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Blachford Lake Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I have seen the northern lights in Alaska, Churchill, MA,Canada, but Blachford Lake Lodge was the best by far. From our room in the lodge we laid on the bed & watched the light show, just unbelievable. The trip to yellowknife was fun, but how many folks can say that they flew to a remote lodge on...

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

Dave - thank you so much for your kind words! We really enjoyed hosting you and M, and getting to know you both. We're happy to report that the new fridge is settling in perfectly :) We hope to see you again in the future, and again, thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review!

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We glad to book Blackford Lake Lodge to make our Aurora view vacation perfect. We stayed 2 nights @ Room Sunrise 2 (Lake View) and absolutely like the room. Room isn't spacious but okay size for 2 persons (Besides you don't stay your room long). Lodge has 12+ volunteer workers from the globe, they are very nice & kind to...

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

Thank you for this lovely review - we are so glad to hear you're planning on coming back! We really appreciate the honestly behind your review, and glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us :)

Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A winter trip to NWT to see the Aurora was something we have been wanting to do and going to Blachford seemed to be the "ultimate" destination. And indeed we did see a good Aurora show there (also a good one in YK before arriving) but our memories and experiences go well beyond that. The cozy and comfortable lodge and...

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

Hello from Blachford! Thank you so much for this note, we love when our guests have the opportunity to enjoy everything that the north has to offer :) We're absolutely going to make a note about the inside of the lodge's temperature control, as you're right, it has popped up in a few comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Blachford Lake Lodge for 5 nights and loved everything there, from the location to the activities, the staff, the volunteers, the food...and the auroras. This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip and experience. The location is amazing, in the middle of nowhere. We did some wonderful excursions: the first days, we explored the trails by snow shoes or cross...

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

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review. It's so special that we get to bring wonderful guests like yourself to our part of the world, and you get to connect with our special team. Thank you again for all of your kind words, we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go here. I enjoyed three lovely nights at Blachford. We saw Aurora every night!! There are so many good things to say that I will bullet point them out - * I am gluten and dairy free and Carmen in the kitchen did a fantastic job keeping me well fed - much appreciated * I have mobility issues with bad...

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

Deborah - thank you so much for leaving these wonderful comments. We really enjoyed having you with us! We're loving keeping up with your photos you've posted online (thanks for tagging us!), and all of the staff at the lodge send their hellos. We hope to see you again in the future :)

Melbourne
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've always wanted to see the Aurora Borealis. Our Canadian cousins had also wanted to see it so we decided to meet up and go on an adventure together. We researched and found that Yellowknife was THE place to go. Some further research found that Blachford Lake Lodge was THE place to stay. So on our next trip to Canada...

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

Thank you for leaving this lovely review. It was lovely to host you in January, and we're so glad that your Spruce Salve made the journey home with you! A little bit of BLL to take home. :) It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed learning about our eco initiatives, as it's a very important part of our day to...

new york city
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The lodge is located beautifully on the shore of frozen lake accessible only with a ski bush plane . If you looking for wildernesses remote ... this is it . The lodge is beautiful , comfortable , great young staff from all over the world, great food and ... of course- one of the best places to watch the incredible...

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

We totally agree! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review - we're so lucky to have such amazing guests (and staff) from all over the world. I hope you're able to come back and enjoy the summer months, some day!

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

As if the spectacular Aurora viewing was not enough, the staff and service was so knowledgeable, friendly and attentive, that it allowed us to effortlessly enjoy every single moment. Starting with Katherine and Kate fitting us with the proper Artic wear in Yellowknife, to Sarah at the lodge, the chefs and ALL the young volunteers, from around the world, helping...

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

Jeanne - meeting you and D, and having you as our guests was a wonderful experience for us too :) You are both wonderful, and we loved getting to know you and having you explore the north with us! We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We got back from our trip to Blachford Lake Lodge a few weeks ago, and I still find myself thinking about the experience every day. If you've read the reviews or looked at the web site, you know it's a rustic, cozy, eco-friendly lodge tucked away in the wilderness far from Yellowknife and smack dab beneath the Aurora oval. It's...

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

Mark - it was such a pleasure spending time with you, Chris, Annette & Ed. The whole team loved having you around, and we really appreciate you taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope to see you all again in the future - we've got lots of home made goodies with your names on them!

Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed five days and had two days of absolutely spectacular Aurora Borealis viewing. The lodge is 'eco' which means outhouses and compost toilets. We staying in a cabin, wonderful, rustic and very warm, the last week of January. The staff planned activities every day and Chef Blair did a great job with the food. If you want to see...

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

Thank you for this lovely review. We loved hosting you at the lodge - and these photos you posted are wonderful!!! We hope that you'll consider visiting again, perhaps in a different season next time :)

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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 51,272 - ₹ 78,746 (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.”
  • Shared Washroom @ Lodge
  • Shared Washroom @ Lodge
  • SunRise II
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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