Northern Lights Resort and Spa
Northern Lights Resort and Spa is actually a wonderful intimate lodge designed in the style of a Swiss chalet. Just 20 minutes from Whitehorse, it offers lovely individual cozy chalets and a great base for exploring or simply watching the Northern Lights.
At a Glance
Away from it all location yet just 20 minutes drive from Whitehorse
Intimate lodge experience with only log chalet accommodations
Prime position for Northern Lights viewing from September to April
Spa facilities including sauna, wellness area and massage
Ideal for both summer and winter stays
To start planning your vacation to Northern Lights Resort and Spa
Built from massive Douglas Fir by your German-Canadian hosts, this little piece of paradise is located in a quiet open countryside close to the Yukon River, surrounded by pine forests and ringed by mountains.
An ideal choice for those looking for a relaxed away from it all base to explore the areas around White horse, the Northern Lights Resort offers a welcoming experience year round. Whether you are at the beginning of a self drive exploration of the Territory or are simply seeking relaxation and pampering whilst anticipating the arrival of the spectacular Northern Lights, Wolfgang and his wife are there to ensure you have a memorable stay.
With only three chalets and one lodge room, this is not quite a "resort". However, with lovely extras such as an outdoor hot tub, underground sauna and wellness area with a massage service, and a spacious and very comfortable lounge with roaring log stove, you may not wish to leave at all.
Each morning a healthy European style breakfast is offered to all guests and packed lunches and gourmet three course dinners are also available on a request basis.
Each chalet is set in the grounds just moments from the main lodge and is wonderfully comfortable with creature comforts such as a fireplace, down duvets, sitting area, private bathroom and an outdoor deck to sit and read or relax and enjoy the big skies of this beautiful area.
From September to April, as the skies are darker, this is a superb environment for Northern Lights viewing. With little light pollution, a Northerly aspect and big skies, guests are in a prime position for experiencing this mesmerizing spectacle
Please note that the property does close annually from mid April to the end of May
The resort features three individual log chalets in the grounds and one room in the main house. Each of the rooms offer very comfortable newly renovated accommodations and en-suite shower rooms.
The three chalets are set in the grounds just a few moments walk from the main lodge. They each have a private furnished deck, queen or twin beds, a comfortable seating area with sofa or chairs as well as a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave, coffee maker, toaster and kettle. One chalet also offers a cooker. The chalets have their own cozy stove, TV and complimentary WiFi.
The room in the main lodge is ideal for a single guest and features a double bed, fridge and coffee maker and a large en-suite bathroom.
Children are welcomed at the lodge, however, only one additional bed can be placed in a cabin. There are no interconnecting room options and due to the layout of the cabins it is best suited for families with older children who do not need to share the same room.
There is a welcoming lounge for guests to enjoy, complete with comfortable sofas and log burner as well as panoramic windows for enjoying the view and for Northern Lights viewing in winter. There is also a large outdoor deck for warmer days and a hot tub for guests use, a perfect spot from which to view the Northern Lights when they are on show. Downstairs there is an intimate wellness area with a Finnish Sauna, infrared Sauna and massage room.
Breakfast is served each morning in the main guest lounge. A 3 course gourmet dinner can also be provided, however, 24 hour notice must be given should this be required. Lunch boxes can also be provided on request
Northern Lights Resort is the ideal base for exploring Whitehorse and the surrounding areas. In summer there is hiking close by, the Beringia interpretive center, MacBride Museum of Yukon History and Swan Haven all close by.
In winter, there is snow shoeing available from the lodge and dog sledding is available close by.
This is also an ideal spot for viewing the Northern Lights. With plenty of sky to the North and little light pollution the Northern Lights can often put on quite a show. The large outside deck or hot tub are the perfect spots to view from on warmer evenings or from the comfort of the main lounge with panoramic viewing windows during colder spells.
Location & Directions
Northern Lights Resort & Spa is set in open countryside close to the Yukon River and surrounded by pine forests and mountains, South of Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory.
When to go
Yukon is accessible year round, however, has extreme temperature and experience differentials depending on the time of year. The summer season is from mid June until early September when the days are often warm and sunny with plenty of daylight. The winter season starts with the first snowfalls in late October and stretches all the way through until April. This is the best time for Northern Lights viewing and winter activities such as dog mushing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. From November to January days are particularly short with as little as 4-5 hours daylight in December. March is brighter and warmer so ideal for snow activities. We would not recommend self driving during the winter season unless guests are confident in sometimes extreme winter conditions.