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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The location is fantastic, half hour by bush plane from Yellowknife to Blachford Lake Lodge with a landing on the ice. We were greeted by many friendly and enthusiastic people, given an orientation and shown to our rooms where the luggage had been delivered. We were there for three nights and were lucky enough to have a spectacular Aurora show...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Ombretta - first of all, thank you soooo much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us! We love them all. We're so glad that you all had a great stay with us, it was a joy to host you. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review, and we really hope to see you again in...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I spent two nights at Blachford over the Christmas holiday and would go back in a heartbeat! What a wonderful place! The Cabin: We stayed in the Beaver cabin, an adorable little log cabin out in the woods. The cabin was perfect. It actually slept 7 people, so plenty of room for the two of us! The...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Ali! It was so great to have you both with us this December! It was fantastic that you were able to enjoy everything that winter has to offer in the beautiful north. We enjoyed our time with you, and hope that you come back in the future :)

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stayed in the lodge during 21-24 August 2016. We could see very strong Aurora for 2 nights out of the 3 nights. This was the perfect timing as the children were not back to school yet and the weather was very warm. During the daytime, we wore short sleeved T-shirt to go fishing, kayaking and hiking. At night, we...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

We loved having you and your family come and stay. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos with us, and taking the time to write this review! We hope that you'll be able to come and visit us again in the future :)

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2016

myself and my wife stayed at blachford 16 17 September and from the time we were met by John at air tindi until we left the lodge we have nothing but praise for our time spent there.the staff, special mention to sarah and Alice were exceptional and we were made to feel very much part of the blachford family. The...

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MikeFreeland, Product Specialist – Lodge Sales & Marketing at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Drew and Sara - Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent trip to Blachford. I am very pleased to hear that you had such a good time. We were very happy to include both of you to our Blachford family. Two of you were very lovely! We look forward to welcoming you again one day!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I came here in late August at the start of the Aurora Borealis season hoping to catch the Northern Lights at the lodge before the cold temperatures set in. My experience with the lodge, right from the initial email inquiry to the very end, leaving the dock, was just fantastic. Alice, whom I was emailing, answered all of my questions...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to come and visit us all the way in the remote wilderness of the Northwest Territories. Apologies for the yucky tea bag. Since reading your review, we've gone and double checked and re-washed all thermoses! :) All of our staff really...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We stayed for three nights. The place is definitely not as advertised, but it grows on you and we'd return. It is not a young persons' party spot - if seniors do not have mobility issues they'd enjoy the place. The staff are numerous, and go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. There is always a staff...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your comments on our lodge. We have taken into consideration all of your thoughts, and do our utmost to keep our advertising up to date and honest. With your comments brought to our attention we are reviewing our materials, as well as our training program for on site staff. We...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I would recommend traveling from across the globe to stay at Blachford. Very friendly staff, lovely accommodations (I chose to stay in a trapper's cabin), and wonderful food. Being able to cross-country ski at my leisure, head back in time for supper, and sit in the hot tub at -40 is something everyone should experience. Could not be better, in...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Desmond - it was such a pleasure to have you and Skylar come and stay with us this winter. We're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us, and we do hope that you'll be back again in the future!

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Not just a fishing camp. If you are interested in Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, hiking or just taking in the amazing Northern lights in a beautiful northern wilderness setting, Blanchford lake lodge is the place. My 12 yr old son and I were greeted by an amazing staff and group of young volunteers from around the World who bent over...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Patrick - thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed having yourself and your son up for your fishing trip this summer. It was a pleasure for all the staff to spend time with you, and we hope that you'll come visit us again!

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 July 2016

My husband and i went to Blachford Lake Lodge in order to see the Northern Lights I had planned the trip around the moon phase, weather, time of year all in order to maximize our sighting. As it turned out, the weather became warmer than usual, thus causing cloud cover, thus eliminating the possibility of seeing the sky..we did get...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Shelley! Thank you so much for leaving this review. We're sorry that the lights weren't as spectacular as you'd have wished - but we are so very glad that you got to see them. So glad to hear as well that you really enjoyed all of our activities at the lodge. Thank you for noting the lack of homey...

Medicine Hat
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a weeks visit to Blachford Lake Lodge in the NWT and it was definitely a 5/5 experience! Beautiful northern scenery, great fishing (including trophy size trout), and a rustic lodge with everything that you could need in the middle of the wilderness. Also remarkable service from lodge manager Amy who went out of her way to...

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MikeFreeland, Owner at Blachford Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! I'm so pleased that you had a great time fishing, and enjoyed your stay :) We hope to see you again in the future!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blachford Lake Lodge

Address: Box 1568, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P2, Canada
Region: Canada > Northwest Territories > Yellowknife
Price Range: $1,084 - $1,846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blachford Lake Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“For total isolation, stay in one of their cabins”
davwitcher, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sunrise I & Sunrise II are lake view room.”
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dreamtracker2014, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The cabins if you want absolute quietness”
Glema92, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms had a great view. The rooms on the lake side were bigger.”
iamelli, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Prefer the cabins. When the lodge rooms filled up with visitors it got noisy.”
MKE_Traveler_01, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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