Hatcher Pass Lodge
Gold Cord Road, Independence Mine State Park, USA
www.hatcherpasslodge.com - (907) 745-5897
Hatcher Pass Lodge Independence Mine State Park Reviews
A simple but very rewarding site to spend the night in an Alpine like meadow surrounded by mountains Aug 31, 2011
Now here is my dilemma: How can one rate a mountain lodge which does not compare to a simple hotel.
Hatcher Pass Lodge (HPL) is by far not a nice city hotel where business people come, not is it a resort hotel where people lounge in spacey lobbies, swim in luxury pools and Jacuzzis.
HPL is a mountain lodge, used by hikers and X-country skiers. Perfect for people who prefer the splashing sound of a mountain brook above police sirens. But also for people who are willing to cut on luxury.
HPL is located on a piece of privately owned ground in Independence Mine State Park, about one mile away from the impressive ruins of this ghost mine. The lodge self offers a few rooms in which I did not stay. It has a nice little restaurant that serves surprisingly good (but rather expensive) meals with stunning mountain/meadow views.
There are about seven cabins on the grounds. The cabins cannot be reached by car, one has to haul in one's suitcases via small trails or using the lodge's courtesy cart. The cabins have a small table and coach room on the ground floor, the bedding area is in the loft. The beds we had could need some replacement, since several of the mattress' springs poked up in an unpleasant way. The cabins do NOT have running water! Water is provided in a little tank. There is a chemical toilet. Showers are in the main lodge.
Parking is free. The main lodge offers free, but slow, WiFi. HPL also offers a Sauna, located on top of a brook (not used) and a lot of hiking / X-country skiing possibilities. And the surroundings: just awesome!
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