Knik River Lodge

1- or 2-Night Stay in a Deluxe King or Twin Cabin for Two at Knik River Lodge in Alaska. Combine Multiple Nights.

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Hotel at a Glance: Knik River Lodge

Towering pine trees and snow-capped mountains stand right outside Knik River Lodge’s rustic cabins, which sit on a hill overlooking the Knik Valley. The setting is a pure, unspoiled wilderness, but lodgers here are hardly roughing it. There’s an onsite gourmet restaurant inside a yurt (select options include a daily dining credit), and the log cabins feature private decks, down duvets, Keurig coffeemakers, and complimentary WiFi.

  • Helicopter ride add-on: Select options of this deal include a helicopter ride over the glacial Alaskan landscape, with a landing on Knik Glacier.
  • Dine safari style in a yurt lit by candle lanterns. Inside, chefs grill fresh-caught cedar-plank salmon and craft goat-cheese salads made with seasonal organic veggies.
  • Dogsledding in summer is among the tours you can set up at the lodge. Other adventures include vertical ice climbing, kayaking on a lake dotted with icebergs, and taking a guided photography tour.
  • Rent a movie from the lodge’s DVD library.
  • Four-peat: The lodge has earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence four years in a row.

Palmer, Alaska: Alpine Glaciers and Abandoned Gold Mines

Alaska may have America’s most-spectacular scenery, and the area surround Palmer does nothing to dispel that notion. Fading red wooden barns from the 1930s dot Palmer’s green hillsides, which give way to jagged mountains. For a bird’s-eye view of the landscape, take a helicopter tour of the 6-mile-wide Knik Glacier. Another nearby spectacle is Hatcher Pass, less than an hour outside Palmer, where waterfalls rush over gigantic boulders. The pass is worth the trip just to see Independence Mine State Historical Park, where you can tour an abandoned gold mine and its surrounding Depression-era buildings.

While the natural scenery is the star, the town itself can play a complimentary role to any vacation. Downtown Palmer is pleasantly pedestrian friendly. Breathtaking mountains loom in the distance at the end of Main Street, where you can take some time to browse art galleries, sample homemade honey, and hear buskers strumming folk tunes.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe king cabin or deluxe twin cabin

  • $99 for a 1-night stay (up to a $179 value)
  • $119 for a 1-night stay with a dining credit (up to a $219 value)
  • $399 for a 1-night stay with a helicopter ride and a dining credit (up to a $889 value)
  • $519 for a 2-night stay with a helicopter ride and a nightly dining credit (up to a $1,108 value)

Select options include:

  • $40 nightly dining credit valid at onsite restaurant
  • 30-minute helicopter ride with glacier landing

Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/17/15
Travel window: 9/1/15

  • Cancellation policy and fees: all cancellations subject to fee of 5% Groupon price; 60-day cancellation notice of fee of 50% Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 5% tax not included


  • Adventure tours available
  • Restaurant
  • DVD library
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/17/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/1/15
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to fee of 5% Groupon price; 60-day cancellation notice of fee of 50% Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 5% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe King Cabin

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Deluxe Twin Cabin

  • One queen bed and one twin bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC; 56 miles)
  • Distance from Anchorage: 50 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • The onsite restaurant reopens in May.

Customer Reviews

Very peaceful
Clancy H. · April 25, 2017
The service and the restaurant was amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Tyler D. · April 14, 2017
Such a peaceful and beautiful stay. We were here for 4 nights and loved everyday!
Desiree S. · April 13, 2017
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