RETREAT ON CHARLOTTE LAKE
to the Atnarko Lodge
recharge your batteries with us!
In our newly renovated cabin we offer relaxing luxury accommodation
right on the north east end of “Smith Bay” on Charlotte Lake.
Sheltered from the heavy winds, the shallow water gets warm
enough in the summer for a swim.
are a small lodge (3 units each with private shower/toilet).
You can choose between one kitchen unit to cook for yourself
or we will be happy to prepare home cooked meals for you.
Right from the lodge you can find a few easy hiking trails.
One is towards our great public beach (approx. 40 Min. one
way walking distance) with an incredible view toward the main
lake and the Coast Mountain range. Another
trail follows Engadin Road and brings you up to a view point
above the lake. (Approx. 1 hour round trip) A third little
walk through the forest takes you to a really nice spot where
you can enjoy the sunset (approx. 45 Min. round trip). Many
other longer trails start at our lodge. You can find more
details under Activities
rainbow trout population with sizes up to 70cm (28 inches)
and with weights up to 4kg (9 lbs) make Charlotte Lake a special
treat for every fisherman and woman. Even if you have never
fished before, you will love it, especially after you have
eaten them! Whether grilled, doesn't matter if they where
grilled, baked or broiled - rainbow
trout out of Charlotte Lake
are the best! See Activities - Fishing.
We also rent out our canoes and kayaks for a little trip in
the bay. See more under Rates
appreciate the old logging roads and trails to test their
skills and physical condition. More info at Activities
you do not have to be active at our place! When did you last
have time to read a book? Have you ever experienced how silence
sounds? How many different sounds are out in nature? Where
does the sun rise and where does it set? What can you see
in different clouds? How long does it take for a satellite
to make the journey around the world in the night sky? And
how close the stars appear if there is no city close by! There
is lots to do even if you do nothing! Come and find answers
to these questions yourself!
Atnarko Lodge is the only Resort in the region where you can
treat yourself with a massage. (Swedish, Foot Reflexology
and Hot Stone Massages). What feels better after long hours
of driving than a massage and some quality time on a beautiful
lake with incredible mountains in the background? See more
For our adventurous guests we organize guided hikes, trail
rides (hourly or multi days), guided ATV and canoe trips in
the backcountry of Charlotte Lake. In order to serve you best
regarding activities, we need a reservation at least a month
ahead. See more under Activities.
At Atnarko Lodge, we often get to enjoy wildlife that passes
through the area. It is common to see moose, coyotes and fox,
as well as Eagles and Ospreys hunting for fish in the bay.
Sometimes you will see mama bear and her cubs and in early
spring it is not uncommon to see Caribou on the lake ice.
TEMPERATURE AND CLOTHING
For the summer months (June - August) we recommend regular
clothing plus a sweater and a windproof jacket as well as
good shoes (hiking boots) a must for all backcountry trips.
There is a possibility of frost at night even in the summer
because of the elevation (1200m, 3900ft). Swimming in the
lake is a special treat and really refreshing after a real
summer day where the temperatures go up to 30° (90°F), so
don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. The lake temperature
gets up to approximately 18°C (64°F).
You rarely have to wear raincoats in our dry climate. Often
we have just a few raindrops between the middle of June and
the middle of October. The perfect weather to explore this
beautiful outdoor paradise.
In spring and fall you need warmer clothing, a hat and cloves
if you plan to be active in our beautiful wilderness. Please
don't forget to bring your mosquito repellent if you plan
to come during the mosquitoes season (May till mid of July)
they are not bad at the lodge as there is always a little
breeze! All of our rooms are equipped with Domestic air guard
dispensers which will help to keep the mosquitoes outside.
WELCOME TO ATNARKO LODGE!