Here is a short video highlighting our recent trip to the lodge completing our annual winter haul! Please leave us a comment if you enjoy the video!
- Clay from Hatchet
We are proud and excited to announce our new hotel partnership in Downtown Saskatoon! We at HLL always strive to offer our guests the absolute best when they plan a trip with us and by partnering with the Delta Hotels by Marriott Saskatoon Downtown we feel we are enhancing your HLL experience!
Having just undergone an extensive floor by floor remodel, the hotel looks better than ever and is ready to accommodate our cherished guests! With their newly designed modern rooms, brand new and well equipped fitness center and the renovated pool complete with a new waterslide and hot tub you are in good hands when you stay in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Being that it is a Marriott Hotel, the property also offers a Delta Pantry. Marriott Bonvoy™ Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elite Members can visit The Delta Pantry for a convenient, healthy, on-the-go continental breakfast, premium snacks and beverages. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Make sure to ask the hotel staff upon your arrival for details regarding the Delta Pantry!
Lastly, for those who have stayed with us at Hatchet Lake in the past, you know we pride ourselves on our staff and customer service. Making this switch we are confident that our new Hotel Partner will carry this torch and be a strong ambassador for Hatchet Lake Lodge!
See the gallery below for a look at our new Hotel Partner!
- Clay from Hatchet
Catching your first fish is a special moment but catching it on your very first drop is just a bonus that comes with fishing at Hatchet Lake Lodge! What an incredible evening out on the water with catching Rayna's first fish!
Video by Xsight Cinemas.
If you enjoyed this video please leave us a comment below!
-Clay from Hatchet
If you’ve ever been to HLL you have definitely heard about the infamous “season start-up”. Each year, we kick off our summer at the lodge by getting the entire place up and running again and every year we are faced with different obstacles. This past season, we arrived on May 25th and the entire lake was nearly frozen solid. Solid enough to walk across while dragging a 16’ aluminum boat loaded with all of our gear and groceries. Once in camp we fire up the generator and turn the power on. Our next move is to get water to the main lodge and cabins. This can be tricky when the lake is frozen but we were able to manage. After the water is up and running we ensure our septic service is working properly. Whilst completing these main tasks we are always surveying the camp and making sure there was no damage caused over the winter from the high snow loads or wildlife. Finally, we have ongoing freight hauls going on constantly as we bring in groceries, dry goods, building supplies, gear and different items we require throughout the season. As you can imagine it is an extremely busy time and must be completed for our first guest’s arrival!
Please watch the video above for a look into the 2022 Season Start-up! It was a huge amount of hard work but at the same time it was a lot of fun and wouldn’t have been possible without our incredible team!
Thank you for watching and we hope you enjoy!
Clay from Hatchet
Each year a team from HLL heads up to the lodge in order to complete the winter supply haul. When the ice is hard and thick we transport all of the fuel and supplies we will need for the upcoming season to the lodge. Using snowmobiles and an ice auger we check the thickness of the ice to ensure it is safe to cross with the heavy truck loads. Once the ice has been checked, a bulldozer pushes open the winter road to the shoreline of Hatchet. Over the course of the winter, this road fills with snow nearly 5' high in places. Once at the lake edge, two loaders push a road across the frozen lake to the lodge. When the road has been made and is well cleared, the fuel and supply trucks come to unload.
Please watch the video above for a look into the days spent on the 2022 winter supply haul!
- Clay Busby
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Click the video to hear from GM and owner of HLL, Harvey Kroll and his outlook for the 2022 season.
With record high water at Hatchet Lake the crew had to build a new dock. The previous dock which has been in use for roughly 15 years is partially under water and due to the ice melt this year is in rough shape. The new dock was built in the same place as the original T-Dock from years ago. Making it much closer to the main lodge and guest cabins.
Watch the video above to see how we did it and the progress along the way. Stay tuned for more updates from the 2021 season of updates and renovations.
- Clay Busby