Inn on the Lake is situated on the shores of Marsh Lake
, Yukon, surrounded by high mountains and immense forests, and just 35 minutes south of Whitehorse, Yukon.
One of the Yukon Southern Lakes
, Marsh Lake was an important trading route supported by the intermingling of interior (Southern Tuchone) and coastal (Tlingit) peoples. It is the most northerly of a chain of lakes, forming the headwaters of the Yukon River.
This traditional way of life was briefly interrupted by the Gold Rush of 1897
that brought an estimated 100,000 gold seekers to the Yukon. After climbing the White Pass, the stampeders would build rafts while waiting for the ice to recede, then float down Marsh Lake and the Yukon River in the hopes of reaching Dawson to stake a claim.
After this unusual burst of activity the lake was once again a place for fishing and for leisure activities.
In 1996, after nearly three decades playing on the lake, Carson Schiffkorn was drawn to a beautiful empty log building overlooking the water. The place was there, waiting for him to turn the logs into a lodge where nature lovers and peace seekers would find their place too.