Our guest facilities include free wireless internet, hot tub, sauna, and Aurora-watch wake-up service. Unusually for a remote lodge accessible from Yellowknife, our main building includes running hot water and showers, as well as comfortable hotel-style toilets. Full details of our hotel rooms inside the lodge, as well as our rustic cabins can be found on the Accommodations Page.
These log cabins provide a special blend of comfort and adventure, taking you back to the days of the fur-trappers, European pioneers and indigenous peoples who helped make northern Canada the vibrant, yet still timeless place that it is today.
Soak in a hot tub or get warm and cozy in the sauna
Hot Tub Yes! Our famous all season outdoor hot tub is available for use every day of the year. Built on a raised platform, this is a favourite of almost all guests for relaxing post activity, or enjoying views of the aurora at night. Open all day, our hot tub is a great photo opportunity (try making funny “hair sculptures” in the winter months, you won’t regret it!) and most of all a truly unique experience for guests. Blachford provides guests with robes and towels on request for using the hot tub.
Sauna Our cedar wood sauna is heated by a woodstove, and is absolutely a staff favourite. In the summer/fall months, you can enjoy a quick dip in the lake between sauna sessions. We have various different natural scents available for the rocks inside the sauna to create some soothing scents while you’re there. The sauna is a great way to relax after a day outside, or even relax after a day of relaxing!
Enjoy the tipi year round with amazing views
Tipi Up on the ridge behind the lodge is where our tipi is located. It’s got a beautiful fire pit on the inside to keep you nice and warm, with seating and spruce boughs lining the inside. There’s a large bonfire pit outside the tipi as well, so you can head inside or outside, staying warm, and keeping your eyes on the skies for aurora dancing overhead. Before you head up to the tipi, feel free to ask the staff for a S’mores kit to take with you, or a thermos of hot chocolate!
Our menus feature a tasty blend of Northern favorites. Our talented chef creates superb menus with fresh seasonal vegetables and a variety of fresh fish, beef, lamb and chicken to please every appetite. All dishes, from breads to desserts, are made on site. We also grow our own lettuce and other greens in the summer months. If you have special menu requirements, please let us know in advance.
Through the summer, Blachford Lake Lodge grows its own vegetables. We have recently expanded our organic greenhouse and garden. We are now growing most of our own vegetables and herbs in our open garden and one of two greenhouses. Leafy vegetables grow quickly in the long days of northern summer.
Woofer volunteers have built our greenhouses, and they plant, tend and harvest our gardens. They assist in the kitchen, they also upgrade our nature trails, and look after the Clivus Mutrum composting system and our alternative energy systems.
These volunteers are part of a world wide program. Blachford has welcomed Woofers from Germany, England, USA, Holland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Poland, Japan and Canada. For more information on Woofing see wwoof.org, wwoof.ca, or wwoofinternational.org.