The Northern Lights on display over Blachford Lake Lodge in the Northwest Territories.

You've explored the Northwest Territories by bike, on a hike, or with a paddle firmly gripped in hand. You've lugged giant Northern pike from a lake, stayed up to watch the nightly cosmic Northern Lights show overhead and shared so many laughs around the campfire that your face hurts.

Let's face it, you're positively tuckered out. It's time to saw some logs. (The metaphorical ones. You did enough literal log-sawing earlier.)

Fret not, no matter where you find yourself in the Northwest Territories - on a houseboat, at a wilderness lodge, on the beach - there's a cozy bed in a quiet and tranquil place where you can drift off in peace.

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2 Seasons Adventures in Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada has a Mongolian yurt that you'll never want to leave

Yurt gonna love this!

2 Seasons Adventures, on the Great Slave Lake beach in Hay River, lets you bunk down in cabins or cool Mongolian-style yurts.

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A floating bed and breakfast on Yellowknife Bay on Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories

The NWT's answer to a water bed.

The Floating B&B bobs on the waves of Yellowknife Bay in Great Slave Lake, just offshore from the territory’s capital city. Best perk? Free use of the canoe.

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Blachford Lake Lodge is only a bush plane flight away from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

A hot tub under the lights before bed.

Blachford Lake Lodge features a posh main house and five cozy cabins (not to mention a hot tub ideal for Aurora-watching) on a pristine fly-in lake near Great Slave’s East Arm.

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The Det'an Cho Tourist Camp just outside Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada

Saw logs in a log cabin.

Det’an Cho Tourist Camp, on the banks of the Little Buffalo River just shy of Fort Resolution, has cabins – plus canoes and paddleboats for rent.

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The Arctic Chalet in Inuvik is the ideal place to rest your head in the Western Arctic region of Canada's Northwest Territories

A chalet after a long day.

Arctic Chalet in Inuvik has the only log-cabin rentals north of the Arctic Circle. They’ve got kitchenettes, and there’s dogsledding on site.

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Captain's Cabins, south of Fort Providence on the Mackenzie River, in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Sleeps ahoy, mateys!

Captain’s Cabins rents sunny timber-frame cottages on the bank of mighty Mackenzie River opposite the town of Fort Providence, which is perfect after a day of Arctic grayling fishing on the Kakisa River.

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Country Cabins on Ingraham Trail, outside of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, is a nice place to catch some zs.

A peaceful night in the country.

Country Cabins, with A-frame and chalet-style cottages on the Ingraham Trail east of Yellowknife, boasts hiking trails, boating, swimming and an outdoor fire pit.

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Whispering Pines Cottage in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada, is your home away from home in Wood Buffalo National Park

Who needs sheep? Count wood buffalo to fall asleep.

Whispering Pines Cottage is an adorable log micro-house (complete with loft bunk!) in the heart of Fort Smith, gateway to Wood Buffalo National Park.

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