Nestled along Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail is Winterlake Lodge, a secluded retreat 198 miles northwest of Anchorage. The spectacular lodge epitomizes relaxation. The property was put on the map for its extraordinary scenic backdrop and host of nature-inspired activities, but the heart of the lodge is the hosts. Carl Dixon will create an unforgettable adventure at the lodge—whether dog sledding, tracking wildlife along the nearby trails, heli-skiing, or sitting over the fire and telling tales of the land. His wife, Kirsten, was trained at Le Cordon Bleu and keeps bellies happy and full, while teaching her cooking to guests. The lodge offers unique experiences in summer and winter. In summer, guests can expect to land by floatplane, swim in the lake, hike past wildflower meadows and beaver dams, and even embark to the mountaintops and glaciers by helicopter. In the wintertime, guests land by ski plane and have the opportunity to have a dog sled tour, cross country ski, snowshoe, track brown bears or just recharge with a soak in the wood paneled hot tub. Many guests choose to pair this wonderful lodge with its sister property, Tutka Bay Lodge.