Located along the Iditarod National Historic Trail at the Finger Lake Checkpoint of the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Winterlake Lodge is the second of Kirstin and Carl Dixon’s properties. An excellent choice for those wanting an Interior Alaska landscape to compliment the Kenai Peninsula’s seaside location.


Sitting at the gateway to the towering Alaska Range, Winterlake Lodge is a retreat into true Alaska wilderness, with rustic-yet-luxurious comforts of the finest hotels. Featuring the same culinary themes as Tutka Bay Lodge, Winterlake focuses on the bounty of Alaska’s Interior region, with activities to match. Open during select months throughout the year, Winterlake is an Alaska getaway to remember.

Your Room

Relax in the comfort of your cabin or lodge room at the end of each day under the midnight sun or northern lights, as cozy as can be under fluffy comforters and warm blankets. A private bath compliments each room, and the main lodge house is but a short walk away for a living room, cozy fire, and sweeping views of the mountain valley. 

Food and Drink

Winterlake Lodge’s ownership means unique opportunities to explore Alaska’s culinary landscape with Kirstin Dixon. Enjoy appetizers and wine each evening; learn about the meats, seafood, and agricultural bounty at each meal; and take an opportunity to engage directly with all of the above at a daily “cooking school” hosted by Dixon. 

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