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Knik River Lodge

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This remote Alaskan retreat is an isolated yet luxurious way to explore the Alaska wilderness and the Chugach Mountains. Overnight in a cozy cabin with views of the glacial Knik River. Enjoy meals in the renowned Raven's Perch Restaurant. Your days can be spent on short hikes in the area or wildlife spotting from the decks. Take an hour-and-a-half heli flight safari tour and touch down on a glacier for an adventure walk in the area. Or you can opt to upgrade to a heli flight safari with dogsled adventure! Spend time hiking and wildlife viewing from the lodge's property. With additional days, opt to go on a guided kayaking tour or a glamping trip as well. 
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  • Explore the wilderness of the Chugach Mountains in this peaceful river spot
  • Spot wildlife from your cabin's deck, with daily moose sightings and more
  • Get an aerial view of the forest and glaciers on a heli flight safari
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Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: Anchorage | Knik River Lodge

Travel from Anchorage to Knik River Lodge, located just 50 miles outside of the city in the Chugach Mountains. Stay in one of the 22 cozy cabins and settle in to your stunning surroundings. The area is home to an array of wildlife just outside your cabin door. Moose are spotted on almost a daily basis, and other common visitors include dall sheep, wolf, lynx, wolverine, and brown and black bear. Settle into your comfortable and cozy cabin, equipped with all the creature comforts you could ask for:  a propane fireplace, private bathroom, luxurious bedding, kitchenette with fridge, microwave, and a Keurig coffee maker. 

Day 2: Adventures at Knik River

Spend this day exploring the area how you prefer. Knik River Lodge offers a variety of optional excursions that you can add to your stay to make the most of your experience. Opt to go on guided hikes or kayak the iceberg waters of Lake George. Try a summer dogsled tour or hop on a helicopter for a glacier landing in the nearby mountains. Choose from an array of activities and book them in advance to ensure your adventure is set. Fly-fishing, rafting, and skiing activities can also be arranged on a seasonal basis.

For the more adventurous, you can opt to take part in an overnight camping adventure out in the Alaskan wilderness. Kayak on a glacial lake before bedding down on its banks for the night, or go on an overnight dogsled tour.

Add on an additional night at the Knik River Lodge if you'd like to take part in another full day of adventure!

Day 3: Return Anchorage

Transfer back to Anchorage for the next step in your journey or to the airport for your return flight home.


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Spotting a moose and baby from the deck
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Rates based on group of 2 on pooled heli excursion.
Upgrade to dogsled excursion for $190 per person.
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Round-trip Shuttle Service: Anchorage Hotel/Wasilla Rail Station - Knik River Lodge
  • Gear Rental
  • 5% Mat-Su tax
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Airport Taxi Transfers


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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.


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