It is hard to find words to describe the experiences we had at Knik River Lodge but I will do my best! I would go back in a heartbeat! We were picked up in Anchorage and driven out to the lodge by Peter, the owner of the lodge. He kept us entertained all the way out the the lodge with his stories! About a quarter mile from the lodge we saw a moose next to the road. The views were amazing from the lodge!!! Within ten minutes of arriving we were taking off in the helicopter to tour Knik Glacier. It was my first time in a helicopter and I loved it! Now I truly know what a birds eye view is! Our pilot Steve was very knowledgeable and only added to the experience. We saw trumpeter swans and two moose drinking from a lake on the way out to the glacier. We first landed at the base of the glacier and got out to explore some. Incredible views all around us! Once back in the helicopter we flew further out on the glacier and landed! I couldn't believe it! We weren't allowed to get out this time because one wrong move and we would have fallen into one of the crevasses of the glacier. The glacier was a blue that I have never seen any where else. I didn't want the pilot to take off but he did. We flew over Lake George coming back. So beautiful! Glaciers, mountains, icebergs, lakes, trees and wildlife. you name it and we saw it! After landing we were served a delicious gourmet meal in the yurt. I had never seen a yurt in person. Very interesting to say the least. It was windy outside but nice and warm inside the yurt. Cushions were provided for the picnic tables and the tables are set with fine linens and dinnerware. Soft music was playing in the background. And the food?The food was delicious! When they say gourmet they mean it! They start you off with fresh sourdough bread accompanied with a dipping sauce. I had the seafood chowder to begin with and my husband had the french onion soup. Wonderful! For the main course I chose the halibut and my husband chose the steak. Both were divine! How do I know this? Because it looked so good I had to try my husbands steak too! To end our meal my husband had the creme brulee and I had the chocolate torte. Oh my, the chocolate torte! That was worth the trip if you are a chocoholic like I am. You've heard of death by chocolate? Well this is life by chocolate because you want to live to eat it again! It was the most delicious chocolate torte I have ever had in my life! The service was wonderful. Everyone associate with Knik River Lodge were so nice! Customer satisfaction is their number one priority and believe me they do not disappoint! We will definitely be back and next time we will be staying overnight! Who wants to stay in a cookie cutter hotel when you can have a true Alaskan experience by staying at Knik River Lodge? And this is coming from someone who lived in Alaska for 12 years! So book your trip today and I guarantee you will not be disappointed!!!
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