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Hong Kong, China
1 review
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... More 

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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 :) More 

Perth, Australia
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1 review
Reviewed 21 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... More 

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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! More 

Toronto, Canada
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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... More 

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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... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

New York City, New York
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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... More 

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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! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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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... More 

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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! More 

Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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... More 

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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... More 

Medicine Hat
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Reviewed 2 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... More 

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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! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This place makes you feel truly relaxed, cared for and comfortable. Once you get to the lodge, everything (with very few exceptions) is free to use including cross country skis, snowshoes, games, teepees, hockey, etc... You don't need to think about how much your next meal costs, you don't need to choose what you feel like eating, you can take... More 

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so glad that you really enjoyed your time at the lodge, and left well rested with wonderful memories. It's fantastic that you also took interest in our eco practices! We really do take pride in trying to be as self sustainable as possible, and its so wonderful to hear that... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My brother and I went for a winter adventure. We stayed at BLL and every detail was spot-on. Staff were very friendly, the food was some of the best I have ever had (Frankie is a red seal chef), the weather was easy to dress for and BLL had anything we didn't, the activities were varied, the equipment was in... More 

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

It was fantastic having the both of you at the lodge. You two sure brought some fantastic energy to our lodge community - it was a pleasure hosting you both. I'm so glad to hear you really enjoyed your time with us, we hope that you'll be back! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Breakfast
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: ₹ 54,380 - ₹ 97,475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“For cabin option, choose Eagle's Nest as it is the closest cabin to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles iys2016, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a cabin. Raven's Roost and Eagle's Nest are closest to the Lodge and have thermostat controlled heat. The two cabins are attached.”
 of 5 bubbles dldcw2, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The lodge and Point cabin have the best views”
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  • Sunrise walking to the lodge from cabin
  • Aurora views from the lodge
  • Aurora views from the lodge
  • Aurora views from the lodge
 of 5 bubbles Courtney02, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“For Quiet personal space Choose a cabin, if you like company 24/7 and close distance to amenities choose the lodge.”
  • Trappers Cabin
  • Trappers Cabin Woodstove
  • That is our cabin with the lights. We are standing on the frozen lake
  • Northern Lights
  • Sun Rise view from Trappers Cabin
 of 5 bubbles jenniferwE1198LS, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in one of the cabins, nice and warm, and very private”
 of 5 bubbles dingowalkabout, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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