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Blachford Lake Lodge

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Blachford Lake Lodge, a family run business for over 30 years, is the only fly-in wilderness resort situated on Blachford Lake (60 miles south-east of Yellowknife). The 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife is often considered as one of the highlights of a trip to Blachford. We pride ourselves on complimenting your northern experience with great food, a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and dedicated customer service. Our winter season (January to April) offers great opportunities to watch the aurora (northern lights), to go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, ice-fishing or simply to relax in the hot tub.Our summer season (June to October) offers great fishing. Canoe or kayak under the midnight sun (June/July) or hike one of the many nature trails. By late summer (mid August) the aurora becomes more visible again and one can watch the northern lights being reflected in the water. Anytime, feel royally when you follow the paths that William and Kate walked during their Royal visit at Blachford Lake Lodge in July 2011.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
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Non-smoking hotel
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North East Shore Blachford Lake, NWT Canada, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P2 Canada
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Yellowknife Airport97 km
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We recently had a very pleasant 3 day stay at the Blachford Lake Lodge. The lodge was rustic, but it had everything you needed and the staff was 5 star. They were very attentive to the dietary needs of the guests. The aurora viewing was magnificent. They had an alert system
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Response from Mike F, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Ah, thank you so much for this kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the rustic wilderness atmosphere, with the addition of our northern hospitality. Winter is such a special time in the north, we are so glad we were able to share it with you. Looking forward to seeing you again the future!
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We have visited Blachford twice now, once for four nights on our honeymoon and once for seven nights on an anniversary. Both times have been in March, so still pretty cold but we absolutely love it out there when it's all frozen and covered in snow. It is a beautiful and magical
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Response from Mike F, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
It's easy when you have first class guests! Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to leave a review. We've enjoyed having you both times you've been, and hope to see you again in the future. You're always welcome :)
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Our group of 10 just returned from a memorably agreeable stay at Blachford Lake Lodge (BLL). Housed in the main lodge (there are also five cabins), we enjoyed the comfortable bedrooms, the ecology-friendly showers and toilets and the spacious lounge and dining areas equipped to
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Response from Mike F, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge
Responded 5 days ago
We are so glad your group had a great time with us at the lodge. We enjoyed having all of you, and we're overjoyed that mother nature put on a wonderful show!
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This was my second time coming to the lodge; the first time in August, this time in February. I wanted to experience a true Canadian winter and Blachford Lake Lodge did not disappoint. We had the best time here—all staff and volunteers were very accommodating to your needs, and
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Response from Mike F, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, activities and aurora at the lodge. It was our absolute pleasure to host you at the lodge; and we do hope to see you again in the future!
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If I wrote a shopping list of the perfect, authentic escape.... it would sum up my experience at Blackford Lake Lodge this past weekend: - Amazing Aurora that will never be forgotten - Kind, dedicated, friendly and skilled staff & volunteers - Making wonderful new friends,
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Response from Mike F, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
This looks like our very favourite shopping list! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. We loved having you, and would absolutely love to host you again in another season. Thank you for coming to visit us :)
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Inside Sunrise 1 room in the lodge.
The sunrise view from our window.
View from SUNRISE 2 room in the main lodge
the view from the hot tub
Point Cabin.
I didn't experienced any issues during the 25min trip. Even with the cloud sky, we didn't get any turbulence. It was the opposite. Very calm flight. My 3y daughter has slept the whole trip
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Hi Alexis! We do have a Tipi on site :) It's for guest use - we often host guests in it to play music, participate in story telling, roast marshmallows, etc. It's very close to the guest cabins and the main lodge, so guests can spend all of the time they'd like in the Tipi, but also sleep in their own room/cabin! We'd love to host you this August - if you have specific dates, you can always shoot us an email and we'll be happy to get you a detailed quote. Mahsi :)
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You would have a private cabin, or lodge room for both of you. New for 2018 we have added ensuite toilets to 2 of our cabins!
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Are the cabins private and are they dog friendly?
Yes - we are dog friendly in the cabins!
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Hello Ricky! Yes, you can see the Aurora directly from our lodge :) No travel outside the lodge required! Please feel free to contact us via email if you have any other questions!
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"The rooms in the lodge are convenient for meals. The cabins are great for couples."
"Rooms on the east (sunrise) side have stunning views of Blachford Lake."
"Cabins are great for easy access to outdoors. Lodge rooms: no need to worry about putting on your winter gear to go inside."
"Sunrise1 and Sunrise2 if staying in the main lodge are simply wonderful, however you cannot go wrong anywhere"
"If you like the convenience to everything, choose the room at the lodge. If you prefer solitude, choose the cabin."
US$973 - US$1,694 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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