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Northern Lights Resort & Spa

The Northern Lights Resort & Spa is a relaxing way to get away from the daily stress of urban living, located right next to a large field that if you’re lucky, offers a starry sky and Aurora Borealis viewing from the large wooden deck.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa

The 3,600 square foot lodge is situated in the countryside with a splendid view of the Yukon River valley with surrounding pine forests and mountains. There are snowshoes parked just outside the front door for guest use.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa

This peaceful lodge and two cabins (with a third on its way later this spring) is owned by German-Canadian couple Renate and Wolfgang Bublitz, who go out of their way to socialize with guests, answer questions, and make everyone feel at home.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa

The rooms are modern with European style shower fixtures and heating, super comfortable bedding, and solid mattress.

There’s nothing to do here but relax. When I arrived, a white terry robe, slippers, and Lindt chocolate were on the queen bed, waiting for me to take things down several notches.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa

Packages are offered from basic bed and breakfast to three-course dinners with wine and beer, seasonal tours, massage, and transfers to/from the airport.

I love how the Douglas fir logs are interlocked, adding to the warmth and design of the building. Both cabins contain full kitchens.

Massage treatments can be booked in advance through Renate. Downstairs in the spa and wellness area is a massage room and two saunas, one infrared and the other Finnish.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa

There’s an outdoor jacuzzi nestled between the main lodge and the cabins, that coupled with a colourful night of the auroras, would make for an unforgettable relaxation experience.

Guests dine together at dinner (breakfast hours are between 7 and 9:30 am). Everything from fresh fish to schnitzel and fries are prepared for the enjoyment of conversation and relaxation before the early bedtime and subsequent alarm-setting kicks in.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa
[Homemade schnitzel and fries]

Northern Lights Resort & Spa
[Grape soufflé]

Although we didn’t see the Auroras, staying here offers the freedom and advantage of setting your clock at intervals, peeking out the large windows (in the lodge), and heading back for another hour of shut eye if Nature isn’t up for a show.

Guest lodge
[Guest lodge; image courtesy of Northern Lights Resort & Spa]

The “Aurora” season lasts from September to April, after which time the resort shuts down for a month in preparation for summer activities and guests who enjoy canoeing, hiking, cycling and simply sleeping in.

Packages start from $165 to $185 (for bed and breakfast), depending on whether you’re sleeping in the lodge or in a cabin.

Northern Lights Resort & Spa

My stay at Northern Lights Resort & Spa was courtesy of both the resort and Tourism Yukon.

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