This is by far the most expensive place in which i have ever stayed and even though it was a stretch for me to stay there I would do it again in a heartbeat. The rooms are pretty basic but better than similar park lodges at which my wife and I had stayed before. The food was excellent. The guided hikes that we took were all well chosen and the highlight of our stay. The guides were very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and the geology of the place. All the staff were friendly and helpful. My only criticism of the place is that for the money you pay they ought to provide a pack lunch for your travel out.
Most of the guests are wealthy but even if you are not (and I am not) I would highly recommend that you stay here if you possibly can. Your enjoyment of Denali and knowledge of it will be enhanced if you can do it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located near the end of the unpaved, mountainous 90-mile road into Denali National Park, North Face Lodge is one of only two in-park lodgings in view of Mt. McKinley. It specializes in learning adventures for active travelers, featuring naturalist-led hikes and field trips for visitors who wish to explore Denali in-depth. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- North Face Hotel Denali National Park And Preserve
- North Face Lodge Alaska/Denali National Park And Preserve