the comfortable atmosphere of your cozy,
private log cabin overlooking idyllic Frances Lake. Your hosts
lead you to secret places around the lake teeming with wildlife and
great scenery. Take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet of this wild,
beautiful setting. Join us on interesting daytrips, listen to exciting
stories about life out in the wilderness and spoil yourself with great
home-cooked food. A friendly atmosphere and personal service is
guaranteed, as there are only a few guests (about 2 – 6) at a time at
the lodge. However, we can also accommodate larger tour groups of up to
Lodge and guest cabins
The lodge consists of a main house and five
lovingly crafted guest
cabins, all log buildings of various shape and size. Meals are served
in the main lodge, where guests are welcome anytime to browse through
the many northern books in the library, or simply relax in the bright,
cozy living room. Our guest cabins strike the perfect
balance between rustic pleasures and modern comforts:
wood stoves and kerosene lamps
provide warmth and soft light the old-fashioned way, yet each cabin is
equipped with a fresh-water tank, a portable flush-toilet and
comfortable beds with linens and quilts. All guest cabins offer
beautiful lake views and are within easy walking distance of the main
lodge. The jointly used hot shower and wood-fired sauna are located in
a separate log cabin close to the lake.
Activities and excursions
Guided daytrips are included in the lodge stay at no extra
Popular activities include:
trips by motorboat to the Frances River, the Tyers Delta or the scenic
Frances Lake East Arm, which boasts a rambling shoreline, countless
bays and hidden ponds.
- After careful
instruction and safety training, exploration of the romantic bays and
picturesque islands around the lodge by canoe or kayak.
- Excursions to
the abandoned trading post of the famous Hudson's Bay Company.
- Learning about
flora and fauna on guided walks and hikes.
- Walking our
lovingly built nature-interpretive trail around the lodge
opportunities for wildlife observation, with beavers, otters, bald
squirrels, hares, porcupines, moose, caribou and
sometimes even bears, wolves and lynx often seen in the area.
- Very good
angling for northern pike, lake trout and arctic grayling.
scenic landscapes, beautiful, frequently changing skyscapes, animals in
the wild, flowers and other little miracles of nature.
When planning our guided daytrips, we always consider
the wishes and abilities of our guests. Of course you can also spend
the day by yourself, using our canoes, kayaks, angling gear, sauna,
library, games, nature-interpretive trail and various hiking trails. Or
Morning starts with a rich breakfast: home-baked bread, cereals, fruits
and a variety of warm dishes.
If lunch is taken at the lodge it will be
a light meal (e.g. soups, dips, etc.) and if we're away on daytrips
we'll have a nice picnic on the shore. For dinner, enjoy a tasty
three-course menu with salad, main course and dessert. Each night we
serve diverse offerings of international cuisine, enriched with a
variety of fresh local fare, including fish, wild berries, herbs and
lettuce from the garden or the wild. Guests are certain to appreciate
our home-cooked meals and the friendly atmosphere at the common dining
table. Full board and various non-alcoholic beverages are all included
in the price of your stay. Upon advance notification, we gladly
consider special dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian) or food
Location and arrival
Lake Wilderness Lodge is situated in midst of pristine wilderness in
the remote southeast Yukon, 170 km north of Watson Lake. As a true
wilderness lodge, we don't have road access and can only be reached by
boat or floatplane. You can travel individually by car or motorhome to
the Frances Lake boat ramp, from where we will pick you up by boat (20
km / 30 min. trip). For an extra charge, we will come to pick you up in
Whitehorse or Watson Lake, or you can fly in by floatplane. For further
details see Getting
On the day of arrival, the pick-up time at the boat ramp
is usually at
5:00 p.m. On the day of departure, we will
bring you back to the boat
ramp after breakfast in the course of the morning.
We are the only residents on this beautiful, 80-km-long lake. Beside
our lodge, there are a handful of other cabins along the lake, which
are only occupied during a couple of weeks per year at most. And
because the entire lake has only one access road, boat traffic is very
rare. Guests in our remote wilderness paradise are guaranteed peaceful
and authentic nature encounter!
THINGS TO KNOW
- We speak English, French and German.
- Bring good shoes and weatherproof clothing (jacket
and pants) with you. For more information, see What to
- Canadian legislation requires you to sign a release
of liability and waiver of claims form prior to the beginning of your
- Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge & Tours is
member of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA) and the
Yukon Wilderness Tourism Association (WTAY).
June 10 to September 20, 2013
We also offer trips in February and March. For
details, see Winter Openings.
dollars (CAD) + 5% GST, per person and night based
on double occupancy
3 – 5 nights
6 – 8 nights
9 – 14 nights
15 and more
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Single supplement 20%, reduced group rates on request.
Children up to age 15, sharing a cabin
with their parents,
receive 50% discount.
We have cabins for singles, families and groups.
- Boat transfer to the lodge and back
- Accommodation in private log cabin
- All meals
- Guided daytrips
- Use of canoes, kayaks, angling gear and sauna
- Transportation to Frances Lake
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (the lodge is
licensed and has a selection in stock)
- Angling licence (can be purchased at the lodge)
- Personal insurance (trip cancellation, medical
insurance). We strongly recommend our guests arrange for sufficient
insurance coverage before the beginning of their trip.