
- Cooking class in the kitchen
Luncheon is served at 1:00 p.m. in the main room. After lunch, take a tour of neighboring waters via helicopter and possibly some fishing in a neighboring stream. At the lodge, join us for a stretch class, dog-lot tour, garden tour, or leisurely walk along the Iditarod Trail. In the late afternoon, we offer a cooking class in the kitchen with Kirsten, wine tasting in the main lodge bar area, and dinner at 7:00 p.m. After dinner, there is an evening education program on Alaska in the wellness room or fly-casting lessons on the lake.
Early morning gentle yoga class at 7:00 a.m. (optional)
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
After breakfast, meet your helicopter pilot and guide for a day-long adventure outing via our Robinson R-44 helicopter. One option, fly to a majestic glacier and take a lesson in dog mushing –Or float down our nearby trophy rainbow trout river for the day. Enjoy Fly-fishing, wild life viewing and hiking. In the afternoon, you may like lunch on the river or back at the lodge – your choice.
End your day of adventure with a nice soak in the hot tub and a dip in the lake!
Join the morning yoga class in our beautiful wellness room with views of the surrounding Tordrillo mountains. Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.
Today, go on a leisurely hike to the saddle of Wolverine Ridge or, if you are up for an adventure, trek all the way to the summit for stunning views of Denali, the Tremble and Hayes glaciers and the entire valley.
Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the lodge served at 1:oo p.m. – homemade snacks are available at all times.
Dinner is served in the main lodge at 7:00 p.m. with activities available before and after dinner.
After breakfast, return to Anchorage via float plane arriving at 9:00 a.m. We will provide transportation to your Anchorage hotel or airport.