Gems of the North

Gems of the North

A quick weekend trip North to the Yukon took us to a beautiful retreat near Kathleen Lake, just south of Haines Junction.  Amazingly, we had obliviously driven by The Cabin dozens of times over the past 7 years on our trips to Whitehorse, Yukon, and had never noticed their signs.  The Cabin includes nine individual cabins, sprawled amongst secluded Aspen groves.  Many overlook King’s Throne, towering above Kathleen Lake. Breakfasts are served in the main lodge and freshly baked muffins & bread are accompanied by eggs, cereal, coffee and tea.  While the cabins are rustic, they all include propane heat and lights, and their location truly can’t be beat.

The Cabin Yukon

King’s Throne Cabin & Main Lodge

Recreation abounds in the surrounding area, and many options are available within walking distance of your cabin.  Kathleen River offers some of the Yukon’s finest fishing for Grayling, Rainbow Trout and Lake Trout.  The area’s hiking trails are regional favorites including the Cottonwood Trail and King’s Throne. Mountain biking along Mush Lake Road takes you back in time to the age of the Gold Rush with abandoned mines and a rich mining history. All of these opportunities are enriched in the Fall with spectacular sights of the golden leaves of the turning Aspen and termination dust on the surrounding peaks of the Saint Elias Mountains.

Saint Elias Mountains

Fireweed announcing the End of Summer in the Saint Elias Mountains

We feel fortunate to have finally discovered Wenda and Brent’s beautiful lodging and are already planning our next escape.

Dezadeash Lake

Dezadeash Lake – Unfortunately it isn’t always this calm!

Written on September 2, 2012 by Expedition Broker We are a no-fees booking agency located in Haines, Alaska providing expert, first hand knowledge and personal service while maintaining the same prices as booking directly with guiding companies, often even saving you money. For additional information check out About Us.

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