Sometimes there are good deals to be found on Groupon. One of the best ways we can try new things on a dime. Such as our recent anniversary trip to Knik River Lodge.
When the website advertises "flushing toilets"...you really don't know what to expect. The lodging situation up here is kinda sketch - especially outside of Anchorage. Once we booked a night at this very well known lodge and the room was so bad we ended up driving through the night to just get home to our own bed. But I guess when 99% of what you do overnight in Alaska involves a tent and sleeping bag, it'd be considered a step up to have "flushing toilets".
However, this place was beautiful. clean. quiet. peaceful. Much better than I anticipated. A wonderful escape, even if it was only for the night.
Here is our personal lodge. It is basically big enough for a bed, bath and small kitchenette.
I think we were the only locals/American there. Lots of European folks came to visit. I also think we were the only ones with a small baby...you didn't think we left her at home, did you? She was a champ. Until the fancy restaurant wanted us to enjoy the experience and prolong our dinner. Maddie isn't use to that.
However, I love being able to escape from our home, without having to fly 8+ hours or sleep in a sleeping bag. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the most rewarding three years of my life married to an incredible man.