What services do I receive during my stay? Unlike some Yukon accommodations, your cottage has a private bathroom with full bath. We have 24-hour staff available.
Is there wi-fi access? You can access free password-enabled internet in the Sunroom at any time. We ask for quiet voices after 10pm.
Is there a minimum stay requirement? No, you can stay for as little as one night, but we know you’ll want to stay longer!
Do I have to bring my own sleeping bag, towels or dishes? No, bed linens, towels and basic kitchen supplies are provided in all the cottages. You can also let us know if you’ve forgotten something as we’re happy to try to help find a solution.
Can I just come for a weekend or short getaway? Yes, you are welcome to book a cottage anytime, depending on our availability. Many guests who come here for a workshop end up returning to spend a few days in one of our cabins, either for delicious solo time or a wonderful encounter with friends or family.
Will I see northern lights? We have a lovely dark sky with no nearby yard lights… so if there are northern lights visible, you will get a broad and glorious view of them. However, northern lights are only visible at certain times of the year and when sky conditions allow for viewing.
Can I bring my pet? Pets are welcome if they are well-trained and pose no threat to other guests. They must be leashed on walks and are subject to a pet charge of $15 per night to a maximum of $30 per stay, as well as a credit card authorization to help defray costs from any unexpected damage caused by the pet.
Are you kid-friendly? Children are welcome and many enjoy playing outside in the woods or sandbox area. Parents must supervise their children at all times. Board games are found in the Sunroom and children are welcome to use the hot tub and sauna under adult supervision.
Is the hot tub and sauna open all night? We do not close the hot tub or sauna but ask for quiet voices after 10pm since there may be guests staying in the Raven’s Nest above the hot tub area.
Can I rent a cabin for a month? We rarely have opportunity for monthly rentals.
Can I bring a tent or RV? For large groups that require additional accommodations, we have a camping area for tents that includes outhouses, picnic tables and a fire pit. RVs may also be parked on-site (no electricity hookup without a cabin rental). Tents and RVs are charged $15/night.
Sounds great but what can I do while I’m there? Many guests are happy just to do very little except stare at the mountains! However we do have a range of options available on-site: hot tub, sauna, walking trails, mountain bikes, board games in the Sunroom, ping pong, darts, satellite tv, books that you are welcome to take home, wildlife watching (we regularly see deer, foxes, geese, swans and many birds. We occasionally see moose, elk and coyotes in the area as well). We also arrange for day tours that can include city tours, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice fishing, horseback riding, fishing, museum and cultural attractions and more. Nearby attractions include the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Bean North café, Takhini Hot Springs, and other options.
Is breakfast included? Because our cabins have fully equipped kitchens, most guests prefer to bring their own meals. We provide a complimentary welcome basket with snacks, on arrival. Hot breakfasts can also be pre-arranged for groups of 10 people or more.
What can my group do for team-building activities? We have helped groups arrange customized team-building activities using a range of resource people. Options include cooperative challenges (outdoor or indoor games), learning new craft skills, drama activities, bodywork treatments, campfire (with guest musician), dog-sledding, game tournaments, among others.
Can I have a campfire? Many groups enjoy campfires in both summer and winter (even better with a musician, which we can help arrange!). Please check with us before using one of the fire pits, as there may be safety concerns that need to be addressed first (water supply, forest fire status, etc). We are happy to help you access a campfire if weather permits.
Is it wheelchair accessible? Sundog Retreat is making every effort to be wheelchair friendly. The bathroom in the Studio is accessible and the Cranberry cabin is designed to be accessible for common wheelchairs (some motorized wheelchairs may not fit easily). Because of the layout of the property we are not particularly well suited for those with mobility difficulties but we make genuine attempts to be accommodating.
Some people in my group are vegetarians and some are meat-lovers. Can you help me? Our catering services can arrange for vegetarian and/or meat options if you let us know when we’re planning for your group.
Do you have a liquor license? No, we do not serve alcohol. Guests who stay overnight in the cabins are welcome to bring their own alcohol for responsible consumption that does not interfere with the experience of other guests. Groups wishing to serve alcohol to their members must secure the appropriate event license from the Liquor Corporation.
Is Sundog Retreat a religious place? No, we are not affiliated with any religion. While many people respond to the spiritual energy in the land and the physical arrangement of our buildings, we make no attempt to convert anyone to anything! The spaces have been appreciated by people who have taken part in ceremonies reflecting Buddhist, First Nation, Christian, yoga and other traditions. Our Wellness Room is used for exercise and yoga.
Can I have a wedding here? We have a policy that requires weddings to be kept to a maximum of 50 people and all the cabins be rented for a minimum of two nights. This allows for privacy for the wedding (with no other guests on site) and lets us help you create an unforgettable environment.