Knik River Lodge is excited to now offer Aurora Viewing activities and winter cabin rentals on weekends (Thursday, Friday & Saturday’s) beginning November 29th, 2019 and running though April 26th, 2020.
The Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular of nature's phenomena, described as flickering curtains of dancing light against dark skies. If you are traveling in Alaska during fall or winter, and the evening sky is clear, keep an eye focused overhead for Aurora glimpses.
Knik River Lodge is situated at the base of the north side of the Chugach Mountains. The mountains help to keep the clouds on the Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet coastal sides, thus allowing for clearer skies. The lodge is also located at the end of a side road, far removed from any city light pollution. We’re in the perfect spot to wait, watch and capture this winter tradition.
While there are no guarantees that the Aurora Borealis, or a northern lights, show will happen on any particular night, we promise to make the most of your winter get-away. Whether it’s with the thrill of some sledding or the relaxing next to your cabin’s fireplace on a chilly afternoon, the Knik River Lodge makes for the perfect escape.
Winter cabin accommodations are equipped with high-end bedding (King beds or two Queen beds), a gas fireplace, private bathroom, coffee maker and hot water kettle, microwave and a mini fridge. All cabins have north facing front decks, ideal for watching the aurora dance overhead! All overnight reservations also include complementary admission to our evening Aurora Viewing (sometimes aurora waiting….) party. Beer, wine and a selection of simple snacks (available for purchase) will make this the warmest venue around to await this natural phenomenon.
Only a 45-minute drive north of Anchorage (20-minute drive from Palmer), the Knik River Lodge offers visitors and locals a warm winter escape. With the quiet of the Knik River Valley surrounding you - except for the occasional cheer from the sledding hill - you’ll have the perfect setting to make the most of our Alaskan winter season.
Cabin reservations can be made here on our website or with one of our reservations team members at 907-745-5002 or toll-free at 877-745-4575. If you’ve got any questions or concerns, you’re also welcome to pass those our way. Email is a great way to reach us, firstname.lastname@example.org.